Brixham Theatre & Cowtown Carnival

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Brixham Theatre & Cowtown Carnival

Brixham Theatre

Sitauted in Bolton Square stands Brixhams own small theatre (the history of it is explored in an exhibition in the Brixham Museum).
It’s a cosy, community theatre showing sporadic drama performances and concerns.
The new Market Building opened in 1887 at a cost of £3,000. Over the Magistrate’s room and offices for the Harbour Commissionaires was a large upper hall for public meetings, concerts and theatre, originally seating 800.
The theatre use now is mainly amateur, and there are plans to offer cinema presentations to help viability.

Cowtown Carnival

In summer the Cowtown carnival is held, a reminder of when Brixham was two separate communities with only a marshy lane to connect them. Cowtown was the area on top of the hill where the farmers lived, while a mile away in the harbour was Fishtown, where the seamen lived. Cowtown, the St Mary’s Square area, is on the road leaving Brixham to the south west, in the direction of Kingswear. The main summer attraction in Cowtown is the Hap’nin in St. Mary’s Park, an annual music event, with local bands, that takes place in mid July

Bolton SquareBrixham has it’s own small theatre (the history of it is explored in an exhibition in the Brixham Museum) It’s a cosy, community theatre showing sporadic drama performances and concernsThe new Market Building opened in 1887 at a cost of £3,000. Over the Magistrate’s room and offices for the Harbour Commissionaires was a large upper hall for public meetings, concerts and theatre, originally seating 800. The theatre use now is mainly amateur, and there are plans to offer cinema presentations to help viability.
In summer the Cowtown carnival is held, a reminder of when Brixham was two separate communities with only a marshy lane to connect them. Cowtown was the area on top of the hill where the farmers lived, while a mile away in the harbour was Fishtown, where the seamen lived. Cowtown, the St Mary’s Square area, is on the road leaving Brixham to the south west, in the direction of Kingswear. The main summer attraction in Cowtown is the Hap’nin in St. Mary’s Park, an annual music event, with local bands, that takes place in mid July.

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