What's on inBournemouth


Welcome to Bournemouth

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Bournemouth - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Bournemouth to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Bournemouth

23
JUL
Speed Dating in Bournemouth
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Bournemouth Speed DatingAbout Speed Dating in Bournemouth EventsAt one of our Bournemouth Speed Dating events you will have four minutes to chat to each date. Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to…

Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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24
JUL
Sometimes Always Never
Shelley Theatre

Sometimes Always Never is a drama about words and loss. It tells the story of family with an exceptional Scrabble vocabulary who cannot put their words to use and communicate with each other and their journey to reconnect. Starring Bill Nighy Sam…

Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01202 413600
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26
JUL
Wine Unpicked - Bordeaux
Shelley Theatre

To paraphrase Samuel Johnson when one is tired of Bordeaux one is tired of wine. We will explore the worlds greatest quality wine producing region via ten examples of differing styles starting with a rare fizz from the region finishing with the…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01202 413600
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26
JUL
Patti Boulaye’s “Aretha & Me”
Shelley Theatre

Following the last two years of sell‐outs of her show Billie & Me the award‐winning singer and musical theatre star Patti Boulaye returns with her brand new one‐woman show Aretha and Me. The show has sold out in her London dates.…

TEL: 01202 413600
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26
JUL
The Coastal Comedy Show with Keith Farnan
Hotel Celebrity

Artful satiricalwith a lightness of touch and a hefty helping of roguish Celtic charm THE SUNDAY TIMESKeith Farnan is an internationally renowned Irish comedian who has appeared on Michael McIntyres Comedy Roadshow Montreals Just for Laughs Showtimes Live from Amsterdam as…

TEL: 07717 762734
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27
JUL
On the Basis of Sex
Shelley Theatre

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband attorney Martin Ginsburg she knows it could change the…

Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01202 413600
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01
AUG
Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads
Shelley Theatre

Three fantastic monologues from the master of observational comedy. Generously humorousacute mini‐tragedies The Guardian. A lonely vicars wife; an inquisitive neighbour and a mother‐fixated middle aged man bare their souls. Cast includes Barbara Dryhurst; Mark Spalding and Victoria Porter. Contains infrequent…

TEL: 01202 413600
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22
AUG
Sarah Bolter & Not Just Sax
Shelley Theatre

Following the successful launch of their 6th album Not Just Sax are returning in August to the Mulberry Room at Shelley Theatre. NOT JUST SAX are a group of four professional musicians from the south who share a love of melodic rhythmic…

TEL: 01202 413600
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31
AUG
Smirnoff Big Night Out: Patrick Nazemi UK Tour
Cameo, Bournemouth

In an age where it seems almost impossible to become a successful DJ without having made at least one hit tune Patrick Nazemi is the exception to the rule.Head resident at Ibiza Rocks for over 5 years Patrick is able to whip…

Category: Nightclubs

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06
SEP
The Pajama Game
Shelley Theatre

Following a wildly succesful run at the Chichester Festival Theatre The Pajama Game will transfer to the Shaftesbury Theatre for a strictly limited run from 1st May with two‐time Olivier winner Joanna Riding…

Category: Film / Cinema

06
SEP
Murder mystery dinner tribute to tv's Allo Allo
Marsham Court Hotel

Listen very carefully we will say Zis only onceWelcome to Cafe Rene where the Beaujolais is flowing and Eedi is singing out of tune and at the top of her voice once more. There are no Germans due in this evening so…

TEL: 01202 552111
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07
SEP
Much Ado About Nothing
Shelley Theatre

The worlds first cycling theatre company The HandleBards pedal from venue to venue with all the set props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe. Join their all‐male troupe at Shelley Theatre for a bicycle‐powered production of Shakespeares…

TEL: 01202 413600
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08
SEP
Eve of War
Shelley Theatre

September 1939 the eve of World War ll. Little Arthur gazes from his nursery window trying to make sense of the mad world of the grown‐ups beyond. Nanny Eve knows she cannot hide the truth from him. She fortifies herself with a…

TEL: 01202 413600
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27
SEP
The Coastal Comedy show with Andrew Lawrence
Hotel Celebrity

Coastal Comedy are Gold Award Winners for the Night Time Award as part of BH Stars 2019 giving us recognition as the best night out in the Bournemouth and Poole area and this show offers a fantastic line‐up with something for everyone…

TEL: 07717 762734
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05
OCT
Bournemouth Marathon Festival
Bournemouth Parks - Lower Gardens

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival is a world‐class engaging and inclusive event taking place on 56 October 2019. It captures and promotes the essence of a vibrant healthy and active lifestyle through a series of fun and challenging mass‐participation running races all inspired…

Category: Sports

TEL: 07734 805817
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05
OCT
Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2019
Bournemouth Parks - Lower Gardens

. The Bournemouth Marathon Festival is a world‐class engaging and inclusive event taking place on 56 October 2019. It captures and promotes the essence of a vibrant healthy and active lifestyle through a series of fun and challenging mass‐participation running races all…

Category: Sports

TEL: 07734 805817
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09
NOV
Foreverland Bournemouth ∙ Psychedelic Carnival
The Old Fire Station

The Worlds most magical club night returns for an all night long party like no other.. prepare for a scintillating explosion of the senses Expect surreal spectacles and mysterious moments as Foreverland invites you to dance at our most outlandish theme yet…

Category: Nightclubs

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01
FEB
Smirnoff Big Night Out: Joel Corry UK Tour
Cameo, Bournemouth

Smirnoff Big Night Out presents Joel CorryJoel Corry is the name on everyones lips this summer whether its his chart smash Sorry featuring Hayley May his residencies in Malia Zante and Kavos or his Kiss FM show youve been partying with Joel…

Category: Nightclubs

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Tourist Attractions


Oceanarium

Explore the secrets of the ocean in an adventure that will take you to some of the world's most amazing waters. The Oceanarium Bournemouth brings you face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe ‐ more than just an aquarium, a vibrant…

Adventure Wonderland

Adventure Wonderland is packed full of so much fun and excitement for all our young visitors that youll want to stay all day. During the Full park opening we have Adventureland and Wonderland outside and the Wild Thing Aztec play centre inside. During the Winter, Wild Thing opens…

Snowtrax

Everyone is welcome at Snowtrax, from those wishing to improve their skiing skills to the outright novice looking for ski or snowboard lessons. You dont even need to hit the slopes to have a great time, just relax in our Alpine Bar & soak in the scenery.Our family…

Place Mill

Place Mill is open from 5th April to the end of September 2014, Tuesday to Sunday plus Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am to 5.30pm. Admittance is FREE.Place Mill is a carefully restored Anglo‐Saxon watermill situated on Christchurch Quay in the attractive Priory Quarter, only a few minutes' walk from…

Splashdown

Splashdown is the South's Ultimate Waterpark. In winter there is a choice of 8 fantastic rides. Each one with its own twists and turns generating a real buzz for the rider and loads of laughs, thrills and spills for all. The Spacebowl, Red River Roller…

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is a thousand‐year‐old castle rising above the Isle of PurbeckOne of Britain's most majestic ruins, the castle controlled the gateway through the Purbeck Hills and has been an important stronghold since the time of William the Conqueror. Defended during the Civil War by the ardent…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Bournemouth? See our list of attractions in Bournemouth, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.