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

17
JAN
FILM: One Cut of the Dead
Shelley Theatre

The film opens in a run‐down abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film... Yet this is no ordinary warehouse. Its been said that its the site of where military experiments took place... Out of nowhere real zombies arrive…

Category: Film / Cinema

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18
JAN
New Year Soirée
Shelley Theatre

Popular local ensemble Musique Trois make a return visit to the Mulberry Rooms in their new quintet format to bring an unforgettable evening of classic French Chansons made famous by artistes such as Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel and their own…

TEL: 01202 413600
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19
JAN
Doctor Caligari and Mary Shelley’s Future Shocks
Shelley Theatre

From LSO St. Lukes The Cabinet of Living Cinema bring you an extraordinary new live score to the German Expressionist masterpiece and birth of horror: The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari 1920 on harp viola clarinet percussion voice and featuring the virtuoso violin…

Category: Film / Cinema

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23
JAN
FILM: Christopher Robin
Shelley Theatre

In the heartwarming live action adventure Disneys Christopher Robin the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up…

Category: Film / Cinema

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25
JAN
Steve Knightley
Shelley Theatre

As a long‐serving troubadour of the folk and acoustic music scene master songwriter and storyteller Steve Knightley has spent much of his life on the road collecting songs stories anecdotes and observations with the odd disaster along the way. Steve once…

TEL: 01202 413600
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25
JAN
The Coastal Comedy Show with TV headliner Ben Norr
Hotel Celebrity

Ben has been performing on the comedy circuit since 1993 and has recently been supporting Ed Byrne on his national tour. He has appeared on a range of different television shows is a regular at The Comedy Store and has developed…

TEL: 01202 316316
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26
JAN
Buck Up Birdbrain!
Shelley Theatre

How are those New Years resolutions going Beating yourself for failing yet Mindfulness offers us a kinder and more gentle way to be our bestish selves. Please feel free to bring a blanketyoga mat or pillow so you have the option to…

Category: Lifestyle

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30
JAN
FILM: King of Thieves
Shelley Theatre

From the producers of Legend and Baby Driver and featuring an all‐star cast of homegrown legends led by Sir Michael Caine King of Thieves is the darkly funny incredible true story of the Hatton Garden robbery the most daring heist in British…

Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01202 413600
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01
FEB
Wine Unpicked
Shelley Theatre

Come sta So you have finished your Gennaio secco and now you are thirsting for knowledge of Europes most prolific and diverse wine producing country Italy. With over a thousand recognised wine grapes and covering ten degrees of latitude there is a…

Category: Miscellaneous

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02
FEB
Flanders and Swann: At the Drop of a Hippopotamus
Shelley Theatre

CRITICS CHOICE Evening Standard Sunday Times The GuardianYes a whole evening of your favourite songs: Mud Mud Glorious Mud The Gnu Song The Gasman Cometh Have Some Madeira Mdear and so many other comedy masterpieces. All their anarchic humour and infectious silliness…

TEL: 01202 413600
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09
FEB
Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure
Shelley Theatre

The picnic hampers packed full of parody ready for a riotous improvised spoof in the style of Enid Blyton. So cast yourself back to the 1940s when you could delight in lashings of ginger beer get a mouth full of tongue sandwich…

TEL: 01202 413600
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13
FEB
FILM: The Children Act
Shelley Theatre

As her marriage to Jack Stanley Tucci founders eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye Emma Thompson has a life‐changing decision to make at work ‐ should she force a teenage boy Adam Fionn Whitehead to have the blood transfusion that will save…

Category: Film / Cinema

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14
FEB
FILM: Casablanca - A 35mm Presentation
Shelley Theatre

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world she walks into mine. The classic story of Rick Blaine a cynical world‐weary ex‐patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca Morocco during the early stages of WWII. Despite the…

Category: Film / Cinema

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15
FEB
Valentine Violin 3
Shelley Theatre

Jack Maguire returns to the Shelley again for another evening of risque and romanticism. His special guest is Bethany Jameson vocalist with Musique a Trois. Tables and chairs will be set out in the Mulberry Room where drinks can be enjoyed during…

TEL: 01202 413600
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16
FEB
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1 & 2
Shelley Theatre

In the neighbourhood where his crimes took place a dead killer is resurrected through the nightmares of a gang of local teenagers and the sins of their parents. Director Wes Craven unleashes Freddy Krueger memorably played by Robert Englund in the original…

Category: Film / Cinema

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20
FEB
Little Women
Shelley Theatre

Produced nationally and internationally Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well known story for the stage. Based on Louisa May Alcotts life Little Women follows the adventures of Jo Beth Meg and Amy March.…

TEL: 01202 413600
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22
FEB
The Coastal Comedy Show with TV headliner Bobby Ma
Hotel Celebrity

Our Coastal Comedy shows are known to be hilarious nights out and this show will be no exception Bobby Mair is a Canadian stand‐up comedian based in London. After he won the Laughing Horse New Act of The Year competition in 2012…

TEL: 07717 762734
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23
FEB
Edgelarks
Shelley Theatre

In April 2018 Edgelarks Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin retreated to a remote cottage in Ulpha western Cumbria. They breathed in the mountain view banked up the fire and took their instruments out of their cases. Then they sat down and wrote.…

TEL: 01202 413600
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23
FEB
Be Your Own Sweet Valentine
Shelley Theatre

Okay I admit it. But who can honestly say they havent blasted out a Wilson Phillips track or two in moments of wretched loneliness But heres an idea rather than waiting for our beloved or even hoping the one weve got will…

Category: Lifestyle

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27
FEB
FILM: A Star is Born
Shelley Theatre

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Allys career takes…

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28
FEB
John Peel's Shed
Shelley Theatre

Writer and theatre maker John Osborne returns to the stage with cult Edinburgh sellout show John Peels Shed ‐ a show about radio music and a box of records that once belonged to Radio 1 DJ John Peel. Come and join John…

TEL: 01202 413600
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01
MAR
Red Fez Orchestra
Shelley Theatre

Formed in 2013 The Red Fez Orchestra has quickly become one of the best‐loved Dance Bands in the UK. The 11‐piece band has featured the talents of some of the UKs finest musicians who have played with famous names in 20s 30s…

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02
MAR
Zoe Lyons - Entry Level Human
Shelley Theatre

Probably the most impressive female comedian on the circuit The Skinny Edinburgh After an incredibly successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe and her UK tour Zoe Lyons is here at Shelley Theatre Yes that Zoe Lyons from the TV ‐ Live At…

Category: Miscellaneous

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05
MAR
Half A Sixpence
Shelley Theatre

After last years sell‐out success PARTS are returning to the Shelley Theatre with Tony nominated classic Half a Sixpence This high‐spirited musical follows Arthur an orphan taken away to work as an apprentice shopkeeper leaving his childhood sweetheart behind with half a…

TEL: 01202 413600
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05
MAR
Circus if Horrors
Bournemouth Pavilion

Circus of Horrors is touring throughout the world with its latest & greatest show featuring unbelievable sword swallowers hairculian women swinging around the auditorium from her hair demon dwarfs strong man whirlwind acrobats flaming limbo sensational sinister aerialists knife throwing cross &…

TEL: 08445 763000
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13
MAR
FILM: Bohemian Rhapsody
Shelley Theatre

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot‐stomping celebration of Queen their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the…

Category: Film / Cinema

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15
MAR
Off The Cuff
Shelley Theatre

Dont come Honestly no‐one knows what theyre doing. The script hasnt even been written yet. There wont be any fun frolics frills or laughter. We will not be listening to your suggestions for comedy sketches games and spontaneous musical theatre. So if…

Category: Miscellaneous

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21
MAR
Botox or Bust
Shelley Theatre

For a woman who is all about appearance approaching middle age is problematic for Madeline Green whos starting to droop in all the wrong places. Join her and her cohorts as she attempts to navigate being newly single in her 50s Zumba…

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27
MAR
FILM: Widows
Shelley Theatre

From Academy Award winning director Steve McQueen 12 Years a Slave and co‐writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn Gone Girl comes a blistering modern‐day thriller set against the backdrop of crime passion and corruption. Widows is the story of four women with…

Category: Film / Cinema

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30
MAR
Stick In The Wheel
Shelley Theatre

East London five‐piece folk band Stick In The Wheel are headed by singer Nicola Kearey and guitaristproducer Ian Carter. Their debut From Here2015 was fRoots magazine Album of the Year and a MOJO Folk Album of the Year with four BBC Folk…

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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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