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

26
MAY
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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31
MAY
The Coastal Comedy show with headliner Ivo Graham!
Hotel Celebrity

Mock the Week BBC2Roast Battles Comedy Central and many more Screams superstar should be huge in five years time The Mail on SundayCoastal Comedy has recently become Gold Award Winners for the Night Time Award as part of BH Stars…

TEL: 07717 762734
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01
JUN
Tom Binns
Shelley Theatre

Star and writer of BBC Ones series Hospital People is here at Shelley Theatre Tom Binns is a One Man Variety Show. Hes widely regarded as THREE of the best headliners working in British Comedy. And they are: Sunderland Psychic Ian D…

TEL: 01202 413600
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04
JUN
Speed Dating in Bournemouth
Bar So

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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07
JUN
Hancock & Co. One Man, Many Voices
Shelley Theatre

Following James Hurns sell‐out 2018 tour he is back by popular demand with his stunning one‐man many voices show celebrating over 60 years of Hancocks Half Hour. On this his second visit James an actor and impressionist will be performing…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01202 413600
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07
JUN
Hancock and Co. One Man, Many Voices
Shelley Theatre

Following James Hurns sell‐out 2018 tour he is back by popular demand with his stunning one‐man many voices show celebrating over 60 years of Hancocks Half Hour. On this his second visit James an actor and impressionist will be performing…

TEL: 01202 413600
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08
JUN
An Audience With Spirit
Shelley Theatre

Join South African born Intuitive Medium MJ For an evening of love & laughter from the hereafter as he connects the audience with messages from loved ones in the world of Spirit. MJs candid and direct approach hopes to dispel the myths…

TEL: 01202 413600
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20
JUN
Bizet's Carmen
Shelley Theatre

Carmen and the Gypsies live a bohemian life seeking freedom outside of the law. Jos drawn to Carmen and this unconventional world is torn between love duty and honour. Micala innocent and pious represents a simpler way of life and the charismatic…

TEL: 01202 413600
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22
JUN
The Tempest
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‐female troupe at Shelley Theatre for a bicycle‐powered production of Shakespeares…

TEL: 01202 413600
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28
JUN
Doug Gould Piano
Shelley Theatre

The Art of the Piano Improvisation Doug Gould is widely regarded as one of the U.Ks leading improvisers. Here he presents a varied solo piano recital all improvised based on some of his favourite music from Ellington to Radiohead Bach to Coldplay.…

TEL: 01202 413600
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28
JUN
Pop! Goes the Choir
Shelley Theatre

The Manor Singers join us again for their Summer selection of popular music from the 60s to present day. The choir rehearses at the theatre and funds raised from their performances are donated to the theatre. The evening is complimented with cheese…

TEL: 01202 413600
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28
JUN
The Coastal Comedy Show with Damian Clark!
Hotel Celebrity

Aussie Damian Clark is very very funny and a former winner of the Perth Comedy Fringe Award and his first solo show The Bandit won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Moosehead Award. His shows consistently sell out at the Glasgow Perth and…

TEL: 07717 762734
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29
JUN
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare & Freddy VS Jason Dou
Shelley Theatre

Dirt In The Gate Movies Presents ‐ Wes Cravens New Nightmare & Freddy Vs Jason ‐ Double Bill New Nightmare Its nearing the 10th Anniversary of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street and one of the stars Heather Langenkamp is being…

Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01202 413600
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06
JUL
Spontaneous Potter
Shelley Theatre

Grab your wands don your house robes and apparate yourselves to The Shelley Theatre A very magical improv show awaits Spontaneous Potter is an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play based on audience suggestion. A fan‐fiction title gives birth to an entirely…

TEL: 01202 413600
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12
JUL
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

TEL: 01202 413600
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20
JUL
The Red Fez Orchestra
Shelley Theatre

The Red Fez Orchestra return to Shelley Theatre for your dancing and listening pleasure. James Rawlinson will lead the band while William Keel‐Stocker will be on hand to supply his sublime vocals and witty repartee. Dust off your Dinner Jackets Tails Ball…

TEL: 01202 413600
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20
JUL
Smirnoff Big Night Out UK Tour: Charlie Hedges
Cameo, Bournemouth

Smirnoff Big Night Out presents Charlie HedgesOn‐air Charlie Hedges is one third of the team chosen to take on one of the biggest slots on the radio with her new BBC Radio 1 show putting her infront of an audience of millions…

Category: Nightclubs

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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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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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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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