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

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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29
MAR
The Goat
Shelley Theatre

Arena Theatre is proud to present Edward Albees Tony Award winning modern masterpiece The Goat or Who is Sylvia. From the acclaimed writer of Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf this is a wickedly funny tale of a family torn apart when mild…

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29
MAR
The Coastal Comedy Show headlined by The Noise Nex
Hotel Celebrity

The UKs premier improv comedy troupe have taken the comedy world by storm.Eleven time sell‐out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the countrys most sought after comedy club headliners The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe of…

TEL: 07717 762734
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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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30
MAR
Girlfriend From Hell
Shelley Theatre

Gabby Killicks Girlfriend From Hell comedy show took the Edinburgh Festival by storm.Already voted one of the UKs top three shows by the Funny Women organisation GFH was named as one of the top ten shows at the Fringe by the Edinburgh…

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03
APR
FILM: Papillon
Shelley Theatre

Based on the international best‐selling autobiographic books Papillon and Banco the film follows the epic story of Henri Papillon Charrire Charlie Hunnam a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony…

Category: Film / Cinema

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04
APR
Angélique With the Doug Gould Ensemble
Shelley Theatre

Dazzling French singer‐songwriter Anglique makes her U.K. debut showcasing a selection mostly in English from her new album Mes Amours. Accompaniment is provided by Doug Gould and his Ensemble a trio of Londons finest young musicians who will also give solo performances.…

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05
APR
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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05
APR
An Evening with Ann Widdecombe
Shelley Theatre

Sailing dangerously close to National Treasure status one of the most outspoken politicians of our time embarks on her first ever national tour. Entertaining enlightening and as controversial as you would expect Margaret Thatcher and Craig Revel Horwood collide as Ann lifts…

Category: Miscellaneous

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06
APR
Richard Parker by Owen Thomas
Shelley Theatre

Winner of Best International Show at the Hollywood Fringe USA. Richard Parker is a darkly comic play of fate freewill and coincidence and features two men stuck on a boat one of whom believes in coincidences and one who doesnt. Is there…

TEL: 01202 413600
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06
APR
Smirnoff Big Night Out: DJ Charlesy UK Tour
Cameo, Bournemouth

Smirnoff Big Night Out presents DJ CharlesyTinie Tempahs official DJ DJ Charlesy holds it down every Friday night in the mix‐show on BBC Radio 1Xtra DJCharlesy has hosted sell‐out parties in Dubai curated the legendary Disturbing Ibiza and now brings the heat…

Category: Nightclubs

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11
APR
Lloyd Griffith: All-Rounder
Shelley Theatre

After the success of his sold out 201718 UK tour comedian choirboy and host of Soccer AM Lloyd Griffith is back on the road with his hilarious new stand‐up show. Expect jokes dubious impressions jokes a bit of choral singing jokes maybe…

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14
APR
Legends Live | UK Tour
Bournemouth International Centre and Pavillion

Following the success of last years Legends Live concerts Tony Denton Promotions has announced a new tour for 2019. The show will bring together the Queen of Rock Suzi Quatro Pop icon David Essex Les McKeowns BAY CITY ROLLERS legendary rock band…

TEL: 01202 055555
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14
APR
LEGENDS LIVE | UK TOUR | APRIL 2019
Bournemouth International Centre and Pavillion

Following the success of last years Legends Live concerts Tony Denton Promotions has announced a new tour for 2019. The show will bring together the Queen of Rock Suzi Quatro Pop icon David Essex Les McKeowns BAY CITY ROLLERS legendary rock band…

TEL: 08445 763000
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17
APR
FILM: Stan and Ollie
Shelley Theatre

Already legends by 1953 beloved comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy set out to perform live shows for their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit but long‐buried tension and Hardys failing health start to threaten their new act and friendship.…

Category: Film / Cinema

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24
APR
FILM: Hearts Beat Loud
Shelley Theatre

Frank Fisher NICK OFFERMAN has been running his record store in Red Hook Brooklyn for over a decade. A one‐time musician Franks life changed when his wife died in an accident and left him to raise their only daughter Sam KIERSEY CLEMONS…

Category: Film / Cinema

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25
APR
Daisy Chain
Shelley Theatre

Airpocket Theatre presents hang on a minute. Thats those two from the London Rep isnt it When was that taken Mark Spalding and Barbara Dryhurst came to change theatre. Thirty years on theyre still at it. Its a Daisy Chain. One…

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26
APR
The Coastal Comedy Show with Jo Caulfield
Hotel Celebrity

Whether youve seen her on TV shows such as Have I Got News For You or Michael McIntyres Comedy Roadshow heard her on the radio on Just a Minute or Stop The Press or caught her live at one of her award‐winning…

TEL: 07717 762734
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27
APR
Urban Folk Quartet
Shelley Theatre

The band consisting of Joe Broughton fiddlemandolinguitar Paloma Trigas fiddlevocals Tom Chapman percussionvocals and Dan Walsh banjoguitarvocals has performed across the world at everything from secluded coves to 30000 capacity festival fields since its inception in 2009. This year we have completed…

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28
APR
The Dodge Brothers
Shelley Theatre

The Dodge Brothers are a skiffle‐and‐blues band producing tunes of proven merit new songs written and performed in the old style harking back to the days of jug‐band blues and early rocknroll. Comprising Mike Hammond Aly Hirji Mark Kermode and Alex…

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30
APR
The White Bike
Shelley Theatre

ImpAct Theatre bring a new play The White Bike to Dorset in April 2019. The production will be the amateur premiere of this work and is staged in association with Bournemouth Borough Councils THINK BIKE campaign. The White Bike is a creative…

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02
MAY
Summer Street The Musical
Shelley Theatre

Love Kylie Love the 90s Love Soap Take a trip down memory lane to the 1990s and the heyday of the Aussie soap opera Four soap stars of yesteryear try to resurrect their failing careers in a come‐back TV special with hilarious…

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04
MAY
ShooShoo Baby: Cabaret Safari
Shelley Theatre

Three fabulous women in stunning sequinned costumes sing watertight harmonies on a wonderful array of songs and music from composers as diverse as Verdi Ed Sheeran The Proclaimers and Ennio Morricone. The Indian harmonium musical saw the zither ocarina glockenspiel and the…

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04
MAY
Smirnoff Big Night Out: James Hype UK Tour
Cameo, Bournemouth

Smirnoff Big Night Out presents James HypeWith over 85 million streams ‘More Than Friends’ propelled James Hype to the UK Top 10 cementing a growing reputation as one the UK’s go to dance music producers. ; James followed his debut track with…

Category: Nightclubs

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07
MAY
James LeRouge: Improvised Piano Meditations
Shelley Theatre

James Lerouge returns to Shelley ‐ a rare chance to see a uniquely talented pianistcomposer who learnt to play the piano from a very young age just down the road from Shelley. Enjoy soothing impressionist piano works composed by LeRouge himself. Influences…

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09
MAY
Scott Lavene: The Truth About Men
Shelley Theatre

Mary is in Paris. She is good at making money and cooking. She smells like lavender and honey. Mary is pregnant. Solomon is on a rusty boat on an English canal. He is good at drinking and shirking responsibility. He smells like…

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10
MAY
Man with a Movie Camera & Mary Shelley's Future Sh
Shelley Theatre

Celebrating its 90 year anniversary Dziga Vertovs astonishing silent movie will be screened with a powerful new score by The Cabinet of Living Cinema. Created in 1929 the film documents city life in Russia told through a dazzling mix of imagery and…

Category: Film / Cinema

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11
MAY
Nightbreed 35mm Screening/Q & A with Nicholas Vinc
Shelley Theatre

A very special screening from an original 35mm print. Aaron Boone is a troubled young man who may or may not be responsible for a series of brutal murders. Hes having recurring nightmares drawing him towards a place called Midian an underground…

Category: Film / Cinema

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12
MAY
Migrating Words and Melodies
Shelley Theatre

Virtuoso violinist Jack Maguire & musicians from the Budapest Caf Orchestra join playwright Sharon Muiruri Coyne & The Company of Fools. Migrating Words and Melodies is a multi‐arts piece created in response to a spreading social political fear in some cases hostility…

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15
MAY
The UK Careers Fair in Bournemouth - 15th May
Royal Bath Hotel

Are you looking for a CareerLooking for the right career can often be time‐consuming and frustrating. The Bournemouth Careers Fair offers candidates from all backgrounds experienceandeducation level the opportunity to speak to an abundance of local employers all in one place.Why attendVariety:There…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08006 891725
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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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