What's on inSwanage

Welcome to Swanage

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Swanage - 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 Swanage to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Swanage

28
MAY
Cinderella (U)
The Mowlem Theatre

Cinderella is live action version of the fairy story about a poor young woman who leaves her glass slipper behind at royal ball setting Prince Charming on a quest to find his beloved.Cate Blanchett stars in this new vision of the Cinderella…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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29
MAY
Coastal Comedy - Paul McCaffrey
Hotel Celebrity

Fantastic night of comedy See Paul McCaffrey live ‐ star of BBC3s Impractical Jokers. Paul has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new acts around winning both The London Paper and the Latitude Festival new act competitions.Paul has…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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29
MAY
San Francisco Opera: Show Boat
The Mowlem Theatre

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein IIs Show Boat a true classic of American musical theatre come to the Mowlem in superb digital and stunning surround sound. Rising Alternative a leading international distributor of special event content for the big screen will this…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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30
MAY
A Royal Night Out (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

A Royal Night Out is a comedy drama set on V.E. Day in 1945 as peace extends across Europe Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement danger and the first flutters…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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30
MAY
Rocky Flower Show & Plant Fair
Queen Elizabeth's School

A must‐see event for anybody interested in the diversity of small plants this competitive show is full of surprises. It is run by the Alpine Garden Society show‐casing mountain plants small herbaceous plants dwarf shrubs and bulbs. The plant fair will be…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 285179
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30
MAY
James Arthur
O2 Academy Bournemouth

After winning X Factor 2012 James went on to score the biggest selling X Factor single of all time with the BRIT Award nominated Impossible' and has recorded a stunning debut record writing and collaborating…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
JUN
Metis and Enkelados
The Mowlem Theatre

Metis and Enkelados or or Not waiting for Godot or The Meaning of Life continuedA conceptual musical stage play in 5 acts by Martin Szalla the first performance everWhat's it all aboutGood question.It's about two people looking for something to happen.Then…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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02
JUN
Jungle
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Jungle at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Tuesday 02 June 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
JUN
As You Like It
The Mowlem Theatre

SISATA presents William ShakespearesAS YOU LIKE ITSet in a distant futuristic nation amid a turbulent court young loveand new loyalties rise under the watchful dark eyes of a powerfulhierarchy threatening its hold and restrictive traditions. As pressure builds the only refuge is…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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03
JUN
Guilty: Summer Ball - Hosted by Pep and Rash
Cameo, Bournemouth

Bournemouths biggest student night has landed Every Wednesday theres only one verdict: GuiltyCameo:One of the most in demand resident DJs in the UK Terry Marks brings his unique style to Bournemouth with the big Dance House and Bass.The Basement:J Fresh & DJ…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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03
JUN
Stacey Kent
Tivoli Theatre

Stacey Kent at Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne on Wednesday 03 June 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUN
Burlesque Showcase
Pelhams Hall

SensuElle proudly presents... BURLESQUE SHOWCASE A Sensational Evening of Student Debuts Compered by the Award winning Violet Blaze Performances from.... The Baby Belles ‐ The Beautiful Stage One Ladies Debut Performances from the Gorgeous Stage Two Ladies...…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 572826
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05
JUN
We value our Volunteers
Knoll Gardens

In celebration of National Volunteers Week Knoll Gardens is offering free garden admission to everyone who gives up their valuable time to volunteer in any capacity. Meet up with our own volunteers in the morning or simply relax as you enjoy a…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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07
JUN
Bryan Ferry
Lighthouse/Pool Arts Centre

Lead vocalist and charismatic front man of Roxy Music where he originally performed alongside fellow greats like Brian Eno and outstanding solo star Bryan Ferry is a living legend.With a smooth timeless style inspired by…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUN
The Moody Blues
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

English rock band 'The Moody Blues' are famed for their unique style and occasional blend of rock and classical together especially in their 1967 album 'Days of Future Past' The band has been together since…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
Make Wildlife Welcome
Knoll Gardens

Nationally recognised for his naturalistic style in this special event Knoll's owner Neil Lucas is joined by experts from The Great Heath team at Dorset Wildlife Trust DWT to explain some of the essential elements for successful wildlife gardening. This event brings…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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12
JUN
Talking2Spirit
The Mowlem Theatre

Keith Charles with special guest Ivan LeeThe Psychic Cop ‐ clairvoyant psychic and ex policeman for 32 years Keith Charles takes a direct approach to the afterlife searching for hard evidence wherever he can of the spirits he communicates with. To see…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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13
JUN
Katherine Ryan Glam Role Model
Lighthouse/Pool Arts Centre

Katherine Ryan Glam Role Model at LighthousePool Arts Centre in Poole on Saturday 13 June 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

18
JUN
The Ladykillers
The Mowlem Theatre

THE LADYKILLERS is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady alone in her house is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothingPosing as amateur musicians Professor Marcus and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
JUN
John Cooper Clarke
Tivoli Theatre

Becoming famous during the punk rock era in the late 70's when he was known as The Punk Poet John Cooper Clarke's career has spanned FIFTY years bringing poetry to non‐traditional audiences and influencing musicians…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
JUN
Idina Menzel
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Idina Menzel at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Friday 26 June 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
JUN
Jaggers Comedy Club, Bournemouth
Cameo Club Bournemouth

Jaggers Comedy Club is held in the No:1 Party venue in Bournemouth Cameo Nightclub Bournemouths biggest Nightclub. Jaggers Provides the best start to your night out featuring Hilarious comedians.Jaggers Bournemouth Comedy Club is Bournemouths only weekly comedy show. We operate in Bournemouth…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08456 066647
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28
JUN
“THE BIG BAND” – with Five Star Swing
The Mowlem Theatre

The Big Band as seen at London's Leicester Square TheatreAfter the success at the Mowlem last year Five Star Swing return to Swanage. The unique feel‐good Big Band show as featured at the Leicester Square Theatre London will be swinging into the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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30
JUN
The Cat Empire
O2 Academy Bournemouth

The Cat Empire at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Tuesday 30 June 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
JUL
Canterbury Tales
The Mowlem Theatre

After the great success of the professional Wessex Actors Company's WAC's production of Private Lives' at various Dorset venues in 2014 including Swanage's Mowlem Theatre they're pleased to announce this year's production of Canterbury Tales ‐ not the pure Chaucer original but…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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03
JUL
Frankie Valli The Four Seasons
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Frankie Valli The Four Seasons at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Friday 03 July 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Frankie…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUL
Gladys Knight
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Gladys Knight at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Saturday 04 July 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Gladys Knight live in…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
JUL
Wu Tang Clan
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Wu Tang Clan at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Wednesday 08 July 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUL
Scarecrow Summer Fair
Queens Park Academy

Scarecrow Summer Fair. Great fun day out with something for everyone quad bikes craft stalls bouncy castles ice creams fresh local produce and refreshments lots of games face painting scarecrow competition and big prize draw raffle. Thought the day there will…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

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14
JUL
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
Priory House Garden

37th Annual Open‐air Shakespeare performance by the Bournemouth Shakespeare Players. They have presented everything from bright comedies and educational histories to handkerchief wetting tragedies. Part of The Royal Shakespeare Companys Open Stages. Tickets and further details on Tel No. 01202 534776. Adults…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 534776
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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…

Brownsea Island Nature Reserve

Diverse habitats & wildlife, including a red squirrel population. The reserve is leased from the National Trust, situated in Poole Harbour with a large sheltered lagoon; particularly important for overwintering & summer breeding birds. A day spent exploring its flooded woodland, lakes, reedbed & pine woods…

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…

Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway is situated on the Isle of Purbeck in the south east corner of the picturesque county of Dorset. The Isle covers approximately 100 square miles but it is not a true island even though the English Channel, Poole Harbour and the River Frome almost surround…

Adonis Cabaret

Adonis Cabaret Bournemouth Nightclub in Bournemouth, Dorset. Contact venue on telephone number 01202 295796 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Ambassador Snooker

SnookerPool Hall at Ambassador Snooker in Bournemouth, Dorset. Contact venue on 01202 291218 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

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