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

25
JUN
Book Club (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Diane Keaton Jane Fonda Candice Bergen Mary Steenburgen Andy Garcia Craig T. Nelson star in a romantic comedy in which the lives of four friends are changed when they read 50 Shades of Grey for their monthly book club .Diane Diane…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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27
JUN
FILM: Darkest Hour
Shelley Theatre

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain Winston Churchill Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01202 413600
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28
JUN
Yoga in the Garden
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquility of Knolls glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Dependent on the weather the class will either be on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07955 587772
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29
JUN
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Its been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the islands dormant volcano begins…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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29
JUN
The Coastal Comedy Show with TV Headliner Paul Ton
Hotel Celebrity

A sensational live performer Yorkshire man marathon runner and former double award‐winning Time Out Comedian of the Year Paul Tonkinson has long upheld his esteemed reputation as one of the finest stand‐ups the UK has to offer. With a unique and distinctive…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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30
JUN
Bugs and Buds
Knoll Gardens

Organised by the gardens charity the Knoll Gardens Foundation Bugs and Buds is a Saturday morning monthly toddler club. Created to inspire a love of nature from a young age the club encourages interaction with the gardens many wildlife inhabitants as…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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30
JUN
Hippest Cat In Hollywood
Shelley Theatre

Songs of Horace Silver and originals with a vocal twist. Sultry songstress & pianist Julie Dunn returns to the Shelley Theatre as part of this years Jazz by the Sea Festival with her dynamic quartet: Pete Maxfield Double Bass Ben Kill Drums…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 413600
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01
JUL
Dorset Rainbow Run
Upton Country Park

This 3k fun run is not about speed or fitness its about celebration having crazy fun with friends family and colleagues all while raising vital funds for your local hospice for children and young people.Youll be pelted with powdered paint as you…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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06
JUL
The Bookshop (PG)
The Mowlem Theatre

The Bookshop is a sumptuous cinematic adaptation which celebrates Bibliophilia itself. Based on Penelope Fitzgeralds celebrated novel of 1978 and set in a sleepy 1950s English town It tells the story of Florence Greens ultimately doomed attempt to re‐energise an out of…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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11
JUL
FILM: I Got Life
Shelley Theatre

Synopsis: 50‐year‐old Aurora is separated unemployed facing menopause and about to become a grandmother. She feels that she is slowly being pushed out of the way; but a chance encounter shows her that a whole new life could begin right now. Full…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01202 413600
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12
JUL
"Not Just Sax" Album Launch
Shelley Theatre

Not Just Sax are a group of four professional musicians from the South who share a love of melodic rhythmic jazz and enjoy pushing the boundaries of the idiom with both a variety of well‐known jazz favourites and beautiful originals composed by…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 413600
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12
JUL
Designing in the Naturalistic Style
Knoll Gardens

Join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden at Knoll as he explains his ethos and some of the concepts and techniques that have gone into the creation of this naturalistic wildlife‐friendly gardenWith no staking no spraying and no deadheading…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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13
JUL
Beverly Hills Cop
Shelley Theatre

Dirt in the Gate Movies are excited to present 1984s US box office 1 hit BEVERLY HILLS COP. This landmark 80s smash screens from an extremely rare 35mm print in association with The Celluloid Sorceress. Eddie Murphy became a global superstar as…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01202 413600
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14
JUL
Bee day at Knoll Gardens
Knoll Gardens

Normal garden admission price which will be donated to the Knoll Gardens Foundation.Open your eyes to the wonderful world of bees at this special event set in Knolls beautiful naturalistic garden. Learn from the experts on guided walks discover the best plants…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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14
JUL
Musique à Trois Bastille Day Soirée
Shelley Theatre

Join popular local band Musique Trois and their special guests accordionist Janet Beale and violinist Francis MacNamara for a Bastille Day celebration. Classic French jazz‐flavoured chansons and comedy with glamourous chanteuse Madame J directing the musical Soire. Relax and…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 413600
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17
JUL
Speed Dating in Bournemouth
Bar So

Speed Dating in BournemouthHow speed dating in Bournemouth worksBy simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Bournemouth event you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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20
JUL
Sounds of the 60s show
Regent Centre Christchurch

. Discover why critics are calling it Impressive and impossible not to like. Enjoy the music of The Rolling Stones The Kinks The Beatles The Small Faces Cliff Richard The Searchers Elvis Van Morrison Chubby Checker Manfred Mann Bruce Chanel The Shadows…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 499199
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20
JUL
FILM: The Shape Of Water
Shelley Theatre

Elisa is a mute isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden high‐security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the labs classified secret ‐‐ a mysterious scaled creature from South America that lives…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01202 413600
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20
JUL
Guided walk and beautiful Butterflies
Knoll Gardens

Free but booking essential 11am 12.30pmLocate and identify Knolls many butterflies with the expert help of Keith Powrie who has been recording butterfly sightings in the garden for many yearsDonations to the Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomeTo book phone: 01202 873931.…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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20
JUL
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Little Mix
The Tivoli Theatre

.SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE LITTLE MIX EXPERIENCEFour hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UKs finest girl bands with breathtaking dance moves replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK. Bursting with personality this is a high‐energy…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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20
JUL
Sounds of the 60s show at Regent Centre Christchur
Regent Centre Christchurch

Discover why critics are calling it Impressive and impossible not to like. Enjoy the music of The Rolling Stones The Kinks The Beatles The Small Faces Cliff Richard The Searchers Elvis Van Morrison Chubby Checker Manfred Mann Bruce Chanel The Shadows and…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 499199
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20
JUL
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Little Mix Exp
Tivoli Theatre

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE LITTLE MIX EXPERIENCEFour hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UKs finest girl bands with breathtaking dance moves replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK. Bursting with personality this is a high‐energy…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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21
JUL
Jurassic Coast Challenge
Poole Harbour

Dorsets fabulous Jurassic Coast provides a stunning setting for this new and testing challenge ‐ with some glorious views enroute and a few hills in between A Saturday morning start in Poole past Sandbanks a short ferry ride and 100km of trails…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02076 096695
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21
JUL
Coastal Comedy presents the incredible Paul Thorne
Lighthouse

Paul Thorne is a topical comedian whose finely crafted material and quirky songs have made him one of the UKs most sought‐after stand‐up talents. A well respected headliner and skilful compere Paul is also a regular member of The Comedy Stores Cutting…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 280000
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22
JUL
Charlie Hides - FILTHY
Shelley Theatre

Rude crude and socially unacceptable hilarity.RuPauls Drag Race star Charlie Hides returns with an outrageous tribute to tasteless jokes and smutty humour. Uninhibited unapologetic and hilariously funny adult humour. Not for the easily offended. Absolutely terrifying ‐ Billy Connolly Outrageously funny ‐…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01202 413600
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25
JUL
City of Dreams
The Mowlem Theatre

Over the years the school has delighted audiences with full scale ballets and performances showcasing all aspects of dance and musical theatre. This anniversary production is the brainchild of Caroline McCrory daughter of June Ranger. Act 1 is an original ballet…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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25
JUL
FILM: Finding Your Feet
Shelley Theatre

When Lady Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend she seeks refuge in London with her estranged older sister Bif. The two could not be more different ‐ Sandra is a fish…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01202 413600
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26
JUL
Bat Walk with Jan Freeborn
Knoll Gardens

Normal Garden admission charge which will be divided between the charities involved 8.30pm onwards.Enjoy a special evening stroll as you search for Knolls most elusive night‐time visitors. Using the latest technology and years of experience Jan will help you identify the bats…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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27
JUL
Jack Grace - Polar EP Launch
Shelley Theatre

An evening of original music with South coast artist Jack Grace. Jack Grace writes and performs songs that have been described as a journey though atmospheric textures and ethereal soundscapes rounded off with Jacks soulful vocal. Jack Grace is influenced by different…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 413600
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27
JUL
National Garden Scheme Open Day
Knoll Gardens

The NGS is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country having donated over £50m to date. Your visit today will help its workBased at Knoll Gardens ‐ Taking its inspiration from the natural world Knolls naturalistic planting style…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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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…

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…

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…

K1

K1 Nightclub in Bournemouth, Dorset. Contact venue on telephone number 01202 317818 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Bumbles

Bumbles Nightclub in Bournemouth, Dorset. Contact venue on telephone number 01202 557006 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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