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
FEB
The Lego Batman Movie (U)
The Mowlem Theatre

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon the self‐described leading man of that ensemble ‐ LEGO Batman ‐ stars in his own big‐screen adventure: The LEGO Batman Movie. But there are big changes brewing in…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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26
FEB
Pet Shop Boys
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

British post‐modern synth pop that's sold 50 million records world wide earning the award from the Guinness Book of World Records no less of being the most accomplished English duo in the history of U.K.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
FEB
Scott Bradlees Postmodern Jukebox
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Scott Bradlees Postmodern Jukebox at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Monday 27 February 2017. 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…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
FEB
Blindfolded Speed Dating in Bournemouth
Bar So

Your favourite Dating event will be taking an exciting twist Speed Dating with blindfolds will mean that you can focus purely on your dates personality. Thought of as a cornerstone in Bournemouths bar and nightlife scene since the turn of the millennium…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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01
MAR
Beginners Burlesque Class with Sensu'Elle
Kinson Community Centre

With more than seven years experience working as a Burlesque Performer and over five years experience teaching she invites ladies to join her regardless of age or experience to share hints tips and tassels in the art of Burlesque. Whether you have…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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03
MAR
Singles Party in Bournemouth
Havana

Singles party; join 150 Bournemouth singles for a lock and key party at the prestigious city location Havana. Priced at £10 click on the link to get your ticket. Securing you the ultimate privacy to mingle flirt and dance the night away…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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04
MAR
Absolute Bowie
Old Fire Station

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 963889
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04
MAR
Jaggers Comedy Club Bournemouth
Cameo Club Bournemouth

The 4th March is going to be a fantastic night in Bournemouth. We have a first class line up of comedians.Tickets can only be purchased in advance on our own website or by an approved reseller. We do not sell tickets on…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 552163
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05
MAR
Fifty Shades Darker (18)
The Mowlem Theatre

Fifty Shades Darker is a 2017 American erotic romantic drama film directed by James Foley and written by Niall Leonard based on a novel of same name by E. L. James. The second film in the Fifty Shades film series in which…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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05
MAR
Upton House Wedding Fair
Upton Country Park

The Upton House Wedding Fair is being re‐launched for Spring 2017 Enjoy a vibrant mix of exhibitors in a grand and spectacular setting and chat with members of the team about choosing Upton House as the venue for your special day. Please…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01202 262753
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10
MAR
The Sounds of Stage and Screen
The Mowlem Theatre

The sounds of stage and screen bring all the favourite songs from West End Musicals and the silver screen to the Mowlem Theatre for one special Matine performance only.Presented concert style by Professional touring company Stage 4 productions UK.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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10
MAR
Viceroy's House (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Viceroys House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947 Lord Mountbatten great grandson of Queen Victoria assumed the post of the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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11
MAR
Pop-Up Opera: Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi
Shelley Theatre

For Spring 2017 Pop‐Up are reviving their first tragic opera staged to great acclaim in 2016. Pop‐Ups version of I Capuleti e I Montecchi sung in Italian with English captions conjures an atmospheric and intimate environment that places spectators at the heart…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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11
MAR
Preparing grasses for the spring with Neil Lucas
Knoll Gardens

Led by Knolls owner a world authority on grasses this mini‐masterclass will ensure your own grasses are ready to produce the wow factor this summerBook online at www.knollgardens.co.uk or call the nursery on 01202 873931.…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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14
MAR
Speed Dating in Bournemouth
Bar So

Speed Dating in Bournemouth for anyone aged 30 to 45 on Tuesday 14th March 2017Book here ‐ http:www.slowdating.comspeed‐datingbournemouth106465.aspx ‐ by clicking on the link to meet new people at Bournemouths most popular singles night How speed dating in Bournemouth works ‐ When…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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16
MAR
Anderson Rabin and Wakeman
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Anderson Rabin and Wakeman at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Thursday 16 March 2017. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
MAR
Vienna Festival Ballet - Cinderella
The Mowlem Theatre

The story of Cinderella is one of the best known fairy tales and Vienna Festival Ballets full length version has all the familiar ingredients. A downtrodden young girl a glass slipper two comical ugly step‐ sisters and a handsome prince combine to…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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24
MAR
Quiz Night
St Mary's Catholic Church

Quiz Night for Poole Hospital Charity. Test your wits with General Knowledge sports film and television including picture rounds diploids missing links and beat the intro£7 Per Person Includes:Sausage & Chips & Vegi Sausage & Chips Supper.Soft Drink Bar Available.BYOB ‐ Small…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01202 263164
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25
MAR
Flower Show & Plant Fair
The Allendale Community Centre

The flower show and plant fair are run by the Dorset local group of the Alpine Garden Society showcasing the plant‐growing talents of the members who will be pleased to talk with you about their hobby. Plants of all kinds not…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 285179
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31
MAR
Coastal Comedy - Raymond and Mr Timpkins!
Hotel Celebrity

Its freakish entertainment on a twisted stick the charismatically challenged uncle and nephew duo invite you into a world of stylophone rock anthems brushed velvet arousal and indulgent brilliant tackiness. Likened to Morecambe and Wise and the Two Ronnies anyone who can…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01201 316316
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02
APR
Bournemouth Bay Run 2017
Pier Approach

The 35th Bournemouth Bay Run in association with the British Heart Foundation takes place on Sunday 2 April 2017 Choose from a variety of distances all taking place against the backdrop of Bournemouths famous seven‐mile stretch of golden sand and sparkling seas.Price:…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01202 451702
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03
APR
Russell Howard Round the World
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Russell Howard Round the World at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Monday 03 April 2017. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
APR
Oliver
The Mowlem Theatre

This hugely popular show tells the story of Oliver Twist the boy who asked for more and includes such brilliant toe‐tapping Lionel Bart songs as Consider Yourself Pick a Pocket or Two Reviewing the Situation…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
APR
Outdoor Yoga – six week course
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy an hour of energizing yoga with Jackie Hayfield in the tranquility of the garden before it opens to the public. Then stay to enjoy Knolls naturalistic style and visiting wildlife.First of a 6‐week Thursday morning short course 6 April 11…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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07
APR
Rick Astley
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
APR
Diversity
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Best known for winning the third series of Britains Got Talent Diversity are a phenomenal street dance group that have won numerous awards since they became famous. They appear at this venue to show…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
APR
Specialist Nurseries Plant Fair
Knoll Gardens

Meet expert growers and buy top‐quality locally grown camellias blueberries azaleas ferns and perennials alongside Knolls own multiple award‐winning grasses including some not available online. Local wildlife organizations plant societies and willow weaver will also be in the garden.Free admission to plant…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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25
APR
Guided Walk – Local Landscapes
Knoll Gardens

Join Dorset Wildlife Trusts Nicky Hoar and Knolls Neil Lucas as they take you on a guided walk across Ferndown Common to Knoll Gardens looking at the similarities and differences of the landscapes as you understand more about east Dorsets horticulture and…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 692033
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28
APR
Jethro - Bull & Bonkers
The Mowlem Theatre

Every once in a while there comes along a true comedy genius someone who rapidly gains cult status with the British public. Such is the case with JethroArmed with nothing more than a microphone and delivered to you in a warm Cornish…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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28
APR
RSPB Guided Walk - The Voices of Spring
Knoll Gardens

Join the RSPB for a guided stroll at Knoll before the gardens open to the general public to listen to an amazing array of birds as they greet the new day with their song. RSPB will then be at Knoll to meet…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 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…

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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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.