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

30
APR
"Eye in the Sky" (15)
The Mowlem Theatre

A lieutenant general Alan Rickman and Colonel Katherine Powell a UK‐based military officer Helen Mirren are in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on‐the‐ground intel Powell discovers the targets are planning a…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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30
APR
Tiger Day
The Tank Museum

Please note: Tiger Day is a Special Event Day so pre‐existing annual passes will NOT be valid. Special event admission prices apply.The Museum will open at 10.00am with a range of World War Two talks and tours taking place throughout the day…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01929 405096
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APR
Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Saturday 30 April 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
MAY
Billy Ocean
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Born in Trinidad but based out of Britain for his entire career Billy Ocean was the undisputed king of British R&B in the 1970's and 1980's. Billy has not only scored with many Top 20…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAY
Counterfeit Sixties Show
The Tivoli Theatre

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 885566
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06
MAY
Isle Of Woman
The Mowlem Theatre

Toe‐tapping and exuberantA cross between Fascinating Aida and the Spice GirlsJust amazing loved every second of itFantastic production ‐ music is aceGreat girlie giggleFab show written by and starring a group of very talented girlsExtremely witty clever and very funnyGo see these…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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06
MAY
Rend Collective
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Rend Collective at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Friday 06 May 2016. 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…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAY
AMIR KHAN v SAUL ALVAREZ
Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth

. We are screening the sensational showdown that pits Canelo Alvarez the WBC and Lineal Middleweight World Champion against British superstar and former two‐time world champion Amir Khan in an explosive blockbuster battle.This will be shown live from the new state‐of‐the‐art T‐Mobile…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01202 553790
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08
MAY
Il Divo
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Dont be put off by the Syco Music tag this isnt one of Cowells reality wannabes Il Divo are true talent as is proved by eight years in the industry and 26 million albums…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

09
MAY
"The Jungle Book" (PG)
The Mowlem Theatre

The man‐cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo Mowgli embarks on a journey of self‐discovery though he also meets creatures who dont have his best interests at…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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10
MAY
James
O2 Academy Bournemouth

English rock band James hail from Manchester and have been on the music scene since 1982. Perhaps best known for their success in the 1990s with singles such as Sit Down and Laid James have…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
MAY
Girls Night Out - Brand New
Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth

Ladies onlyOur special launch price is only £15pp normally £20 and everything will be served up by our saucy Butlers from 7pm...A cocktail on arrivalTasty 2 course buffetChocolate FountainCheeky quiz with prizesDJ and Karaoke from 10pm241 cocktails 10pm‐12amFree £5 voucher for casinoFree…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01202 553790
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13
MAY
Sensation
The Mowlem Theatre

As part of the 50 years of The Who this show features the greatest hits of the timeless British Band including songs from both Tommy and Quadrophenia put together as a unique concert with theatrical and musical elements.SENSATION will take you on…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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14
MAY
Golden Years (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Fate the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding retired couple Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime. Refusing to take the loss of their pensions lying down…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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17
MAY
Travis
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Travis at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Tuesday 17 May 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Travis live in the knowledge that…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
MAY
" Florence Foster Jenkins " (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Hugh Grant and Rebecca Ferguson co‐star in this biopic directed by Stephen Frears Philomena The Queen.Supported by her younger partner actor St. Clair Bayfield Hugh Grant she mostly performed concerts for friends but in 1944 she staged a public performance at the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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20
MAY
TOM STADE ‘You’re Welcome!’ UK Tour 2015/101
Lighthouse

Every inch a star.super confidence and charisma If comedy is the new rock n roll then Tom Stade is Keith Richards DAILY RECORD Back on the road after the sell‐out success of his month‐long run at the Edinburgh Festival earlier this year…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08444 068666
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25
MAY
Beginners Burlesque Class with Sensu'Elle
Winton YMCA

This class is for Ladies that have not attended any class with SensuElle before. With more than six years experience working as a Burlesque Performer and five years experience teaching she invites ladies to join her regardless of age or experience…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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25
MAY
Busted
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Busted at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Wednesday 25 May 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Busted live in the knowledge…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
MAY
Derek Acorah - ‘Soul Reunion Tour’
The Mowlem Theatre

Derek is a thoroughly modern medium whose appeal crosses the generations to young and old alike and he remains the forerunner in the field of paranormal and spiritual matters. Where Derek goes others follow.Here is your chance to experience this very special…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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28
MAY
Flower Show & Plant Fair
Queen Elizabeth's School

The Rocky Flower show 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.…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 285179
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28
MAY
Workshop - Willow baskets for beginners
Knoll Gardens

Join former countryside ranger Tracy Standish to learn traditional basketry technique and weave your own beautiful and practical round willow basket to take home. Suitable for beginners this workshop takes place in Knolls marquee so please wear appropriate clothing for the weather…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01202 873931
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28
MAY
Hans Zimmer
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Hans Zimmer at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Saturday 28 May 2016. 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…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
JUN
We Value Volunteers
Knoll Gardens

Free admission to anyone who gives up their valuable time as a volunteer in any capacity. Meet Knolls own volunteers or simply relax and stroll around this naturalistic garden. Please bring proof of volunteering status to gain free admission. Free garden tours…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01202 873931
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04
JUN
Tess Of The d’Urbervilles
The Mowlem Theatre

Adapted and directed by Charmaine K Parkin. Part of the Theatre Fest West 2016.Four actors play multiple roles in what is an enigmatic and fast paced telling of virtue love and injustice but above all the impact of this on the human…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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07
JUN
BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH)
The Norfolk Royale Hotel

BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders APLH Level 2 BournemouthGain the qualification needed to apply for your Personal Licence to sell alcohol and advance your career prospects within the licensed retail sector.This 1 day APLH course held at The Norfolk Royale Hotel…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 08000 786056
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11
JUN
Dorset Wildlife Trust Members' Day
Knoll Gardens

Discover how Knolls naturalistic gardening ethos creates a garden that welcomes wildlife and provides year‐round beauty. Members of Knolls charitable arm the Knoll Gardens Foundation will be on hand to discuss developments in the garden and how they can benefit wildlife. On…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01202 873931
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16
JUN
No Room for Love
The Mowlem Theatre (Swanage)

Set in the Lawns Hotel Kingstanton in 1975 it is the weekend of the Music Festival and the Manageress is anxious that things should go well. She clings on to the belief that her beloved hotel is far above its…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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16
JUN
WWE Presents NXT
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

WWE Presents NXT at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Thursday 16 June 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch WWE Presents NXT…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Sports

17
JUN
Lady Boys of Bangkok: Forever Yours - BOURNEMOUTH
The Sabai Pavilion

Energetic exotic eclectic and completely unpredictable those sensationally glamorous LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK are ready to whoop it up in BOURNEMOUTH for the very first time with a dazzling new production of the countrys most popular touring cabaret show ‐ Forever…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 050705
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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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