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

22
OCT
FREE taster session at the Christchurch Rock Choir
Studio

The Christchurch Rock Choir is led by Dorset based musician Natasha Willis. Over the past few years Rock Choir has entered British peoples hearts with its unique mix of en‐masse singing fundraising television appearances and emphasis on supporting local communities. With performances…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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22
OCT
3T
Bournemouth International Centre

3T at Bournemouth International Centre live on Wednesday 22 October 2014 in Bournemouth Dorset. For tickets to see 3T at Bournemouth International Centre see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
OCT
Blue
Bournemouth International Centre

Blue appears live in Bournemouth Dorset at Bournemouth International Centre on Wednesday 22 October 2014. For ticket prices to watch Blue at Bournemouth International Centre see the list of tickets available for Blue.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
OCT
Damage
Bournemouth International Centre

Damage performs live at Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth Dorset on Wednesday 22 October 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Damage at Bournemouth International Centre now.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
OCT
Skid Row
The Old Fire Station

Skid Row at The Old Fire Station in Bournemouth on Wednesday 22 October 2014. 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: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
OCT
The Big Reunion
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

The Big ReunionA British reality‐documentary series that started on ITV2 this show features chart‐topping bands who were at the top of their game as well as the charts in the 90s and 2000s. Winning…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
OCT
The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour
Bournemouth International Centre

The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour performs live at Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth Dorset on Wednesday 22 October 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour at Bournemouth International Centre now.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
OCT
The Big Reunion Concert
Bournemouth International Centre

The Big Reunion Concert at Bournemouth International Centre live on Wednesday 22 October 2014 in Bournemouth Dorset. For tickets to see The Big Reunion Concert at Bournemouth International Centre see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
OCT
Dave Gorman
Tivoli Theatre

English author presenter and stand‐up comedian Dave Gorman takes his stories of extreme adventures and experiences to theatres across the length of the country. Born in Staffordshire Dave first performed live at the 1998 Edinburgh…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
OCT
Dolphin Tale 2 (U)
The Mowlem Theatre

The team of people who saved Winters life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mothers passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital. Staring Morgan Freeman Ashley Judd and Nathan…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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24
OCT
What We Did on Our Holiday
The Mowlem Theatre

A comedy drama about the various members of a dysfunctional family who gather in Scotland for a birthday celebration.Directed and written by Andy Hamilton Guy Jenkin who brought you OutnumberedCast includes Rosamund Pike David Tennant Billy Connolly Celia Imrie Ben Miller Emilia…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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25
OCT
The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Show
The Mowlem Theatre

Taking audiences through the Beatles career performing all the classic songs live whilst in character as the Beatles.If you love The Beatles then you will find a Beatles tribute band that takes you back in time by recreating the sights and sounds…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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27
OCT
Mr. Turner (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner 1775‐1851. Profoundly affected by the death of his father loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually he forms a close relationship…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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27
OCT
Example
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Boundless energy an onslaught of monster rave anthems and backed by an full on band the Example live experience is a force to be reckoned with energy levels are cranked up to the max…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
OCT
What We Did on Our Holiday" (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

A comedy drama about the various members of a dysfunctional family who gather in Scotland for a birthday celebration.Directed and written by Andy Hamilton Guy Jenkin who brought you OutnumberedCast includes Rosamund Pike David Tennant Billy Connolly Celia Imrie Ben Miller Emilia…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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29
OCT
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: Theatre & Performing Arts

29
OCT
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Bournemouth International Centre

Formed way back in 1946 The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra RPO has played under the direction of many of the world's best conductors. Based at London's iconic Cadogan Hall in Chelsea the ever‐popular and world‐renowned group…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
OCT
John Bishop
Bournemouth International Centre

Scouse comedian John Bishop was named best newcomer by BBC Radio Merseyside winning the North West Comedy award for best stand‐up in 2004. Since then he has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

31
OCT
Hats Off To Led Zeppelin
The Mowlem Theatre

Bandwagon Productions & Warren Grant present Hats off to Led Zeppelin' ‐ A stunning tribute to the greatest rock band ever You'll feel like you've traveled back in time when you experience these four top class musicians on stage recreating Led Zeppelin's…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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31
OCT
Priority: presents Halloween
Cameo, Bournemouth

Priority presents Bournemouths biggest Halloween party & Prizes for the best fancy dressThe Club: Commercial Chart House & BassThe Basement: RnB Hip‐Hop and UrbanThe Lounge: Party & PopThe Bar: Bar Grooves & HouseDrink Offers:£2.60 ‐ Selected Drinks All Night2‐4‐1 on Long CocktailsAdmission…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07734 805817
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01
NOV
Effie Gray (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

This is the scandalous true story of the troubled relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and Effie his teenage bride. After marrying at the tender age of 19 Effie quickly realises her marriage is a lie when Ruskin refuses to consummate…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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01
NOV
John Bishop Supersonic
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

John Bishop Supersonic appears live in Bournemouth Dorset at Bournemouth International Centre BIC on Saturday 01 November 2014. For ticket prices to watch John Bishop Supersonic at Bournemouth International Centre BIC see the list of tickets available for John Bishop Supersonic.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

02
NOV
Rhydian
Bournemouth Pavilion

Rhydian appears live in Bournemouth Dorset at Bournemouth Pavilion on Sunday 02 November 2014. For ticket prices to watch Rhydian at Bournemouth Pavilion see the list of tickets available for Rhydian.…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
NOV
Rhydian Roberts
Bournemouth Pavilion

Rhydian Roberts at Bournemouth Pavilion in Bournemouth on Sunday 02 November 2014. 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: 9.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

05
NOV
Bakermat
The Old Fire Station

Bakermat at The Old Fire Station in Bournemouth on Wednesday 05 November 2014. 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 comparison…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
NOV
Bond Beyond
Bournemouth Pavilion

Bond Beyond performs live at Bournemouth Pavilion in Bournemouth Dorset on Thursday 06 November 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Bond Beyond at Bournemouth Pavilion now.…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
NOV
Paul Hollywood
Lighthouse

TVs baking star Paul Hollywood brings his first ever live show to the UK in 2014. Paul Hollywood Live ‐ Get Your Bake On sees Paul take to the stage for an evening of baking…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
NOV
The Boomtown Rats
O2 Academy Bournemouth

The Boomtown Rats at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Thursday 06 November 2014. 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…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
NOV
Burlesque Showcase
The Barrington Centre Theatre

SensuElle proudly presents... BURLESQUE SHOWCASE A Sensational Evening of Student Debuts Our Compere for the evening is the one and only Miss Annie Performances from.... The Baby Belles ‐ The Beautiful Stage One Ladies Debut Performances from the Gorgeous Stage Two Ladies...…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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07
NOV
Children in Need Concert
The Mowlem Theatre

Once again The Swanage Drama Company are hosting the Children in Need Concert their contribution to the National Appeal…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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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.