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

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

10
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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11
JUL
Mr Holmes (PG)
The Mowlem Theatre

MR HOLMES is a new twist on the worlds most famous detective. 1947 an aging Sherlock Holmes Ian McKellen returns from a journey to Japan where in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities he has witnessed the devastation of…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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11
JUL
Dorset Cream Teas
Old School

Dorset Cream Teas will be served in an attractive and relaxed setting in aid of Cancer Research UK. A large range of delicious homemade cakes will be available together with traditional Cream Teas. The menu is reasonably priced with a typical cost…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01258 857076
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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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12
JUL
GlamAID Multi Band Charity Gig & Disco
The King Charles, Poole

GlamAID is a multi band All Dayer style music event. On Sunday 12th July 2015 commencing at 4PM until 11PM approximately. At The King Charles pub Poole. Headliner is the famous Phil Murrays U‐Boat. Phil Murray was lead singer of 70s band…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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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17
JUL
Beautiful Butterflies Guided Walk
Knoll Gardens

Join Keith Powrie on a walk around Knoll Gardens as he helps you to identify the many butterflies to be found within the gardens. A lepidopterist with a wealth of knowledge Keith has been recording butterfly sightings at Knoll for many years…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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22
JUL
"Sleeping Beauty, an adventure in time"
The Mowlem Theatre

Back again: Ranger Productions bring another high quality production for all who love dance.Prices Adult £14 Concessions £12 Child £8 This magical tale inspired and based on Mathew Bournes version of this great classic to Tchaikovskys brilliant score tells the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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26
JUL
Minions (U)
The Mowlem Theatre

Minions is an animated comedy spin off from DespicableMe in which Minions set out to find a despicable master to follow.Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single‐celled yellow organisms Minions evolve through the ages perpetually serving the most despicable…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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31
JUL
Coastal Comedy - Zoe Lyons
Hotel Celebrity

A fabulous night of comedy ‐ see Zoe Lyons as seen on Mock the Week The Wright Stuff Michael McIntyres Roadshow and many more.Funny woman Zoe Lyons first grabbed the critics attention back in 2004 when she won the Funny Women Awards.…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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05
AUG
Great Heath Wildlife Survey
Knoll Gardens

Come and see what The Great Heath volunteers of Dorset Wildlife Trust will discover as they survey the wildlife of Knoll Gardens atthis special Knoll Gardens Foundation event. From moths to bugs to birds this event is part of The Great Heath…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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05
AUG
Pongo's Party
The Mowlem Theatre

You are invited to MARTY MACDONALDS FARM for PONGOS PARTYWith CBeebies' Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis as the voices of Pongo the Pig and Molly‐Moo the CowToday is the day Pongo the Pig has been waiting for ‐ thats right its his…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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07
AUG
Alan Carr
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
AUG
Jethro
The Mowlem Theatre

Geoffrey Rowe or Jethro on stage is a Devon‐based stand‐up comic. He once toured the Cornish pub circuit but now performs to thousands in live shows across the country. He has appeared on TV with…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

19
AUG
Michael McIntyre Happy and lorious
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Michael McIntyre Happy and lorious at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Wednesday 19 August 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Michael McIntyre Happy and lorious live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
AUG
Michael McIntyre
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

British stand‐up comedian Michael McIntyre burst onto our screens with his first DVD Live and Laughing in 2008. As the fastest‐selling comedian at the Edinburgh Festival Michael won the award for Best Live Stand‐Up…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
AUG
Perfect Alibi – The Pink Floyd and David Gilmour
The Mowlem Theatre

Perfect Alibi authentically recreate the sound of Pink Floyd and David Gilmour and give a live performance not to be missed.Highly respected and known for their attention to detail and a constant desire to give the audience the very best show possible…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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23
AUG
Steve Harris
Mr Kyps

Steve Harris at Mr Kyps in Poole on Sunday 23 August 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 Steve Harris live in the knowledge…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
AUG
Steve Harris British Lion
Mr Kyps

Steve Harris British Lion at Mr Kyps in Poole on Sunday 23 August 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: 8.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
AUG
Heart of the Eagles – Singles Tour 2015
The Mowlem Theatre

The Eagles are undoubtedly one of the worlds top selling bands. Both in live concerts and recordCD sales. Their songs vocals and original sound is legendary furthermore they have been at the top of their game for over 40 years.Desperado pay homage…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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29
AUG
We Are Scientists
The Old Fire Station

'We are Scientists' are a New York‐based indie rock band. Their debut album released in 2002 was called 'Safety Fun and Learning in the order' with their fifth and latest release being 'Barbara' in 2010.…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
SEP
Jaggers Comedy Club, Bournemouth
Cameo

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 every…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08456 066647
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12
SEP
”The Last Night of the Proms”
The Mowlem Theatre

Bournemouth Concert Brass is Dorsets finest brass ensemble with a fine tradition of top quality brass banding. The band invite you to join them in an evening of finer traditional brass band music culminating in a finale paying tribute to the world…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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12
SEP
East Dorset Nurseries Plant Fair
Knoll Gardens

Nurseries have flourished in east Dorset since the 1800s and this plant fair will showcase their considerable success. Ask the experts and buy from the best of their stock at this very special event. Locally‐grown top‐quality camellias blueberries azaleas ferns and heathers…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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17
SEP
Ornamental Grass Masterclass
Knoll Gardens

All you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting. Nationally recognised for our special subject this class will cover everything from how to maintain to designing with grasses.Booking essential.…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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19
SEP
Brief Encounter
The Mowlem Theatre

Noel Cowards Brief Encounter is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories ever. Adapted by the genius that is Emma Rice and Kneehigh Theatre Arena Theatre brings to the stage the characteristic wit and musicality of Kneehigh in…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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25
SEP
Untold Stories
The Mowlem Theatre

ImpAct Theatre present Untold Stories featuring two autobiographical recollections by Alan Bennett. Hymn & Cocktail Sticks Words by Alan Bennett Music by George FentonHymn is a touching memoir of music in childhood with an evocative score by George Fenton.Cocktail Sticks…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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01
OCT
Bullet For My Valentine
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Welsh HeavyThrash Metal band Bullet for my Valentine are; Matthew Tuck lead vocalsrhythm guitar Michael Paget lead guitar Michael Thomas drums and Jason James backing vocals and bass guitar. They began together in 1998 but…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
OCT
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

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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