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

11
DEC
Elf Dash
Poole Park

Come and join us and Santa for the South Coasts only ELF DASH.We are hosting a 3k Fancy Dress walk around Poole Park with a Santas Grotto for the children at the end of the route.This is a fundraising event with all…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01202 263164
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12
DEC
"A Street Cat Named Bob" (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Adapted from the 2012 bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob is a wonderfully heartwarming tale of survival redemption and kitty love. James Bowen was a heroin addict living hand‐to‐mouth on the streets of London when thanks to a kindly counsellor …

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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16
DEC
Sully (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Tom Hanks stars in this thrilling portrait of heroic airline pilot Chesley Sully Sullenberger re‐enacting his incredible successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 full of passengers on the Hudson River.Directed by Clint Eastwood and also starring Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney.On…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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16
DEC
The Wonder Stuff
O2 Academy Bournemouth

One of the well‐known British alternative rock bands The Wonder Stuff which was originally composed of Miles Hunt Rob Jones Malcolm Treece and Martin Gilks was based in Stourbridge West Midlands in England. They began…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
DEC
Jaggers Comedy Club Christmas Show
Cameo Club Bournemouth

Enjoy a great night out during December and have your perfect Christmas Party with us. Book our show and have a fantastic time. We have a great line up venue & perfect festive food on offer.Tickets can only be purchased in advance…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 552163
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19
DEC
Sully (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Tom Hanks stars in this thrilling portrait of heroic airline pilot Chesley Sully Sullenberger re‐enacting his incredible successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 full of passengers on the Hudson River.Directed by Clint Eastwood and also starring Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney.On…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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20
DEC
Santa and the Pirates (that don't want Christmas!)
The Mowlem Theatre

Childrens TV stars Callum Donnelly and Robin Hatcher are the stars of popular CBeebies TV show SPOTBOTS‐ they also join Justin Fletcher this year in Justins House Now here they are in a brand new show for Christmas 2016Santa is…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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21
DEC
The 1975
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

The 1975 at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Wednesday 21 December 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

23
DEC
Trolls (U)
The Mowlem Theatre

Based on a story by Erica Rivinoja from the genius creators of Shrek and starring Anna Kendrick as Poppy the optimistic leader of the Trolls and her polar opposite Branch played by Justin Timberlake. The film revolves around two trolls…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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30
DEC
Coastal Comedy - Paul McCaffrey
Hotel Celebrity

New Years Eve has never been known for being a cheap night out so how about celebrating with us the night before with 3 big comedy names for £12 On Friday the 30th December at Coastal Comedy we have Paul McCaffrey James…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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06
JAN
Aladdin
The Mowlem Theatre

Fatima Twankey is a poor widow and not exactly Top Totty but that doesnt stop her reaching for the stars. She sets her sights on the Sultan of Agradoo and her son Aladdin is in love with his daughter Princess Maria.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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07
JAN
Jack Whitehall
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Big Brother and Mock The Week star Jack Whitehall continues to impress his fans across the UK on his continuing tour. Just 21 years of age Jack has often been compared to Russell Brand…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

11
JAN
The Ghosts of Mr Dickens
Shelley Theatre

The year is 1867 and aboard the SS Cuba Charles Dickens set sail for his final tour of America. During his journey across the Atlantic the renowned author becomes plagued with guilt‐ridden visions and visitors from the spirit world. Figures from his…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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11
JAN
The Ghosts of Mr. Dickens
Shelley Theatre

The year is 1867 and aboard the SS Cuba Charles Dickens set sail for his final tour of America. During his journey across the Atlantic the renowned author becomes plagued with guilt‐ridden visions and visitors from the spirit world. Figures from his…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07891 379132
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15
JAN
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Mowlem Theatre

The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star setting up the epic saga to follow directed by Gareth Edwards.From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films Rogue One: A Star Wars Story an…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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17
JAN
Learn to Sing 2
Bournemouth MVC Rehearsal Room

Learn2Sing ‐ whats it all about thenLearn2Sing 2 is a free course beginning on 17th January 2017 ‐ based in PokesdownWest Southbourne. It is completely FREE with no strings attachedThere are some brilliant choirs around; some require high technical expertise and dont…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 241177
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20
JAN
La La Land (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

In Los Angeles an aspiring actress Mia falls for jazz musician Sebastian who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.In Los Angeles aspiring actress Mia Emma Stone falls for jazz musician Sebastian Ryan…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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25
JAN
Donny Osmond
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Donny Osmond is a real life American legend. He has been entertaining audiences of both screen and stage for more than 50 years. From teen idol to radio DJ Donny Osmond has done it all.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
JAN
Manchester by the Sea (15)
The Mowlem Theatre

In Manchester by the Sea the latest film from award‐winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. The story of the Chandlers…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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23
FEB
All Folk'd Up
The Mowlem Theatre

Following a hugely successful debut nation‐wide Tour in the Spring of 2016 ALL FOLKD UP are BACK with their brand new show rolling out across the UK in 2017. Dont miss this chance to see ALL FOLKD UP as the boys take…

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

05
MAR
Upton House Wedding Fair
Upton Country Park

The Upton House Wedding Fair is re‐launching for March 2017 with a fresh new approach Come along and meet lots of different exhibitors from florists to photographers and more The Upton House Wedding Team will also be on hand to talk you…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01202 262753
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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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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

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

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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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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