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
NOV
Kasabian
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

On the music scene since 1999 British rock band Kasabian consists of Tom Meighan on vocals Sergio Pizzorno on guitar and backing vocals Chris Edwards on bass and drummer Ian Matthews. The band have become…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
NOV
Embrace
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Embrace at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Thursday 27 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: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
NOV
James Blunt
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

James Blunt returns following his sell out 2008 visit performing songs and new material from his forthcoming album Some Kind of Trouble released on the 8 November 2010. …

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
NOV
Interstellar (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

With our time on Earth coming to an end a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.Director: Christopher NolanStars: Matthew McConaughey Anne Hathaway Jessica…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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28
NOV
An Evening With Noel Fielding
Bournemouth International Centre

An Evening With Noel Fielding at Bournemouth International Centre live Comedy on Friday 28 November 2014 in Bournemouth Dorset. To compare ticket prices for the An Evening With Noel Fielding event at Bournemouth International Centre see the list of ticket companies.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

28
NOV
Noel Fielding
Bournemouth International Centre

Noel Fielding will be performing live Comedy at Bournemouth International Centre on the Friday 28 November 2014 in Bournemouth Dorset. Buy tickets for Noel Fielding online.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

29
NOV
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: Theatre & Performing Arts

29
NOV
Paul Carrack
Bournemouth Pavilion

English singersongwriter and multi‐instrumentalist Paul Carrack has seen major music success as a band member and solo performer since the 1970s. Playing with Ace Roxy Music Squeeze Mike and the Mechanics he has also released…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
NOV
Warpaint
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Warpaint at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Sunday 30 November 2014. 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 prices…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
DEC
Saxon
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Getting their start way back in 1976 as a band named slightly foully as S.O.B. when you look at Saxon the name they chose and stuck with a year later you are looking at true…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
DEC
Boogaloo Blues Weekend
The Heathlands

Join us for a fabulous weekend of blues in the intimate setting of The Heathlands Hotel in Bournemouth. A great opportunity to hear some superb music and visit Bournemouths shops and Christmas market.The 2013 blues weekend was a total blast. …

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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05
DEC
Bombay Bicycle Club
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Unlike so many alternative British bands who have just their brief time in the sun and one acclaimed debut album Bombay Bicycle Club have evolved from awkward indie freshmen into one of the most highly…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
DEC
Richard Digance – Live on stage
The Mowlem Theatre

Many people sing play guitar and tell stories but not many have supported Steve Martin Robin Williams or played a guitar duet with Brian May of Queen Richard Digance has. ROARING SUCCESS AT EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FIVE STAR…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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06
DEC
Smirnoff's Big Night Out
Cameo, Bournemouth

Think BIG production and BIG entertainmentBig Night Out is all about transforming your local venue to something spectacular whether its the lasers of Ibiza or the gymnasts from the Circus. Big Night Out is famous for bringing you the biggest most spectacular…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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08
DEC
Alfie Boe
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Alfie Boe the English opera singing sensation has given many performances. Alfie Boe was the lead in Baz Luhrmanns highly acclaimed Broadway production of La boheme in 2003. Boe signed with the Classic FM Presents…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

09
DEC
Madness
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
DEC
The Enemy The Twang
O2 Academy Bournemouth

The Enemy The Twang at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Tuesday 09 December 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest The Enemy The Twang tickets so weve done the legwork for you. …

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
DEC
Guilty: Xmas Ball with Zane Lowe BBC Radio 1
Cameo, Bournemouth

Bournemouths biggest student night has landed Every Wednesday theres only one verdict: GuiltyHeadlining the Guilty Xmas Ball we bring you Zane LowNeeding no introduction with his incredible BBC Radio 1 show broadcasting to millions Monday ‐ Thursday 7‐9pm expect another level of…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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10
DEC
Jeff Wayne#';s War of the Worlds
Bournemouth International Centre

Jeff Wayne039;s War of the Worlds will be performing live Musical at Bournemouth International Centre on the Wednesday 10 December 2014 in Bournemouth Dorset. Buy tickets for Jeff Wayne039;s War of the Worlds online.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

10
DEC
Jeff Waynes War of the Worlds
Bournemouth International Centre

One of the most successful stage shows of recent times Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds ‐ Alive on Stage returns to UK Following a triumphant UK and European arena tour…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

10
DEC
Professor Green
O2 Academy Bournemouth

British rap phenomena Professor Green will embark on the biggest tour of his career this April. The rapper has announced plans to hit up 10 of the UKs hottest venues with his unique brand of…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

10
DEC
The War of the Worlds
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

One of the most successful stage shows of recent times Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds ‐ Alive on Stage returns to UK Following a triumphant UK and European arena tour…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

12
DEC
A Touch of Holly at Christmas
The Barrington Centre Theatre

A Touch of Holly at Christmas will recreate and celebrate the music of the man himself Buddy Holly.Marc Robinson with his horned rimmed glasses authentic costume changes and Stratocaster guitar along with the Counterfeit Crickets pay tribute with all the classics from…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 894858
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12
DEC
The Imitation Game (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing the genius British mathematician logician cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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12
DEC
Chris Rea
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Chris Rea is one of Englands greatest contemporary Rock legends having released nearly 20 albums he is as prolific as he is talented. Taking the time to appreciate the music of Chris Rea requires…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
DEC
Soul II Soul
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Soul II Soul at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Friday 12 December 2014. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
DEC
Olivier Messiaen's La Nativite du Seigneur concert
St Mary's Church, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Dorset BH21

Olivier Messiaens La Nativite du SeigneurAn organ concert in St Marys Church Sturminster Marshall by Dr Sally Plowright. Enjoy some festive fayre whist listening to a 20th century master piece…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01258 857076
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13
DEC
The Human League
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Puff up those shoulder pads and feather that mullet The classic 1980s New Wave electronic band The Human League are back and are set to embark on a major tour of the UK this summer.The…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
DEC
Deaf Havana
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Deaf Havana is an English rock group formed in 2005 at an English college by sheer coincidence after fellow students began playing together. After a time the group began touring non stop in an…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
DEC
Jools Holland
Bournemouth International Centre

Julian Miles Holland OBE DL was founder member of the band Squeeze but began his solo career as a pianist singer composer and band leader in the late 70s. In 1978 he co‐hosted The Tube…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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