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

28
MAR
Cocktail Masterclass
Cameo, Bournemouth

Taught by our expert mixologists join us for a Masterclass in Myu cocktailsOn our Cocktail Masterclass youll find the perfect blend of party games and competitions between your group.Whether you want to reward your staff encourage team building in a unique setting…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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28
MAR
No Tomorrow: Presents Zoo Station and Other
Cameo, Bournemouth

No Tomorrow presents Zoo Stations and Chuckie OnlineBarely a weekend goes by without Zoo Station featuring on Radio 1 or any other radio station as well as in most DJs sets with killer productions and remixes for the likes of Will I…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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28
MAR
Shaun the Sheep (U)
The Mowlem Theatre

The latest film from Aardman Animations creators of Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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29
MAR
Sundown: In New DJs We Trust vs Real Urban Music
Cameo, Bournemouth

Every Sunday night when the Sun goes down 2 musical forces come together for the ultimate climax to your weekend.Myu Bar ‐ In New DJs We Trust:Dropping Deep Future House and Bass MusicPat MarshallSamulOllie JamesJoe KellyThe Basement ‐ Real Urban Music:Keeping it…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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30
MAR
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
The Mowlem Theatre

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny Dev Patel and its making more claims on his time than he has available considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life Sunaina Tina Desai. Sonny has his…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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03
APR
Save up to 30% on standard tickets this Easter!
Oceanarium

Visit the Oceanarium this Easter holiday and discover a whole world of oceans under one roof and come face to face with stunning sharks rare green sea turtles and colourful clownfish to menacing piranhas and the very cute but mischievous family of…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01202 311993
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04
APR
Big Hero 6 (PG)
The Mowlem Theatre

Big Hero 6 from Walt Disney Animation Studios is an action‐packed comedy‐adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada who learns to harness his genius‐thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like‐minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago neatnik Wasabi chemistry whiz Honey…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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04
APR
Still Alice (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Alice Howland happily married with three grown children is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early‐Onset Alzheimers Disease Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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05
APR
Sundown Presents: Elliott Wright
Cameo, Bournemouth

Every Sunday night when the Sun goes down the party begins. TOWIEs Elliott Wright joins us for an Easter Sunday specialCameo: House & DanceMyu Bar: In new DJs we trust ‐ Deep Future House and Bass MusicThe Basement: Real Urban MusicDrink Offers:Start…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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07
APR
Michael Ball
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Michael Ball Britains leading musical theatre star multi‐platinum recording artist TV and radio presenter and Olivier Award winner has announced that he will be hitting the road once more across the length and breadth of…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
APR
Wolf Alice
The Old Fire Station

Ellie Rowsell Joel Amey Theo Ellis and Joff Oddie make up the alt‐rock band Wolf Alice who are again playing UK dates and appearing live at music festivals across the country. The four‐piece rock…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
APR
Bars and Melody
The Old Fire Station

Bars and Melody at The Old Fire Station in Bournemouth on Thursday 09 April 2015. 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…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
APR
Leaves on a Line
The Mowlem Theatre

Forest Forge Theatre Company present two individual stories. Two lives connected by one moment. A baby is abandoned on a deserted railway platform there is a young woman who decides to give up her baby and an older woman who…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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11
APR
Devin Townsend Project
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Devin Townsend Project at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Saturday 11 April 2015. 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
APR
Suite Française
The Mowlem Theatre

Based on the best‐selling book by Irene Nemirovsky and set during the German occupation of France in the 1940s Suite Franaise tells the story of Lucille Angellier as she awaits news from her husband a prisoner of war. As Parisian refugees pour…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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13
APR
McBusted
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

British supergroup McBusted were formed ‐ unsurprisingly ‐ from successful boy bands McFly and Busted in 2013 and their original 11‐date tour increased to 34 dates throughout April and June 2014. The group have also…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
APR
WWE Live
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

WWE Live at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Tuesday 14 April 2015. 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: 9 miles away
Category: Sports

15
APR
Hattie Briggs
The Tivoli Theatre

Introducing Hattie Briggs a 21 year‐old singer‐songwriter who was nominated for the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award performing as part of the show at The Royal Albert Hall live on BBC Radio 2.She has since had 3 consecutive singles in…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 885566
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17
APR
Derren Brown
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Derren Brown is a British illusionist and magician born in London England. While at university a show performed by hypnotist Martin Taylor inspired him to learn the art of illusion hypnosis and sleight of…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

19
APR
Simple Minds
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Scottish rock band Simple Minds were at the peak of their popularity in the early 1990s. The band are thought to have sold more than 40 million albums world wide and are famed for 80s…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
APR
Lower Than Atlantis
The Old Fire Station

Not very often you get to hear a band which makes you stand up and notice their music. Lower than Atlantis is one such unit. This post hardcore band has been around since 2007 and…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
APR
Coastal Comedy
Hotel Celebrity

Launch night brings the fabulously funny Angela Barnes to Bournemouth. You may recognise her from off the tellyAngela won the BBC Radio 2s New Comedy Award in 2011 and has continued to be a regular on the stand‐up circuit playing even bigger…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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25
APR
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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25
APR
Plant Fair featuring local Specialist Nurseries
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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25
APR
Bellowhead
Lighthouse/Pool Arts Centre

From the wild rousing dance tunes to the theatricality of their ballads & sea songs this is a band that are also funny subtle and always engaging. Admire the sophisticated strings and elegant whirlwind of…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
APR
Paul Mertons Impro Chums
Bournemouth Pavilion

Paul Mertons Impro Chums at Bournemouth Pavilion in Bournemouth on Saturday 25 April 2015. 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: 9.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
APR
Mike the Mechanics
Bournemouth Pavilion

Mike the Mechanics at Bournemouth Pavilion in Bournemouth on Thursday 30 April 2015. 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 do…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
MAY
No Tomorrow: Presents Wideboys and XXXtra
Cameo, Bournemouth

No Tomorrow presents exclusive DJ Set from Kiss FM and Ministry of Sounds DJ and Production Duo the Wideboys.In The Basement its 1Xtras DJ Ace with his XXXtra residency. Its good vibes RnB Hip‐Hop and Urban once a monthCameo: Commercial Chart House…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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06
MAY
Dub FX
The Old Fire Station

Dub FX at The Old Fire Station in Bournemouth on Wednesday 06 May 2015. 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: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
MAY
Rainbow Run
Baiter Park

We had so much fun doing the Rainbow Run in Southampton that were now bringing it to Dorset Sign up to the most colourful fun run around and help raise funds for the Caterpillar Appeal.This 3k fun run is perfect for all…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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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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