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

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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

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The Water Diviner (15)
The Mowlem Theatre

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. Directed by Russell CroweStarring Russell Crowe Gladiator A Beautiful Mind and Olga Kurylenko Oblivion Quantum of Solace The Water Diviner is…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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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

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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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Wimborne Comedy Club
1878 Suite, Wimborne Town FC

Wimborne Comedy Club is back After our hugely successful opening night in February were back with another strong line upOur opener Ignacio Lopez is Half Spanish Half Welsh All Funny whilst headliner Danny Buckler has recently been described as A Hancockian treasure…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07731 894002
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Woman in Gold (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Maria Altmann an octogenarian Jewish refugee takes on the government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.Starring Helen Mirren Ryan Reynolds Daniel Brhl .Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of one womans journey to reclaim her heritage…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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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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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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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

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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

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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

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A Little Chaos (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Sabine Academy Award winner Kate Winslet a widowed landscape gardener in 1682 Paris is commissioned to work on the gardens of Versailles but her friendship with the head gardener Andr Le Notre Matthias Schoenaerts provokes the fury of his scheming wife Helen…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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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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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

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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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11
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S Club 7
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

S Club 7 at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Monday 11 May 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…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Vienna Festival Ballet
The Mowlem Theatre

35th Anniversary GalaVienna Festival Ballet celebrate 35 years with their Gala. They are proud to present highlights from the worlds most beloved Tchaikovsky ballets which have featured in their repertoire over the past 35 years. Highlights will include the moment…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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Chris de Burgh
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Christopher John Davidson 61 is Argentinean born yet an IrishBritish singer‐songwriter of huge worldwide success. Perhaps most famed for his Lady in Red single of 1986 and his Christmas single A Spaceman Came Travelling he…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Strypes
Mr Kyps

The Strypes at Mr Kyps in Poole on Tuesday 12 May 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 tickets for…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Prodigy
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

The Prodigy are one of the most controversial dance music groups of all time emerging from an underground rave scene in Britain in the early 1990s they have achieved enormous success and they continue this…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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RSPB Guided Walk - Voices of Spring
Knoll Gardens

Join the RSPB for a guided stroll at Knoll before the gardens open to the general public to listen to an amazing array of birds as they greet the new day with their song. The RSPB will then be at Knoll to…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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Dominic Kirwan and Mary Duff - Together in Concert
The Mowlem Theatre

2015 sees two of Irelands finest and best loved entertainers take to the stage together.Dominic Kirwan brings his own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of his homeland in this brand new show.Joining Dominic for an evening of fabulous…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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Far from the Madding Crowd (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Hardys 1874 novel is adapted by David Nicholls in a tale of pride love rivalry and honour in Victorian Dorset.The story of independent beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene Carey Mulligan who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak Matthias Schoenaerts a sheep…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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Jaggers Comedy Club, Bournemouth
Cameo Club Bournemouth

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…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08456 066647
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John Barrowman
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Best known his his roles as Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood John Barrowman has achieved household name status in the UK with his numerous TV film and theatre performances over the last…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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” The Same Old Faces” with “MSG Collective
The Mowlem Theatre

The Same Old Faces return to The Mowlem in support of Switch on Swanage to raise funds for festoon lighting and future maintenance of decorative lights around Swanage. Same Old Faces and the MSG Collective...two very different styles of presentation and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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Lulu
Pavilion Theatre

Lulu at Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth on Tuesday 26 May 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 tickets for Lulu…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Coastal Comedy - Paul McCaffrey
Hotel Celebrity

Fantastic night of comedy See Paul McCaffrey live ‐ star of BBC3s Impractical Jokers. Paul has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new acts around winning both The London Paper and the Latitude Festival new act competitions.Paul has…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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Rocky Flower Show & Plant Fair
Queen Elizabeth's School

A must‐see event for anybody interested in the diversity of small plants this competitive show is full of surprises. It is run by the Alpine Garden Society show‐casing mountain plants small herbaceous plants dwarf shrubs and bulbs. The plant fair will be…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 285179
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James Arthur
O2 Academy Bournemouth

After winning X Factor 2012 James went on to score the biggest selling X Factor single of all time with the BRIT Award nominated Impossible' and has recorded a stunning debut record writing and collaborating…

Location: 10.4 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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