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

23
JUL
Moscow State Circus
Branksome Recreation Ground

Promising their 'greatest ever production to date' the ever‐popular Moscow State Circus are a world‐renowned circus troupe where 'magnificent feats of human achievement' are the norm. Expect rogue clowns mucking around performers in high‐wires…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
JUL
SUPER SUMMER SAVINGS!
Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium

BUY TICKETS ONLINE & SAVE UP TO 25 ‐ click hereCome and meet the newest additions the Oceanariums ever‐growing aquatic family this summer; the adorable baby loggerhead turtles and a snappy pair of crocodilesBe enchanted by the very cute yet mischievous family…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01202 311993
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25
JUL
Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
The Mowlem Theatre

A film comedy feature based on the TV series about a Dublin market trader whose livelihood comes under threat when a ruthless developer tries to buy the market Also matinee 2:30 p.m. Monday 28th…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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26
JUL
Yes Sir Boss summer album tour
The Winchester

Support from TArch and The Jshttps:soundcloud.comtarch‐the‐jsYES SIR BOSS will be stopping off at the legendary Winchester for the Bournemouth leg of their UK album tour. They have cultivated a truly original distinct and indefinable sound that has elements of everything from brooding…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07887 711269
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27
JUL
Out of the Blue
The Mowlem Theatre

On Sunday 27th July 2014 at 7:30 p.m. by overwhelming demand the return of:Out of the Bluewith a full length concert to launch their new album.Tickets at £15 full £12 concessionsOut of the Blue is Oxfords premier all‐male a cappella group. Serving…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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01
AUG
Priority presents: Hollyoaks' Andy Moss
Cameo, Bournemouth

Join us at Cameo every Friday as we bring you Priority Featuring the biggest tunes across 4 rooms to make this Bournemouths biggest weekend warm‐up.Hollyoaks favourite Rhys is back on screens after a shock return to the show. He will be joining…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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05
AUG
It Runs In The Family
The Mowlem Theatre

Award winning Swanage Drama Company amateur perform this fast‐moving production set in a doctors' common room in St Andrew's hospital in London. Just as Dr Mortimore is about to deliver a life‐changing speech an old flame from his antics in the sluice…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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08
AUG
Purbeck Rally
Rally Field

Trade Stands classic cars Motorcycles Lorries Tractors Military Vehicles miniature Steam Engines Stationary Engines Ring Events Childrens Rides Food Stalls Beer Tent Archery and Air Rifle ranges provided by Midland Adventure and Free parking.…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

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08
AUG
War Horse (12)
The Mowlem Theatre

To commemorate the centenary of the entry of Britain into World War I on 4th August 1914 The Mowlem presents in tribute War Horse an epic adventure for audiences of all ages directed by Steven Spielberg. Set against a sweeping canvas of…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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09
AUG
Big Night Out at Firvale Road
Cameo, Bournemouth

Think BIG production and BIG entertainment.Big 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 club…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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09
AUG
Live Action Wrestling
The Mowlem Theatre

The stars of LDN Wrestling are coming for a night of action packed drama Don't miss out with top names including British Heavyweight Champion the popular Alan Lee Travis Pirate Paul Malen the Masked Man of Mystery the Dark Lord and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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09
AUG
Stomp
Bournemouth Pavilion

Stomp is a percussion theatre company that employs day to day tools and objects as well as the body itself to create various sounds that complement modern stage movement. The tools used for the show…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Sports

11
AUG
Sing-A-long Sounds Of War Time
The Mowlem Theatre

Featuring All The Hits of World War 1 and 2. The 75th & 100th Anniversary of World War 2 and World War 1. A Tribute To The People and The heroes of Great Britain. Featuring Music From The Glen Miller Orchestra Dame…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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15
AUG
Walking on Sunshine (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Set to the greatest hits of 80s Walking on Sunshine is the feel‐good musical. After a whirlwind romance Maddie fresh from a long term relationship is preparing to marry gorgeous Raf and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding in Italy.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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16
AUG
Talking Heads
The Mowlem Theatre

Following the success of Alan Ayckbourns Neighbourhood Watch earlier in the year ‐ ImpAct Theatre are preparing a new production which they will bring to The Mowlem on Saturday 16th August. This will be an evening of three of…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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18
AUG
Lee Evans
Bournemouth International Centre

MONSTERS is Lee Evans amazing new show with over 50 nights in the biggest arenas in the country. Lee will be playing to more fans than ever on this hotly anticipated tour of the UK…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

22
AUG
Showaddywaddy
The Mowlem Theatre

70s popsters recreating the music of the 50s. Showaddywaddy were one of the biggest successes of the 70s and dominated the British charts with their releases including the smash number 1 hit Under The Moon Of Love. Wham‐a‐lang‐a‐ding‐dang ‐ you know it…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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23
AUG
Postman Pat: The Movie (U)
The Mowlem Theatre

The film finds Pat everyones favorite postman centre stage as a contestant in a national TV talent show competition. Will success and fame tear him away from his hometown of Greendale and the friends he loves Can Pat return to town in…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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23
AUG
Transformers: Age of Extinction (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

As humanity picks up the pieces following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However a group of powerful ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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29
AUG
40 Years of Abba
The Mowlem Theatre

Stemming from the success of the Eurovision Song contest in April 1974 Abba had nine UK number one hits. Their popularity has grown exponentially over the years and they are now the third biggest selling band of all time. Abba's enormously successful…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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10
SEP
Earth Wind and Fire
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Earth Wind and Fire at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Wednesday 10 September 2014. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Earth Wind…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
SEP
Earth Wind Fire
Bournemouth International Centre

Earth Wind Fire at Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth on Wednesday 10 September 2014. 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: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

12
SEP
Ben Montague
Mr Kyps

Two years after debut single Haunted took the radio by storm Ben Montague is ready to launch his debut album Tales Of Flying and Falling and announces a tour to celebrate.…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
SEP
CLASSIC CLAPTON
Regent Centre Christchurch

CLASSIC CLAPTON are the Worlds No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band. In 2014 they are touring throughout the UK.The band comprises 4 excellent musicians.The band was formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne long before the term tribute band was invented and…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 499199
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15
SEP
FREE taster session at the Bournemouth Rock Choir
Main Hall - Glenmoor School

The Bournemouth Rock Choir is led by choir leader Jenny Deacon. A local community choir first and foremost we are also part of the national Rock Choir network which provides unrivalled opportunities to sing live. Members of Rock Choir have had the…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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15
SEP
FREE taster session at the Poole Rock Choir
Main Hall - Oakdale Junior School

Your friendly local Poole choir is run by Dorset based musician Stacey Hobday. The Poole branch is part of the unique national singing family that is Rock Choir. Whilst retaining our focus on Poole community causes and events all the local Dorset…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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16
SEP
FREE taster session at the Christchurch Rock Choir
Main Hall

The Christchurch Rock Choir is led by vocal teacher Jenny Deacon. The Christchurch branch is part of the unique national singing family that is Rock Choir. Whilst retaining our focus on Christchurch community causes and events our nearby Rock Choir groups come…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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16
SEP
Riverdance
Bournemouth International Centre

If you didn't already know Riverdance is a show consisting of traditional Irish stepdancing and has become a huge phenomena since appearing at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Husband and wife team John McColgan and…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

20
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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22
SEP
The Saturdays
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Britains favourite girl group The Saturdays have announced a massive 17 date UK tour for February 2011. Una Healy Frankie Sandford Rochelle Wiseman Mollie King and Vanessa White are experts on the live circuit having…

Location: 9 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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