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

24
OCT
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15)
The Mowlem Theatre

Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman ‐ an independent international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle our heroes face a new challenge.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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25
OCT
FILM: A Man Called Ove
Shelley Theatre

59 year old Ove is the blocks grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist.…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01202 413600
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26
OCT
3 Stories From Radio 4
Shelley Theatre

Come and join John Osborne for an evening of stories. John has written and performed six half hour storytelling shows for Radio 4. They are funny heart‐warming and a masterclass in how to keep an audience captivated. In this stage show he…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 413600
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27
OCT
Blade Runner 2049 (15)
The Mowlem Theatre

A young blade runners discovery of a long‐buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard whos been missing for thirty years.Officer K Ryan Gosling a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department unearths a long‐buried secret…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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27
OCT
Coastal Comedy with TV Headliner Andy Askins
Hotel Celebrity

Enjoy a top night of stand‐up comedy in Bournemouths favourite comedy club and finalist for the Best Night Out 2017. Heres some blurb about our Andy: Andy Askins is a diminutive figure who exudes an air of vulnerability as he steps up…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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27
OCT
Halloween Cider Festival
Shelley Theatre

This Halloween from the very house that brought you Frankenstein Fetch the Drinks has again teamed up with Shelley Theatre to bring you another fun filled evening of proper cider great food and live music So join us for some haunted fun…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 413600
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28
OCT
Heidi Talbot
Shelley Theatre

Heidi Talbot is an Irish folk singer from Kill County Kildare Ireland who has emerged as a fabulous performer in her own right having initially been the singer with iconic Irish‐American womens band Cherish The Ladies. Heidi appears at the Shelley with…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 413600
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29
OCT
Swanage Jazz Festival 2018 Fund Raiser
The Mowlem Theatre

World leading guitarist Martin Taylor will be performing a dazzling solo set at 7pm followed by a raucous swinging Jazz at the Philharmonic style ALL STAR band of comprised of some of the leading UK jazz musicians at 8.30pm featuring:Tony Kofi ‐…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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31
OCT
Speed Dating in Bournemouth
Bar So

Bournemouth Speed Dating How speed dating in Bournemouth worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Bournemouth. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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01
NOV
Stick Man
Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre

Following six consecutive Christmas seasons in Londons West End and multiple UK and international tours the joyful adaptation of Childrens Laureate Julia Donaldson and Axel Schefflers bestselling book Stick Man is back on the road again for another enchanting UK tour.Stick Man…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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02
NOV
The Book of Darkness and Light
Shelley Theatre

Legend has it that many years ago a book of terrifying tales was found. Now you are invited to discover the secrets of The Book of Darkness & Light If you dare Join The Storyteller and The Musician for an evening of…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 413600
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03
NOV
Lloyd Griffith: Undated
Shelley Theatre

Fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett on tour Lloyd embarks on his first nationwide tour in :Undated. A show about overcoming the overwhelming. Star of BBCs Taxi To Training Drunk History Comedy Central Soccer AM Sky Sports 1 The Premier…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 413600
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03
NOV
The Death of Stalin (15)
The Mowlem Theatre

When Joseph Stalin abruptly dies in 1953 his subordinates immediately start jockeying for the position of his replacement. The political backstabbing makes for maximum black comedy and exuberant farce and the deft interplay of a gifted cast makes the whole film a…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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04
NOV
Take a Long Hard Luke at Yourself
Shelley Theatre

Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe and Celebrity Big Brothers Bit On The Side Comedian and Impressionist Luke Kempner spends his life pretending to be other people but who is the real Luke Luke garnered global attention in 2012 with his hit viral…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 413600
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08
NOV
Film: Whisky Galore
Shelley Theatre

Set in the Second World War when whisky rationing is in effect Scottish islanders on the Isle of Todday try to plunder cases of whisky from a ship that is stranded on rocks just offshore. The SS Cabinet Minister was carrying 50000…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01202 413600
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10
NOV
Light Up the Prom
Bournemouth Pier

Light Up the Prom has been postponed until Friday 10 November due to dangerous high winds on Friday 20 OctoberThink of the people close to you who have been shining lights in your life.Through their love friendship or compassion those extraordinary…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01202 704347
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11
NOV
Catfish Keith 25th Anniversary UK Tour
Shelley Theatre

Cutting‐edge blues singer songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Catfishs innovative style of foot‐stomping deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 413600
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11
NOV
Foreverland comes to Bournemouth
The Old Fire Station

20 Cities : 30000 People : 1 Magical AdventureOur magical touring circus is coming to Bournemouth.. Join us on an adventure through music time and space as we discover a new realm of the surreal. Merging debauchery and the paranormal ‐ when…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07912 691842
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12
NOV
Loving Vincent (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

The worlds first fully oil painted feature film brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of historys most celebrated artists.On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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16
NOV
Film: The Sweetman File and Old Sins
Shelley Theatre

The Sweetman FileFiles purloined by British Intelligence during the storming of Stasi Headquarters in 1990s Berlin have been lost for some years. When the PM offers to return them to the present German administration the hunt begins. But MI6 is not alone…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01202 413600
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17
NOV
Comedy: Ben Norris
Shelley Theatre

Enjoy a fantastic night out and get to see TV Headliner Ben Norris Live right here in our intimate venue. As seen on: They Think Its All Over BBC1 Mock the Week BBC2 Never Mind the Buzzcocks BBC2 Ben has been performing…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 413600
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17
NOV
Murder on the Orient Express (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best‐selling author Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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18
NOV
Gigspanner
Shelley Theatre

The Wife of Urban Law Album Launch Tour Since his departure from folk‐rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013 legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner and in the process has established their…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 413600
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21
NOV
Sleeping Beauty
The Mowlem Theatre

Every childs favourite fairy tale Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and magic set to Tchaikovskys sublime score featuring stunning choreography sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets.Formed in 1981 The Russian State Ballet of…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

22
NOV
Film: The Time of Their Lives
Shelley Theatre

Determined to gatecrash her ex‐lovers funeral on glamorous French hideaway Ile‐de‐Re former Hollywood siren Helen Joan Collins escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla Pauline Collins a repressed English housewife stuck in a bad marriage. Pooling their limited resources…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01202 413600
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23
NOV
Shooting From the Hip 48 Hour Film Contest
Shelley Theatre

The Shooting From The Hip 48 Hour Film Contest is back Once again inviting film makers to participate in the ultimate creative challenge. Write shoot and edit a film in 48 hours. Come and see films from local film making talent as…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01202 413600
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24
NOV
Santa's Christmas Grotto & Magical Light Garden
Upton Country Park

Our festive woodland grotto is back for 2017 with a new and improved look Real wood cabins interactive things for children and adults to get involved with a quality wrapped gift for children and photographs for you all to take home.Furthermore we…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01202 261305
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24
NOV
The Polly Morris Band
Shelley Theatre

An Evening of Entertainment.The Polly Morris Band with their unique mix of observational comedy songs sketches and acoustic music will be joined by friends for an evening of entertainment. Expect the unexpected from this band that always manage to bring the…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 413600
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25
NOV
Shelley's Heart
Shelley Theatre

Shelleys Heart empowers you to read minds time travel and raise the dead This interactive play celebrates the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein by transporting you to St. Peters churchyard in Bournemouth town centre where Mary Shelley is buried. Once there you will…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 413600
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29
NOV
Odile
Shelley Theatre

Odile is a fresh look at the Swan Lake story told in JSLN Artistic Director Sren Niewelts inimitable style of dance narrative through neo classical ballet. The tale is told through the eyes of the orphaned Odile who seeks to…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 413600
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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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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Swanage? See our list of attractions in Swanage, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.