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

02
MAR
Fifty Shades of Grey (18)
The Mowlem Theatre

Literature student Anastasia Steeles life changes forever when she meets handsome yet tormented billionaire Christian Grey. Starring Dakota Johnson Jamie Dornan and Luke Grimes.E.L. James best‐seller gets the big screen treatment with this Universal PicturesFocus Features co‐production. The steamy tale…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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03
MAR
Room 94
The Old Fire Station

Room 94 at The Old Fire Station in Bournemouth on Tuesday 03 March 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: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
MAR
Burlesque Class with Sensu'Elle
Winton YMCA

SensuElle is delighted to announce her 6 week Burlesque classes begin on Wednesday 28th January 2015. With more than five years experience working as a Burlesque Performer and just over three years experience teaching with The Kitty Kat Cabaret Club she invites…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07966 883397
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06
MAR
Burlesque Showcase
Pelhams Hall

SensuElle proudly presents... BURLESQUE SHOWCASE A Sensational Evening of Student Debuts Our Compere for the evening is the one and only Miss Annie Our Special Guest Performer is the highly skilled and beautiful Trixi Tassels Performances from.... The Baby Belles ‐ The…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07966 883397
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06
MAR
Australian Pink Floyd
Bournemouth International Centre

Australian Pink Floyd is the band to see when it comes to Pink Floyd tributes. More than just an average cover band Aussie Pink Floyd meticulously strives to recreate the ground‐breaking work of the iconic…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
MAR
Stiff Little Fingers
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Belfast‐based punk‐rock band 'Stiff Little Fingers' first hit the music scene in 1977. They split after 6 years and 4 albums then later reformed in the late 1980s and continue to record and tour today.…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAR
The Australian Pink Floyd
Bournemouth International Centre

With Pink Floyds immense discography that spans numerous genres its no surprise that the famous acid rockers from the 60s still have a massive following. However given that their last album was 1994s The Division…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
MAR
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Emerging back in 1988 the original and credible Floyd act TAPFS has been getting bigger and better ever since. The band were described by Floyd drummer Nick Mason on BBC 5 Live as Very…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAR
The Australian Pink Floyd VIP
Bournemouth International Centre

The Australian Pink Floyd VIP at Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth on Friday 06 March 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch The Australian Pink Floyd VIP live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
MAR
Two
The Mowlem Theatre

After the great success of Collaborators Arena Theatre return to The Mowlem with their latest play Two. Jim Cartwrights two hander presents a fascinating microcosm of working class life in a Northern local in the 80s emulated in many comedies most notably…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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07
MAR
Ten Walls
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Ten Walls at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Saturday 07 March 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…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
MAR
The Script
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

'The Script' are an Irish poprock band from Dublin Ireland. They released their successful debut album in 2008 from which sprang hit singles such as 'We Cry' 2008 The band's second album release was 'Science…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
MAR
Simon Amstell To Be Free
Lighthouse/Pool Arts Centre

Simon Amstell To Be Free at LighthousePool Arts Centre in Poole on Thursday 12 March 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Simon Amstell To Be Free tickets so weve done the legwork for…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

13
MAR
Sunset Sons
The Old Fire Station

Sunset Sons at The Old Fire Station in Bournemouth on Friday 13 March 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: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAR
Mini Masterclass - Preparing grasses for spring
Knoll Gardens

To cut or not to cut Discover the answers to some of most frequently asked questions at this new spring event. Led by Knolls owner a world authority on grasses this is our specialist subjectand our Mini‐Masterclass will ensure your own grasses…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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14
MAR
Mini-masterclass: Preparing grasses for the spring
Knoll Gardens

Discover the answers to some of most frequently asked questions at this new spring event. Led by Knolls owner a world authority on grasses this is our specialist subject and our Mini‐Masterclass will ensure your own grasses are ready to produce the…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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14
MAR
Morrissey
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Morrissey at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Saturday 14 March 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
MAR
Paloma Faith
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

British singersong writer and actress Paloma Faith released her successful debut single in 2009 Stone Cold Sober and her album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful Was certified platinum with a spot in…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
MAR
The Pajama Game
The Mowlem Theatre

Following a wildly succesful run at the Chichester Festival Theatre The Pajama Game will transfer to the Shaftesbury Theatre for a strictly limited run from 1st May with two‐time Olivier winner Joanna Riding…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

18
MAR
Europe Black Star Riders
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Europe Black Star Riders at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Wednesday 18 March 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…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
MAR
The Bootleg Beatles
Bournemouth Pavilion

Re‐live the sights and sounds of sixties as the worlds premier Beatle band returns to Cambridge with their spectacular two hour multi‐media stage production featuring all the classic Beatle hits. Using film footage of…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

21
MAR
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
Bournemouth International Centre

Jimmy Carr Funny Business at Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth on Saturday 21 March 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 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
MAR
Placebo
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Alternative rock band Placebo are; Brian Molko Stefan Olsdal and Steve Forrest. They have collectively released 6 albums to date and 29 singles. They are famed for hits such as Every You Every Me and…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
MAR
Mr Turner (PG)
The Mowlem Theatre

This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner 1775‐1851.Profoundly affected by the death of his father loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually he forms a close relationship with…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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26
MAR
The Thrill of Love
The Mowlem Theatre

This is a very modern piece of theatre set to a background of a Billie Holiday soundtrack ‐ it has a feel of a 1950s black & white movie ‐ is very stylised and choreographed and although Ruth Ellis was remembered as…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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27
MAR
Boogaloo Jump Jive and Boogie Weekend
Carrington House Hotel

Friday 27th 30th March 2015 price held at £179 pp 3 nights half board in standard accommodationAfter the success of our 2014 weekend Boogaloo are pleased to announce a return to The Carrington Hotel The Carrington is well known…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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27
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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27
MAR
Blue
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Blue at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Friday 27 March 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 best…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
MAR
Lucy Rose
The Old Fire Station

Lucy Rose may appear to be a fresh new face on the British music scene but this young star already has an impressive CV and is set to become a much loved artist. She is…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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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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