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

08
FEB
“The Danish Girl” (15)
The Mowlem Theatre

Copenhagen painter Einar Wegener Eddie Redmayne has a loving marriage with fellow artist Gerda Alicia Vikander who encourages him to don womens clothes prompting his realisation that he wants to become a woman. Touching and dignified real‐life tale of 1930s transgender pioneer…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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10
FEB
Dynamo
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Dynamo at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Wednesday 10 February 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Dynamo live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

12
FEB
" The Revenant " (15)
The Mowlem Theatre

12 nominations for the 2016 Oscars Best Picture Best Director Best Actor Best Supporting Actor Best Cinematography Best Costume Design Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing Best Makeup and Hairstyling Best Visual Effects Best Film Editing Best Production Design.8 BAFTA nominationsBest Film…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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12
FEB
Stand Up @ Cobham
Cobham Sports & Social Club

The best night in comedy that £10 can buy 3 of the best comedians on the circuit come and see them while you can afford them We use only professional comedians ensuring a great night of entertainment.First up we have George Lewis....George…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07932 071500
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12
FEB
Bowling For Soup
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Despite this punk pop band forming way back in 1994 they didnt rise from local prominence until made several supporting appearances for large punk and ska bands. Since then they have grown in popularity…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
FEB
" Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie" (U)
The Mowlem Theatre

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch‐nemesis while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.Charlie Brown Schnapp is…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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13
FEB
February Half Term - Desert Warfare
The Tank Museum

IN ADDITION THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CLIMB IN A MAIN BATTLE TANKS TRY ON REPLICA UNIFORMS TAKE PART IN FUN‐FILLED FAMILY ACTIVITY TRAILS LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE TANK AND SOLDIERS IN DESERT WARFARE AND TAKE A TRIP AROUND…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01929 405096
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13
FEB
Valentine's Weekend
Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth

£30 per person in the Restaurant Sat 13th & Sun 14th Prosecco on arrival A delicious 3 course meal Truffles & a rose FREE £5 gaming voucher FREE Lucky Number bet The Acoustics will be…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 553790
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13
FEB
Dynamo Magician
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Dynamo Magician at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Saturday 13 February 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Dynamo Magician tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

13
FEB
Hannah Wants
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Hannah Wants at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Saturday 13 February 2016. 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

17
FEB
"ILLUSIONS” - Sean Alexander, The Confusionist
The Mowlem Theatre

Sean Alexander announces the dates for his first British tour following global success and this promises to be one of the best illusion shows ever seen in the UK.Audiences love to be thrilled and amazed and Sean will bring some of the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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19
FEB
"Dad's Army" (PG)
The Mowlem Theatre

Released in cinemas on the 5th February 2016 the film has been directed by BAFTA award‐winning Oliver Parker and stars Toby Jones Bill Nighy Tom Courtenay Michael Gambon Daniel Mays Bill Paterson Blake Harrison and Catherine Zeta‐Jones.It is 1944 and World War…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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22
FEB
Enter Shikari
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Enter Shikari are a British band that combine post‐hardcore music with various electronic elements. They formed in 2003 taking their name from a boat owned by Roughton Rou Reynolds uncle and a character in a…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
FEB
X Factor Live
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

You've watched them perform on your telly and now you can see them LIVE on tour. That's right X Factor fans our final eight are coming to a stage near you in February 2014 ‐…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
FEB
Wimborne Comedy Club
The Clubhouse, Wimborne Town FC

Comedy 2016 begins with our superb line‐up on Friday 26th February. Four great acts a lovely little venue with a great atmosphere and all priced to give you the best value around get your tickets now from Square Records WTFC bar…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07966 671548
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27
FEB
Leona Lewis
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

British popR&B singer‐songwriter Leona Lewis has shot to fame over the last few years following her astounding success on the third series of the TV show The X Factor which she won. Now a…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
MAR
Wet Wet Wet
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

With an incredible back catalogue of songs including three UK No. 1's With A Little Help From My Friends' 1988; Goodnight Girl' 1991; and Love Is All Around' 1994 the Glasgow lads have made…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAR
Wedding Fair
Upton House

Come along to Upton House between 11am and 4 pm on Sunday 6th March and see the elegance of The House for a ceremony and wedding reception. Meet with many varied suppliers and talk with our knowledgeable staff about your requirements and…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01202 262753
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10
MAR
80's Invasion Tour
Lighthouse Poole�s Centre For The Arts

The 80s are back Tony Denton Promotions bring together four of the decades most memorable artists to tour together for the first time ever. The 80s Invasion tour features the cream of music from the some of the most popular artists…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01273 709709
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10
MAR
Big Country Midge Ure 80s Invasion
Lighthouse/Pool Arts Centre

Big Country Midge Ure 80s Invasion at LighthousePool Arts Centre in Poole on Thursday 10 March 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
MAR
Scott Bradlee
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Scott Bradlee at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Saturday 12 March 2016. 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: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
MAR
Little Mix
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Little Mix are one of those bands that has had a rather unconventional career compared to most bands ‐ with their autobiography 'Ready to Fly' and a line of dolls and merchandise released before they…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
MAR
Annie Get Your Gun
The Mowlem Theatre

Swanage Musical Theatre Company amateur perform Annie Get Your Gun a musical with lyrics and music by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy and Herbert Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley 18601926…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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17
MAR
Peter Andre
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

English born Australian singersongwriter Peter Andre is also a successful TV presenter and businessman. Famed for his marriage and subsequent split from glamour model Katie Price Andre has starred in his own ITV2 shows both…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
MAR
Joe Bonamassa
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Hailed by many as the new Rory Gallagher blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa is still comparatively young at just 34 years of age but has already garnered the respect of many established stars in the industry.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
MAR
Dorset 3 Day Photography Course
Springfield Hotel

3 Days photographing the Jurassic Coast. The course includes 2 nights half board accommodation at the Springfield Hotel for just £395.The course has been designed to enable you to gain technical expertise on taking landscape photographs with the emphasis on location shooting…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01425 479257
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25
MAR
Boogaloo Jump Jive 'n' Boogie Weekend
Carrington House Hotel

This weekends line‐up are: CARRINGTON JJB 2016 HI RES FRONTSi Cranstoun & His BandKit Packhams One Jump AheadThe Cadillac KingsThe Bevin BoysDale Storr BandRockin The JointMCDJ: Pat da KatDance classes with:Mike & MelPaul & DebbieIan & Suzanne …

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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25
MAR
Collabro
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Collabro at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Friday 25 March 2016. 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

03
APR
"Swing ’n’ Sinatra"
The Mowlem Theatre

Celebrating 100 years of Sinatra Join Five Star Swing for an evening of the famous songs spanning Sinatras career from the Tommy Dorsey band to Hollywood plus Vegas Rat Pack to recordings with the Count Basie band Swing n Sinatra…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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G4
Lighthouse/Pool Arts Centre

G4 at LighthousePool Arts Centre in Poole on Sunday 03 April 2016. 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 service.…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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