Local Entertainment Venues

O2 Academy

570 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Dorset BH1 4BH
Tel: 01202 399 922; Box Office: 0844 477 2000 (24 Hr)

O2 Academy Bournemouth originally opened as The Grand Pavilion Theatre in 1895 with various incarnations over the years. It was first used as a circus, and in 1899 became The Boscombe Grand Theatre for its music hall days and The Boscombe Hippodrome several years later. In recent times it has converted to a dance hall, a Royal Ballroom and was a renowned venue for the disco era of the 70’s, club acts of the 80’s and the dance explosion of the 90’s. A Grade II listed building and in more recent times, it changed to the Opera House and still boasts a magnificent interior with period features, including the proscenium arch, art-deco styling and ornate steel work. The main auditorium is the heart of the venue. A stunning theatre, there are three levels for seating, plus royal boxes and booths. Find out more here: www.o2academybournemouth.co.uk

BIC and The Pavilion

Exeter Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH
Tel: 01202 456400; Box Office: 0844 576 3000

Bournemouth has always enjoyed the highest reputation as a premier conference, leisure and hospitality destination. Now even bigger and better than ever, the Bournemouth International Centre and Pavilion Theatre have more flexibility for everything from large rock and pop concerts to exhibitions, opera, ballet and comedy performances. Find out more here: www.bic.co.uk

Regent Centre

51 High Street, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1AS
Tel: 01202 499199

You’ll find something for everyone here – from grand opera to wrestling, and from musical theatre shows to top films. NEW IMPROVED ONLINE BOOKING NOW AVAILABLE – CHOOSE YOUR OWN SEATS There is still no charge for booking by phone or online. You’ll discover 500+ events each year, rotating art exhibitions, friendly coffee bar (now with speciality coffees), a licensed bar for events and activities in the Studio. Find out more here: www.regentcentre.co.uk

Poole Lighthouse

21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG
Tel: 0844 406 8666

The Lighthouse is an arts centre in Poole. According to the Arts council of England it is the largest arts centre in the United Kingdom outside London. It has a 669 seat theatre, a 1,500 seat concert hall, a 150 seat studio, a 105 seat cinema, an Image Lab/media suite, a large gallery for photography and digital art, a restaurant and three function rooms. The concert hall is home to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Find out more here: tickets.lighthousepoole.co.uk


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Odeon Bournemouth
Exeter Crescent, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AU

Visit their website: www.odeon.co.uk