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Events in Poole

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Upcoming Poole Events

The next 14 events in Poole appear below. Please use the calendar above to browse events on a particular date and find out what's on.

27 January 2018

Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a painter are drawn into a twisting plot that puts them at the mercy of the secret police and its network of torturers and spies. Rivalling the splendour of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for ...
26 Jan 2018 to 28 Jan 2018

Under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia, the United States and now, the UK. This acclaimed company returns to the Lighthouse Poole following a spectacular debut in 2017. Combining classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, complemented by a full orchestra and outstanding soloists who will take your breath away!
02 February 2018

After selling out his entire Edinburgh Fringe run out in advance and adding shows due to extra public demand, the BAFTA-winning comedian now hits the road to perform his acclaimed, hot ticket show around the UK. Join the ‘star of comedy’ (The i) as he explores dinner party etiquette and the pressures on a generation brought up in a world of instant gratification. How has modern living affected our ability to find long term happiness? Can social media ever reflect real life? And why is the ...
03 February 2018

A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music. Prepare to be transported on a musical journey through the history of Country, featuring songs from its biggest stars both past and present. Hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Little Big Town, are showcased by the amazing vocals of Dominic Halpin, Shelly ...
10 February 2018

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole takes to the stage to wow audiences with his latest spectacular production, All Night Long. Brendan is joined by his sensational cast of guest dancers, his captivating leading lady and superbly talented 14-piece band and singers, to whip up an extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic. From tantalising Tango to fiery Paso Doble, elegant Foxtrot to breath-taking Waltz - and with a few surprises in store - this is no ordinary dance show. ...
10 February 2018

The Mini BSO is a quintet that includes all four families of musical instruments found in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble encourages, entertains and educates thousands of children of all ages, introducing classical music in a fun and family-friendly manner. Venue: The Lighthouse
13 February 2018

Mirror Mirror A new version of Snow White Suitable ages 5+ When Snow White is offered a juicy red apple, by a kind old lady, she is sorely tempted. On the other hand, how does she know it’s not poisoned? She’s nearly been poisoned twice this week already and it’s not pleasant. Join Snow White, as guests at her wedding, and the whole story – magic mirror, wicked stepmother, seven dwarfs and all – will be revealed.
16 February 2018

The Salvation Army Territorial Youth Band and Choir have performed annually at the Lighthouse for many years now. The evening features 150 of the Salvation Army's most accomplished young musicians presenting a concert of engaging brass and vocal repertoire.
15 Feb 2018 to 17 Feb 2018

Showing the town in a completely new light, the first Light Up Poole festival of light art will completely transform the High Street from Falkland Square to the Quay. From 15 to 17 February the town centre after dark will provide the dramatic backdrop to a series of light art and digital installations designed to inspire, delight and enchant locals and visitors alike. International and local artists, many of them working in collaboration with Poole schools and arts organisations, have ...
28 February 2018

On Wednesday 28 February, Haydn’s magnificent oratorio The Creation will be coming to Lighthouse, Poole. The BSO will be joined by Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, BSO Associate Guest Conductor and world-class soloists, soprano Lucy Crowe, tenor Benjamin Hulett and bass Christopher Purves, to perform this much loved work. Renowned for his fine musicianship, David Hill is well respected as both a choral and orchestral conductor. His talents are reflected in his appointments as Chief Conductor ...
28 Feb 2018 to 03 Mar 2018

Rocker, poet, electric warrior, king of glam, godfather of punk, Marc Bolan tried many styles on for size in his search to become a superstar. Before his tragic death in 1977, a few days short of his 30th Birthday, Bolan lived life at breakneck speed, creating a series of iconic images, a string of number one hits and an army of obsessive fans. This dynamic new musical looks behind the glitter and the sequins to discover what drove the “bard of Hackney” to become “bigger than Elvis”.
10 March 2018

Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas… Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises. Featuring animal antics of singing birds, waddling ducks, sneaky cats, and a rocking wolf. With new music lovingly inspired by Prokofiev’s classic, this is Peter and the Wolf as you’ve never seen it before. Goblin Theatre's Peter and the Wolf is a brand new show with ...
21 April 2018

Coming to Old Poole Town on 21st April 2018 - Coastliners is a family-friendly festival bringing traditional sea shanties and sea-folk back to the good people of Dorset. It's time to sea what you've been missing out on and celebrate the cultural heritage of sea folk in the South-West! The festival programme will include numerous performances by shanty bands and folk acts from the South-West, craft workshops, film screenings, cultural heritage talks and an exhibition.
21 April 2018

Grab your headtorches, tutus and neon bling and light up the night whilst you run, dance or walk around our 5k route in Poole Park, providing lots of neon fun for everyone. On the night you will be provided with glow sticks, bracelets and neon paint to decorate yourself with so you glow while you go! Sign up now and light up the lives of children and adults with disabilities by taking part.

Latest Poole Features

The latest Poole articles from Resort Dorset are previewed below.

15 Nov 2017
Christmas is nearly here and there’s a fun way to get you in the festive spirit — ice skating. Nothing beats getting wrapped up, getting your skates on, and heading out to glide (or stumble) across the ice, then treating yourself to a delicious hot chocolate afterwards. Whether you’re a cling-to-the-side kind of skater or have a Torville and Dean style, ice skating is a fab activity for all and a great way to get together with friends and family to have some ... Read more...
14 Nov 2017
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and you will be when you discover the fantastic selection of Christmas markets and festive fayres that are set to be held around Dorset in the coming weeks. If you’re getting organised with your shopping, these events are a great way to find those perfect gifts; if delicious food and drink is on your wish list, then you’ll love the tasty selection available from local producers; or maybe you’d like a day out to get you in the ... Read more...
31 Oct 2017
Celebrate with a bang this weekend as Dorset plays host to a wide range of firework displays and bonfire events. A selection of fireworks / bonfire events can be found below: Read more...

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