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Events and what's on in Dorset

There's never a dull moment here! With a huge choice of events in Dorset taking place throughout the year, you'll be entertained no matter when you visit.

You'll find tasty food festivals like the award-winning Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival, red arrows and other spectacular flying displays at the Bournemouth Air Festival, fireworks aplenty, the world-famous Great Dorset Steam Fair, music festivals such as the Wessex Folk Festival, some fantastic theatre productions, comedy shows and of course some slightly quirkier events to enjoy (Bridport Hat Festival we're looking at you!)

Dorset County Show and Melplash Show are just two of many events giving you the chance to discover rural life in Dorset, and don't miss Dorset Moon - a programme of lunar-inspired events which take place in Bournemouth, Sherborne and Weymouth in 2019.

Whatever your interests, you'll find details of what's on in Dorset on this page. Use the tabs to browse events today, this weekend, this week or next week - or just use the calendar to find out what's on when you're visiting.

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The next 60 events in Dorset appear below.

18 Dec 2019 to 22 Jan 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
Cool Coast Ice RinkEmbrace that wintry feeling with Cool Coast Ice Rink at Bournemouth International Centre! Whether you’re a budding figure skater or feel more comfortable clinging on to the sides, everyone is welcome – the rink is big enough for all. There’s even a mini rink for those first nerve-racking glides and skate mates available to hire for the youngsters. Venue: BIC Purbeck Hall
23 January 2020

Poole, Dorset
I'm Sorry I Haven't A ClueBBC Radio’s multi award-winning antidote to panel games returns to the stage in 2020 with its sell-out touring show. Join Tim Brooke-Taylor, Tony Hawks, Miles Jupp, John Finnemore and host Jack Dee for an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense. Colin Sell provides piano accompaniment. Venue: Lighthouse Concert Hall
21 Jan 2020 to 25 Jan 2020

Poole, Dorset
Agatha Christie's The MousetrapDiscover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. ...
25 January 2020

Beaulieu, New Forest, Dorset
Burns Night at BeaulieuJoin us on Saturday 25th January to celebrate Burns Night in traditional Scottish style! This year, why not celebrate Burns Night with us at Beaulieu! We will have all the traditions you would hope for including our very own bagpiper! Enjoy an arrival drink as you enter the Domus, our unique 13th century venue, then be captivated by the roaring fire as you have your 3-course traditional meal. This will be a night not to miss out on! BOOKING & INFORMATION £65 per ...
24 Jan 2020 to 25 Jan 2020

Poole, Dorset
Macbeth: The PantomimeFor something completely different, Castle Players will be staging the absolutely bonkers Macbeth - The Pantomime at Lytchett Matravers Village Hall on 24th, 25th and 31st of January and 1st February 2020, including 2 matinees. A brand new, original show, inspired by the story of Macbeth and written and directed by Linsey O'Neill, where the Bard meets the X-Factor. Duncan Blue is the King of Karaoke. But when Dave Macbeth bumps into some mysterious creatures who foretell his future, ...
18 Jan 2020 to 25 Jan 2020

Christchurch, Dorset
Pantomime: Jack and the BeanstalkWhen Jack sells his beloved family cow for magic beans, his mother, the outrageous Dame Trott, is not best pleased! Little does she know that those beans hold the key to a thrilling adventure. As Jack climbs the beanstalk he discovers a land filled with riches beyond his wildest dreams …. there’s just one Giant problem! It’s 15 years since the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players performed ‘Jack in the Beanstalk’, so don’t miss this giant of a show which promises laughter, sparkle ...
22 Jan 2020 to 25 Jan 2020

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sleeping Beauty - Music & Drama Group PantoA treat for all ages with all the expected pantomime ingredients of magic, music, mirth and of course the dreaded spinning wheel. This spell binding story tells of the beautiful Princess Aurora who, under the curse of the evil fairy Carabosse and her cunning cat, is doomed to sleep for ever. Join the Royal Court in their endeavours to rescue Aurora from Carabosse and her evil forces. Can the Fairy Queen help? Can good really triumph over evil? Can a courageous Prince win through? Can ...
26 January 2020

Poole, Dorset
Le Big Sing 2020Spend a day singing at the Lighthouse Concert Hall with hundreds of others as you workshop and then perform some well-known music with French Connections, including Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera (set in the Palais Garnier, Paris) and other popular French music, including a fantastic choral setting of the famous Widor Toccata. The day will be led and conducted by GAVIN CARR, distinguished Director of the BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY CHORUS and PHILHARMONIA CHORUS. You don’t need to be in a ...
28 January 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
Kaiser Chiefs Plus Special Guests RazorlightFresh from their triumphant homecoming gig at Leeds Elland Road on June 8th, Kaiser Chiefs have announced a 2020 UK arena tour with very special guests Razorlight which includes a date in Bournemouth! Venue: BIC Windsor Hall
29 January 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Roger Chapman: Family & FriendsRoger Maxwell Chapman, known as ‘Chappo’ by his legions of fans was born and brought up in the East Midlands city of Leicester, a hot bed of musical talent in the UK during the mid to late 1960’s. The early days of Roger’s musical career started when he joined The Farinas in 1966, a band started at Leicester Art College in 1962. The original line up of the band consisted of John ‘Charlie’ Whitney, Tim Kirchin, Harry Ovenall and Jim King. Ric Grech replaced Kirchin on bass in 1965 and Roger ...
29 January 2020

Poole, Dorset
Spirit of the DanceThe International smash hit "Spirit of the Dance" celebrates 21 fabulous years as one of the most successful dance shows ever and now, their new spine tingling anniversary show is touring the world. Seen by more than 20 million people worldwide, the blockbuster hit show is Irish in origin and bursting with raw energy. One of the most exciting dance shows ever, this high octane extravaganza takes dance to the next level, in an explosive fusion of heart pounding Irish Dance combined with ...
31 January 2020

Poole, Dorset
Beyond the BarricadeCelebrating a fantastic 21 years touring in 2020, the UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables and delivers over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, ending of course with a stunning finale from Les Mis. This brand new show for 2020 will include many of the best numbers that have made Beyond the Barricade the most popular musical theatre concert in the country. The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy ...
01 February 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Let's DanceLet’s Dance's new 2020 show features around 300 performers of all ages showcasing their talents in dance and song. With a wide variety of music and colourful sparkling costumes, it will be a great evening for all! Children under 2 are FREE. Please note that free child tickets must still be obtained from the Pavilion Box Office.
01 February 2020

Poole, Dorset
Lost Voice Guy, Nathan Caton, Tania EdwardsCoastal Comedy and Lighthouse present this triple bill feast of stand-up comedy. Headlining this show is Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy who may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless! Lee won Britain’s Got Talent in 2018 and the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014. Lee’s other credits include America’s Got Talent: The Champions (NBC), Live At The Apollo (BBC Two), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), and many many more and you can ...
31 Jan 2020 to 01 Feb 2020

Poole, Dorset
Macbeth: The PantomimeFor something completely different, Castle Players will be staging the absolutely bonkers Macbeth - The Pantomime at Lytchett Matravers Village Hall on 31st of January and 1st February 2020, including 2 matinees. A brand new, original show, inspired by the story of Macbeth and written and directed by Linsey O'Neill, where the Bard meets the X-Factor. Duncan Blue is the King of Karaoke. But when Dave Macbeth bumps into some mysterious creatures who foretell his future, he and his wife ...
29 Jan 2020 to 01 Feb 2020

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sleeping Beauty - Music & Drama Group PantoA treat for all ages with all the expected pantomime ingredients of magic, music, mirth and of course the dreaded spinning wheel. This spell binding story tells of the beautiful Princess Aurora who, under the curse of the evil fairy Carabosse and her cunning cat, is doomed to sleep for ever. Join the Royal Court in their endeavours to rescue Aurora from Carabosse and her evil forces. Can the Fairy Queen help? Can good really triumph over evil? Can a courageous Prince win through? Can ...
01 February 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Stargazing at DurlstonMoon, star clusters, galaxies, Orion Nebula, winter constellations. Weather dependent, call on day to confirm. £3. Learning Centre. Location: Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve, Lighthouse Rd, Swanage BH19 2J Time: 7.30pm to 9pm.
02 February 2020

Portland, Dorset
Portland Coastal MarathonThe Portland Coastal Marathon will be taking place from the iconic Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on Sunday 2nd February. Along with the full distance event there will be a Half marathon and a 10k so all abilities can take part in this festival of running in what is possibly the most stunning of coastal trail locations. This is a run of dramatic, rugged cliffs, nationally rare plants, hidden coves and stunning views. The Isle of Portland is a large mass of limestone ...
06 February 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Banff Mountain Film FestivalEmbark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival! The Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the world’s best adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen! An adrenaline-fuelled, not-to-be missed event ...
07 February 2020

Poole, Dorset
The Circus of HorrorsThe new Circus of Horrors show will be an immersive celebration of its astounding 25 years. It will include an amazing amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock n roll sound scape, a show that will have you sat on the edge of your seat when not falling off it with laughter. The almighty cast that stormed into the finals of Britain's Got Talent is now a West End and world-wide hit and will take you on a rock n' roller coaster ride of Unbelievable, bizarre and beautiful acts. It is a circus ...
08 February 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
Anton & Erin - Dance Those Magical MoviesAnton & Erin, the nation’s favourite ballroom stars are back with their brand-new show for 2020 as they dance Those Magical Movies. With sensational choreography set to music that made it big on the silver screen, expect a Hollywood red carpet premiere performance from the UK’s leading dance stars. Including musical classics from Breakfast at Tiffany's, Singing In The Rain, Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, The Greatest Showman, 007, Titanic, Moulin Rouge and many more. Thrilling live ...
06 Feb 2020 to 08 Feb 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Musical: FameThis year's Swanage School Production is FAME. Venue: Mowlem Theatre Doors Open at 7:00PM Starts at 7:30PM
07 Feb 2020 to 09 Feb 2020

Portland, Dorset
Pantomime: Robin HoodWith King Richard the Lionheart away on the Crusades, his evil brother Prince John rules the land with a rod of iron. The Sheriff of Nottingham, under the orders of Prince John commands his guards to collect massively inflated taxes from the local villagers, causing poverty and distress. Then one day the fearless and dashing Robin Hood arrives to reverse the economic balance, by stealing from the rich to return to the poor, and also win the heart of the beautiful niece of the King, Maid ...
09 February 2020

Dorchester, Dorset
Ships & Shanties ConcertAn evening of entertainment with traditional shanties, new songs and readings to celebrate the golden age of sail. Set in the beautiful location of Kingston Maurward House with ample parking, a log fire and a licensed bar. Tickets now available by emailing us at: wareham.whalers@gmail.com
14 February 2020

Beaulieu, New Forest, Dorset
Valentine's Night at Palace HouseCelebrate Valentine's Night on Friday 14th February by dining in Palace House, Beaulieu - an unforgettable experience not to be missed! Celebrate in style by booking your intimate table for 2 and dine in Palace House. Explore the house whilst enjoying a drinks reception, then be serenaded by the pianist whilst you and your partner enjoy a 4-course meal. Palace House truly is an exquisite venue and makes the perfect romantic setting to be wined and dined by your partner.
15 February 2020

Blandford, Dorset
Inflatable Museum at BlandfordIn collaboration with Artsreach, Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset on Tour will be bringing the Inflatable Museum to rural communities around Dorset exploring the county’s rich history and cultural heritage. This tour is a great opportunity to bring the experience of visiting the Museum to Dorset’s towns and villages offering a free, fun drop-in to learn about the Museums current redevelopment. Take part in engaging activities and handle real objects from our collection including: Archaeology, ...
15 February 2020

Poole, Dorset
Poole Winter Warmer RunUpton Country Park is delighted to be co-hosting the Poole 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run this year, helping to raise funds for the Shelter charity. Lace up those shoes, get motivated, focus on training during winter and run this event with us. There will be loads of great entry benefits including full race chip timing, a super cool medal, sweets, drinks, some surprise goodies and a load of fun, smiles, hugs and high fives along the way. So come on, let's do this! You can now secure your ...
15 February 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Enjoy a romantic evening, travelling behind a historic steam engine whilst dining in style. The Valentine's Belle is £49.00 per person, including meal and train travel. The Valentine's Belle departs Swanage station at 1930 returning at approximately 2230. Please note: Bookings close on the Wednesday prior to the date of travel.
16 February 2020

Christchurch, Dorset
Quickly becoming one of the UK’s most prolific touring artists, wowing crowds with his sensational live show, we are delighted to be welcoming Irish country pop star Nathan Carter back to The Regent Centre. One of the UK’s most exciting live performers, his energetic showmanship is proving irresistible for fans, even scoring him a prestigious slot performing for Pope Francis in Croke Park in Dublin, as well as shows in Ireland as the 3Arena Dublin and SSE Arena Belfast. With tracks ...
15 Feb 2020 to 16 Feb 2020

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset
South West Model Show Spring EditionOn the 15-16 February, over 2 days the Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the UK to exhibit their models throughout the Museum. Boats, Cars, Plane, Trains, Military Vehicles and, of course, Tanks! Book online for reduced prices. Annual Passes are valid for this event. Over two days, see a wide range of models and buy your own! •Exhibitors and traders throughout the Museum •Model boats, cars, planes and trains - and, of course, tanks! •Models and modelling ...
19 February 2020

Poole, Dorset
The Amazing Bubble ManLouis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favorite, he has sold out there for the last twelve years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles to rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles to flying saucer bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures ...
21 February 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Be Bop A LulaThe West End smash hit comes to Weymouth Pavilion starring the music of giants of rock'n'roll - Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury and Buddy Holly. In 1960, American rockers Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent flew in from the States and were joined by British heartthrob Billy Fury for the UK's very first multi-artist rock'n'roll tour. Reviewers were appalled by the on stage antics. Audiences screamed their approval. British youth culture was born. Relive these seminal concerts in the ...
21 February 2020

Bridport, Dorset
Comedy: Geoff NorcottGeoff Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is hitting the road again in the spring, continuing with the success of his critically acclaimed show, ‘Taking Liberties’. Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being a dick. Mostly. As seen on The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week. Geoff has also appeared frequently on Question Time and can be regularly seen putting the cat amongst the pigeons on UK political debate shows. You may ...
15 Feb 2020 to 21 Feb 2020

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset
February Half Term 2020February Half Term 2020 15th February – 21st February 2020 10:00 am – 17:00 pm TONNES OF FUN FOR FAMILIES! Take part in a range of family activities. Kids can also let off steam in our outdoor play area and in our inside soft play area, adjacent to our Café. Plus free family trails to keep them absorbed with teasers and puzzles! Climb inside a Modern Battle tank and be wowed with talks and tours. Find out more about life in the trenches and get hands on with craft ...
17 Feb 2020 to 21 Feb 2020

Dorchester, Dorset
Half-term: Pirates at Shire HallSwash-Bucklin’ Fun Aplenty at Shire Hall! Treasure Hunt Parrot Spotting! Film Nights.. Create your own wanted poster 10 – 4pm Kids Dressed as Pirates go free! 2 kids go free with every full paying adult.
21 February 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
Saints of Sin2019 saw local rock band, Saints Of Sin, launch their self-titled album to great popular and critical acclaim; receive national radio airplay on Kerrang!, PlanetRock and BBC Radio 2; and end the year with a series of UK tours which took them as far as Glasgow and Edinburgh supporting American super group Lost Angels and then Midnite City. Now Saints of Sin start 2020 with their biggest headline gig to date at The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth on Friday 21st February. Saints Of Sin have ...
20 Feb 2020 to 22 Feb 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Barefoot in the ParkWIMBORNE DRAMA PRODUCTIONS Present Neil Simon’s BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. This romantic comedy set in 1960s New York. Corie and Paul are newly-weds who have just moved into a tiny, 5th-floor apartment in a Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a strait-laced attorney; Corie is free-spirited and impulsive. The young couple have to contend with bad plumbing, a broken skylight, several long flights of stairs and oddball neighbour Victor Velasco. When Corie tries to set Victor up with her lonely mother ...
20 Feb 2020 to 22 Feb 2020

Poole, Dorset
Light Up Poole: A Festival of LightLight Up Poole, the annual festival of digital light art will return to the town in February and reach beyond the streets after dark with a series of talks that are every bit as illuminating as the light art installations to be seen outdoors. More than 40,000 visitors experienced last year’s incredible displays and for Light Up Poole 2020 organisers are extending the light up time and expanding the programme with talks, workshops and ticketed events including a family rave. Responding ...
15 Feb 2020 to 23 Feb 2020

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Bring your brave teddy to escape King John's castle on the teddy bear zip wire. Watch missiles launch from the castle's medieval siege engine with Trebuchet launches at 11:30am, 12:30pm and 3pm. Have fun with friends and family playing historic games. Explore the castle with the family castle quest and crafts in the Outer Bailey. Try your own medieval costume and be a knight or a maiden for the day. Venue: Corfe Castle
15 Feb 2020 to 23 Feb 2020

New Forest, Dorset
Hands-on Half-term at BeaulieuGet hands-on at Beaulieu this February Half-Term! Ever fancied becoming a Victorian house servant or training as a country garage apprentice mechanic? Now’s your chance! Join us from February 15th – 23rd to get hands-on with a range of fun activities, including the chance to discover curious 19th-century gadgets and motoring artefacts... Don your overalls and help Jack Tucker complete his workshop checklist! Have you got what it takes to become a country garage apprentice? Put ...
15 Feb 2020 to 23 Feb 2020

Sherborne, Dorset
Haynes Half-term Family WorkshopsThis February half term, bring your budding engineers to Haynes Motor Museum and learn how a car works in fun, family-friendly workshops for ages 5-15. In these fun and interactive drop in sessions, discover how a car works, learn what happens under the bonnet and explore the handling collection. Then join the team for a special behind the scenes visit to the Haynes Workshop where you can see car restoration in action! This workshop runs Morning (11am) and Afternoon sessions (2pm) ...
23 February 2020

Lulworth Castle & Park, Lulworth, Dorset
Lulworth Castle Wedding ShowcaseBe inspired as the most exclusive wedding venue in Dorset opens its doors for a unique afternoon showcase on Sunday 23rd February 2020, 2pm to 6pm ending with a fabulous fireworks show courtesy of Fireworks Solutions. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of supplier ideas and inspiration. See the castle dressed to impress and be amazed as the light falls and the candles shine out. Our caterers will be on hand with scrumptious canapes and a cold glass of prosecco. We’ll end the evening with a ...
20 Feb 2020 to 23 Feb 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
Peter PanFollowing their recent production of Shrek the Musical, Swish of the Curtain return once again to Bournemouth Pavilion with this aerial extravaganza that promises to capture the imagination of all ages – especially those who never want to grow up!
27 February 2020

Bridport, Dorset
Blues: CatfishUK and British Blues Award winners Catfish have so far played in six European countries, won the UK Blues Award for Blues act of the Year (England) to add to their 2016 British Blues Award, written and released their third album, all original material, and met some amazing people on the way round the UK and Europe. With their now legendary passionate live performances, this has become one of the must-see bands on the blues rock circuit. Their previous album Broken Man was voted album ...
27 February 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra:Live And SwingingThe “Best Big Band in the Land” is back with their explosive new show ”Live and Swinging” Hold on tight as Live and Swinging takes you on an exciting journey that is stunning, dynamic, and thrilling. Directed by Chris Dean, this mesmerizing performance is packed with all your Big Band Favourites. Featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Neal Hefti, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Venue: Tivoli Theatre
29 February 2020

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
California Dreamin'FEATURING THE GREATEST HITS FROM THE FLOWER POWER ERA - WITH THE MUSIC OF THE MAMAS AND PAPAS AND MORE. The Mamas and Papas, one of the super groups from the golden age of the Flower Power Era in the 60s. They brought us smash hits like “Monday Monday”, “Creeque Ally”, “Dedicated To The One I Love”, “I Saw Her Again Last Night” “California Dreaming”, just to name a few. This show will instantly transport you back to one of the most iconic periods of the Sixties. The Flower ...
25 Feb 2020 to 29 Feb 2020

Poole, Dorset
FriendsicalFriendsical is an original and unique new parody musical inspired by the gang in Friends, the iconic TV show. When Ross’s wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his life… will he end up with his one true love? With original new songs such as ‘(He’s her) Lobster!’, ‘Richard’s Moustache’ and ‘You’re Over Me, When Were You Under Me?’, the gang take on naked Thursdays, a power cut, and a dinosaur convention! What could ...
29 February 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Stargazing at Durlston Country ParkMoon, Venus, Orion Nebula, Galaxies, Winter Constellations. 7.30pm to 9pm. Weather dependent, call 01929 424443 on day to confirm. £3. Location: Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve, Lighthouse Rd, Swanage
29 February 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
The FureysLegends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc return on Saturday 29th February. The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary ...
29 February 2020

Poole, Dorset
Upton House Book FairGet ready for World Book Day with our Book Fair! Free entry. New and second hand books to buy, associated crafts, book readings from local authors and activities for the kids too (small cost for these). There's also a small gift for any child in fancy dress! If you’ve never had the chance to explore the restored Library at Upton House, here’s your chance. Time: 11am to 4pm.
11 March 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Francis Rossi: I Talk Too MuchLegendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music. In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever. Francis is a true member of British Rock Royalty. He sang the first words at Live Aid in ...
13 March 2020

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Comedy Theatre: The Navy LarkThis special theatre production sees a cast of three bring to life three classic episodes from the much loved radio series, which ran for 1959 - 1977 which originally featured Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker, and Jon Pertwee. It stars James Hurn, known for portraying such iconic characters as Tony Hancock, Sid James, and Kenneth Williams from his hit one-man show Hancock and Co. It also features Richard Usher and Mark Earby best known for The Goon Show Tour and The Lost Hancock’s Vacant ...
21 March 2020

Corfe Castle, Dorset
Inflatable Museum at Corfe Castlen collaboration with Artsreach, Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset on Tour will be bringing the Inflatable Museum to rural communities around Dorset exploring the county’s rich history and cultural heritage. This tour is a great opportunity to bring the experience of visiting the Museum to Dorset’s towns and villages offering a free, fun drop-in to learn about the Museums current redevelopment. Take part in engaging activities and handle real objects from our collection including: Archaeology, ...
20 Mar 2020 to 21 Mar 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
RevengeThe Crime and Comedy Theatre Company present REVENGE By Robin Hawdon. Directed by Louise Jameson (EastEnders, Doc Martin, Doctor Who, Bergerac). Bill Crayshaw MP leads a charmed life, hailed in the corridors of Parliament, lauded in business, and loved at home. That is until he returns from a business trip to find his party agent has been killed in a terrible, tragic accident – or was it? Mary Stewart isn’t so sure and arrives at his door asking some awkward questions – in ...
22 March 2020

Christchurch, Dorset
Eco FestWELCOME TO OUR BRAND NEW HIGHCLIFFE CASTLE EVENT, BRINGING TOGETHER EVERYONE WHO IS TRYING TO MAKE OUR WORLD A LITTLE GREENER. There will be trade stands, talks and workshops which aim to be fun and interactive for all the family.
21 Mar 2020 to 22 Mar 2020

Farmer Palmers, Wareham, Dorset
Half Price Entry on Mother's WeekendCome and celebrate wonderful Mums! Half Price Entry for Mum with pre-downloaded voucher from Farmer Palmer's Website.
22 March 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Half MarathonNow in its 6th Year, this popular seaside half marathon provides runners with some outstanding scenery, history, and the opportunity to set a pb on a pretty flat 13.1 mile course. Runners will complete a traffic-free, fast course and take in a historical and scenic tour of Weymouth’s dramatic past and landscape through the town, harbour, seafront and Lodmoor Country Park. We are delighted to be supporting the local Weymouth Rotary group and Weldmar Hospice in 2020. It’s never too late ...
26 March 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Vienna Festival Ballet: Swan LakeJoin Vienna Festival Ballet as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary with one of ballet’s most powerful and beautiful love stories. Lavish costumes, stunning scenery, international stars, and the glorious music from Tchaikovsky make this a night not to be missed. Swan Lake is the most popular ballet in the world. It’s the ballet that captures like no other the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. Don’t miss ...
02 Apr 2020 to 04 Apr 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Musical Theatre: Blitz!Blitz! Is Lionel Bart’s follow up to the hit musical Oliver! based on his own childhood experiences in the East End during the Second World War. It’s 1940 and the East End of London is taking a terrible pounding from Hitler's bombs. Life, however, goes on, centering around Mrs Blitztein and her large family, especially her petty-criminal son Harry and her beautiful daughter Carol. They are all fighting their own particular battles with neighbours and authorities alike but whatever life ...
05 April 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Panto: Alice in WonderlandPanto time? Oh Yes It Is! Hot Rock Productions is excited to bring their Easter Pantomime to the Tivoli Theatre for the very first time! This fun-filled family show features stunning scenery, colourful costumes, toe-tapping songs and bucket loads of laughter. Join Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole and finds herself in the most peculiar place she’s ever seen! She’ll need to have her wits about her as the evil, but hilarious, Queen of Hearts is after the secret recipe to create the ...
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17 Dec 2019
Pub Walks in Dorset A ‘pub walk’ has been a British tradition for many, many years. It’s a great way to bond with the family, stretch your legs, breathe in the fresh air, and ultimately enjoy some quality food and drink. Whether you enjoy a crisp countryside walk or you’re more of a seaside strider, Dorset has it all. Take a look at a wonderful range of pub walks in Dorset below. The Swan Inn – Abbotsbury The Swan Inn is located at the entrance to one of ... Read more...
10 Dec 2019
How Well Do You Know Dorset? Resort's Christmas Quiz How well do you know Dorset? We're stepping into the festive spirit with a 20 question (including a bonus question!) quiz to test your knowledge on Dorset. With so many things to do, places to see, history and much, much more, there's a whole world of knowledge surrounding Dorset. You may find some questions easy, or you may find some tricky, but there's only one way to find out. It's time to showcase your knowledge on ... Read more...
4 Dec 2019
New Year's Eve Events in Dorset New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration. We raise a glass to the year that’s gone by, everything we’ve achieved, and that glass is also raised to the year ahead. It is often spent with family and friends, the ones who have been by our side for last 12 months, and the ones we look to spend the next 12 months with. For many of us, a change is about to happen. We step into the New Year with a fresh vision of exciting things to come. Whatever you’re ... Read more...
3 Dec 2019
Ice Skating in Dorset Christmas is nearly here and there’s a fun way to get you in the festive spirit — by ice skating in Dorset! Nothing beats wrapping up, getting your skates on and heading out to glide (or stumble) across the ice, before 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 ... Read more...
2 Dec 2019
Dorset Beaches Dorset is surrounded by an 88-mile stretch of quite remarkable coastline. One of the pleasures of visiting (or living in) Dorset is that you’re never too far away from the beach – whichever beach that may be, because there’s plenty! And by plenty, we mean loads! There are the major beaches such as the award-winning Bournemouth Beach and Weymouth Beach, along with the many smaller beaches such as Church Ope Cove. Take a look at some of many: Chesil ... Read more...

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