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Events and what's on in Poole

If it's events you're after, Poole delivers plenty.

From Poole Harbour Boat Show to Poole Regatta, Poole is packed with events on and off the water to keep you entertained.

Music lovers are spoilt for choice with three festivals featuring world-class performers from the worlds of folk, classical and blues, plus rampaging pirates, classic cars, and vintage and arts events for all the family.

Use the tabs below to browse Poole events today, this weekend, this week or next week - or use the calendar to see what's on when you're visiting.

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The next 9 events in Poole appear below.

12 December 2018

Poole, Dorset
BSO - Handel's MessiahNicholas McGegan CONDUCTOR Mary Bevan SOPRANO Diana Moore MEZZO-SOPRANO William Berger BARITONE Bournemouth Symphony Chorus Since 1742, The Messiah has secured itself in the Christmas calendar. Retelling the story of Christ it is heaped full of beautiful arias including; He was Despised and Rejected and I Know that My Redeemer Liveth and rousing choruses like For Unto Us a Child is Born and the ever-popular Hallelujah Chorus. Please note: If you are booking 5 of more of the ...
16 December 2018

Poole, Dorset
BSO: The SnowmanWALKING IN THE AIR Hugh Brunt CONDUCTOR Pui Fan Lee PRESENTER Cherished by children and adults alike, The Snowman is the soundtrack to everyone’s Christmas. We’re walking in the air…join the Snowman and James on their magical journey through the winter sky in this special showing of the festive classic on the large screen, accompanied by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Guaranteed to send tingles down your spine as you relive this enchanted animated film together with a live ...
16 December 2018

Poole, Dorset
Santa's On The Water!Come and join us for our ‘Santa’s on the Water’ event on Sunday 16th December from 10am-12 in Poole Harbour. Time to dress up in your best Christmas Costumes and jump on a paddle board for the last SUP Trip of 2018, it would be great to see you there. This event is just £20pp which includes paddleboard tuition, equipment hire and games on the water followed by mince pies and hot drinks afterwards to end the morning. To book your place please give us a call at The Watersports Academy on 01202 ...
22 December 2018

Poole, Dorset
Last Night of the Christmas PromsSEASONAL TREATS OLD AND NEW Pete Harrison CONDUCTOR Kick off Christmas with a fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle. A rollercoaster of seasonal favourites includes Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow Let it Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year and much, much more! ANDERSON Sleigh ...
23 December 2018

Poole, Dorset
BSO: A Celebration of Christmas CarolsJoin in with the real spirit of Christmas in the BSO's traditional celebration of carols with the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus. Sing along to a host of your favourite carols and sit back an enjoy the best of choral music for the season. Just the thing to get you in the mood for the big day itself. Venue: Lighthouse
30 Nov 2018 to 24 Dec 2018

Poole, Dorset
Santa's Woodland GrottoSanta's Woodland Grotto is back at Upton Country Park, with real wood cabins, animals, quality wrapped gifts and printed photographs of your meeting with Santa, ensuring a fun, interactive & memorable experience for all the family. Open Wednesday - Friday from 10.30am - 5pm, and at weekends from 9.30am - 6pm. Prices vary. Walk-in tickets will be available, however we advise pre-booking to beat the crowds and guarantee a time slot.
07 Dec 2018 to 31 Dec 2018

Poole, Dorset
Panto: Dick WhittingtonJoin us at the Lighthouse on a family pantomime adventure with Dick Whittington and his acrobatic cat as they journey from Poole to Olde London Town then across the sea seeking fame and fortune. After ‘Cinderella’ last year, prepare for an even bigger ‘wow’ with spectacular new scenery, sparkling costumes and special effects. Meet the magical Fairy Bow Bells and the hilarious Dame Dolly Donuts. Boo, cheer, laugh, sing along and don’t let King Rat become Lord Mayor! Dick Whittington ...
15 February 2019

Poole, Dorset
Brendan Cole: Show ManBrush off your tails, Brendan is back! This brand new production for 2019 promises unparalleled entertainment as Brendan Cole leads his stunning cast in a thrilling extravaganza of music and dance. The very first winner of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing is joined by an amazing team of professional dancers, singers and a live band to showcase the superb choreography and dazzling performance that has kept him in the public eye for 15 years. Join us at the Lighthouse for a night of beautiful ...
21 Feb 2019 to 23 Feb 2019

Poole, Dorset
Light Up Poole: A Festival of LightAs darkness falls, Light Up Poole will transform the town centre, combining light art and digital installations with interactive activities in partnership with leading cultural organisations across the region. More than 20 art spectacles will be shown at various locations to accentuate the town’s diverse landscapes, from the harbour’s natural beauty and the industrial expanse of the docks to the Old Town’s historic buildings and the urban setting of the High Street.

Latest Poole Features

The latest Poole articles from Resort Dorset are previewed below.

31 Oct 2018
Dorset Firework Displays in 2018 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...
12 Sep 2018
Halloween Events in Dorset The October half-term is now synonymous with Halloween and the themed fun that takes place. If you’re out and about in Dorset, you’ll find many a Halloween event happening, so grab your broomsticks, sharpen those fangs, and prepare to have one hell of a good time! Dorset Halloween events include everything from ghoulish ghost hunts and fright nights, to zombie invasions and sea witches! It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween Events Read more...
24 Jul 2018
Sunday Carvery in Dorset Let's be honest, nothing really beats a Sunday roast, and just because you're on holiday doesn't mean you have to miss out! Dorset has an ever-growing reputation as a foodie destination, and what better way to put this to the test than to sample a Sunday carvery at one of the excellent Dorset pubs and restaurants featured below. Already have a favourite place for a spot of Sunday lunch in Dorset? Let us know in the comments below! Find Your Sunday ... Read more...

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