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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.

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The next 21 events in Poole appear below.

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. ...
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, ...
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 ...
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

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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

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.
04 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Poole, Dorset
Leaping Lambs Easter TrailLeap along to Poole Museum to find the hidden lambs in the cases and peeking from behind our collections. Complete the trail to collect your chocolatey prize! Time: 10am to 4pm.
25 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
Dorset Neon RunThe Dorset Neon Run is a 5k neon night run open to anyone over the age of 12 in the iconic Poole Park with the aim of having fun! Join up to 1,000 other neon runners and run, walk or skip the 5k route whilst lit up in neon face paint, glow sticks, glow bracelets and fluorescent tutus – whatever takes your fancy – before returning to show off your bling under UV lights and shake your thing to music at the end. This event is organised and run by Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability ...
06 Jun 2020 to 07 Jun 2020

Poole, Dorset
Poole Festival of RunningThe Poole Festival of Running is Poole’s biggest running event and is organised by Poole Runners. It’s a celebration of running held over two days with races for everyone including Children’s Minithons, a 5K charity run, our flagship Poole 10K road race and the Poole Half Marathon. The 5k, 10k and Half Marathon take place on flat, fast and scenic parts of Poole including Poole Quay, Upton Country Park and the harbourside parks. The kids minithon races take place within the safety of Poole ...
12 Jun 2020 to 14 Jun 2020

Poole, Dorset
Poole Harbour Boat ShowThe sixth Poole Harbour Boat Show is taking place in June from its award-winning home, Poole Quay Boat Haven. With over 30,000 people in attendance in during 2017, 2018 and 2019, the show continues to be the biggest-ever free to attend boat show on the South Coast. The show has gone from strength to strength and we have built a strong following with many exhibitors having renewed each year since the first show in 2015. Running from the 12th - 14th June 2020, the three-day extravaganza ...
20 June 2020

Poole, Dorset
Harry Paye Pirate DayTis time for you landlubbers to dig out yer eye patch, earring and cutlass for Poole’s annual celebration on 20th June, of its favourite pirate son.
10 July 2020

Poole, Dorset
Upton Country Park Festival - Totally 90sLet us entertain you with an unforgettable trip back to the 90s at Upton Country Park Festival! We've put together the world's very best tributes to Robbie Williams (Tony Lewis), the Spice Girls (Wannabe), Take That (Rule the World) and Kylie Minogue (Jade Chamberlain) for a supercharged night of nostalgic fun at Upton Country Park. You're welcome to bring your own picnic and drinks but there will be a range of incredible street food and drink vendors on site including the Cocktail ...
11 July 2020

Poole, Dorset
Upton Country Park Festival - Best of Brit RockA celebration of British rock giants who've changed the world with the power of their music! The very best tributes to Pink Floyd (Floyd Effect), The Beatles (Upbeat Beatles), Rolling Stones (The Stones), Queen (QE2), Oasis (Oas-is) and Coldplay will electrify the night sky at Upton Country Park. You're welcome to bring your own picnic and drinks but there will be a range of incredible street food and drink vendors on site including the Cocktail Cabin and Prosecco & Pimms Bar. Sat ...
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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...
26 Nov 2019
Dog-Friendly Dorset A fully-fledged member of the family, your four-legged friend doesn’t need to feel left out of the holiday loop and will be well-catered for when you come to dog-friendly Dorset. Accommodation When it comes to finding somewhere to stay, there’s no shortage of accommodation to choose from. Whether it’s camping, a caravan, cottage or lodge you’re after, Dorset has plenty of dog-friendly options to choose from to make the perfect holiday for you and your ... Read more...
8 Nov 2019
Dorset’s Christmas Markets and Festive Fairs ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and you will be when you discover the fantastic selection of Christmas markets and festive fairs 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...

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