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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 23 events in Poole appear below.

15 December 2019

Poole, Dorset
Rick Wakeman: The Grumpy Old Christmas ShowRick’s The Grumpy Old Christmas Show will combine spellbinding piano music with side splitting stories and revealing insights into his lengthy and varied career. Expect an evening of superb musicianship, featuring music from YES, Rick’s own solo epics and early Bowie hits, plus fantastic arrangements of Beatles’ tunes, and much, much more, interspersed with knockabout (and sometimes bawdy!) humour. The world renowned keyboard player both as a member of YES and as a solo artist is known ...
14 Dec 2019 to 15 Dec 2019

Poole, Dorset
Santa's Woodland GrottoSanta is returning to Upton House in December with some new friends and things to see and tickets are available now so you have plenty of time to plan your visit. This year Santa is joined in his Woodland Grotto by some friendly new elves, owls and donkeys (his reindeer are staying at home). Also new this year is a covered Light Tunnel to enjoy! Pre-booking is highly recommended. Same-day walk-in tickets can be purchased at our ticket booth, but there are likely to be queues especially ...
23 December 2019

Poole, Dorset
BSO: Celebration Of Christmas Carols 2019Join the BSO in our traditional sing-a-long, featuring all your favourites alongside the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus. Gavin Carr CONDUCTOR Bournemouth Symphony Chorus TRAD God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen TRAD Good King Wenceslas TRAD O Come All ye Faithful MENDELSSOHN Hark the Herald Angels Sing Venue: Lighthouse Concert Hall
10 Dec 2019 to 24 Dec 2019

Poole, Dorset
Can't Wait For ChristmasFestive fun for everyone ages 3–10 and their families Jessie’s dad has got her a lovely little present. It’s all wrapped up, and tied with a beautiful bow. She can’t wait to open it, but she isn’t allowed to until Christmas day. Jessie shakes it and sniffs it and tries to sneak a peek, but Dad puts it just out of her reach and keeps a close eye on it. To keep her amused, he has laid a secret advent trail for her to follow. Jessie discovers a fun-filled journey filled with magical ...
20 Dec 2019 to 24 Dec 2019

Poole, Dorset
Santa's Woodland GrottoSanta is returning to Upton House in December with some new friends and things to see and tickets are available now so you have plenty of time to plan your visit. This year Santa is joined in his Woodland Grotto by some friendly new elves, owls and donkeys (his reindeer are staying at home). Also new this year is a covered Light Tunnel to enjoy! Pre-booking is highly recommended. Same-day walk-in tickets can be purchased at our ticket booth, but there are likely to be queues especially ...
30 December 2019

Lemur Landings, Poole, Dorset
New Year's Eve (eve) Phaser NightRadio Alert... It's another Lunar Landings meteoric event... The Asteriod Trunkesar will pass closer to the earth than any of our satellites... We believe this is a desperate plan to mask an alien invasion... can you help Captain Lewey Hoops stop them? Join the crew aboard SS Clash Landings for an exciting evening of phaser tag! Whether you come alone or bring your friends it's sure to leave you feeling like a lunar lemur! The battle will commence once the teams have been formed, the ...
31 December 2019

Poole, Dorset
Brew Year's Eve - PooleThe best New Year's Eve party is happening here at the Brewhouse & Kitchen! With Live music playing a range of hits and party tunes, canapés, bubbles and beer it's got the makings of a great party - all it needs now is you and a group of your friends to make it a night to remember! Get your tickets early as spaces are limited (Ticket price includes: Entry, canapés, a glass of bubbles or a pint of B&K beer) Limited tickets will be available on the door on the night itself for £10 (if ...
01 January 2020

Poole, Dorset
BSO New Year Johann Strauss GalaCelebrate the New Year with an uplifting selection of waltzes, marches, polkas and arias by the King of Waltz, Johann Strauss and his contemporaries! The full symphonic forces of the BSO will be joined by outstanding soprano Soraya Mafi to bring you an afternoon of swirling melodies to carry you away into the glamour and sparkle of Viennese Dance Halls. Pieces include the Fledermaus Overture, waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier, Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Emperor Waltz and, of course, The Blue ...
01 January 2020

Poole, Dorset
Poole Charity Bath Tub RaceClear the head at Poole's annual charity day of fundraising. See crazy crews take to the water in their home made crafts and race to be end with cheering crowds. Expect thrills, spills and sabotage along the way. One of our most enjoyable annual events is the Bath Tube Race that occurs on New Year’s Day. This charity-focussed event involves crews crafting unique bathtub vessels and racing them along the quay from The Custom House Steps to the Lord Nelson. Every year, rain or shine, ...
03 January 2020

Poole, Dorset
'Frozen' inspired Children's PartyJoin us in Upton House for a children's Frozen inspired party, with very special guests (and photo opportunities with) Anna, Elsa and Olaf! The brilliant AK Limelight will be offering 2 hours (10am to 12noon) of family fun, games and activities in the grand Drawing Room. £5.95 per child (over 2s only), accompanying adults go free. Booking essential - tickets available soon at uptoncountrypark.digitickets.co.uk (booking fee applies).
12 Dec 2019 to 05 Jan 2020

Poole, Dorset
Pantomime: Jack and the BeanstalkThe seeds have been sown for a magical Christmas as Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, is delighted to announce Jack and the Beanstalk as this year’s family pantomime. Giant Blunderbore is in a terrible rage. He shouts from above threatening to eat any villager who won’t pay their rent. Poor Dame Trott has to sell her precious cow Buttercup and sends her son Jack to market to get the best price he can. Jack is in love with Jill, the Squire's daughter and is easily fooled by the ...
17 January 2020

Poole, Dorset
Sandi Toksvig Live! National TrevorSandi Toksvig is touring her new, one-woman comedy show. Sandi realises some people harbour an ambition to be a National Treasure but following a misunderstanding with a friend has decided instead to become a National Trevor – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster. Expect tall stories, fascinatingly funny facts, really silly jokes, a quick fire Q&A and a quiz. Don’t expect tap-dancing, leotards or a forward roll. Book early! Venue: Lighthouse Concert 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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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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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