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Big Sea Swim in Eastbourne, photo by Graham Huntley

Study in Eastbourne

Study in the vibrant south coast resort of Eastbourne. Learn English at one of the many language schools or study at the University of Brighton campus in Eastbourne. The sunniest resort in the UK, Eastbourne offers a packed programme of events and is a gateway to the South Downs National Park and just 60 minutes from London Gatwick, making it the ideal location for studying and exploring the South East.

Download research and facts about Eastbourne, including the number of visitors and economic impacts.

Language Schools in Eastbourne

St Bedes International Summer School

Bede's Summer School

Bede's International Summer School, part of Bede's School Trust, has been running high-quality residential programmes for children, teenagers and young adults since 1993. Today, we offer 5 different types of programme at 7 locations.

EF Language School, Eastbourne

EF Language School

EF Language Schools Ltd

Private language school in the heart of Eastbourne, recently renovated school with modern facilities.

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International Summer School

Moira House School

International Summer School is a small, family-run operation with almost 20 years experience of residential summer schools and independant boarding schools in East Sussex. The school is accredited by the British Council.

Eastbourne School of English

Eastbourne School of English

Founded in 1936, Eastbourne School of English, is a not-for-profit school with an international reputation for providing a wide range of quality English language courses for adults, expert teachers and excellent student services.

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Language Teaching Centre Eastbourne

A British Council accredited English language school. *General English Courses *IELTS and Cambridge First Certificate exam preparation. *Young learner summer school *Special courses for closed groups at any time of year.

ELAC Language School

ELAC Study Vacations

A British Council accredited English language school. Summer Residential & Family Stay Courses for 12-17 Year Olds. Special courses for closed groups at certain times of the year. Venues include Eastbourne College and St Andrews School.

Sussex Downs College

Sussex Downs College

Sussex Downs College offers high-quality programmes on a modern campus located a short distance from Eastbourne town centre. Our facilities include a library, an IT suite, professional standard theatre and sporting facilities.

University Campus

University of Brighton Campus in Eastbourne

This leading multi-campus University offers one of the best teaching quality ratings in the UK and a strong research record, with under-graduate courses in hospitality, tourism and sport at the Eastbourne campus.

University of Brighton

Chelsea School of Sport

From foundation degrees to PhD programmes, Chelsea School has over 100 years of experience in education, research and consultancy, gaining an international reputation. Part of the University of Brighton, the school is located at the Eastbourne campus.

Culinary Arts Studio

The Culinary Arts Studio provides state of the art commerical kitchen facilities for learning and development, and is part of the School of Service Management at the University of Brighton. Also available for team building days, product development and research.

On Our Doorstep

South Downs National Park

Cycling in the South Downs National Park

Study in Eastbourne and explore the stunning coastal scenery of the South Downs National Park and iconic beauty spot Beachy Head. Featured in many Hollywood films, including Harry Potter, James Bond and Pearl Harbour.

Film Locations

Events & Cultural Highlights in Eastbourne

The Blades at Airbourne, Eastbourne International Airshow

Eastbourne offers a wide range of vibrant events from the annual Airbourne airshow in August, to international tennis, endurance sports, beer festivals and rock and pop tribute nights at the seafront Bandstand.  

Coupled with leading comedy acts, musicals direct from London's West End, ballet, opera, cutting edge drama and contemporary touring art exhibitions, there are many cultural highlights to enjoy in Eastbourne.

Events in Eastbourne

Major Events

Airbourne - picture by Scott Morley

Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow

Airbourne

Thu 17 - Sun 20 Aug 2017

The world's biggest free seafront airshow returns in August with 4 days of spectacular flying and its all FREE!

Footloose!

Footloose

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 15 - Sat 19 Aug 2017

Footloose is back and better than ever before! Everybody cut loose as the explosive 1980s rock ‘n' roll sensation bursts on to the stage in a remastered show for 2017.

20 March - 12 November 2017

Living on the Edge: 8000 years by the sea

The Pavilion

Mon 20 Mar - Sun 12 Nov 2017

From Neolithic enclosures to Iron Age field systems and Second World War defences the archaeology of the Seven Sisters covers thousands of years of history.

image: Eric Ravilious, Two Women in a Garden, 1939

Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship

Towner Art Gallery

Sat 27 May - Sun 17 Sep 2017

English Artist Designers 1922 – 1942. This major touring exhibition of the artist and designer Eric Ravilious (1903-1942), coincides with the 75th anniversary of his death.

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Abba Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Abba Tribute Show with Abba Fever

Bucks Fizz

Bucks Fizz

The Winter Garden

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston - Eurovision Winners and former members of 80's pop sensation Bucks Fizz.

Airbourne Fireworks

Airbourne Fireworks

Airbourne

Sun 20 Aug 2017

A spectacular fireworks display from the Wish Tower beaches at 10pm.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Glenn Miller Orchestra

The Winter Garden

Sun 20 Aug 2017

“Ray's In The Mood” as the world’s greatest Big Band transports you back to the heady days and music of the 1940s - with the fabulous harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and the sublime vocals of Catherine Sykes and Mark Porter.

Kid's Disco Party Night

Kids Disco Party

Eastbourne Bandstand

Tue 22 Aug 2017

A treat for the Summer Holidays Tuesday evenings during the summer holidays it's party time! Join the party, the kids won't want the school holidays to end.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark

Devonshire Park Theatre

Thu 24 Aug - Sat 2 Sep 2017

From the hand of Frederick Knott, author of Dial M For Murder, and the producers behind Night Must Fall and Birdsong, comes a major revival of the classic, edge of your seat, thriller Wait Until Dark.

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

GB Womens 35s Inter County Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park

Fri 25 - Sun 27 Aug 2017

The Women’s 35 Inter-County Championships are held on the world class grass courts at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. Forty-four counties, divided into eleven groups of four teams, take part over three days in August each year.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Eastbourne Seafront

Fri 25 - Mon 28 Aug 2017

Come and sample the delights of the UK and abroad as Eastbourne seafront is transformed into a bustling Seafront market place.

A Night in Nashville Hosted by Sarah Jayne

A Night in Nashville

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 27 Aug 2017

A Night in Nashville Hosted by Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take us on a journey through the history of Country Music. The show features Patsy Cline, Billie Jo Spears, Kenny Rogers, and more.

LTA SoE

LTA South of England Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park

Mon 28 Aug - Sat 2 Sep 2017

Over 35's tennis championships featuring players from all over the UK, at one of the worlds best grass court venues. Watch for free in the beautiful surroundings of Devonshire Park, or play - contact the Lawn Tennis Association.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 30 Aug 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Western Lawns

MG South Downs Run

Western Lawns

Sun 3 Sep 2017

The South Downs Run is a scenic and non-competitive drive of about 70 miles along the beautiful South Downs from Bury Hill to Eastbourne in Sussex, displaying at Western Lawns on the seafront.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 6 Sep 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Take That Tribute Show

Take That Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 8 Sep 2017

The Take That Experience bring you all the thrills of this hugely popular act. A tribute show you will "Never Forget".

Steampunk

Eastbourne Steampunk

Eastbourne Seafront

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Sep 2017

ome one, come all! Marvel at the curiosities, revel in the entertainment, indulge in the delights!

Tom Jones Tribute

Tom Jones Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 9 Sep 2017

Tom Jones Tribute Show with Tom-Tastic by Martin Jarvis

Milkshake!

Milkshake! Live - The Magic Story Book

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 10 Sep 2017

Set amongst Milkshake’s magical bookcase, this brand new live show is sure to amaze and delight!

Brassed Off

Brassed Off

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 12 - Sat 16 Sep 2017

Based on a true story, Brassed Off is a funny and life-affirming tale of community spirit and triumph in the face of adversity.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 13 Sep 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Jersey Boys Tribute Show

Jersey Boys Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 15 Sep 2017

"The Ragdolls" recreate the iconic sound of the "Jersey Boys”. In the first part of the show, the Boys take you back to where it all began.

Tour of Sussex Cycle Race

Tour of Sussex Cycle Race

Eastbourne Seafront

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Sep 2017

Having recovered from the previous days efforts, riders will be riding the now infamous Beachy Head course. A great family event to spectate and support all the cyclists!

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 20 Sep 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 27 Sep 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Elvis Tribute

Elvis Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 29 Sep 2017

The Elvis Tribute; featuring the top selling International Elvis Tribute Act Mark Summers.

G4

G4 in Concert

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 29 Sep 2017

Due to the overwhelming demand for G4, the multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group will be back on the road in 2017 with special gues

Queen Tribute

Queen Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 30 Sep 2017

This fantastic 5 piece show scaramouches brilliantly from the early hits of the 1970’s through to the stadium rock anthems of the 1980’s with a rhapsody of surprises along the way. Unique and unrivalled, not only powerfully recreating the w

Eastbourne Beer Festival

Eastbourne Beer Festival

The Winter Garden

Thu 5 - Sat 7 Oct 2017

Eastbourne's annual beer festival features over 160 cask ales, plus wines, international bottled beers, ciders and perries. Each session features live music, Pub Games entertainment and food.

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Abba Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 6 Oct 2017

Abba Tribute Show with Abba Fever

Bonfire Procession - photo by Graham Huntley

Bonfire Society Procession & Fireworks

Eastbourne Seafront

Sat 7 Oct 2017

Eastbourne Bonfire Society returns with an annual bonfire procession and fireworks along Eastbourne seafront - everyone welcome!

Spider Saturdays

Spider Saturday

Drusillas Park

Sat 7 Oct 2017

Spider experts from the British Tarantula Society will be displaying some of their most commonly feared animals in the Discovery Centre. The aim of the day is to try and overcome visitors’ phobias, as well as being fun and informative.

Wyntercon: 7 & 8 October 2017

Wyntercon

Princes Park

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Oct 2017

The award winning multi-genre convention is returning to Eastbourne this October 2017. There's lot's going on, with something for the whole family to enjoy!

Private Lives

Private Lives

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Oct 2017

In Private Lives, strong passions and stronger personalities set the stage for a classic battle of the sexes.

Swan Lake

Russian State Ballet : Swan Lake

Devonshire Park Theatre

Fri 20 Oct 2017

After a successful Ballet tour last year, Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for their annual UK tour with mesmerising, and captivating full touring ballet production.

Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas

Halloween Shriek Week

Drusillas Park

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

If you are bored of all your local haunts, stake out the fun at Drusillas Park over the Halloween period. We’ve conjured up some fang-tastically spooky surprises to keep your little horrors half term happy.

The Nutcracker

Russian State Ballet : The Nutcracker

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to your local theatre for a dazzling production of the most famous Ballet in the world – The Nutcracker.

Spooky Stairs

Twilight Tours

Redoubt Fortress

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

October is a spooky month at the Redoubt, as the 200 year old fortification opens up for Twilight Tours.

Romeo & Juliet

Russian State Ballet : Romeo & Juliet

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 22 Oct 2017

Join us for an unforgettable journey as Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for their annual UK tour with Romeo and Juliet.

Beachy Head Marathon

Beachy Head Marathon

Sat 28 Oct 2017

Beachy Head Marathon is one the biggest off-road marathon in the UK. Participant entry prices apply, see website for details.

Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet

Devonshire Park Theatre

Mon 30 Oct - Sat 4 Nov 2017

Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet is coming to Eastbourne!

The Exorcist

The Exorcist (Directors Cut) film screening

Redoubt Fortress

Tue 31 Oct 2017

Dare you brave the fortress on Halloween for a Directors Cut screening of the Exorcist followed by a ghost tour of the fortress.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 5 Nov 2017

Chamber music can be subtle, and it can be sublime. But sometimes, it’s just about a group of musicians getting together and simply having fun.

BoHo Winter Light Festival

BoHo Winter Light Festival

Seaside Road

Fri 17 Nov 2017

A FREE festive event for all the community with sound stage, street entertainers, market stalls, arts and crafts, traditional children’s fairground and grotto. Plus children's lanterns in a Winter Light Procession.

Drusillas Christmas Lights

The Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Drusillas Park

Sat 18 Nov 2017 - Mon 1 Jan 2018

Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations daily with over 50,000 lights in an animal themed light show, synchronised to music. For accurate up to date information on prices please visit the website.

Meads Magic

Meads Magic

Meads Village

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Meads Magic 2016 returns for a night of festive village fun on 25th November. Now in its fifth year, Meads Magic is a firm favourite of the Eastbourne Christmas diary.

Eastbourne Seafront

Santa Fun Run & Walk

Eastbourne Seafront

Sun 3 Dec 2017

See a host of Santa's jingling down the prom as they raise money for charity at this fun family event. Raising money for myaware - a charity fighting against the Myasthenia Gravis neuromuscular disease.

Dick Whittington and his Cat

Dick Whittington and his Cat

Devonshire Park Theatre

Fri 8 Dec 2017 - Sun 14 Jan 2018

From the team behind 2016 Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, expect live music, colourful sets, amazing costumes spectacular special effects and plenty of comedy, fun and laughter!

Ed Byrne

Ed Byrne

Royal Hippodrome

Mon 11 Dec 2017

The master of observational comedy, Ed’s many TV appearances over the last couple of years have included hosting Live At The Apollo and being a regular panellist on Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You.

Christmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Mon 25 Dec 2017

Eastbourne Bandstand will be packed again this year as the traditional Christmas and New Year concerts return to the south coast with fantastic festive entertainment, and it is all for free.

Boxing Day at the Bandstand

Boxing Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Tue 26 Dec 2017

Eastbourne Bandstand will be packed again this year as the traditional Christmas and New Year concerts return to the south coast with fantastic festive entertainment, and it is all for free.

New Years Day at the Bandstand

New Years Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Mon 1 Jan 2018

Eastbourne Bandstand will be packed again this year as the traditional Christmas and New Year concerts return to the south coast with fantastic festive entertainment, and it is all for free.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 21 Jan 2018

A Serenade can be many things – a love song, a melody to relax to, or just something that makes you feel like you’re outdoors on a summer day and singing with happiness.

Eastbourne Half Marathon

Eastbourne Half Marathon

Sun 4 Mar 2018

Set yourself a challenge or cheer on the runners along the seafront at this fantastic spring event.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 4 Mar 2018

Soul music, Austrian style. Even by Schubert’s standards, the C major String Quintet is something special, and with one of the most exquisitely beautiful slow movements in all music, it’s a regular choice on Desert Island Discs.

Easter Sunday Concert

Traditional Easter Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 1 Apr 2018

Our traditional Easter concert with our very own town band 'Eastbourne Silver Band' kicks off the entertainment season.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 8 Apr 2018

It only takes a handful of wind players to create an explosion of colour.

Magnificent Motos

Magnificent Motors

Western Lawns

Sat 5 - Sun 6 May 2018

Biggest free motoring spectacular on the South Coast with over 600 vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, buses, steam traction engines, comercial and military vehicles, ranging across a century of motoring. Also features a French Market!

Relax and enjoy the great live atmosphere

Beer & Cider by the Sea

Western Lawns

Fri 25 - Sun 27 May 2018

Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns plays host to the south coast’s food and drink festival in May 2017, as ‘Beer and Cider by the Sea’ kicked off a three day extravaganza to tantalise the taste buds.

World No.5 Caroline Wozniacki

Aegon International Eastbourne

Devonshire Park

Fri 22 - Sat 30 Jun 2018

Enjoy world class tennis action from top women of the WTA tour, in this exciting pre-Wimbledon tournament at Eastbourne's Devonshire Park. Prices depend on court and date.

Airbourne - picture by Scott Morley

Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow

Airbourne

Thu 16 - Sun 19 Aug 2018

The world's biggest free seafront airshow returns in August with 4 days of spectacular flying and its all FREE!

Beachy Head Marathon

Beachy Head Marathon

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Beachy Head Marathon is one the biggest off-road marathon in the UK. Participant entry prices apply, see website for details.

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