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Want to find out what's on? Eastbourne has a packed diary of entertainment and events all year round. Witness the thrills of Eastbourne entertainment like Airbourne, one of the UK's biggest FREE seafront airshows or the challenging Beachy Head Marathon.

For a more relaxed time book tickets for the Eastbourne International tennis tournament at Devonshire Park or stroll around our Continental markets. Browse over 600 events in Eastbourne happening in Eastbourne throughout the year and check out our 'Events this week' section to see the very latest of what's on in Eastbourne.

Coming Up

Eastbourne Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Fri 30 Nov - Sun 23 Dec 2018

The Eastbourne Christmas Market is back from Friday 30th November to Sunday 23rd December 2018, 10am - 6pm each day.

Christmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert

Tue 25 Dec 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.

Boxing Day at the Bandstand

Boxing Day Concert

Wed 26 Dec 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.

New Years Day at the Bandstand

New Years Day Concert

Tue 1 Jan 2019

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.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 12 Jan 2019

Come and enjoy and evening of stargazing though telescopes and have your chance to chat to experts from the society members,

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Come and enjoy and evening of stargazing though telescopes and have your chance to chat to experts from the society members,

Participants in the Race

St Wilfrid's Pancake Race

Tue 5 Mar 2019

This years Pancake race will take place in Terminus Road precinct, starting from bankers corner from 1pm - 3pm.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 16 Mar 2019

Come and enjoy and evening of stargazing though telescopes and have your chance to chat to experts from the society members,

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Thu 11 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

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

Easter Sunday Concert

Traditional Easter Concert

Sun 21 Apr 2019

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

Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Show

ELO Tribute Show

Fri 26 Apr 2019

The ELO Encounter are the world's foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a magical musical journey through time.

Abba Fever

ABBA Tribute Show

Sat 27 Apr 2019

A 5 piece live band with 5 part harmonies the show transports you back to the 70’s through the biggest hits of the world’s favourite band. Live vocals, stunning musicianship, authentic costumes and exciting choreography.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 1 May 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Thu 2 - Mon 6 May 2019

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

Tom Jones Tribute Show

Tom Jones Tribute Show

Fri 3 May 2019

With his powerful voice, Martin was always compared with Tom Jones and endlessly requested to perform a "Tom-song". One song led to another and soon he was performing a complete Tom Jones Tribute show all over the world.

Magnificent Motos

Magnificent Motors

Sat 4 - Sun 5 May 2019

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!

James Brown Tribute Show

James Brown Tribute Show

Sat 4 May 2019

The distinctive, soulful voice of James Brown is accurately recreated in this exciting show by multi award winning performer, Buzz D’Angelo. He has all the moves and showmanship of one of music’s all time greatest legends...’The Godfather o

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 5 May 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 8 May 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

The Beatles Tribute Show

The Beatles Tribute Show

Fri 10 May 2019

The Beatles For Sale have a full repertoire of all the Beatles' most famous songs; Please Please Me and Love Me Do through to Rubber Soul and Revolver classics like Nowhere Man and Paperback Writer.

Christmas at Drusillas

Christmas at Drusillas

Sat 17 Nov 2018 - Tue 1 Jan 2019

Enjoy the magic and enchantment of Christmas at Drusillas Park this year! Come face-to-face with a husky at the zoo before getting your face painted as a reindeer, fairy or even a Christmas pud in Hello Kitty’s Parlour.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on 20 dates during the year! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a photo taken. Prices vary according to the day. For accurate up to date information visit Drusillas website.

cinderella

Cinderella

Fri 7 Dec 2018 - Sun 13 Jan 2019

Written & Directed by Chris Jordan When Cinderella is left at home by her Ugly Sisters, it seems all hope of going to the ball is lost.

A Christmas Spectacular

The Rattonians: A Christmas Spectacular

Thu 20 - Sat 22 Dec 2018

The Rattonians always know how to get everyone in the right mood for Christmas – This year sees them working alongside Trapdoor Productions to bring a show packed with Seasonal Favourites, Glamour, Dancing and a special visit from Santa!

Secret Santa

Secret Santa – The Frost Files

Fri 21 - Mon 24 Dec 2018

SECRET SANTA – THE FROST FILES - Holly receives a letter from a secret organisation; The Ministry of Mistletoe – requesting her assistance on a top secret mission… Santa has been kidnapped!

Secret Santa

Secret Santa – The Frost Files

Thu 27 Dec 2018 - Tue 1 Jan 2019

SECRET SANTA – THE FROST FILES - Holly receives a letter from a secret organisation; The Ministry of Mistletoe – requesting her assistance on a top secret mission… Santa has been kidnapped!

Hippodrome

Eastbourne Theatre Ghost Hunt

Fri 11 - Sat 12 Jan 2019

Discover the ghosts of the theatre!

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - February 2019

Sun 10 Feb 2019

The Music Of Friends Mozart Oboe Quartet Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18 No.1 Brahms Clarinet Quintet Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Disney’s Aladdin Jr

Disney’s Aladdin Jr

Wed 20 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

Discover “A Whole New World” with this magically updated version of the Academy Award-winning Disney classic!

Gaelforce Dance

Gaelforce Dance

Fri 1 Mar 2019

Gaelforce Dance, the celebration of Irish dance, music and song, has dynamically tapped its way into the beating hearts of millions of audience members worldwide since its inception in 1999.

Sooty's Magic Show

Sooty's Magic Show

Sun 3 Mar 2019

Izzy Wizzy let’s get busy! Join Sooty for his brand new Laugh Out Loud Magic Show! Direct from their hit ITV series, Sooty, Sweep and Soo and TV’s Richard Cadell will amaze you with impossible tricks and sidesplitting jokes!

Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer: Women for life on earth

Sun 3 Mar 2019

Women for life on earth: the inevitability of ecofeminism. When Welsh women turned up at the RAF base at Greenham Common in 1981, they were carrying a banner that read ‘Women for Life on Earth’.

Trial By Laughter Eastbourne

Trial By Laughter

Tue 5 - Sat 9 Mar 2019

By Ian Hislop & Nick Newman Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's Trial By Laughter

Showaddywaddy

Showaddy waddy 2019

Sat 9 Mar 2019

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!

Caroline's Kitchen

Caroline's Kitchen

Tue 12 - Sat 16 Mar 2019

The Original Theatre Company, Ghost Light Theatre and Eilene Davidson present Caroline's Kitchen A comedy by Torben Betts Directed by Alastair Whatley DIRECT FROM LONDON AHEAD OF NEW YORK RUN

Robert White

Robert White: The Tank Top Tour

Fri 15 Mar 2019

Robert White wowed the judges and viewers alike with his fast-paced comedy routines when he made the finals on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent. With a suitcase full of his trademark vests, Robert will be travelling the UK.

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo Live!

Sun 17 - Mon 18 Mar 2019

After a successful debut tour, Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book returns to the stage in 2019! Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982.

The Picture Of Dorian Gray

The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Tue 19 - Sat 23 Mar 2019

Tilted Wig Productions, Malvern Theatres and Churchill Theatre present Oscar Wilde's? The Picture Of Dorian Gray In a society obsessed with youth and beauty, Dorian Gray is given the chance to keep his looks forever. But at what cost...

Music Hall Tavern

Music Hall Tavern

Fri 22 Mar 2019

The UK’s premier comedy drag show is back for its 6th year with a brand new hilarious fabulous glamorous show for 2019 !

Dan Snow

Dan Snow

Mon 25 Mar 2019

An Evening with the History Guy An Evening with Dan Snow will feature the well-known historian and TV presenter recount anecdotes of memorable experiences from his very successful career as an historian and broadcaster.

Octopus Soup

Octopus Soup

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Mar 2019

Simon Fielder and Belgrade Theatre Coventry present The World Premiere of a Brand New British Farce: Octopus Soup! by Jack Milner and Mark Stevenson

Elvis - The Legend

Elvis - The Legend

Sat 30 Mar 2019

The NEW smash-hit tribute concert show touring the UK & Europe in 2018, starring the world’s leading Elvis impersonator & tribute artist JD KING with his band The Burning Love Band.

What's on This Week

Eastbourne Remembers

Eastbourne Remembers exhibition at the Pavilion

Mon 19 Mar 2018 - Tue 26 Mar 2019

The Everyday and Extraordinary

The Everyday and Extraordinary

Sat 29 Sep 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Simon Ling

Simon Ling

Sat 13 Oct 2018 - Sun 27 Jan 2019

Hannah Perry: GUSH

Hannah Perry: GUSH

Sat 10 Nov 2018 - Sun 27 Jan 2019

Christmas at Drusillas

Christmas at Drusillas

Sat 17 Nov 2018 - Tue 1 Jan 2019

Eastbourne Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Fri 30 Nov - Sun 23 Dec 2018

cinderella

Cinderella

Fri 7 Dec 2018 - Sun 13 Jan 2019

Sovereign Shines 2018

Sovereign Shines

Sun 9 - Mon 31 Dec 2018

The Lost Toys Big Christmas Adventure!

The Lost Toys Big Christmas Adventure!

Thu 13 - Mon 31 Dec 2018

The Lamb Folk Club

The Lamb Folk Club

Wed 19 Dec 2018

School of Elves

School of Elves

Thu 20 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

A Christmas Spectacular

The Rattonians: A Christmas Spectacular

Thu 20 - Sat 22 Dec 2018

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Secret Santa

Secret Santa – The Frost Files

Fri 21 - Mon 24 Dec 2018

Christmas at the Enterprise Centre

Breakfast with Santa

Sat 22 - Mon 24 Dec 2018

Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Sat 22 - Mon 24 Dec 2018

Nordic Winter Trail

Nordic Winter Trail

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

Sat 22 Dec 2018

Art Store Tours

Art Store Tours

Sun 23 Dec 2018

It's a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

Sun 23 Dec 2018

Christmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert

Tue 25 Dec 2018

Boxing Day at the Bandstand

Boxing Day Concert

Wed 26 Dec 2018

Major Events in Eastbourne

Eastbourne Cycling Festival
Cycling Festival
Magnificent Motors festival in Eastbourne, photo by Graham Huntley
Magnificent Motors
Red Arrows at Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow
Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow

16 - 19 August 2018

Voted UK's best free airshow, see fast jets, aerobatics, military displays, pleasure flights and fireworks finale all return in August. Regular favourites include the Red Arrows, Chinook, Typhoon and much more!

Culture, Entertainment and Heritage

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Theatre shows in Eastbourne

From outdoor shakespeare to the best of the West End 

Eastbourne Bandstand concerts and events

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Pop tributes, fireworks, kids disco, big band and more, all by the beach

Westbury Horse by Eric Ravilious - Towner Art Gallery

Exhibitions at Galleries and Museums

Latest exhibitions and contemporary art in Eastbourne

Heritage events in Eastbourne, photo by Graham Huntley

Heritage Events in Eastbourne

Historic moments, moving stories and fascinating heritage events in Eastbourne

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