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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 Borough Market

Eastbourne Borough Market

Wed 21 Feb - Sun 30 Dec 2018

Join us every Wednesday and Sunday all year round in the sunniest town in the UK from 9.30am to 4pm from Debenhams Corner to T J Hughes.

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Our Big Band evenings are performed by some of our best local Big Bands and Military Bands. The unique Big Band Sound comes to life with numerous hits from the memorable era.

Queen Tribute Show

Queen Tribute Show

Fri 20 Jul 2018

A dynamic stage show that fully emulates the true charismatic of rock's most flamboyant front man backed up by superbly crafted harmonies and intricate guitar work, Mercury faithfully and accurately recreate the distinctive Queen experience

Eastbourne Pride 2018

Eastbourne Pride

Sat 21 Jul 2018

A fun-filled, colourful procession on Eastbourne seafront organised by Eastbourne's LGBT community. Featuring dancers, music, drag queens, trade stalls and live music at Princes Park.

Elton John Tribute Show

Elton John Tribute Show

Sat 21 Jul 2018

Jimmy recreates the great sound of Elton John with enthusiasm and flamboyance of any Elton John concert. You won’t find a more qualified, dignified or accurate tribute to Sir Elton John anywhere in the world.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 22 Jul 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

Sun 22 Jul 2018

Fleetingwood Mac are a young and energetic tribute bring across the live sound of Fleetwood Mac. With just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the bass and of course, the vocals! all with a modern edge.

Kids Disco Party Nights

Kids Disco Party Nights

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Join the party with DJ Oli, playing music from the charts, plus some family favourites, the kids won't want the school holidays to end.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 26 Jul 2018

Our Big Band evenings are performed by some of our best local Big Bands and Military Bands. The unique Big Band Sound comes to life with numerous hits from the memorable era.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Fri 27 Jul - Sun 5 Aug 2018

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

The Beatles Tribute Show

The Beatles Tribute Show

Fri 27 Jul 2018

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.

Eastbourne Lammas Festival

Lammas Festival

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

A free extravaganza of folk music, morris dancing, traditional giants, and entertainment for everyone with a carnival parade from the Pier Saturday 12noon returning to the Western Lawns, the main festival site.

Madness Tribute Show

Madness Tribute Show

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Madness Tribute band Badness formed in 1994, Badness have been a market leader in the tribute scene, with their energetic show and a front-man that never fails to whip the audience into shape, you know you're in for a good night if Badness

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

The Carpenters Tribute Show

The Carpenters Tribute Show

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Solitaire are a fantastic tribute to the music of the great Karen Carpenter. Formed by professional musicians, dedicated to recreating the sound, the band is fronted by Chloe who has Karen's vocals spot on. Hearing is believing!

Kids Disco Party Nights

Kids Disco Party Nights

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Join the party with DJ Oli, playing music from the charts, plus some family favourites, the kids won't want the school holidays to end.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 1 Aug 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 2 Aug 2018

Our Big Band evenings are performed by some of our best local Big Bands and Military Bands. The unique Big Band Sound comes to life with numerous hits from the memorable era.

Buddy Holly Tribute Show

Buddy Holly Tribute Show

Fri 3 Aug 2018

This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles. Hits include ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Peggy Sue’ & ‘Heartbeat’.

Creepy Crawlies

Creepy Crawlies Weekend

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Jul 2018

Come down and meet some amazing mini monsters. The Discovery Centre, open between 11am and 4pm, will be swarming with weird insects, slimy molluscs and scary spiders and experts from the British Tarantula Society will be there!

Summer Holiday crafts

Summer Holiday trail and crafts

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Join us in the Summer Holidays for our FREE trail and crafts in the fortress. Create your own stories as you travel through the redoubt and dive in to the craft area to create some spectacular characters!

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Tue 24 Jul 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.

Skye and Rubble

Skye and Rubble from PAW Patrol

Wed 25 Jul 2018

No job is too big, and no pup is too small! Get ready for action as two of PAW Patrol's finest recruits, Skye and Rubble, appear for the first time ever at Drusillas Park.

Peppa Pig & George

Peppa Pig & George

Thu 26 Jul 2018

Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure, with her brother George. The cheeky pair will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day.

79th Cameron Highlanders

Cameron Highlanders at the Redoubt

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

Travel back in time and defend the Redoubt with the 79th Cameron Highlanders, witness gruesome Georgian surgery and see the muskets fire as the soldiers keep the fortress safe from invasion!

Ninja Turtles

Leo & Raph - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Leo and Raph will appear at Drusillas Park for one day only. Join the dynamic duo in the Events Arena as they meet visitors and pose for pictures at intervals throughout the day.

Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Wed 1 Aug 2018

Weaving a web of excitement the Amazing Spider-Man will be spinning into action at Drusillas Park for the last time this year.

Story Stones

Tell Me A Story workshops

Wed 1 Aug 2018

Explore tales of adventure and intrigue in our Tell Me A Story workshops in August, create your own puppets and tell your own stories.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Thu 2 Aug 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.

Chase and Marshall

Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol

Tue 7 Aug 2018

Get ready for action as two of PAW Patrol's finest recruits, Chase and Marshall, return to Drusillas Park. The heroic pups will be appearing in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day. You’d be barking mad to miss it.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Wed 8 Aug 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.

Story Stones

Tell Me A Story workshops

Wed 8 Aug 2018

Explore tales of adventure and intrigue in our Tell Me A Story workshops in August, create your own puppets and tell your own stories.

Catboy and Gekko

Catboy and Gekko from the PJ Masks

Thu 9 Aug 2018

It’s time to be a hero! After fighting their way through the night Catboy and Gekko from the PJ Masks will be saving the day at Drusillas Park. The heroic pair will be appearing in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day. Mystery a

Peppa Pig & George

Peppa Pig & George

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure, with her brother George. The cheeky pair will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Wed 15 Aug 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.

Story Stones

Tell Me A Story workshops

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Explore tales of adventure and intrigue in our Tell Me A Story workshops in August, create your own puppets and tell your own stories.

Chase and Marshall

Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Get ready for action as two of PAW Patrol's finest recruits, Chase and Marshall, return to Drusillas Park. The heroic pups will be appearing in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day. You’d be barking mad to miss it.

Heirlooms and photographs

Culture and Cake - Collecting Memories

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Heritage Engagement Officer Katherine Buckland will explore stories of forgotten treasures and objects collected to remember.

Bing and Flop!

Bing and Flop

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Round the corner, not far away, Bing and Flop are at Drusillas Park today! Bing and Flop will be in the events arena, ready to meet you and your Bingsters. Appearances will be held at intervals throughout the day so come and say hello!

That's Entertainment

That’s Entertainment!

Tue 24 Apr - Wed 10 Oct 2018

Summer 2018 sees Trapdoor Productions return to the Royal Hippodrome for their 6th consecutive year with their inimitable take on the Summer Season Show.

Dial M For Murder

Dial M For Murder

Thu 12 - Sat 21 Jul 2018

By Frederick Knott Starring Oliver Mellor (Wait Until Dark) The original play that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's movie of the same name. When a murder plan is foolproof, how can it go wrong?

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Tue 24 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

Presented by The Rattonians The Rattonians are bringing Ian Flemings’ Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to life in the musical adaptation of the beloved family musical.

Danny Baker

Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie’s Back!

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie’s Back! I will be embarking on a nationwide, high-principled, peppy series of one-night-stands calling at dozens of theatres around the country starting in May 2018.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Tue 31 Jul - Sat 4 Aug 2018

They seek him here, they seek him there. Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? Is he in hell? That demned elusive Pimpernel! Welcome to the French Revolution and Madame la Guillotine is out for revenge.

Stars of The Commitments

Stars of The Commitments

Fri 3 Aug 2018

This outstanding live stage show features original Commitments cast members and musicians from the BAFTA award winning and Golden Globe and Oscar® nominated film and multi-million selling soundtrack.

Return To The Forbidden Planet

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Thu 9 Aug - Sat 1 Sep 2018

To Rock 'n' Roll And Beyond... Presented by Eastbourne Theatres Directed by Chris Jordan Sponsored By Bonners Music Superstore

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on platform one as they pass the time by sharing the classic tale of The Railway Children. Living by the railway line, the children spend quite a bit of time watching the trains and making some unexpe

The Greatest Show in Concert

THE GREATEST SHOW: LIVE IN CONCERT

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Inspired by the hits from ‘THE GREATEST SHOWMAN’ – now one of the most successful box office films of all time!

The Greatest Show in Concert

THE GREATEST SHOW: LIVE IN CONCERT

Sun 26 Aug 2018

Inspired by the hits from ‘THE GREATEST SHOWMAN’ – now one of the most successful box office films of all time!

Be Bop a Lula

Be Bop a Lula

Fri 31 Aug 2018

The West End smash hit comes to town starring five giants of rock’n’roll – Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. . .

The Victorian Devonshire Park Theatre

Tours of the Devonshire Park Theatre

Sat 1 Sep 2018

Take a tour of the Devonshire Park Theatre and go behind the scenes to see how shows are put together. This tour is in aid of raising funds to support our lovely Victorian Theatre.

Cannon & Ball in THE DRESSING ROOM

Cannon & Ball in THE DRESSING ROOM

Sat 1 Sep 2018

Touring by public demand, the hilarious comedy play, written by Bobby Ball, that combines sitcom and variety with some outstanding and memorable stand up comedy from Cannon and Ball (“ITV’s Last Laugh In Vegas”) and Johnny Casson.

Teletubbies Live

Teletubbies Live

Wed 5 - Thu 6 Sep 2018

The Teletubbies’ first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones is here! Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland.

The Story of Guitar Heroes

The Story of Guitar Heroes

Fri 7 Sep 2018

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to experience in one amazing show!

Derek Acorah

Derek Acorah

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Love, Life, Laughter Tour

Boyz life

Boyz Life

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Boyzlife brings together members of two of the biggest boy bands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to perform a whole host of their biggest chart hits.

Len Philips Big Band

The Len Phillips Big Band

Sun 9 Sep 2018

The Great American Swingbook Featuring Matthew Ford & Eleanor Keenan plus the the Hep Cat Dancers As heard on BBC Radio 2.

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Presented By Russian State Opera Madama Butterfly – One of the most colourful & exotic operas Music by G. Puccini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles

One Night Only!

One Night Only!

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Get ready for a truly electric night of music as Duality and their band, for “One Night Only“, rock the Royal Hippodrome Theatre!

What's on This Week

Eastbourne Borough Market

Eastbourne Borough Market

Wed 21 Feb - Sun 30 Dec 2018

That's Entertainment

That’s Entertainment!

Tue 24 Apr - Wed 10 Oct 2018

At Altitude

At Altitude

Sat 2 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Omer Fast

Omer Fast: 5000 Feet is the Best

Sat 2 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Dial M For Murder

Dial M For Murder

Thu 12 - Sat 21 Jul 2018

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Morris Dancers

Eastbourne Lakeside Festival

Fri 20 - Sun 22 Jul 2018

dr dolittle

Dr Dolittle

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Queen Tribute Show

Queen Tribute Show

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Creepy Crawlies

Creepy Crawlies Weekend

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Jul 2018

Summer Holiday crafts

Summer Holiday trail and crafts

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 2 Sep 2018

The Jungle Book Trail

The Jungle Book trail

Sat 21 Jul - Mon 3 Sep 2018

Eastbourne Pride 2018

Eastbourne Pride

Sat 21 Jul 2018

Film: Loving Vincent

Film: Loving Vincent

Sat 21 Jul 2018

Foreign Language: In Between

Foreign Language: In Between

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Jul 2018

Elton John Tribute Show

Elton John Tribute Show

Sat 21 Jul 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

Rent the musical at Eastbourne Theatre

Theatre shows in Eastbourne

From outdoor shakespeare to the best of the West End 

Eastbourne Bandstand concerts and events

Live music at the Bandstand

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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