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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

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 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.

Guns N Roses Tribute Show

Guns N Roses Tribute Show

Sat 11 May 2019

The world's most successful Guns N Roses tribute band! The Only Guns N Roses tribute to have performed with 4 different members of Guns N Roses. Guns 2 Roses have the looks, authenticity and natural charisma to emulate Guns N Roses.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 12 May 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 15 May 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

Bruno Mars Tribute Show

Bruno Mars Tribute Show

Fri 17 May 2019

Jeff Dingle as Bruno Mars. He looks like him, sounds like him and has the moves to match. Performing many of Bruno's greatest hits including "Up Town Funk" "Locked Out Of Heaven", "When I Was Your Man", "Just The Way You Are", "Grenade" an

Status Quo Tribute Show

Status Quo Tribute Show

Sat 18 May 2019

Quo have had more hits in the UK than any other band, selling over 120 million records worldwide and appeared on Top Of The Pops 106 times.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 19 May 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

George Grimmond

Culture & Cake - How's Tricks?

Sat 13 Apr 2019

How’s Tricks? A tale of two Georges Join Katherine Buckland to discover the stories of George Grimmond, Eastbournes’s incredible illusionist and magician and George Beaumont Loveday the actress stealing manager of the Royal Hippodrome.

Morris: A Life With Bells On

Morris: A life with bells on film screening

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Film screening with performance from Long Man Morris. A 2009 British independent film, a comic spoof documentary about morris dancing.The film follows the fortunes of an avant garde Morris team in their struggle to evolve Morris Dancing.

The Battlefield Beneath Your Feet

Culture & Cake - The Battlefield Beneath Your Feet

Sat 11 May 2019

The Battlefield Beneath Your Feet : Eastbourne 1939 - 45 Join Peter Hibbs to discover the secrets of Eastbourne during WW2.

Withnail and I

Withnail and I Film Screening

Sat 25 May 2019

Bruce Robinson's celebrated cult comedy starring Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann. It's the end of the 1960s and two out-of-work actors, Withnail (Grant) and 'I' (McGann), subsist on a diet of booze, drugs and fags in their revolting Camden

Eating For Eastbourne

Culture & Cake - Eating for Eastbourne:

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Eating for Eastbourne: What we ate and when we ate it Join Heritage Manager Jo Seaman for a lively talk examining the evidence for what people in Eastbourne have been eating since the Stone Age

The Longest Day

The Longest Day Film Screening

Sat 22 Jun 2019

To mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in June 1944, The Longest Day tells the story of D-Day from the viewpoint of all of its participants and chronicles the events leading up to and through the Allied Forces’ invasion of Normandy.

Mrs Wilson

Culture & Cake - A Century of Secrets

Sat 13 Jul 2019

A Century of Secrets. Join Katherine Buckland to solve the mysteries of Eastbourne’s often forgotten century with tales of plague, piracy and pies.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club film screening

Sat 27 Jul 2019

They were five students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library.

Star Brewery

Culture & Cake - Beer, Boulders and Bullets

Sat 10 Aug 2019

Beer, Boulders and Bullets: Eastbourne’s extraordinary Industry. From salt-making to flame-throwers and everything in between, join Heritage Collections Officer Kelly van Doorn to uncover Eastbourne’s industrious past.

o brother

O Brother, Where Art Thou Film Screening

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Escaped convicts in American South wild adventure Led by smooth-talking Everett Ulysees McGill (George Clooney), three e scaped convicts set out to recover money, buried after an armoured car heist

Bourne stream

Culture & Cake - Bourne Free

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Bourne Free - Farmyards and foul water in Motcombe This talk will look at the results of this summer’s archaeological investigations in Motcombe Gardens and discover stories of lost farms, dirty water supplies and even a stolen river!

Close Encounters

Close Encounters of the Third Kind film screening

Sat 28 Sep 2019

Film Screening with lightshow and soundtrack in the parade ground As inexplicable events baffle experts worldwide, a UFO-obsessed man is drawn to a mysterious mountain that leads to a life-changing encounter.

Spooky Stairs

Twilight Tours

Fri 25 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

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

Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas & Pumpkin Carving

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.

Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Film screening and Ghost tour Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away

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!

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


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.

circus of horrors

Circus of horrors

Sat 16 Mar 2019

The Circus of Horrors is heading to Eastbourne

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

A Song At Twilight

A Song At Twilight

Mon 1 - Sat 6 Apr 2019

By Noel Coward Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents Simon Callow and Jane Asher in A Song At Twilight By Noël Coward World famous author Sir Hugo Latymer is growing old, rude and haughty.

The Dream Boys

The Dreamboys 2019

Thu 4 Apr 2019

The Dreamboys, the UK’s ultimate Magic Mike style show, are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and UK tour for 2019.

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly: A Legend Reborn

Fri 5 Apr 2019

Relive the Rockin’ 50’s music scene Through 1957 to ‘59 one man changed the face of music and revolutionised the meaning of Rock ‘N’ Roll. That man was Buddy Holly.

Twist & Shout

Twist & Shout

Thu 11 Apr 2019

Twist & Shout – An all-star cast from the West End deliver a musical powerhouse of a show that starts with the explosion of Brit Pop in 1962 through to the era of Flower Power and Free Love of the late sixties.

UK Pink Floyd Experience

UK Pink Floyd Experience

Sat 13 Apr 2019

Featuring eight top flight musicians and a world class crew, this concert-based production authentically recreates the atmosphere of a Pink Floyd live performance, including impressive video projection on a large circular screen and a st...

The Little Mix Show

Black Magic – The Little Mix Show

Sun 14 Apr 2019

A highly energetic tribute show that follows in the footsteps of the award winning girl band, Little Mix.

Best Of Wham

The Best of Wham

Fri 19 Apr 2019

A ‘Fantastic’ new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and an awesome live band.

What's on This Week

Eastbourne Remembers

Eastbourne Remembers exhibition at the Pavilion

Mon 19 Mar 2018 - Tue 26 Mar 2019

Evan Roth: Red Lines

Evan Roth: Red Lines

Sat 26 Jan - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Ravilious Newt Pond

Ravilious Gallery and Collection Library

Sat 26 Jan - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Spa Valley Railway

Half Term at the Spa Valley Railway

Sat 16 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

Guest Book Trail

Bateman's Guest Book family trail

Sat 16 Feb - Sun 3 Mar 2019

The Weather Garden

The Weather Garden

Sun 17 Feb - Sun 2 Jun 2019

Carey Young

Carey Young: Palais de Justice

Sun 17 Feb - Sun 2 Jun 2019

Disney’s Aladdin Jr

Disney’s Aladdin Jr

Wed 20 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

Modulus String Quartet

Without Borders

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Vincent Dance Theatre: Virgin Territory

Vincent Dance Theatre: Virgin Territory

Wed 27 Feb - Sun 10 Mar 2019

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

15 - 18 August 2019

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 Chinook, Typhoon and The Blades plus 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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