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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 Aegon International Eastbourne tennis tournament at Devonshire Park or stroll around our French and Italian 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

Pancake Race

Tue 13 Feb 2018

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

Easter Sunday Concert

Traditional Easter Concert

Sun 1 Apr 2018

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

Sounds Of The Eighties

Sounds Of The Eighties

Fri 27 Apr 2018

Celebrating the start of the Bandstand season with The Zoots & Firework Finale It’s the 80s tribute show that’s wowed concert-goers around the world, The ZOOTS as they play the party anthems, classic pop, and power ballads of the 80s.

The Motown Collective

The Motown Collective

Sat 28 Apr 2018

The Motown Collective give the ultimate Soul and Motown Experience. Performing many Motown songs like ‘My Girl’, ‘Get Ready’, ‘Just my Imagination’, ‘I can’t help myself’, ‘Reach Out’, and many more.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 2 May 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Rolling Stones Tribute Show

Rolling Stones Tribute Show

Fri 4 May 2018

Like a Rolling Stone They look like them!!, They perform and present like them!! All the charisma and energy that made the rolling Stones “The greatest Rock Band In The World”.

Magnificent Motos

Magnificent Motors

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!

Guns N Roses Tribute Show

Guns N Roses Tribute Show

Sat 5 May 2018

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 6 May 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 9 May 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

David Bowie Tribute Show

David Bowie Tribute Show

Fri 11 May 2018

The award winning 'Pop Up Bowie'. A stunning tribute to David Bowie. Performing the greatest hits of David Bowie, from every era of David Bowie's career from the 70's through to the nineties and beyond.

Kings of Leon Tribute Show

Kings of Leon Tribute Show

Sat 12 May 2018

The Kings Ov Leon have quickly established themselves as the number one UK tribute delivering an awesome set including 'Use Somebody', 'Closer', 'Revelry', 'Bucket' and the sublime 'Sex on Fire'.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 13 May 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 16 May 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Lionel Richie Tribute Show

Lionel Richie Tribute Show

Fri 18 May 2018

Hamilton is without doubt the Number 1 ‘Lionel Richie Tribute’ around today. All Nite Long, Hello, Easy, Running With The Nite and Dancing On The Ceiling to name just a few of the songs you can expect.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 20 May 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 23 May 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

25 - 27 May 2018

Beer & Cider by the Sea

Fri 25 - Sun 27 May 2018

Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns plays host to the south coast’s food and drink festival in May 2018, as ‘Beer and Cider by the Sea’ kicked off a three day extravaganza to tantalise the taste buds.

Elvis Tribute Show

Elvis Tribute Show

Fri 25 May 2018

Originally from Yorkshire Mark has come a long way in a short time, recently appearing in the West End and Multi Award winning, in 2013-15 winning the National Tribute Music Award been crowned the UK's Official Number One Elvis Tribute!

Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival

Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival

Sat 26 May 2018

Celebrate as Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival makes a welcome return once again to Eastbourne seafront. Last year’s Carnival was a great success, with more than 1,500 walkers taking part.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 20 Jan 2018

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Skye and Rubble

Skye and Rubble from PAW Patrol

Wed 14 Feb 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.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Thu 15 Feb 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.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 24 Mar 2018

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Redoubt Rabbits

Easter Holidays crafts and trail

Sat 31 Mar - Sun 15 Apr 2018

The Easter Bunny has been to the fortress, find all the eggs hidden around the building and create spectacular spring crafts in the Easter Holidays!

PJ Masks

Owlette and Catboy from the PJ Masks

Wed 4 Apr 2018

It’s time to be a hero! After fighting their way through the night Owlette and Catboy from the PJ Masks will be saving the day with their debut appearance at Drusillas Park.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Thu 5 Apr 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.

Peppa Pig & George

Peppa Pig & George

Tue 10 Apr 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.

Chase and Marshall

Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol

Wed 11 Apr 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

Thu 12 Apr 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.

Hana Mullerova

Culture and Cake - The Story of Hana Mullerova

Sat 21 Apr 2018

Discover the remarkable life of a Jewish Czech refugee who escaped Nazi persecution in 1939 and made her home in Eastbourne for the next 60 years.

Wicker Man

The Wicker Man film screening and music

Tue 1 May 2018

A screening of the 1972 folk horror classic on the very day that the story takes place! Enjoy the wonderful local group Gadzooks playing songs and music from the film

Skye and Rubble

Skye and Rubble from PAW Patrol

Mon 7 May 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.

Poppy

Culture & Cake- A story of Poppies and Remembrance

Sat 19 May 2018

Taking the Tower of London Poppy on display in Eastbourne Remembers as inspiration, Heritage Assistant Neil Harvey will look at the sometimes controversial history of the poppy’s use in commemoration

Science Week

Science Week - May Half Term

Mon 28 May - Fri 1 Jun 2018

Become a scientist at the Fortress this half term in our Science Week workshops!

PJ Masks

Owlette and Gekko from the PJ Masks

Tue 29 May 2018

It’s time to be a hero! After fighting their way through the night Owlette and Gekko from the PJ Masks will be saving the day at Drusillas Park.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Wed 30 May 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.

Labyrinth

Labyrinth film screening and puppet workshop

Sat 2 Jun 2018

Little kids and big kids can enjoy a magical puppet making workshop before watching this amazing fantasy romp starring the late and ever-great David Bowie! All puppet making materials and expertise supplied

Saxon Treasures

Culture and Cake - Eastbourne’s Saxon Treasures

Sat 16 Jun 2018

Heritage Manager Jonathan Seaman will take a lively look at the amazing discoveries made during the excavation of a major Anglo-Saxon period burial ground at St Anne’s Road.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - January 2018

Sun 21 Jan 2018

Popular Chamber Classics Corelli Concerto Grosso No. 1 in D major Elgar Serenade for Strings Grieg Holberg Suite Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Victorian Devonshire Park Theatre

Tours of the Devonshire Park Theatre

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Take a tour of The Devonshire Park Theatre and go behind the scenes to see how the theatre operates. Tours in aid of raising money to support the lovely Victorian Theatre.

Circus of Horrors

Circus of Horrors – Voodoo VaudEvil

Sat 3 Feb 2018

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world, the phenomenal Circus of Horrors takes to the road with its latest incarnation “Voodoo VaudEvil”.

Spamalot Eastbourne-Devonshire Park Theatre

Spamalot

Tue 6 - Sat 10 Feb 2018

Funnier than the black death! Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen.

Jonathan Pie

Jonathan Pie

Sat 10 Feb 2018

Jonathan Pie is returning to the stage in 2018 with a brand new live show following a sell out tour ending at The London Palladium.

kite runner Eastbourne-Devonshire Park Theatre

The Kite Runner

Tue 13 - Sat 17 Feb 2018

“There is a way to be good again” Following an outstanding West End Run, this unforgettable theatrical tour de force comes to Eastbourne.

Cinderella Kids

Disney’s Cinderella (Kids)

Wed 14 - Sat 17 Feb 2018

From the producers of Madagascar, Disney’s Little Mermaid and Aladdin, – The Royal Hippodrome Community Theatre Company – in association with The Rattonian Youth Group

The Bachelors

The Bachelors – The Two & Only

Wed 21 Feb 2018

Their long list of Hit Records and dynamic fast – moving stage show confirms the remarkable popularity of this exceptionally popular Irish act who are regularly copied and imitated but never matched.

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn

Fri 23 - Wed 28 Feb 2018

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.

Tucker Eastbourne

Extra Big Night Out

Sat 24 Feb 2018

The Tucker Show Eastbourne’s very own pantomime star and comedy entertainer Tucker is delighted to bring his show to the Devonshire Park Theatre and it promises to be packed with laughter, song and magic.

The Story of Bart

The Story of Bart

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Lionel Bart from the East End of London was a songwriting genius having a career penning huge global chart hits, musicals, film scores, and one of the biggest musicals of all time ‘OLIVER’!

Oliver Bede's School Eastbourne Devonshire Park

Oliver

Thu 1 - Sat 3 Mar 2018

Presented by Bede's School

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - March 2018

Sun 4 Mar 2018

Borodin and Schubert Borodin String Quartet No. 2 Schubert String Quintet in C major Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra Soul music, Austrian style.

Rat Pack Eastbourne- Devonshire Park Theatre

The Rat Pack

Tue 6 - Sat 10 Mar 2018

Live from Las Vegas The Pack is back and this time, they are bringing Ella Fitzgerald!

Cilla  Eastbourne

Cilla & The Shades of the 60s

Wed 14 Mar 2018

This stunning and elegant review of the life of Cilla Black soars its way through the 60s.

Red Riding Hood Eastbourne

Red Riding Hood & the Wolf

Fri 16 Mar 2018

Time for bed. Tuck yourself in. This is where Robyn’s story begins. How can they expect her to sleep at a time like this? She takes a book and starts to read. But she can’t relate to Red Riding Hood, sugar and spice and all things nice.

Menopause The Musical

Menopause the Musical

Sat 17 Mar 2018

Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Hilary O’Neil (ITV’s Copy Cats). Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour.

Gallowglass

Gallowglass

Tue 20 - Sat 24 Mar 2018

Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd presents Gallowglass By Ruth Rendell (writing as Barbara Vine) A world stage premiere from the pen of one of the world's greatest thriller writers.

Great-Expectations-Eastbourne-Devonshire Park

Great Expectations

Tue 27 - Sat 31 Mar 2018

Tilted Wig Productions and Malvern Theatres present GREAT EXPECTATIONS By Charles Dickens With Nichola McAuliffe as Miss Havisham Adapted by Ken Bentley Director Sophie Boyce Couzens Designer James Turner

Thorughly Modren Millie Eastbourne

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Tue 3 - Sat 7 Apr 2018

Broadway’s multi award winning musical comedy Broadway’s smash hit comes to the uk starring Hayley Tamaddon (Coronation Street, Emmerdale)

What's on This Week

A Green and Pleasant Land

A Green and Pleasant Land

Sat 30 Sep 2017 - Sun 21 Jan 2018

Jessica Warboys ECHOGAP

Jessica Warboys ECHOGAP

Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 4 Feb 2018

Derek Hiscock

Art Under Ground

Fri 5 - Sat 27 Jan 2018

Southern Spirit

Southern Spirit

Sat 20 Jan 2018

Jenny - Large Print Trash

Large Print Trash

Sat 20 Jan 2018

Eastbourne Record Fair

Eastbourne Record Fair

Sun 21 Jan 2018

Art Store Tour

Art Store Tour

Sun 21 Jan 2018

The Ben Waters Band

The Ben Waters Band

Wed 24 Jan 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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