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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

The Great Elf Hunt

The Great Elf Hunt

Fri 6 - Fri 20 Dec 2019

Father Christmas’s Christmas elves are ever so cheeky! They are being very mischievous and hiding in the shops throughout the centre of Eastbourne. Can you help to find the elves and send them back to the North Pole in time for Christmas?

Christmas Cracker

Christmas Cracker

Thu 19 Dec 2019

The Eastbourne Christmas Market is back from Thursday 19th December to Sunday 22nd December 2019.

Christmas Cracker

Christmas Cracker

Fri 20 - Sat 21 Dec 2019

The Eastbourne Christmas Market is back from Thursday 19th December to Sunday 22nd December 2019.

Christmas Cracker

Christmas Cracker

Sun 22 Dec 2019

The Eastbourne Christmas Market is back from Thursday 19th December to Sunday 22nd December 2019.

Christmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert

Wed 25 Dec 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.

Boxing Day at the Bandstand

Boxing Day Concert

Thu 26 Dec 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.

New Years Day at the Bandstand

New Years Day Concert

Wed 1 Jan 2020

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 4 Jan 2020

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 1 Feb 2020

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society.

Participants in the Race

St Wilfrid's Pancake Race

Tue 25 Feb 2020

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 29 Feb 2020

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 28 Mar 2020

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Thu 9 - Mon 13 Apr 2020

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

Seafront Soapbox Race

Seafront Soapbox Race

Mon 13 Apr 2020

Easter Monday will see a new event take place in Eastbourne where participants are encouraged to build their own soapbox in order to race each other along the seafront.

Bike Nites

Bike Nites

Wed 29 Apr 2020

Eastbourne's Bike Nites are back! Join us on Terminus Road on the last Wednesday of the month, 6pm-9pm, between April and September! A free event with live music, great food and great bikes in sunny Eastbourne. All bikers welcome!

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Sat 2 - Sun 10 May 2020

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

Magnificent Motos

Magnificent Motors

Sat 2 - Sun 3 May 2020

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!

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Thu 21 May - Fri 25 Dec 2020

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

25 - 27 May 2020

Beer & Cider by the Sea

Fri 22 - Sun 24 May 2020

Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns plays host to the south coast’s food and drink festival in May 2019, as ‘Beer and Cider by the Sea’ kicked off a three day extravaganza to tantalise the taste buds.

Bike Nites

Bike Nites

Wed 27 May 2020

Eastbourne's Bike Nites are back! Join us on Terminus Road on the last Wednesday of the month, 6pm-9pm, between April and September! A free event with live music, great food and great bikes in sunny Eastbourne. All bikers welcome!

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Sat 14 - Mon 23 Dec 2019

Meet Santa in his magical Santa's Grotto, come face-to-face with Huskies in their Ice Cave and marvel at the new Drusillas giant Christmas Tree!

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park 15th December

Sun 15 Dec 2019

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on Sunday 15th December!

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty At Drusillas Park

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on Saturday 21st December!

Jack & The Beanstalk

Jack & The Beanstalk

Fri 6 Dec 2019 - Sun 12 Jan 2020

From the team behind 2018's Cinderella, expect live music, colourful sets, amazing costumes, spectacular special effects and plenty of comedy, fun and laughter!

The Rattonians Christmas Spectacular

The Rattonians: A Christmas Spectacular

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Dec 2019

This year sees them return to The Royal Hippodrome Theatre with their popular Christmas Spectacular.

Christmas with The Salvation Army

Christmas with The Salvation Army

Sun 15 Dec 2019

Come and join the Salvation Army as they bring their annual Christmas Carol Concert back to the Royal Hippodrome.

Lost Toy's Big Christmas Adventure

The Lost Toy's Big Christmas Adventure

Tue 17 - Wed 18 Dec 2019

“The Lost Toys’ Big Christmas Adventure!” is a family musical about three toys who have been created in the North Pole factory.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Sat 21 Dec 2019 - Wed 1 Jan 2020

From the PRODUCERS of THE WIZARD OF OZ, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, RAPUNZEL, SECRET SANTA and SNOW WHITE comes a BRAND NEW ADVENTURE you NEVER-NEVER want to MISS.

Chinese New Year Extravaganza

Chinese New Year Extravaganza

Sat 15 Feb 2020

Mark a fresh beginning at the Devonshire Park Theatre this Chinese New Year!

Educating Rita

Educating Rita

Mon 17 - Sat 22 Feb 2020

When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.

Absurd Person Singular

Absurd Person Singular

Tue 25 - Sat 29 Feb 2020

Directed by Michael Cabot Set Design by Simon Scullion Lighting Design by Andy Grange Costume Design by Kate Lyons Three married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas parties.

Beacons

Beacons

Mon 2 - Wed 4 Mar 2020

“See those three at the edge, those three in a line? That’s me, and you and Julie. We’re a constellation.” Julie sells ice cream on the cliffs at Beachy Head and searches for love online.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Thu 5 - Sat 7 Mar 2020

By Charlotte Brontë? Adapted by Nick Lane Director – Adrian McDougall Composer – George Jennings Movement Director – Sammy Fonfe? Designer – Victoria Spearing Costume Designer – Naomi Gibbs Lighting Designer – Alan Valentine

The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson

The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson

Mon 9 - Sat 14 Mar 2020

The smash hit play that sold out its London run returns for a U.K. tour! It was the dinner that changed history: the night in February 2016 when Boris Johnson decided to vote ‘leave’.

The Habit of Art

The Habit of Art

Wed 18 - Sat 21 Mar 2020

The Original Theatre Company & Anthology In association with Peter Stickney and York Theatre Royal present: Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art Directed by Philip Franks Starring Matthew Kelly and David Yelland?

A Murder is Announced

A Murder is Announced

Mon 23 - Sat 28 Mar 2020

Adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon? Directed & designed by Michael Lunney? Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd is delighted to present their acclaimed production of a classic Miss Marple mystery.

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Tue 31 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2020

“In every living thing is the desire for love.” When Clifford Chatterley returns from the war a wounded hero, his young bride Connie does her best to care for him.

The Croft

The Croft

Tue 7 - Sat 11 Apr 2020

Based on a true story In the remote Scottish Highlands two women arrive at a former Crofters Hut in the deserted village of Coillie Ghille. When suddenly the weekend getaway takes an unexpected turn.

Cirque Enfant

Cirque Enfant

Wed 15 Apr 2020

Cirque Enfant is a fun packed, high energy circus cabaret for all the family.

By The Waters of Liverpool

By The Waters of Liverpool

Fri 17 - Sat 18 Apr 2020

Featuring a star-studded cast from stage and screen: Mark Moraghan, Sian Reeves, Parry Glasspool, Lucy Dixon & Eric Potts join Lynn Francis, Danny O'Brien, Roy Carruthers and Chloe McDonald.

Bang Bang!

Bang Bang!

Mon 20 - Sat 25 Apr 2020

A new farce by John Cleese* (*Mr Cleese does not appear in this production - he wanted to, but we wouldn’t let him) With Tessa Peake-Jones, Tony Gardner and Wendi Peters

Flamenco Express

Flamenco Express

Sun 26 Apr 2020

Flamenco Express returns to Eastbourne with another cargo of raw, heart-wrenching flamenco - featuring ‘sizzling soloist’ La Joaquina and guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Tue 28 Apr - Sat 2 May 2020

“There is a way to be good again” From London’s West End, The Kite Runner is an outstanding and unforgettable theatrical tour de force and its coming to the Devonshire Park Theatre.

What's on This Week

Story of Eastbourne

The Story of Eastbourne

Tue 12 Feb 2019 - Thu 31 Dec 2020

Lothar Götz

Brewers Towner Commission

Sat 1 Jun 2019 - Sun 31 May 2020

David Nash: 200 Seasons

David Nash: 200 Seasons

Sat 28 Sep 2019 - Sun 2 Feb 2020

Tirzah Garwood, Hornet with Wild Roses, 1950

BRINK Caroline Lucas curates the Towner Collection

Sat 23 Nov 2019 - Sun 10 May 2020

Christmas Carvery

Christmas Carvery

Sat 30 Nov - Mon 23 Dec 2019

Santa Specials

Santa Specials at Bluebell Railway

Sat 30 Nov - Tue 24 Dec 2019

Letters to Father Christmas

Letters to Father Christmas

Mon 2 - Fri 20 Dec 2019

Jack & The Beanstalk

Jack & The Beanstalk

Fri 6 Dec 2019 - Sun 12 Jan 2020

The Great Elf Hunt

The Great Elf Hunt

Fri 6 - Fri 20 Dec 2019

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Dec 2019

The Rattonians Christmas Spectacular

The Rattonians: A Christmas Spectacular

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Dec 2019

Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Breeders by Ben Ockrent

Breeders by Ben Ockrent

Wed 11 - Sat 14 Dec 2019

The Bavard Bar

The Bavard Bar

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Sat 14 - Mon 23 Dec 2019

Santa’s Christmas Kingdom

Santa’s Christmas Kingdom

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Dec 2019

Lost Toy's Big Christmas Adventure

The Lost Toy's Big Christmas Adventure

Tue 17 - Wed 18 Dec 2019

Major Events in Eastbourne

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