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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

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 22 May 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Thu 23 - Mon 27 May 2019

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

25 - 27 May 2019

Beer & Cider by the Sea

Fri 24 - Sun 26 May 2019

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.

Jersey Boys Tribute Show

Jersey Boys Tribute Show

Fri 24 May 2019

“The Ragdolls” will take you on a musical journey through the well-known career of one of the most successful bands of all time, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival

Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival

Sat 25 May 2019

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.

Cliff Richard & The Shadows Tribute Show

Cliff Richard & The Shadows Tribute Show

Sat 25 May 2019

Boasting an uncanny, even eerie likeness to the Peter Pan of pop, Jemain has got all the moves, mannerisms and certainly the authentic voice to utterly convince as a Richard tribute.

Tour of Sussex

Tour of Sussex Cycle Race

Sun 26 May 2019

Having recovered from the previous days efforts, riders will be riding the now infamous Beachy Head course. A great family event to spectate and support all the cyclists!

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 26 May 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show

Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show

Sun 26 May 2019

One of the best tribute bands around, they play all of Hendrix's greatest hits with an authenticity which die hard fans will love.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 29 May 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

Queen Tribute Show

Queen Tribute Show

Fri 31 May 2019

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

Spandau Ballet Tribute Show

Spandau Ballet Tribute Show

Sat 1 Jun 2019

True Gold began life way back in 2005, when founding member Lee James put an advert out for musicians, which would form into a Spandau Ballettribute band known as Highly Strung.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 2 Jun 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

Beyonce Tribute Show

Beyoncé Tribute Show

Sun 2 Jun 2019

Nicola T is quite possibly the most accurate Beyoncé tribute in the UK today. With all live vocals, identical costume changes and all choreography exact to Beyoncé herself!

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 5 Jun 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

Robbie Williams Tribute Show

Robbie Williams Tribute Show

Fri 7 Jun 2019

The UK's Official No1 Robbie Williams Tribute It's a show you "feel" that doesn't "come undone" and is "strong" as he "entertains you" with "angels" and "candy" and "rock DJ!" Haha... Shall we go on?

Elton John Tribute Show

Elton John Tribute Show

Sat 8 Jun 2019

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 9 Jun 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

The Zoots

Sounds of the 70's

Sun 9 Jun 2019

The Zoots host a raw talent, have a spectacular stage presence and know how to entertain a crowd. With outrageous make up, wild costumes (including the platform boots) and all things glitter, The Zoots will definitely have you up on your fe

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 12 Jun 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

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

Viva Variety

VIVA VARIETY

Wed 8 May - Wed 23 Oct 2019

Take a trip to Las Vegas “The Entertainment Capital of the World” for a night celebrating the stars of Vegas past and present. Expect glitz and glamour, song and dance, and Eastbourne’s favourite comedy host Grant Martins.

Elo Again

ELO Again

Sat 25 May 2019

ELO AGAIN are back with their stunning 'Return To The Blue' tour, celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

Napoli, Brooklyn

Napoli, Brooklyn

Mon 27 - Fri 31 May 2019

The Original Theatre Company present the European Premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn By Meghan Kennedy, directed by Lisa Blair Direct from Broadway and prior to London, don’t miss this exceptional true story in the tradition of Arthur Miller.

Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jun 2019

A wildly entertaining adventure for the whole family!

Doctor Dolittle

Doctor Dolittle

Wed 5 - Sat 8 Jun 2019

Presented by Eastbourne Stagers The classic tale of kindness to animals trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in Doctor Dolittle, the big Broadway-sized family musical.

Rotterdam Eastbourne

Rotterdam

Mon 10 - Wed 12 Jun 2019

‘No, Alice, I don’t want to become a man, I just want to stop trying to be a woman.’ Following a critically-acclaimed West End run Jon Brittain's Rotterdam is embarking on a UK tour.

Wannabe – The Spice Girls Show

Wannabe – The Spice Girls Show

Thu 13 Jun 2019

WANNABE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the World’s biggest girl band, the Spice Girls.

Roman Romp!

Roman Romp – A Farcical Adult Comedy

Fri 14 - Sat 15 Jun 2019

The company that brings you the Adult Panto each year will be returning in the summer with their farcical adult comedy, ROMAN ROMP.

Jazz Dance Company

Jazz Dance Company

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Presents Iconic

Lollipops & Moptops

Lollypops & Moptops

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Lollypops & Moptops is a new 50s & 60’s package show featuring 60’s icons The Dreamers formerly Freddie & The Dreamers with hits such as ‘I'm Telling You' plus The Temple Brothers with their tribute to The Everly Brothers, National Tribu...

my leonard cohen

My Leonard Cohen

Fri 21 Jun 2019

D’Arrietta and his band provide gutsy and arresting interpretations of Leonard Cohen's powerful works, framed by a personal narrative and poetic recitations.

Bowie Experience

Bowie Experience

Sat 22 Jun 2019

Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert celebrating the sound and vision of David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production features all the hits from A to Ziggy.

Ben & Holly

Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom “Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small...” From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage!

Anybody For Murder

Anybody for Murder

Tue 2 - Sat 6 Jul 2019

Tabs Productions & Rumpus Theatre Company present ANYBODY FOR MURDER The Comedy Thriller by Brian Clemens & Dennis Spooner

Deathtrap

Deathtrap

Wed 10 - Sat 20 Jul 2019

Sidney Bruhl, a once-successful writer of stage thrillers, is in the grip of chronic writer’s block, when young playwright Clifford Anderson sends Bruhl his brilliant new whodunit, Deathtrap.

Lesley Garrett

Lesley Garrett charity concert

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Charity concert headlined by Lesley Garrett raising funds for St Wilfrid's Hospice.

39 Steps

The 39 Steps

Thu 25 Jul - Sat 17 Aug 2019

Presented by Eastbourne Theatres From the team behind last summer’s Return To The Forbidden Planet and One Man, Two Guvnors get ready for riotous spy thriller, The 39 Steps.

The Night Watch

The Night Watch

Thu 22 - Sat 31 Aug 2019

The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal present From the International best-selling author Sarah Waters THE NIGHT WATCH Adapted by Hattie Naylor

Amelie The Musical

Amelie

Mon 9 - Sat 14 Sep 2019

Hartshorn – Hook Productions, Selladoor Worldwide and Broadway Asia Company in association with The Watermill Theatre present Amélie. An astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind.

Me and the Girls

Me and the Girls

Tue 17 - Sat 21 Sep 2019

Noel Coward’s Me And The Girls Adapted by Richard Stirling Directed and Choreographed by Stewart Nicholls World premiere musical – prior to London Star casting to be announced.

What's on This Week

Eastbourne Borough Market

Eastbourne Borough Market

Wed 3 Jan 2018 - Sun 29 Dec 2019

Story of Eastbourne

The Story of Eastbourne

Tue 12 Feb - Tue 31 Dec 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

Draw me in

Draw Me In

Fri 5 Apr - Sun 2 Jun 2019

Viva Variety

VIVA VARIETY

Wed 8 May - Wed 23 Oct 2019

Heritage Highlights

Heritage Highlights

Sat 18 May - Wed 4 Sep 2019

TEN Exhibition

TEN

Sat 18 May - Sun 10 Nov 2019

American Idiot

American Idiot

Thu 23 - Sat 25 May 2019

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Thu 23 - Mon 27 May 2019

25 - 27 May 2019

Beer & Cider by the Sea

Fri 24 - Sun 26 May 2019

John Searle's Funfair

John Searle's Funfair

Fri 24 May - Sat 1 Jun 2019

Jersey Boys Tribute Show

Jersey Boys Tribute Show

Fri 24 May 2019

Elo Again

ELO Again

Sat 25 May 2019

Tour of Sussex

Tour of Sussex Cycle Race

Sun 26 May 2019

Art Store Tours

Art Store Tours

Sun 26 May 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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