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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.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Bob Marley Tribute Show

Bob Marley Tribute Show

Fri 29 Jun 2018

One of the top Bob Marley Tributes; You expect all the hits and classics and get ready to sing along to; One Love, Three Little Birds, No Woman No Cry, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot The Sheriff, Buffalo Soldier and many, many more.

Pink & Lady Gaga Tribute

Pink & Lady Gaga

Sat 30 Jun 2018

With an identical look and sound, it is one of the most authentic acts. Audiences are seen cheering on, dancing to some of the best tracks of Pink & Lady Gaga.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 1 Jul 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

The Sound of The Sixties

The Sound of The Sixties

Sun 1 Jul 2018

Join The Zoots as they relive the 1960's in a non stop, sharp and spectacular live music concert. Be prepared to be wowed by this show cram packed with hit after hit, filled with tight harmonies, outstanding music and a contagious energy.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 4 Jul 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 5 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.

Tour of Sussex

Tour of Sussex Cycle Race

Fri 6 Jul 2018

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!

Take That Tribute Show

Take That Tribute Show

Fri 6 Jul 2018

Take That Experience show gives you the very latest Take That favourites as well as all the classic songs including Back For Good, Relight My Fire, Could It Be Magic, Patience, Shine, Rule The World, Up All Night & Greatest Day.

999 Emergency Services Display

999 Emergency Services Display

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul 2018

A fantastic free emergency services spectacular on Eastbourne's seafront Western Lawns. Get a close look at emergency response vehicles, get on board a fire engine or ambulance, try out the hoses, and much more.

Amy Winehouse Tribute Show

Amy Winehouse Tribute Show

Sat 7 Jul 2018

Tania began her unique and authentic tribute to the multi-award winning vocalist Amy Winehouse, not only whipping up a frenzy across the UK, but also taking the rest of the World by storm!

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 8 Jul 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show

Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show

Sun 8 Jul 2018

A show that takes in the full range of the duo's career together, as well as drawing extensively from Paul Simon's solo career, this is live entertainment at its very best.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 12 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.

Bryan Adams Tribute Show

Bryan Adams Tribute Show

Fri 13 Jul 2018

The UK's finest tribute to the music of Canadian rocker. Perform hits such as Room Service, 18 til I die, Can't stop this thing we started and Cuts like a knife. If you're a die-hard Bryan Adams fan, you cannot miss

Off Road Cycle Ride

British Heart Foundation's Off Road Bike Ride

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Take on one of the toughest mountain bike rides in the UK this July! Follow the beautiful South Downs Way National Trail and put your physical and mental endurance levels to the test in this memorable off-road ride event.

Robbie Williams Tribute Show

Robbie Williams Tribute Show

Sat 14 Jul 2018

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?

Toys

Culture and Cake - Toys, A product of the times?

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Heritage Assistant Jason Godden will lead us on a nostalgic journey exploring whether our childhood memories, associated with popular toys such as Action Man, Barbie or Star Wars merchandise, are a “product of the times”

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.

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.

Lee Mead

Lee Mead – 10 Years Anniversary Tour

Sun 24 Jun 2018

It’s been ten years since Lee Mead first donned the coat in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The Nightmare Room

The Nightmare Room

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Jun 2018

By John Goodrum From the producers of Mindgame comes a deliciously dark thriller based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mystery chiller. Two women One locked room One bottle of poison

Born To Win

Giovanni Pernice - Born To Win

Thu 28 Jun 2018

After the huge success of ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before!

Hairspray Eastbourne

Hairspray

Mon 2 - Sat 7 Jul 2018

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to Eastbourne for one week only with a production, guaranteed to have you dancing the night away!

Guys and Dolls JNR

The Broadway Players Present: Guys & Dolls JNR

Fri 6 - Sat 7 Jul 2018

A modern take on the old story. Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit and Sarah Brown and Miss Adelaide – the story of love and hate between the 4 of them.

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?

The Full Monty

The Broadway Players Present : The Full Monty

Fri 13 - Sun 15 Jul 2018

In this Americanized musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, decide to present a strip act at a local club.

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. . .

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!

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

WORLD CUP CHALLENGE

World Cup Challenge

Thu 14 Jun - Sun 15 Jul 2018

2017 Winner Novak Djokovic

The Nature Valley International

Fri 22 - Sat 30 Jun 2018

Eastbourne Feastival

Eastbourne Feastival

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

Art Store Tours

Art Store Tours

Sun 24 Jun 2018

The Nightmare Room

The Nightmare Room

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Jun 2018

Splash Point Jazz Club

Splash Point Jazz Club

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Bob Marley Tribute Show

Bob Marley Tribute Show

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Craig Milverton

Craig Milverton

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Old Town Village Market

Old Town Village Market

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Book cover

Book Signing

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Pink & Lady Gaga Tribute

Pink & Lady Gaga

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Colour Run Sussex

Colour Run Sussex

Sun 1 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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