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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 Astronomical Society

Free Stargazing

Sat 30 Mar 2019

View the planets and stars of the night sky through the telescopes of the Eastbourne Astronomical Society at this special free stargazing event for WWF Earth Hour.

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.

Artists Spring logo

Eastbourne Artists Spring Open Houses

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Apr 2019

Celebrating 10 years of artists open houses in Eastbourne

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Eastbourne Artists Spring Open Houses

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Apr 2019

Celebrating 10 years of artists open houses in Eastbourne

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.

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

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.

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.

A Beautiful Noise

A Beautiful Noise

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Fisher Stevens celebrates the life and music of Neil Diamond Award winning Fisher Stevens celebrates the music of Neil Diamond, one of the world’s greatest ever singer songwriters in A Beautiful Noise.

Seven Drunken Nights

Seven Drunken Nights

Thu 25 Apr 2019

The Story of The Dubliners Following its sold-out smash hit debut tour, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres in 2019 with an even bigger production.

An Evening of Eric & Ern

An Evening of Eric and Ern

Fri 26 - Sat 27 Apr 2019

An Evening Of Eric & Ern with? Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel From the Olivier nominated duo behind the hugely celebrated & critically acclaimed west end hit Eric & Little Ern

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Tue 30 Apr - Sat 4 May 2019

The Sign Of Four Blackeyed Theatre In association with New Theatre Royal Portsmouth and South Hill Park Arts Centre presents Sherlock Holmes - The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted for the Stage by Nick Lane

Gilbert & Sullivan

The Gondoliers

Wed 8 - Sat 11 May 2019

Presented by Eastbourne Gilbert & Sullivan Society The topsy-turvy tale of two brothers, both Venetian gondoliers, who discover that one of them (they don’t know which) is heir to the throne of Barataria.

Stones In His Pockets

Stones In His Pockets

Mon 13 - Sat 18 May 2019

Rose Theatre Kingston Productions and Theatre Royal Bath Productions in association with McCarter Theatre Center Stones In His Pockets By Marie Jones Directed by Lindsay Posner

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.

5,6,7,8 – The Steps Experience

5,6,7,8 – The Steps Experience

Fri 31 May 2019

Strictly Theatre Entertainments are proud to present 5,6,7,8 – THE STEPS EXPERIENCE The UKs No.1 tribute show to the biggest pop act of the 90s, Steps!

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.

What's on This Week

Eastbourne Borough Market

Eastbourne Borough Market

Wed 3 Jan 2018 - Sun 29 Dec 2019

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

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

Octopus Soup

Octopus Soup

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Mar 2019

Dara-O'Briain

Dara O'Briain

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Ben Portsmouth Is Elvis

The King is Back

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Mother's day potted plant

Mother's Day craft weekend

Sat 30 - Sun 31 Mar 2019

Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Free Stargazing

Sat 30 Mar 2019

A Song At Twilight

A Song At Twilight

Mon 1 - Sat 6 Apr 2019

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

Tue 2 Apr 2019

The Dream Boys

The Dreamboys 2019

Thu 4 Apr 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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