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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.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Fri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr 2018

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

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.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Fri 4 - Mon 7 May 2018

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

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.

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.

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”

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.

Titanic

Titanic film screening with the Gibbs Trio

Sat 1 Sep 2018

As the Titanic went down, the band played on. To complete the experience the Gibbs Trio will play the music that entertained the passengers of the doomed ship while you sip a pre-film drink from our pop-up bar.

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 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’!

The Bohemians

The Bohemians – Queen – “The Hits Tour”

Sun 25 Feb 2018

A Comprehensive re-enactment of Queens Greatest Hits.Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert.

Oliver Bede's School Eastbourne Devonshire Park

Oliver

Thu 1 - Sat 3 Mar 2018

Presented by Bede's School

TJ Higgs

TJ Higgs

Fri 2 Mar 2018

With her natural, unique and accurate presentation, TJ is today firmly placed as the UK’s foremost psychic medium and her broad appeal allows her to support private readings, live theatre appearances and events within the UK and internation

Totally Tina!

Totally Tina!

Sat 3 Mar 2018

Tina Turner is a phenomenon, having won 8 Grammys, sold over 200 million albums and more concert tickets than any other artist in a career lasting four decades. TOTALLY TINA! Is an International acclaimed award winning production show,

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!

Jimmy Osmond

Jimmy Osmond

Tue 6 Mar 2018

Direct from the USA, the only official Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond. This brand new show full of award-winning music, nostalgic footage and special memories of Andy Williams will touch your heart.

The West End Musicals in Concert

The West End Musicals in Concert

Fri 9 Mar 2018

THE WEST END MUSICALS IN CONCERT………Is truly a must see for all fans of the Musicals. Featuring extracts from: Fiddler On The Roof, Evita, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Oklahoma, Calamity Jane, Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music and more!

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.

Walk Like a Man

Walk Like A Man

Sat 17 Mar 2018

‘WALK LIKE A MAN’ pays tribute to the West End smash hit musical The Jersey Boys and features the hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

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.

Forever Eagles

Forever Eagles

Fri 23 Mar 2018

From The Eagles first chart-topping single Take It Easy to their final History of the Eagles tour, enjoy an evening of non-stop hits including faultless performances of Peaceful Easy Feeling, Tequila Sunrise and many more!

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

Life Could be a Dream

Life Could be a Dream – A Musical Comedy

Sat 31 Mar 2018

Join Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling 1950s doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest to realise their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys.

What's on This Week

Art by Anne-Claude Downs

Art Under Ground

Fri 2 - Sat 24 Feb 2018

Natural Selection

Natural Selection

Fri 2 Feb - Sun 22 Apr 2018

Derrick Greaves

Inhabit: Composing settings from the Towner

Sat 17 Feb - Sun 13 May 2018

Eastbourne Borough Market

Eastbourne Borough Market

Wed 21 Feb - Sun 30 Dec 2018

Tucker Eastbourne

Extra Big Night Out

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Elda Abramson

Elda Abramson - Artist and Weaver

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

Old Town Village Market

Old Town Village Market

Sat 24 Feb 2018

The Lewes Singers concert poster

Lewes Singers Concert

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Earl Okin

Earl Okin

Sat 24 Feb 2018

The Story of Bart

The Story of Bart

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Splash Point Jazz Club

Splash Point Jazz Club

Wed 28 Feb 2018

Oliver Bede's School Eastbourne Devonshire Park

Oliver

Thu 1 - Sat 3 Mar 2018

Sian Sulke

Sian Sulke

Thu 1 Mar 2018

Owl by Gillian Toft

Art Under Ground - Gillian Toft

Fri 2 - Sat 31 Mar 2018

Jo Neary and Friends

Jo Neary and Friends

Fri 2 Mar 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

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From outdoor shakespeare to the best of the West End 

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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

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