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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.

Scout Parade

Eastbourne Scouts St George's Day Parade

Sun 22 Apr 2018

The annual parade from Eastbourne's local scout troops celebrating St Georges Day.

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.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Fri 25 - Mon 28 May 2018

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

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.

Myth and Memory

Culture and Cake - Myth and Memory in Eastbourne

Sat 15 Sep 2018

Join Heritage Manager Jo Seaman for this intriguing talk where some local myths will not only be busted but also carefully unpicked and re-examined in order to understand how they have evolved and that in fact, the real stories are just as

Spooky Stairs

Twilight Tours

Sat 27 - Tue 30 Oct 2018

October is a spooky month at the Redoubt, as the 200 year old fortification opens up for Twilight Tours.

The Omen

The Omen Film screening and Ghost Tour

Wed 31 Oct 2018

A Halloween screening of the horror classic The Omen, with added fear factor from our petrifying props and if you aren’t scared enough already, a ghost tour of the building taking us to the witching hour!

Some Mothers Do 'Ave' Em

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Tue 17 - Sat 21 Apr 2018

Written & Directed by Guy Unsworth Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen Starring Joe Pasquale, Sarah Earnshaw and Susie Blake

The Importance Of Being Earnest

The Importance Of Being Earnest

Tue 24 - Sat 28 Apr 2018

Presented by The Original Theatre Company By Oscar Wilde Starring Gwen Taylor and Susan Penhaligon Directed by Alastair Whatley

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.

Yolanda Brown

Yolanda Brown – Love * Politics * War

Fri 27 Apr 2018

Yolanda Brown is without a doubt the UK’s premier female saxophonist, her latest album shot to No1 on the iTunes chart and No3 in the National Jazz and Blues Chart.

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Sun 29 Apr 2018

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra was formed 50 years ago and is still going strong. Laced with a liberal dose of British humour in its presentation; it is an evening of pure joy for those who love Swing, 20’s and 30’s music.

Wuthering-Heights-Kate-Bush-Eastbourne

Wuthering Heights: The Music of Kate Bush

Wed 2 May 2018

Featuring the exceptional vocal expression of Rachel Sinetta and fully supported by an incredible band of five talented multi instrumentalists…..The Rubber Band.

The Victorian Devonshire Park Theatre

Faithful in a Changing World

Fri 4 - Mon 7 May 2018

The bible-centred conference for all God's people, attracted by church groups, couples, families and individuals at all stages on their Christian journey.

Carpenters Gold

Carpenters Gold

Fri 4 May 2018

The Reunion Group are extremely proud and excited to present a brand new authentic tribute production for 2018. Created and Produced by London West End Director of Abba Mania, 80’s Mania and The Abba Reunion Tribute Show.

Lou Fellingham Live

Lou Fellingham Live

Sun 6 May 2018

This Changes Everything Lou Fellingham is an internationally known worship leader and songwriter, known for her distinctive voice and unwavering energy to see lives changed through the power of music and word.

Yeomen Of The Guard

The Yeomen of the Guard

Thu 10 - Sun 13 May 2018

Presented by Eastbourne Gilbert & Sullivan Society This is a story of romance and dastardly deeds set in the Tower of London in the sixteenth century.

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne

Ghost Walk

Thu 10 May 2018

Join Jack and Nancy as they escort you round the dark theatre showing you areas the public don’t normally see. Listen as they tell you of the ghostly tales of one of the UK’s most haunted theatres.

The Opera Boys

The Opera Boys

Fri 11 May 2018

The boys are back with a brand new show full of opera, classical, west end and crossover as well as their unique, unrivalled on-stage banter.

David Baddiel

David Baddiel - My Family: Not The Sitcom

Sat 12 May 2018

Back by popular demand following 2 critically-acclaimed West End runs and sold out residency at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Turn of the Screw

Turn of the Screw

Tue 15 - Sat 19 May 2018

"I don’t save or shield them. It’s as bad as I feared – they’re lost.” Produced by Dermot McLaughlin Productions with The Mercury Theatre Colchester and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Written by Tim Luscombe Directed by Daniel Buckroyd

The Dreamboys

The Dreamboys – 2018

Thu 17 May 2018

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 2018.

Seriously Dead

Seriously Dead

Sat 19 May 2018

The play tells the hilarious tale of Thelma Henderson deceased who cannot gain entry through The Pearly Gates as the system has gone digitalised and she has the incorrect paperwork.

Michael Jackson History Show

Michael Jackson: HIStory Show

Sun 20 May 2018

Showtime Australia (Producers of The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show) present this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Wed 23 - Sat 26 May 2018

Presented by Eastbourne Stagers Directed by Fiona Dean Musical Direction Rob Cousins Choreography by Chloe Hurst This fun musical follows nerdy flower shop employee Seymour Krelborn, who has a crush on his co-worker, Audrey.

The Midnight Gang

David Walliams’ The Midnight Gang

Fri 25 May 2018

A David Walliams Bestseller. Drum roll, please… Heartbreak invites you to join us for the grand opening of The Lord Funt Hospital Playground, a spectacular new play area for the convalescent child.

Alice In Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Wed 30 - Thu 31 May 2018

You'd be as mad as a hatter to miss this HARE-larious fun-filled family musical, bounding into Eastbourne this Spring. Join Alice as she takes a tumble down the rabbit hole into the wonderful world of Wonderland!

What's on This Week

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

Some Mothers Do 'Ave' Em

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Tue 17 - Sat 21 Apr 2018

St Georges Day Crafts

St Georges Day Crafts

Mon 23 Apr 2018

The Importance Of Being Earnest

The Importance Of Being Earnest

Tue 24 - Sat 28 Apr 2018

The Big Futures Show

The Big Futures Show 2018

Tue 24 Apr 2018

That's Entertainment

That’s Entertainment!

Tue 24 Apr - Wed 10 Oct 2018

Splash Point Jazz Club

Splash Point Jazz Club

Wed 25 Apr 2018

Sounds Of The Eighties

Sounds Of The Eighties

Fri 27 Apr 2018

At Altitude

At Altitude

Sat 28 Apr - Sun 15 Jul 2018

Old Town Village Market

Old Town Village Market

Sat 28 Apr 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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