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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

Harvey's Ale

Eastbourne Beer Festival on Tour

Wed 26 Sep - Mon 26 Nov 2018

Featuring 32 pubs across Eastbourne, Pevensey, Polegate, Seaford and the South Downs, all offer real ale or traditional cider and have excellent public transport links.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Come and enjoy and evening of stargazing though telescopes and have your chance to chat to experts from the society members,

Eastbourne Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Fri 30 Nov - Sun 23 Dec 2018

The Eastbourne Christmas Market is back from Friday 30th November to Sunday 23rd December 2018, 10am - 6pm each day.

Little Chelsea

Little Chelsea Late Night Shopping

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Little Chelsea will be holding a late night shopping event.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Come and enjoy and evening of stargazing though telescopes and have your chance to chat to experts from the society members,

Christmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert

Tue 25 Dec 2018

Eastbourne Bandstand will be packed again this year as the traditional Christmas and New Year concerts return to the south coast with fantastic festive entertainment, and it is all for free.

Boxing Day at the Bandstand

Boxing Day Concert

Wed 26 Dec 2018

Eastbourne Bandstand will be packed again this year as the traditional Christmas and New Year concerts return to the south coast with fantastic festive entertainment, and it is all for free.

New Years Day at the Bandstand

New Years Day Concert

Tue 1 Jan 2019

Eastbourne Bandstand will be packed again this year as the traditional Christmas and New Year concerts return to the south coast with fantastic festive entertainment, and it is all for free.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 12 Jan 2019

Come and enjoy and evening of stargazing though telescopes and have your chance to chat to experts from the society members,

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Come and enjoy and evening of stargazing though telescopes and have your chance to chat to experts from the society members,

Participants in the Race

St Wilfreds Pancake Race

Tue 5 Mar 2019

This years Pancake race will take place in Terminus Road precinct, starting from bankers corner from 1pm - 3pm.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 16 Mar 2019

Come and enjoy and evening of stargazing though telescopes and have your chance to chat to experts from the society members,

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.

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.

Christmas at Drusillas

Christmas at Drusillas

Sat 17 Nov 2018 - Tue 1 Jan 2019

Enjoy the magic and enchantment of Christmas at Drusillas Park this year! Come face-to-face with a husky at the zoo before getting your face painted as a reindeer, fairy or even a Christmas pud in Hello Kitty’s Parlour.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Sat 17 Nov 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.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Fri 21 Dec 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.

Just So

Just So

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

Join the cast of Young EODS with their production of “Just So” at The Royal Hippodrome Theatre this November.

Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia

Sat 17 Nov 2018

The Album

Adele - Someone Like You

Someone Like You

Sun 18 Nov 2018

The Adele Songbook Someone Like You -The Adele Songbook is a stunning live concert performance, celebrating the music of one of our generations finest singer-songwriters.

Bing Live

Bing Live!

Tue 20 - Wed 21 Nov 2018

Bing Goes to the Theatre Calling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are coming to Eastbourne in the first ever Bing stage show!

New Sussex Opera

The Travelling Companion

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Presented by New Sussex Opera Opera by Charles Villiers Stanford after a story by Hans Christian Andersen

Adult Panto: Hansel & Gretel Go Down in the Woods

Adult Panto: Hansel & Gretel Go Down in the Woods

Fri 23 - Sat 24 Nov 2018

Adult Panto – Hansel & Gretel Go Down in the Woods. In their own unique style they’ve taken a traditional fairy story and corrupted it beyond belief – packing it with corny jokes, raunchy plots and blatant sexual innuendo!

Rhiannon – The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Rhiannon – The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Rhiannon, the ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mac brings the voice, the look and the musicianship into this authentic and truly polished, professional show.

Helen Ward-Jackson

I’m Every Woman – starring Helen Ward-Jackson

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Helen Ward-Jackson is back this year with her outstanding new show called ‘I’m Every Woman’. Including not only her Adele Tribute Show but now other fantastic tributes to the DIVAs like, Tina, Dusty, Mariah, Gaga, Whitney, Bette and more!

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - December 2018

Sun 2 Dec 2018

A Celebration Of Christmas Gabrieli O Magnum Mysterium Byrd O Magnum Mysterium Praetorius In dulci jubilo Cornelius The Three Kings Scheidt Battle Suite Schütz Also hatt Gott die Welt geliebt Schütz Hodie Christus Natus Est

cinderella

Cinderella

Fri 7 Dec 2018 - Sun 13 Jan 2019

Written & Directed by Chris Jordan When Cinderella is left at home by her Ugly Sisters, it seems all hope of going to the ball is lost.

Whistle down the Wind

Whistle Down The Wind

Fri 7 - Sun 9 Dec 2018

Set at Christmas 1959 in Louisianna, Whistle Down the Wind follows the story of 3 farm children who discover a fugitive hiding in the barn.

Michael Portillo

Michael Portillo: Life – A Game of Two Halves

Mon 10 Dec 2018

It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM.

Secret Santa

Secret Santa – The Frost Files

Fri 14 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

SECRET SANTA – THE FROST FILES - Holly receives a letter from a secret organisation; The Ministry of Mistletoe – requesting her assistance on a top secret mission… Santa has been kidnapped!

Salvation Army Concert

The Salvation Army Christmas Concert

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Come join the Salvation Army as they bring their annual Christmas carol Concert back to the Royal Hippodrome. This fund raising event will put you right in the mood for Christmas.

A Christmas Spectacular

The Rattonians: A Christmas Spectacular

Thu 20 - Sat 22 Dec 2018

The Rattonians always know how to get everyone in the right mood for Christmas – This year sees them working alongside Trapdoor Productions to bring a show packed with Seasonal Favourites, Glamour, Dancing and a special visit from Santa!

Secret Santa

Secret Santa – The Frost Files

Fri 21 - Mon 24 Dec 2018

SECRET SANTA – THE FROST FILES - Holly receives a letter from a secret organisation; The Ministry of Mistletoe – requesting her assistance on a top secret mission… Santa has been kidnapped!

Secret Santa

Secret Santa – The Frost Files

Thu 27 Dec 2018 - Tue 1 Jan 2019

SECRET SANTA – THE FROST FILES - Holly receives a letter from a secret organisation; The Ministry of Mistletoe – requesting her assistance on a top secret mission… Santa has been kidnapped!

Hippodrome

Eastbourne Theatre Ghost Hunt

Fri 11 - Sat 12 Jan 2019

Discover the ghosts of the theatre!

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - February 2019

Sun 10 Feb 2019

The Music Of Friends Mozart Oboe Quartet Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18 No.1 Brahms Clarinet Quintet Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Disney’s Aladdin Jr

Disney’s Aladdin Jr

Wed 20 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

Discover “A Whole New World” with this magically updated version of the Academy Award-winning Disney classic!

What's on This Week

Eastbourne Remembers

Eastbourne Remembers exhibition at the Pavilion

Mon 19 Mar 2018 - Tue 26 Mar 2019

Harvey's Ale

Eastbourne Beer Festival on Tour

Wed 26 Sep - Mon 26 Nov 2018

The Everyday and Extraordinary

The Everyday and Extraordinary

Sat 29 Sep 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Simon Ling

Simon Ling

Sat 13 Oct 2018 - Sun 27 Jan 2019

Secret Spaces Favourite Places

Secret Spaces Favourite Places

Sat 3 Nov - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Diverse Sussex

Diverse Sussex: A group exhibition

Tue 6 - Sat 24 Nov 2018

Hannah Perry: GUSH

Hannah Perry: GUSH

Sat 10 Nov 2018 - Sun 27 Jan 2019

Christmas at Drusillas

Christmas at Drusillas

Sat 17 Nov 2018 - Tue 1 Jan 2019

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Just So

Just So

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Art exhibition and sale of work

Art Exhibition

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

The Observatory Science Centre

Comets and Curry

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Adele - Someone Like You

Someone Like You

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Bing Live

Bing Live!

Tue 20 - Wed 21 Nov 2018

Informal Concerts

Informal Concerts

Tue 20 Nov 2018

The Lamb Folk Club

The Lamb Folk Club

Wed 21 Nov 2018

New Sussex Opera

The Travelling Companion

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Old Town Village Market

Old Town Village Market

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Eastbourne Record Fair

Eastbourne Record Fair

Sun 25 Nov 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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