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Big Sea Swim in Eastbourne, photo by Graham Huntley

Study in Eastbourne

Study in the vibrant south coast resort of Eastbourne. Learn English at one of the many language schools or study at the University of Brighton campus in Eastbourne. The sunniest resort in the UK, Eastbourne offers a packed programme of events and is a gateway to the South Downs National Park and just 60 minutes from London Gatwick, making it the ideal location for studying and exploring the South East.

Download research and facts about Eastbourne, including the number of visitors and economic impacts.

Language Schools in Eastbourne

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International Summer School

Moira House School

International Summer School is a small, family-run operation with almost 20 years experience of residential summer schools and independant boarding schools in East Sussex. The school is accredited by the British Council.

St Bedes International Summer School

Bede's Summer School

Bede's International Summer School, part of Bede's School Trust, has been running high-quality residential programmes for children, teenagers and young adults since 1993. Today, we offer 5 different types of programme at 7 locations.

EF Language School, Eastbourne

EF Language School

EF Language Schools Ltd

Private language school in the heart of Eastbourne, recently renovated school with modern facilities.

LTC2

Language Teaching Centre Eastbourne

A British Council accredited English language school. *General English Courses *IELTS and Cambridge First Certificate exam preparation. *Young learner summer school *Special courses for closed groups at any time of year.

Eastbourne School of English

Eastbourne School of English

Founded in 1936, Eastbourne School of English, is a not-for-profit school with an international reputation for providing a wide range of quality English language courses for adults, expert teachers and excellent student services.

ELAC Language School

ELAC Study Vacations

A British Council accredited English language school. Summer Residential & Family Stay Courses for 12-17 Year Olds. Special courses for closed groups at certain times of the year. Venues include Eastbourne College and St Andrews School.

Sussex Downs College

Sussex Downs College

Sussex Downs College offers high-quality programmes on a modern campus located a short distance from Eastbourne town centre. Our facilities include a library, an IT suite, professional standard theatre and sporting facilities.

University Campus

University of Brighton Campus in Eastbourne

This leading multi-campus University offers one of the best teaching quality ratings in the UK and a strong research record, with under-graduate courses in hospitality, tourism and sport at the Eastbourne campus.

University of Brighton

Chelsea School of Sport

From foundation degrees to PhD programmes, Chelsea School has over 100 years of experience in education, research and consultancy, gaining an international reputation. Part of the University of Brighton, the school is located at the Eastbourne campus.

Culinary Arts Studio

The Culinary Arts Studio provides state of the art commerical kitchen facilities for learning and development, and is part of the School of Service Management at the University of Brighton. Also available for team building days, product development and research.

On Our Doorstep

South Downs National Park

Cycling in the South Downs National Park

Study in Eastbourne and explore the stunning coastal scenery of the South Downs National Park and iconic beauty spot Beachy Head. Featured in many Hollywood films, including Harry Potter, James Bond and Pearl Harbour.

Film Locations

Events & Cultural Highlights in Eastbourne

The Blades at Airbourne, Eastbourne International Airshow

Eastbourne offers a wide range of vibrant events from the annual Airbourne airshow in August, to international tennis, endurance sports, beer festivals and rock and pop tribute nights at the seafront Bandstand.  

Coupled with leading comedy acts, musicals direct from London's West End, ballet, opera, cutting edge drama and contemporary touring art exhibitions, there are many cultural highlights to enjoy in Eastbourne.

Events in Eastbourne

Major Events

That's Entertainment

That’s Entertainment!

Royal Hippodrome

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.

At Altitude

At Altitude

Towner Art Gallery

Sat 2 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018

This exhibition will explore how our experience of landscape, time and space has altered through the introduction of new elevated perspectives on the world that were unknown to earlier generations.

Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest

Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest

Sat 22 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

The Eastbourne & Lewes Walk Fest, from Sat 22nd September to Sun 30th September, is a series of free walks designed for all ages and abilities, graded in ease and difficulty, with a guide to mileage & times they will take to complete.

Harvey's Ale

Eastbourne Beer Festival on Tour

Eastbourne Town Centre

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.

Beer Festival on Tour - Opening Night

Eastbourne Beer Festival On Tour ‘Opening Night’

The Lamb Inn

Wed 26 Sep 2018

The opening night of Eastbourne Beer Festival On Tour Kicking off with a launch event on Wednesday 26 September at The Lamb Inn from 6.30pm, punters can pick up a free tasting passport (normal price £1) and sample some Harvey’s brews.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Fast Love

Fastlove

Devonshire Park Theatre

Thu 27 Sep 2018

A Tribute to George Michael Get ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production, Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael.

A Night at the Musicals

Eastbourne Stagers: A Night At The Musicals

Royal Hippodrome

Thu 27 Sep 2018

For over 30 years Eastbourne Stagers have given hundreds of young people the opportunity to perform in musicals which span the decades.

Tom Fitzpatrick

Tom Fitzpatrick and Anton Stephans

The Stage Door

Thu 27 Sep 2018

Tom Fitzpatrick and Anton Stephans will be taking to the stage on 27th September. Make sure you join us for an evening of soft jazz music from these amazingly talented musicians.

Superstars of Wrestling

Superstars of Wrestling

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 28 Sep 2018

For one night only the Royal Hippodrome will be transformed into a superb wrestling arena to capture the live atmosphere that you would normally only see on your tv.

The Stereotonics

Stereophonics Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Formed in 1999, Stereotonics have now built up a reputation as the leading Stereophonics tribute throughout the UK. Just recently, the real band even heard the boys performing and gave them the official seal of approval.

The Everyday and Extraordinary

The Everyday and Extraordinary

Towner Art Gallery

Sat 29 Sep 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

The notion of the found object as artistic material, content and subject-matter provides the inspiration for The Everyday and Extraordinary, an exhibition presenting a Wunderkammer of modern and contemporary artworks.

Led Zeppelin Tribute Show with Letz Zep

Led Zeppelin Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 29 Sep 2018

Letz Zep are the leading Led Zeppelin tribute bands in the UK, Letz Zep won over not only the critics, but won the praise of former members of the actual Led Zeppelin.

Start of Tempo 10k

Tempo 10k of Eastbourne

Eastbourne Sea Front Promenade

Sun 30 Sep 2018

10k running event which takes place on the picturesque Eastbourne promenade, runners of all abilities are welcome.

The Wipers Times

The Wipers Times

Devonshire Park Theatre

Mon 1 - Sat 6 Oct 2018

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme.

Big Charity Concert

BIG CHARITY CONCERT

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 5 Oct 2018

This well established charity concert is back for a sixth consecutive year raising funds for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Queen Tribute Show with Pure Queen

Queen Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 5 Oct 2018

Pure Queen one of the UK's Leading Queen tribute bands around. a performance of Queen classics that will leave you gasping at Mark's wonderful interpretation of the great man.

Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span 2018

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 6 Oct 2018

With their fiftieth anniversary approaching and a work rate to put many younger artists to shame, Steeleye Span (featuring their new seven-piece line up) return to the road for an extensive UK autumn tour.

Bonfire Procession - photo by Graham Huntley

Bonfire Society Procession & Fireworks

Eastbourne Seafront

Sat 6 Oct 2018

Eastbourne Bonfire Society returns with an annual bonfire procession and fireworks along Eastbourne seafront - everyone welcome!

Abba Fever

ABBA Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 6 Oct 2018

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.

David Starkey

David Starkey: Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer?

Royal Hippodrome

Sun 7 Oct 2018

DAVID STARKEY. HENRY VIII: THE FIRST BREXITEER? Henry VIII, like a colossus, bestrides the history of our country. He invented the idea of British uniqueness; in fact, the Reformation could be defined as the first Brexit.

Boeing Boeing

Boeing Boeing

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 9 - Sat 13 Oct 2018

By Marc Camelotti From the writer and producers of Don’t Dress For Dinner, this riotous farce arrives in Eastbourne for one week only – fasten your seat belts!

Psychic Sally

Psychic Sally – 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Royal Hippodrome

Thu 11 Oct 2018

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10 year anniversary show.

The Three Degrees

The Three Degrees

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 12 Oct 2018

The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group has remained a trio with 2 original members since Sheila Ferguson left many moons ago.

Bon Giovi

Bon Jovi Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 12 Oct 2018

BON GIOVI perform all the greatest hits such as ‘Living On A Prayer’, It’s My Life, Wanted Dead or Alive, as well as many others from every album ever produced in one amazing stage show.

Butts Lane Hill Climb

Butts Lane Hill Climb

Butts Lane

Sat 13 Oct 2018

The Butts Lane Hill Climb in Willingdon, near Eastbourne is a challenging ride of 1.05 kilometres with an average gradient of 10.3% (max 14.2% and a height gain of 116 metres, and attracts top riders from the region and further afield.

Spider Saturdays

Spider Saturday

Drusillas Park

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Spider experts from the British Tarantula Society will be displaying some of their most commonly feared animals in the Discovery Centre. The aim of the day is to try and overcome visitors’ phobias, as well as being fun and informative.

Simon Ling

Simon Ling

Towner Art Gallery

Sat 13 Oct 2018 - Sun 27 Jan 2019

Towner presents an exhibition of new and recent works by Simon Ling, the artist’s first solo presentation in a UK public institution.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Redoubt Fortress

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Ralph McTell

Ralph McTell

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 13 Oct 2018

One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, is now celebrating more than 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter.

The Ragdolls

Jersey Boys Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 13 Oct 2018

SEASON FINALE: “The Ragdolls” will take you on a musical journey through the well-known career of one of the most successful bands of all time, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Some Guys Have All the Luck

Some Guys Have All The Luck

Devonshire Park Theatre

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!

The Super Sing-Along Musical Extravaganza

The Super Sing-Along Musical Extravaganza

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 17 Oct 2018

THE SUPER SING-ALONG MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA 12 of your favourite musical numbers from Grease to The Greatest Showman, with performances from friends of Eastbourne Mencap in collaboration with The Trapdoor Theatre School.

Jason Donovan Tour Image, His Amazing Midlife

Jason Donovan & His Amazing Midlife Crisis

Devonshire Park Theatre

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Jason is delighted to announce that he will be hitting the road once again in the autumn, only this time, it’s a tour with a twist!!

Phill Jupitus

Phill Jupitus JUPLICITY

Royal Hippodrome

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions.

Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas

Halloween Shriek Week

Drusillas Park

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

If you are bored of all your local haunts, stake out the fun at Drusillas Park over the Halloween period. We’ve conjured up some fang-tastically spooky surprises to keep your little horrors half term happy.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Presented By Russian State Ballet Swan Lake – timeless Ballet with exquisite dancing Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

Halfway to Paradise

Halfway to Paradise – The Billy Fury Story

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 20 Oct 2018

An Electric, emotional & nostalgic journey through 29 hits, Billys’ original band..& Fury, live again via giant screen being re-united with his own live Furys’ Tornados!

Beauty and The Beast: Ballet

Beauty and The Beast: Ballet Theatre UK

Royal Hippodrome

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Inspired by the original tale, this production tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village.

He Ain't Heavy Eastbourne

He Ain't Heavy

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 23 - Wed 24 Oct 2018

By Oddly Moving Performer Grania Pickard tells the story of growing up with her disabled autistic brother Sean using physical theatre, aerial circus, audience interaction and storytelling.

A Night at the Musicals

Eastbourne Stagers: A Night At The Musicals

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 24 - Fri 26 Oct 2018

For over 30 years Eastbourne Stagers have given hundreds of young people the opportunity to perform in musicals which span the decades.

Maximum RnB

Maximum R'n'B With the Manfreds

Devonshire Park Theatre

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Plus special guest Georgie Fame Join the legendary Manfreds and Georgie Fame for a fabulous evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia, and some of the greatest hits ever written!

Jazz Nights at The Stage Door

Jazz Nights

The Stage Door

Thu 25 Oct 2018

On the last Thursday of each month various artists will take to the stage and perform an array of jazz music.

Peppa Pig's Adventure

Peppa Pig's Adventure

Devonshire Park Theatre

Fri 26 - Sat 27 Oct 2018

Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure!

Beachy Head Marathon

Beachy Head Marathon

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Beachy Head Marathon is one the biggest off-road marathon in the UK. Participant entry prices apply, see website for details.

Zombie Makeup

Zombie Walk

Eastbourne Town Centre

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Meet from 1pm at The Crown and Anchor and have your makeup done with all proceeds going to charity. At 3pm, the zombie walk will make its way from the pub down to Eastbourne Pier and then through the town centre ending in South Street.

Spooky Stairs

Twilight Tours

Redoubt Fortress

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.

Whitney Houston Eastbourne Devonshire Park Theatre

The Whitney Houston Show

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 30 Oct 2018

The Greatest Love Of All The Whitney Houston show is a critically acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston.

Evil Dead 2

Evil Dead 2 – (ADULT ONLY)

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Come and celebrate the spookiest night of the year in the haunted surroundings of the Hippodrome, and enjoy a screening of the horror-comedy classic Evil Dead 2 (1987).

Buddy Holly & the Cricketers

Buddy Holly & the Cricketers

Devonshire Park Theatre

Fri 2 Nov 2018

26 Years of Rock ’n’ Rolling The World!

Jersey Beats

The Jersey Beats

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 2 Nov 2018

Viva Blackpool presents ‘The Jerseys Beats’ as we celebrate the music of one of the greatest groups of all time – the 100 million album selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Mercury

Mercury

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sat 3 Nov 2018

The Ultimate Queen Tribute Celebrating 20 years on the road in 2019, Mercury have firmly established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to Queen.

Foster and Allen

Foster and Allen

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 3 Nov 2018

The story of Foster & Allen began back in the seventies when MICK & TONY were playing in Country Music bands around Ireland. In 1975 they got together a small group and went over to the U.K. to work the Irish music venues on a short tour.

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Royal Hippodrome

Sun 4 Nov 2018

Rapunzel features magical songs, beautiful costumes and scenery, plus a host of colourful characters to create an enchanting and exciting production that captures the spirit and joy of this wonderful story.

My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 6 - Sat 10 Nov 2018

Directed by Michael Cabot Designed by Bek Palmer Lighting by Andy Grange Cast: Felicity Houlbrooke, Fiz Marcus, Kathryn Ritchie, Connie Walker

Tom Allen

Tom Allen – Absolutely

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 7 Nov 2018

Tom Allen’s unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling has seen him sell out shows all over the country. Due to phenomenal demand the tour has now been extended into the autumn of 2018.

Barry White

Let The Music Play – A Celebration of Barry White

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 9 Nov 2018

William Hicks has carved out a career in his own right and is “Known for a big man with a big voice” and what better voice and presence could there be to pay tribute to and celebrate the music of the legend that is Mr Barry White.

Hannah Perry: GUSH

Hannah Perry: GUSH

Towner Art Gallery

Sat 10 Nov 2018 - Sun 27 Jan 2019

Featuring large-scale dynamic sound sculpture, film and wall-based works, GUSH is a candid and personal exploration of mental and emotional health in our contemporary, hyper-networked society by British artist Hannah Perry.

Rich Hall

Rich Hall’s Hoedown

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 10 Nov 2018

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - November 2018

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Heaven And Earth Dvorak Serenade in d minor, Op.44 Mozart Wind Serenade No. 10 (Gran Partita) Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday Service

Eastbourne Town Centre

Sun 11 Nov 2018

The Civic Remembrance service attended by the Mayor of Eastbourne and combined services organisations. The service will take place at the War Memorial Roundabout on Cornfield Road, Eastbourne.

Neil Brand

Neil Brand presents: 1918, At Home, At War…

Royal Hippodrome

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Neil Brand introduces and accompanies this fascinating programme of films, music, stories and readings from the pivotal year of 1916.

Martin Hopgood

An Evening of Mediumship and Clairvoyance with Mar

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Martin returns once again to the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne for a unique evening of mediumship.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Devonshire Park Theatre

Thu 15 Nov 2018

50th Anniversary Tour Direct from it’s success at London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a sold out Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!

Barricade Boys

The Barricade Boys

Devonshire Park Theatre

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Do you hear the people sing? Yes! Fabulous harmonies, incredible vocals, dashing good looks and fantastic personalities!

Just So

Just So

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 16 Nov 2018

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

Festive Event

BoHo Winter Light Festival

Seaside Road

Sat 17 Nov 2018

BoHo Winter Light Festival is a free festival of workshops, a light procession from the town centre and a grand finale event, suitable for all ages.

Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sat 17 Nov 2018

The Album

Just So

Just So

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 17 Nov 2018

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

Adele - Someone Like You

Someone Like You

Devonshire Park Theatre

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.

Just So

Just So

Royal Hippodrome

Sun 18 Nov 2018

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

Bing Live

Bing Live!

Devonshire Park Theatre

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

Devonshire Park Theatre

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

Royal Hippodrome

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!

Jazz Nights at The Stage Door

Jazz Nights

The Stage Door

Thu 29 Nov 2018

On the last Thursday of each month various artists will take to the stage and perform an array of jazz music.

Eastbourne Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Eastbourne Town Centre

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.

Meads Magic

Meads Magic

Meads Village

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Meads Magic 2018 returns for a night of festive village fun on Friday 30th November. Now in its seventh year, Meads Magic is a firm favourite of the Eastbourne Christmas diary.

Rhiannon – The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Rhiannon – The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Royal Hippodrome

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

Royal Hippodrome

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

Devonshire Park Theatre

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

Devonshire Park Theatre

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.

Little Chelsea Little Christmas

Little Christmas

Little Chelsea

Fri 7 Dec 2018

Eastbourne’s annual Christmas extravaganza Little Christmas in Little Chelsea will launch a week of fun and entertainment in the popular town centre shopping quarter this December.

Whistle down the Wind

Whistle Down The Wind

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 7 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.

Whistle down the Wind

Whistle Down The Wind

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 8 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.

Whistle down the Wind

Whistle Down The Wind

Royal Hippodrome

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

Royal Hippodrome

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

Royal Hippodrome

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

Royal Hippodrome

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.

Secret Santa

Secret Santa – The Frost Files

Royal Hippodrome

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!

Christmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

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

Eastbourne Bandstand

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.

Secret Santa

Secret Santa – The Frost Files

Royal Hippodrome

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!

Jazz Nights at The Stage Door

Jazz Nights

The Stage Door

Thu 27 Dec 2018

On the last Thursday of each month various artists will take to the stage and perform an array of jazz music.

New Years Day at the Bandstand

New Years Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

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.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - February 2019

Devonshire Park Theatre

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

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 20 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

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

Gaelforce Dance

Gaelforce Dance

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 1 Mar 2019

Gaelforce Dance, the celebration of Irish dance, music and song, has dynamically tapped its way into the beating hearts of millions of audience members worldwide since its inception in 1999.

The Magic of Ireland

The Magic of Ireland

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 1 Mar 2019

Ten years ago when the idea behind The Magic of Ireland first came into being, it was an exciting time for Irish culture as Irish dance productions were seeing unparalleled budgets and were playing in unimagined locations.

Sooty

The Sooty Show

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 3 Mar 2019

Sooty's Magic Show Izzy Wizzy let’s get busy! Join Sooty for his brand new Laugh Out Loud Magic Show!

Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer: Women for life on earth

Royal Hippodrome

Sun 3 Mar 2019

Women for life on earth: the inevitability of ecofeminism. When Welsh women turned up at the RAF base at Greenham Common in 1981, they were carrying a banner that read ‘Women for Life on Earth’.

Showaddywaddy

Showaddy waddy 2019

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 9 Mar 2019

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!

Robert White

Robert White: The Tank Top Tour

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 15 Mar 2019

Robert White wowed the judges and viewers alike with his fast-paced comedy routines when he made the finals on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent. With a suitcase full of his trademark vests, Robert will be travelling the UK.

Music Hall Tavern

Music Hall Tavern

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 22 Mar 2019

The UK’s premier comedy drag show is back for its 6th year with a brand new hilarious fabulous glamorous show for 2019 !

London Philharmonic Orchestra Eastbourne

London Philharmonic Orchestra - March 2019

Congress Theatre

Sun 24 Mar 2019

Elegy And Triumph Glinka Overture, Ruslan and Ludmilla Elgar Cello Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 Darrell Ang conductor Kian Soltani cello

Dan Snow

Dan Snow

Devonshire Park Theatre

Mon 25 Mar 2019

An Evening with the History Guy An Evening with Dan Snow will feature the well-known historian and TV presenter recount anecdotes of memorable experiences from his very successful career as an historian and broadcaster.

Dara-O'Briain

Dara O'Briain

Congress Theatre

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Voice Of Reason Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, Star Gazing Live, Robot Wars and Go 8 Bit.

Elvis - The Legend

ELVIS – THE LEGEND

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 30 Mar 2019

The NEW smash-hit tribute concert show touring the UK & Europe in 2018, starring the world’s leading Elvis impersonator & tribute artist JD KING with his band The Burning Love Band.

Mike & Mechanics

Mike + The Mechanics

Congress Theatre

Fri 5 Apr 2019

Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour Mike & The Mechanics, who have sold over ten million records worldwide – announce their 2019 nationwide ‘Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour’.

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly: A Legend Reborn

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 5 Apr 2019

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.

Aled Jones

ALED JONES CHARITY CONCERT

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 6 Apr 2019

ALED JONES CHARITY CONCERT – all profits going to WellChild UK. starring ALED JONES, Faryl Smith (Britain’s Got Talent finalist).

London Philharmonic Orchestra Eastbourne

London Philharmonic Orchestra - April 2019

Congress Theatre

Sun 7 Apr 2019

Legends Of The North Bax Tintagel Grieg Piano Concerto Sibelius Belshazzar’s Feast Suite, Op. 51 Sibelius Symphony No. 5 Osmo Vänskä conductor Jan Lisiecki piano

Rock Of Ages

Rock of Ages

Congress Theatre

Mon 8 - Sat 13 Apr 2019

HERE WE GO AGAIN….! The Smash Hit Musical Is Back In The UK! ROCK OF AGES is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems.

Jasper Carrot Eastbourne

Jasper Carrott's Stand Up and Rock

Congress Theatre

Fri 10 May 2019

Featuring Bev Bevan Jasper Carrott - Bev Bevan - Geoff Turton - Phil Tree – Abby Brant and introducing Suzi Woo. Stand Up & Rock is back….

Madagascar

Madagascar The Musical

Congress Theatre

Tue 14 - Sat 18 May 2019

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular.

Roman Romp!

ROMAN ROMP – A Farcical Adult Comedy

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 14 - Sat 15 Jun 2019

The company that brings you the Adult Panto each year will be returning in the summer with their farcical adult comedy, ROMAN ROMP.

2017 Winner Novak Djokovic

The Nature Valley International

Devonshire Park

Fri 21 - Sat 29 Jun 2019

Enjoy world class tennis action from top men & women of the WTA & ATP tour, in this exciting pre-Wimbledon tournament at Eastbourne's Devonshire Park. Prices depend on court and date.

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage

Congress Theatre

Mon 15 - Sat 20 Jul 2019

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is back, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.

Annie

Annie

Congress Theatre

Tue 13 - Sat 17 Aug 2019

The smash-hit production of Annie comes to Eastbourne's Congress Theatre for one-week only direct from London’s West End.

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