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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

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.

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.

ISS1

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.

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.

Edward Stott - Washing Day

Edward Stott: A Master of Colour and Atmosphere

Towner Art Gallery

Fri 25 May - Sun 16 Sep 2018

The exhibition, which brings together a large body of Stott’s paintings for the first time in over 40 years, includes a number of works from Towner’s own permanent collection, as well as a selection of loans from national institutions.

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.

Dial M For Murder

Dial M For Murder

Devonshire Park Theatre

Thu 12 - Sat 21 Jul 2018

By Frederick Knott Starring Oliver Mellor (Wait Until Dark) The original play that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's movie of the same name. When a murder plan is foolproof, how can it go wrong?

Morris Dancers

Eastbourne Lakeside Festival

Hampden Park

Fri 20 - Sun 22 Jul 2018

Plans are well on the way Eastbourne's Lakeside festival at Hampden Park this summer. Members of the public can expect a mix of attractions entertainment and live music.

David Baddiel's ANiMALCOLM

David Baddiel's ANiMALCOLM

The Royal Hippodrome Theatre

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Malcolm doesn’t like animals but on a bizarre school trip he begins to understand them more deeply than anyone.

Queen Tribute Show

Queen Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 20 Jul 2018

A dynamic stage show that fully emulates the true charismatic of rock's most flamboyant front man backed up by superbly crafted harmonies and intricate guitar work, Mercury faithfully and accurately recreate the distinctive Queen experience

Eastbourne Pride 2018

Eastbourne Pride

Eastbourne Seafront

Sat 21 Jul 2018

A fun-filled, colourful procession on Eastbourne seafront organised by Eastbourne's LGBT community. Featuring dancers, music, drag queens, trade stalls and live music at Princes Park.

David Baddiel's ANiMALCOLM

David Baddiel's ANiMALCOLM

The Royal Hippodrome Theatre

Sat 21 Jul 2018

Malcolm doesn’t like animals but on a bizarre school trip he begins to understand them more deeply than anyone.

Elton John Tribute Show

Elton John Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 21 Jul 2018

Jimmy recreates the great sound of Elton John with enthusiasm and flamboyance of any Elton John concert. You won’t find a more qualified, dignified or accurate tribute to Sir Elton John anywhere in the world.

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 22 Jul 2018

Fleetingwood Mac are a young and energetic tribute bring across the live sound of Fleetwood Mac. With just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the bass and of course, the vocals! all with a modern edge.

County Cup in Eastbourne

Aegon Summer County Cup

Devonshire Park

Mon 23 - Fri 27 Jul 2018

Competing counties battle in the national stages of this doubles competition which sees the some of the UK's best tennis players representing their county in this week long tournament, with Andy Murray and Tim Henman both past competitors.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 24 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

Presented by The Rattonians The Rattonians are bringing Ian Flemings’ Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to life in the musical adaptation of the beloved family musical.

Kids Disco Party Nights

Kids Disco Party Nights

Eastbourne Bandstand

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Join the party with DJ Oli, playing music from the charts, plus some family favourites, the kids won't want the school holidays to end.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Italian Gardens

Wed 25 Jul - Sat 4 Aug 2018

Presented by EODS Dreamlike, imaginative and delightful, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's most popular romantic comedy shows the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Eastbourne Seafront

Fri 27 Jul - Sun 5 Aug 2018

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

Danny Baker

Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie’s Back!

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie’s Back! I will be embarking on a nationwide, high-principled, peppy series of one-night-stands calling at dozens of theatres around the country starting in May 2018.

The Beatles Tribute Show

The Beatles Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 27 Jul 2018

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.

Eastbourne Lammas Festival

Lammas Festival

Western Lawns

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

A free extravaganza of folk music, morris dancing, traditional giants, and entertainment for everyone with a carnival parade from the Pier Saturday 12noon returning to the Western Lawns, the main festival site.

79th Cameron Highlanders

Cameron Highlanders at the Redoubt

Redoubt Fortress

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

Travel back in time and defend the Redoubt with the 79th Cameron Highlanders, witness gruesome Georgian surgery and see the muskets fire as the soldiers keep the fortress safe from invasion!

Madness Tribute Show

Madness Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Madness Tribute band Badness formed in 1994, Badness have been a market leader in the tribute scene, with their energetic show and a front-man that never fails to whip the audience into shape, you know you're in for a good night if Badness

The Carpenters Tribute Show

The Carpenters Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Solitaire are a fantastic tribute to the music of the great Karen Carpenter. Formed by professional musicians, dedicated to recreating the sound, the band is fronted by Chloe who has Karen's vocals spot on. Hearing is believing!

The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 31 Jul - Sat 4 Aug 2018

They seek him here, they seek him there. Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? Is he in hell? That demned elusive Pimpernel! Welcome to the French Revolution and Madame la Guillotine is out for revenge.

Kids Disco Party Nights

Kids Disco Party Nights

Eastbourne Bandstand

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Join the party with DJ Oli, playing music from the charts, plus some family favourites, the kids won't want the school holidays to end.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 1 Aug 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

GB Womens 35s Inter County Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park

Fri 3 - Sun 5 Aug 2018

The Women’s 35 Inter-County Championships are held on the world class grass courts at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. Forty-four counties, divided into eleven groups of four teams, take part over three days in August each year.

Stars of The Commitments

Stars of The Commitments

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 3 Aug 2018

This outstanding live stage show features original Commitments cast members and musicians from the BAFTA award winning and Golden Globe and Oscar® nominated film and multi-million selling soundtrack.

Buddy Holly Tribute Show

Buddy Holly Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 3 Aug 2018

This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles. Hits include ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Peggy Sue’ & ‘Heartbeat’.

Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Show

ELO Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 4 Aug 2018

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.

Big Fun Run

Big Fun Run Eastbourne 5K

Shinewater Park

Sun 5 Aug 2018

Big Fun Run is a 5k untimed run strictly for FUN where it’s all about relaxed exercise. There’s no times, no pressure, no sweat - just some easy moves and lots of laughs.

Dog Jog

Dog Jog Eastbourne 5k

Shinewater Park

Sun 5 Aug 2018

The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure.

An Evening with The Central Band

An Evening with The Central Band

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 5 Aug 2018

The Central Band of The Royal British Legion Under the baton of the energetic Captain David Cole come along and enjoy an evening of live musical entertainment with The Legion’s premier band.

Kids Disco Party Nights

Kids Disco Party Nights

Eastbourne Bandstand

Tue 7 Aug 2018

Join the party with DJ Oli, playing music from the charts, plus some family favourites, the kids won't want the school holidays to end.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 8 Aug 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Return To The Forbidden Planet

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Devonshire Park Theatre

Thu 9 Aug - Sat 1 Sep 2018

To Rock 'n' Roll And Beyond... Presented by Eastbourne Theatres Directed by Chris Jordan Sponsored By Bonners Music Superstore

Vegas Circus

The Vegas Circus

Princes Park

Thu 9 - Tue 14 Aug 2018

An annual visit from a travelling circus this year which will be The Vegas Circus.

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Royal Hippodrome

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on platform one as they pass the time by sharing the classic tale of The Railway Children. Living by the railway line, the children spend quite a bit of time watching the trains and making some unexpe

The Arrindell Sisters

The Supremes Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 10 Aug 2018

The Arrindell Sisters ‘Spirit of Soul and Motown’ is a tribute to the classics of Diana Ross and the Supremes, that are still played around the world, even 60 years after they were first released.

Cliff Richard & The Shadows Tribute Show

Cliff Richard & The Shadows Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 11 Aug 2018

Boasting an uncanny, even eerie likeness to the Peter Pan of pop, Jemain has got all the moves, mannerisms and certainly the authentic voice to utterly convince as a Richard tribute.

Gatsby's Jukebox

Post Modern Jukebox - Swing with a Twist

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 12 Aug 2018

The Gatsby's Jukebox repertoire features all the best in modern popular music, including favourites by Beyonce, Rihanna, Megan Trainor, Daft Punk, Macklemore, Swedish House Mafia and many more!

Kids Disco Party Nights

Kids Disco Party Nights

Eastbourne Bandstand

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Join the party with DJ Oli, playing music from the charts, plus some family favourites, the kids won't want the school holidays to end.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Airbourne - picture by Scott Morley

Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow

Airbourne

Thu 16 - Sun 19 Aug 2018

The world's biggest free seafront airshow returns in August with 4 days of spectacular flying and its all FREE!

The 80's Tribute Show with RUBIX-80's

The 80's Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Decade of stone-washed jeans, back-combed hair and legwarmers, RUBIX-80's whisks you back in time to experience the 1980's all over again.

ABBA Magic

ABBA Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Loved by all ages, ABBA – the world’s favourite pop group is spectacularly recreated by ABBA MAGIC – THE TRIBUTE. With their flawless voices, expert musicianship and captivating choreography they really are the best UK ABBA Tribute band.

Airbourne Fireworks

Airbourne Fireworks

Airbourne

Sun 19 Aug 2018

A spectacular fireworks display from the Wish Tower beaches at 10pm.

Kids Disco Party Nights

Kids Disco Party Nights

Eastbourne Bandstand

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Join the party with DJ Oli, playing music from the charts, plus some family favourites, the kids won't want the school holidays to end.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Eastbourne Seafront

Fri 24 Aug - Sun 2 Sep 2018

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

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

GB Men's 35s Inter-County Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Aug 2018

Forty-four counties are divided into eleven groups of four teams that take part over three days in August each year.The World class grass courts provide a great stage for this superb battle of the counties.

Who Are You

The Who Tribute Show & firework finale

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Who Are You UK are the UK's hottest The Who tribute recreating the unique excitement and power of one of rocks greatest ever bands. From the early hits of the mid-60's to the rock classics of the 70's and 80's.

South Coast Challenge

South Coast Challenge 2018

Eastbourne Sports Park

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Aug 2018

This will be the third year of the South Coast Challenge. Take on some of England’s finest scenery – up Beachy head, over the Seven Sisters and along the South Downs Way.

 A Celebration of Land & Sea

A Celebration of Land and Sea

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club Ltd

Sat 25 - Mon 27 Aug 2018

A celebration of sailing with a regatta and activities on land and water, plus live music and classic car show over the August Bank Holiday.

The Greatest Show in Concert

THE GREATEST SHOW: LIVE IN CONCERT

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Inspired by the hits from ‘THE GREATEST SHOWMAN’ – now one of the most successful box office films of all time!

The Signatures

Northern Soul Night & firework finale

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 25 Aug 2018

The band put their own expression to many classic Northern Soul numbers creating a true balance between authentic and modern in sound. Step back to the sounds of the Twisted Wheel, Blackpool Mecca, Golden Torch and Wigan Casino.

The Greatest Show in Concert

THE GREATEST SHOW: LIVE IN CONCERT

Royal Hippodrome

Sun 26 Aug 2018

Inspired by the hits from ‘THE GREATEST SHOWMAN’ – now one of the most successful box office films of all time!

The Zoots

Sounds of the 70's & firework finale

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 26 Aug 2018

The Zoots host a raw talent, have a spectacular stage presence and know how to entertain a crowd. With outrageous make up, wild costumes (including the platform boots) and all things glitter, The Zoots will definitely have you up on your fe

LTA SoE

LTA South of England Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park

Mon 27 Aug - Sat 1 Sep 2018

Over 35's tennis championships featuring players from all over the UK, at one of the worlds best grass court venues. Watch for free in the beautiful surroundings of Devonshire Park, or play - contact the Lawn Tennis Association.

Emily Abbiss

Ariana Grande Kids Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Mon 27 Aug 2018

A special one hour kids tribute show to the hugely popular Ariana Grande. This high energy show is incredibly popular with a younger audience and is a family friendly.

Kids Disco Party Nights

Kids Disco Party Nights

Eastbourne Bandstand

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Join the party with DJ Oli, playing music from the charts, plus some family favourites, the kids won't want the school holidays to end.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Be Bop a Lula

Be Bop a Lula

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 31 Aug 2018

The West End smash hit comes to town starring five giants of rock’n’roll – Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. . .

Eagles Tribute Show with The Alter Eagles

Eagles Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 31 Aug 2018

The Alter Eagles are an experienced, authentic Eagles tribute band. Formed in 2003, they perform the whole repertoire of Eagles tracks, from tasteful country rock - complete with full harmonies - through to hard rocking numbers.

Cannon & Ball in THE DRESSING ROOM

Cannon & Ball in THE DRESSING ROOM

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 1 Sep 2018

Touring by public demand, the hilarious comedy play, written by Bobby Ball, that combines sitcom and variety with some outstanding and memorable stand up comedy from Cannon and Ball (“ITV’s Last Laugh In Vegas”) and Johnny Casson.

Rod Stuart

Rod Stewart Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 1 Sep 2018

When it comes to tribute acts, Rod Stuart, is without doubt one of the finest Rod Stewart tribute artists there is. Not only is he an uncanny Rod Stewart look alike, he is a fantastic sound alike too.

Hosted by Sarah Jayne

Dolly & Friends A Night in Nashville

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 2 Sep 2018

Hosted by Sarah Jayne; Jayne will take us on a journey through the history of Country Music. The show features Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Billie Jo Spears, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and John Denver to name but a few.

Teletubbies Live

Teletubbies Live

Devonshire Park Theatre

Wed 5 - Thu 6 Sep 2018

The Teletubbies’ first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones is here! Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 5 Sep 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

The Story of Guitar Heroes

The Story of Guitar Heroes

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 7 Sep 2018

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to experience in one amazing show!

Know Wonder

Stevie Wonder Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 7 Sep 2018

‘Know Wonder’ will take you on a musical journey through Stevie Wonder's musical career, with hits such as ‘Up-Tight’, ‘My Cherie Amour’, Signed, Sealed & Delivered and I Just Called to Say I Love You.

Derek Acorah

Derek Acorah

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Love, Life, Laughter Tour

Steampunk

Eastbourne Steampunk

Eastbourne Seafront

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Spanning from the Wishtower slopes to the Bandstand, this event aims to astound, dazzle, entertain and delight visitors of all ages.

Boyz life

Boyz Life

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Boyzlife brings together members of two of the biggest boy bands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to perform a whole host of their biggest chart hits.

David Alacey, Des Coleman  and Paul Drakeley

The Rat Pack is Back

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 8 Sep 2018

The Official UK No: 1 Tribute show comes direct From London’s Leicester Square Theatre, The 02 and a Royal Command Performance. David Alacey (Lovejoy, Inspector Alleyn), Des Coleman (Eastenders, The One Show) and Paul Drakeley (Inside Out)

Len Philips Big Band

The Len Phillips Big Band

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 9 Sep 2018

The Great American Swingbook Featuring Matthew Ford & Eleanor Keenan plus the the Hep Cat Dancers As heard on BBC Radio 2.

Tour of Sussex

Tour of Sussex Cycle Race

Eastbourne Seafront

Sun 9 Sep 2018

Having recovered from the previous days efforts, riders will be riding the now infamous Beachy Head course. A great family event to spectate and support all the cyclists!

The U.S. Divas Show; Madonna, Cher & Tina Turner

The U.S. Divas Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 9 Sep 2018

The American Divas is a spectacular tribute to 3 of the greatest women in music, Madonna, Cher and Tina Turner.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Devonshire Park Theatre

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Presented By Russian State Opera Madama Butterfly – One of the most colourful & exotic operas Music by G. Puccini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles

One Night Only!

One Night Only!

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Get ready for a truly electric night of music as Duality and their band, for “One Night Only“, rock the Royal Hippodrome Theatre!

The Kinxs

The Kinks Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 14 Sep 2018

The best of the Kinks performed by the excellent Kinx. Featuring 'You Really Got Me', 'Waterloo Sunset', 'Tired Of Waiting' and many more.

La Traviata

La Traviata

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sat 15 Sep 2018

Presented by Russian State Opera La Traviata – one of Verdi’s greatest Opera Music by G. Verdi. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

Oasis Tribute Show with Oasis Maybe

Oasis Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 15 Sep 2018

The show is inspired and drawn from those early gigs and huge stadium shows so come and check us out and transport yourself back to that magical time in the 90's when Britpop ruled the world.

Rain Man Eastbourne Devonshire Park Theatre

Rain Man

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 18 - Sat 22 Sep 2018

Starring Matthew Horne (Gavin & Stacey) and Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey)

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

The Marrakesh Express

Marrakesh Express

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 21 Sep 2018

The Marrakesh Express are John Butler, Rick Wilson, and Adam Ellis. Together these three great voices deliver a note perfect performance of some of the finest harmony singing in all music.

Tom Fitzpatrick

Tom Fitzpatrick 2018 – with his swing orchestra

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Back with his biggest show yet!!! The UK’s youngest professional swing singer Tom Fitzpatrick brings his widely anticipated show back to the famous Royal Hippodrome Theatre.

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.

Costumes at the Event

Wyntercon

Princes Park

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Sep 2018

Wyntercon is a multi-award-winning, family-friendly Sci-fi / Fantasy / Cosplay and Steampunk community-focused event, back in Eastbourne for the 5th consecutive year.

GET READY

GET READY

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 22 Sep 2018

Take a trip back to 1960s Detroit with the brand-new, celebrated stage show featuring the music of the Temptations, Four Tops, Supremes, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show with Glory Days

Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 22 Sep 2018

A unique six-piece ensemble Glory Days is a tribute to an American musical icon, perhaps one of the greatest rock singers/songwriters of our time, Bruce Springsteen.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - September 2018

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 23 Sep 2018

The World Of Miniature Rachmaninoff Trio Elegiac No. 1 in G minor Brahms Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op.101 Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Fast Love Eastbourne

Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael

Devonshire Park Theatre

Thu 27 Sep 2018

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. The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems.

Magic Of Motown

Magic of Motown

Devonshire Park Theatre

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town!

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.

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.

Tom Allen

Tom Allen – Absolutely

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 29 Sep 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Russian State Ballet: Giselle

Russian State Ballet: Giselle

Devonshire Park Theatre

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Presented by Russian State Ballet Giselle - A Romantic Ballet where love takes over the betrayal. Music by Adolphe Adam Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians.

Swing with Laughter

Swing with Laughter featuring Bobby Davro

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Variety is back with a capital V as legendary British Entertainers Bobby Davro and Kenny Lynch OBE, swap their golf clubs for a unique night of comedy and music in the company of talented friends.

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.

BARNUM The Musical

Eastbourne Stagers: BARNUM The Musical

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 24 - Sat 27 Oct 2018

The Greatest Showman on Earth, PT Barnum combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell “humbug” to cheering crowds.

Maximum R'n'B With the Manfreds

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Toby Purser conductor, Paul Higgins director, Isabella Van Braeckel designer New Sussex Opera orchestra and chorus

Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy Hardy Live 2018

Royal Hippodrome

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year.

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!

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 Praetorius In dulci jubilo Cornelius The Three kings Byrd O Magnum Mysterium Schutz Herr, unser Herrscher Poulenc Christmas Motets Britten Hymn to the Virgin

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.

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!

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

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.

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’.

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

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.

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.

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