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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

High School Musical

High School Musical On Stage

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 18 - Sat 21 Oct 2017

The all American High School Musical made its debut in the UK10 years ago

20 March - 12 November 2017

Living on the Edge: 8000 years by the sea

The Pavilion

Mon 20 Mar - Sun 12 Nov 2017

From Neolithic enclosures to Iron Age field systems and Second World War defences the archaeology of the Seven Sisters covers thousands of years of history.

Swan-Lake-Eastbourne Devonshire Park Theatre

Swan Lake

Devonshire Park Theatre

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Presented by Russian State Ballet & Opera House Swan Lake – tragic and dramatic romance with exquisite dancing Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

Ana Rajcevic

Animal: The Other Side Of Evolution: Ana Rajcevic

DC1 Cafe & Gallery

Sat 21 Oct - Sun 12 Nov 2017

A unique visual interpretation of animal anatomy, building upon existing skeleton structures to create a series of sculptural pieces that appear as natural properties of the human body, suggesting strength, power and sensuality.

Halloween

Halloween

Newhaven Fort

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Join us for our annual Halloween fun. Visit the terrifying tunnels of the Eastern Magazine (if you dare!), visit the Jaws ‘n’ Claws workshops on 29th October.

Halloween

Halloween

Knockhatch Adventure Park

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Halloween fun and activities here at Knockhatch. We have our spooky room (haunted barn) that will be open during set times, you will be given a ticket at the entrance.

Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas

Halloween Shriek Week

Drusillas Park

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

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.

Spooky Fortress

Spooky October Half Term Trail and crafts

Redoubt Fortress

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Explore the spooky fortress, look out for the scary bats lurking round every corner, have a go at our scary halloween crafts and pick up a tasty treat at the end!

Ghost Walk

Sussex Darkside Ghost Walk

Newhaven Fort

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Walk with characters from the Fort’s past and hear about the ghosts that reside here, together with some of the best ghost stories from other forts around the country.

NutCracker-Eastbourne Devonshire Park Theatre

The Nutcracker

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Presented by Russian State Ballet & Opera House The Nutcracker – A timeless classic of the festive season. Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

Spooky Stairs

Twilight Tours

Redoubt Fortress

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

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

Romeo & Juliet-Eastbourne Devonshire Park Theatre

Romeo & Juliet

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 22 Oct 2017

Presented by Russian State Ballet & Opera House Romeo & Juliet – ‘Thus with a kiss I die’ Music by S. Prokofiev Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

Monstersaurus

Monstersaurus!

Royal Hippodrome

Mon 23 Oct 2017

One day Monty found a book ‘Inventions Very Rare’ Create yourself a monster friend BUT ONLY IF YOU DARE!

Mindgame-Eastbourne Devonshire Park Theatre

Mindgame

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 24 - Sat 28 Oct 2017

A mind bending psychological thriller from the pen of Anthony Horowitz – creator of Foyle’s War, the BBC’s New Blood, Alex Rider, the Sherlock Holmes novels House of Silk and Moriarty… and the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis.

The Return of Neverland

The Return Of Neverland

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 25 - Sat 28 Oct 2017

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell are struggling to keep the spirit of Neverland alive. Over the last thirty years the magic in Neverland has rapidly decreased, leaving Peter Pan and The Lost Boys grounded and Captain Hook and his crew docked.

Bats and Broomsticks

Bats and Broomsticks

Birling Gap

Fri 27 - Sat 28 Oct 2017

Make a child sized broomstick and craft a bat to take out trick or treating with you!

Gin Festival

Gin Festival Eastbourne

Kings Centre

Fri 27 - Sat 28 Oct 2017

The UK's first, biggest and best gin festival is making our annual visit to Eastbourne and we're bringing over 100 different gins from all over the world with us, including exclusive gins you won't see anywhere else.

Beachy Head Marathon

Beachy Head Marathon

Sat 28 Oct 2017

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

Zombie Walk

Eastbourne Zombie walk

Crown & Anchor Pub

Sat 28 Oct 2017

Join in the Eastbourne zombie walk, starting from The Crown and Anchor at 2pm. Zombies will be walking through The Arndale Centre, The Enterprise Centre and ending up at The Dew Drop.

Hallowe'en Weekend

Hallowe’en Weekend

Michelham Priory

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Traditional entertainment with Punch & Judy, crafts, trails and heaps of scary Hallowe’en fun with Crazee Hazzee.

Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular

The Observatory Science Centre

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Come and join us for a weekend of fabulously fun and spooky activities including Screaming Bats, Pumpkin Lanterns, Dancing Bones and Spooky Colourin

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Redoubt Fortress

Sat 28 Oct 2017

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Herstmonceux Halloween

Halloween Horrors

Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds

Sun 29 Oct 2017

Halloween

Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet

Devonshire Park Theatre

Mon 30 Oct - Sat 4 Nov 2017

Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, this worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl...

The Exorcist

The Exorcist (Directors Cut) film screening

Redoubt Fortress

Tue 31 Oct 2017

Dare you brave the fortress on Halloween for a Directors Cut screening of the Exorcist followed by a ghost tour of the fortress.

Jingle All The Way

Jingle All The Way

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 1 Nov 2017

Come and join the Trapdoor Team for our Seasonal Christmas Variety Show. Jingle All The Way will have you singing along to hit musical songs as well as all those classic Christmas songs that everyone loves and enjoys.

Billy Joel

The Billy Joel songbook

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 3 Nov 2017

Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel.

Danny Bhoy

Danny Bhoy

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 4 Nov 2017

Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together

London Philharmonic Orchestra - Eastbourne-

London Philharmonic Orchestra - November 2017

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 5 Nov 2017

Inspiration and Joy ?Dvorák String Sextet Schubert Octet Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber music can be subtle, and it can be sublime.

Penguin

Penguin

Royal Hippodrome

Sun 5 Nov 2017

By the makers of ‘Shoe Baby’, ‘Arthur’s Dream Boat’ and ‘Pat-a-Cake Baby’

Jingle All The Way

Jingle All The Way

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 8 Nov 2017

Come and join the Trapdoor Team for our Seasonal Christmas Variety Show. Jingle All The Way will have you singing along to hit musical songs as well as all those classic Christmas songs that everyone loves and enjoys.

Ghost Tour

Ghost Walk

Royal Hippodrome

Thu 9 Nov 2017

Walk with Jack & Nancy around the dark theatre, seeing areas not normally seen by the public!

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax - Frazzled

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 10 Nov 2017

Ruby Wax is a much loved US born comedian, actor and writer, along with being the ‘it girl’ of mental health campaigning. She has a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University.

Brian Poole

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 11 Nov 2017

It is 54 years ago since the band known as Brian Poole & The Tremeloes recorded their first record.

Eastbourne Book Festival

Eastbourne Book Festival

Under Ground Theatre

Sat 11 Nov 2017

The Eastbourne Book Festival returns to the Under Ground Theatre, now in it’s third year at this venue and a regular part of the UGT’s calendar.

Winter Fair

Winter Craft & Gift Fair

Michelham Priory

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Nov 2017

Festive fun and tasty treats with over 100 stalls, decorations and music in this beautiful setting. Get all your Christmas shopping done in one go! A magical way to start the Christmas period.

Hunting Of The Snark-Eastbourne-Devonshire Park

The Hunting of the Snark

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 14 Nov 2017

The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this sparkling musical comedy adventure for 4 to 94 year olds.

Beachy Head Woman

A Black History of Britain with David Olusoga

Eastbourne Town Hall

Wed 15 Nov 2017

Black British history has for too long been seen as a separate specialism. This talk reimagines black history as British history, revealing how black people have been part of many of the pivotal moments in Britain's global history

Jingle All The Way

Jingle All The Way

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 15 Nov 2017

Come and join the Trapdoor Team for our Seasonal Christmas Variety Show. Jingle All The Way will have you singing along to hit musical songs as well as all those classic Christmas songs that everyone loves and enjoys.

Midge Ure-Eastbourne-Devonshire Park Theatre

Midge Ure, The Christians, Altered Image in Concer

Devonshire Park Theatre

Wed 15 Nov 2017

Together In Concert Midge Ure with his Band Electronica, The Christians and Altered Image featuring Clare Grogan, three critically acclaimed legends of the 80s join forces in this major new UK tour.

Rob Brydon-Eastbourne-Devonshire Park Theatre

Rob Brydon

Devonshire Park Theatre

Thu 16 Nov 2017

I Am Standing Up

The Six Sided Man

The Six Sided Man

Eastbourne College

Thu 16 Nov 2017

After performances in the Edinburgh Festival, and tours to USA, Israel, Hong Kong, Africa, Central America and sell-out shows in Australia recently, this funny, gripping and thoroughly entertaining ‘play.

Dad's Army Radio Hour-Eastbourne-Devonshire Park

Dad's Army Radio Hour

Devonshire Park Theatre

Fri 17 - Sat 18 Nov 2017

James Seabright presents Dad’s Army Radio Hour Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft Performed by David Benson and Jack Lane Directed by Owen Lewis

Faith George Michael

Faith - George Michael Legacy

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 17 Nov 2017

George Michael is one of the world’s most successful male artists, selling over 100 million records world wide and encompassing 11 British No.1 singles,

BoHo Winter Light Festival

BoHo Winter Light Festival

Seaside Road

Sat 18 Nov 2017

A FREE festive event for all the community with sound stage, street entertainers, market stalls, arts and crafts, traditional children’s fairground and grotto. Plus children's lanterns in a Winter Light Procession.

Cirque Enchantment

Cirque Enchantment

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 18 Nov 2017

This concert style cirque production features stunning choreography, breathtaking live vocals and mesmerising circus performers.

The Moon and the Sledgehammer (1971)

The Moon and the Sledgehammer (1971)

Towner Art Gallery

Sat 18 Nov 2017

Directed by Philip Trevelyan - 65 minutes.

Drusillas Christmas Lights

The Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Drusillas Park

Sat 18 Nov 2017 - Mon 1 Jan 2018

Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations daily with over 50,000 lights in an animal themed light show, synchronised to music. For accurate up to date information on prices please visit the website.

Flamenco Sin Fronteras

Flamenco Sin Fronteras

Royal Hippodrome

Sun 19 Nov 2017

A highly-developed sophisticated production that encapsulates all the passion, fury of this art form is presented by Flamenco Productions in a way that gets the adrenaline rushing is a relentless way.

Vienesse Gala -Eastbourne-Devonshire Park Theatre

Viennese Strauss Christmas Gala

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 21 Nov 2017

Soloist names, Marilyn hill smith (soprano) Andrew Forbes lane (tenor Jeremy Peaker (Baritones) Presented by Malcolm a McKee Conductor Anthony Kraus

Jingle All The Way

Jingle All The Way

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Come and join the Trapdoor Team for our Seasonal Christmas Variety Show. Jingle All The Way will have you singing along to hit musical songs as well as all those classic Christmas songs that everyone loves and enjoys.

Joe Brown - Eastbourne-Devonshire Park Theatre

Joe Brown

Devonshire Park Theatre

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Just Joe Premier Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Joe Brown goes from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements continue to gather momentum.

Meads Magic

Meads Magic

Meads Village

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Meads Magic 2017 returns for a night of festive village fun on 24th November. Now in its sixth year, Meads Magic is a firm favourite of the Eastbourne Christmas diary.

Sinbad the Seaman

Sinbad the Seaman - The Adult Panto

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Nov 2017

Hot of the heels of last year’s Adult Panto – PUSS & DICK the Market Theatre Company return to bring to life the story of Sinbad the Sailor and his epic adventures across the seas to defeat the one-eyed monster .

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Redoubt Fortress

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Jingle All The Way

Jingle All The Way

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 29 Nov 2017

Come and join the Trapdoor Team for our Seasonal Christmas Variety Show. Jingle All The Way will have you singing along to hit musical songs as well as all those classic Christmas songs that everyone loves and enjoys.

Little Chelsea Little Christmas

Little Christmas in Little Chelsea

Little Chelsea

Fri 1 Dec 2017

Little Christmas In Little Chelsea, Eastbourne’s annual Christmas extravaganza, will revert back to one day in its ninth year on Friday 1 December 2017.

Neon Noel

Neon Noel

Little Chelsea

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Dec 2017

Neon Noel looks set to return with another Christmas lights spectacular luminale in Eastbourne.

Schools Live: Be Inspired

Schools Live: Be Inspired

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 1 Dec 2017

East Sussex Music and The Royal Hippodrome Theatre present; Schools Live: Be Inspired South Downs Youth Orchestra

Bourne Chorus

A Little Christmas Music

Christ Church

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Bourne Chorus is an award-winning, small, close vocal harmony group based in Eastbourne. We all share a passion for singing and a love of entertaining.

Yule Log

Christmas at the Priory

Michelham Priory

Sat 2 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Discover the fascinating history of Christmas and how it has been celebrated throughout the ages.

Christmas

Christmas Songs by Starlight

The Observatory Science Centre

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Come and enjoy a host of Christmas songs with our choir. There will be mulled wine and a mince pie to help bring in the festive cheer (alternatives will be offered to the children).

Motcombe Christmas Fair

Motcombe Village Christmas Fair

Motcombe Gardens

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Motcombe village Christmas fair is confirmed to return on Saturday 2nd December 2017 to Crown Street and Star Road in Motcombe!

Woodland Christmas

'Rewards and Fairies' woodland Christmas

Bateman's

Sat 2 Dec 2017 - Mon 1 Jan 2018

Discover the magic of Kipling's 'Rewards and Fairies' in the house and garden with our woodland Christmas theme.

Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Spa Valley Railway

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Dec 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the popular Santa Specials at the Spa Valley Railway in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Show stopper

Show Stopper - The Improvised Musical

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 2 Dec 2017

2016 Olivier Award Winners – Best Entertainment and Family Show Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest – direct from the West End.

Decoration Making

Winter Wonderland

SevenSisters Country Park Visitor Centre

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Join us in the barn for fun activities and art and craft. Make some nature inspired Christmas decorations and why not stick on your wellies and your woolly hat and join us to explore the woods for a wild winter adventure.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Eastbourne College

Wed 6 - Sat 9 Dec 2017

On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts offering him the chance of a better future who teach him it is never too late to change

Jingle All The Way

Jingle All The Way

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 6 Dec 2017

Come and join the Trapdoor Team for our Seasonal Christmas Variety Show. Jingle All The Way will have you singing along to hit musical songs as well as all those classic Christmas songs that everyone loves and enjoys.

Matt Pope

Neanderthals from Eastbourne to Etretat -Matt Pope

Eastbourne Town Hall

Wed 6 Dec 2017

Was the English Channel a Neanderthal heartland during parts of the Ice Age? Matt Pope explores new research which explores this now submerged landscape

dick-whittington and his cat Pantomime-

Dick Whittington and his Cat

Devonshire Park Theatre

Fri 8 Dec 2017 - Sun 14 Jan 2018

From the team behind 2016 Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, expect live music, colourful sets, amazing costumes spectacular special effects and plenty of comedy, fun and laughter!

Neon Noel

Neon Noel

Little Chelsea

Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Neon Noel looks set to return with another Christmas lights spectacular luminale in Eastbourne.

Oliver

Oliver

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Consider yourself one of the family as you join the Broadway Platers for this hit musical.

Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Spa Valley Railway

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the popular Santa Specials at the Spa Valley Railway in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Knockhatch Adventure Park

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Santa will be visiting us at Knockhatch. Come and visit Santa in his grotto.

Ed Byrne

Ed Byrne

Royal Hippodrome

Mon 11 Dec 2017

The master of observational comedy, Ed’s many TV appearances over the last couple of years have included hosting Live At The Apollo and being a regular panellist on Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You.

Jingle All The Way

Jingle All The Way

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 13 Dec 2017

Come and join the Trapdoor Team for our Seasonal Christmas Variety Show. Jingle All The Way will have you singing along to hit musical songs as well as all those classic Christmas songs that everyone loves and enjoys.

Ghost Tour

Ghost Walk

Royal Hippodrome

Thu 14 Dec 2017

Walk with Jack & Nancy around the dark theatre, seeing areas not normally seen by the public!

Dream Boys

Dreamboys

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 15 Dec 2017

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s top male strip show, perfect for a girls night out with all your friends

Neon Noel

Neon Noel

Little Chelsea

Fri 15 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Neon Noel looks set to return with another Christmas lights spectacular luminale in Eastbourne.

Jason Manford

Jason Manford - Work In Progress

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Jason Manford, is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes,

Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Spa Valley Railway

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the popular Santa Specials at the Spa Valley Railway in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Knockhatch Adventure Park

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Santa will be visiting us at Knockhatch. Come and visit Santa in his grotto.

The Blockheads

The Blockheads

Eastbourne College

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Reasons to be Cheerful and no doubt a party to remember for Spyboy Promotions are bringing The Blockheads to us for Christmas.

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Royal Hippodrome

Mon 18 - Wed 20 Dec 2017

On the night before Christmas, Emily stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning, while in the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to get presents

Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Spa Valley Railway

Thu 21 - Sun 24 Dec 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the popular Santa Specials at the Spa Valley Railway in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Knockhatch Adventure Park

Thu 21 - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Santa will be visiting us at Knockhatch. Come and visit Santa in his grotto.

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Dec 2017

On the night before Christmas, Emily stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning, while in the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to get presents

Christmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Mon 25 Dec 2017

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

Tue 26 Dec 2017

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.

The wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 27 - Sun 31 Dec 2017

Join the Royal Hippodrome and APL Theatre this Holiday Season.

New Years Day at the Bandstand

New Years Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Mon 1 Jan 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.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Redoubt Fortress

Sat 20 Jan 2018

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - January 2018

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 21 Jan 2018

Popular Chamber Classics Corelli Concerto Grosso No. 1 in D major Elgar Serenade for Strings Grieg Holberg Suite Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Spamalot Eastbourne-Devonshire Park Theatre

Spamalot

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 6 - Sat 10 Feb 2018

Funnier than the black death! Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen.

Jonathan Pie

Jonathan Pie

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 10 Feb 2018

Jonathan Pie is returning to the stage in 2018 with a brand new live show following a sell out tour ending at The London Palladium.

kite runner Eastbourne-Devonshire Park Theatre

The Kite Runner

Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 13 - Sat 17 Feb 2018

“There is a way to be good again” Following an outstanding West End Run, this unforgettable theatrical tour de force comes to Eastbourne.

The Bachelors

The Bachelors – The Two & Only

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 21 Feb 2018

Their long list of Hit Records and dynamic fast – moving stage show confirms the remarkable popularity of this exceptionally popular Irish act who are regularly copied and imitated but never matched.

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 23 - Wed 28 Feb 2018

Relive the Rockin’ 50’s music scene. Through 1957 to ‘59 one man changed the face of music and revolutionised the meaning of Rock ‘N’ Roll. That man was Buddy Holly.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Redoubt Fortress

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Eastbourne Half Marathon

Eastbourne Half Marathon

Sun 4 Mar 2018

Set yourself a challenge or cheer on the runners along the seafront at this fantastic spring event.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - March 2018

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 4 Mar 2018

Borodin and Schubert Borodin String Quartet No. 2 Schubert String Quintet in C major Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra Soul music, Austrian style.

Jimmy Osmond

Jimmy Osmond

Royal Hippodrome

Tue 6 Mar 2018

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

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Redoubt Fortress

Sat 24 Mar 2018

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Easter Sunday Concert

Traditional Easter Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 1 Apr 2018

Our traditional Easter concert with our very own town band 'Eastbourne Silver Band' kicks off the entertainment season.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - April 2018

Devonshire Park Theatre

Sun 8 Apr 2018

From Venice to America Vivaldi Chamber Concerto in G minor, RV 103 Rossini Quartet No. 1 for flute, clarinet, bassoon and horn Mozart Serenade in E flat, K375 Barber Summer Music Janácek Mládí

Liza Pulman

Liza Pulman Sings Streisand

Royal Hippodrome

Sun 15 Apr 2018

Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer & comedienne and one third of the satirical and much loved comedy trio Fascinating Aida, returns with her show Liza Sings Streisand.

Some Mothers Do 'Ave' Em

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Devonshire Park Theatre

Mon 16 - Sat 21 Apr 2018

Some Mother’s Do ‘Ave ‘Em Written & Directed by Guy Unsworth Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen Starring Joe Pasquale, Sarah Earnshaw and Susie Blake

Magnificent Motos

Magnificent Motors

Western Lawns

Sat 5 - Sun 6 May 2018

Biggest free motoring spectacular on the South Coast with over 600 vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, buses, steam traction engines, comercial and military vehicles, ranging across a century of motoring. Also features a French Market!

David Baddiel

David Baddiel - My Family: Not The Sitcom

Royal Hippodrome

Sat 12 May 2018

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

25 - 27 May 2018

Beer & Cider by the Sea

Western Lawns

Fri 25 - Sun 27 May 2018

Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns plays host to the south coast’s food and drink festival in May 2018, as ‘Beer and Cider by the Sea’ kicked off a three day extravaganza to tantalise the taste buds.

Eastbourne Triathlon

Eastbourne Triathlon

Western Lawns

Sun 10 Jun 2018

Take on this iconic 600m sea swim, 19km cycle, taking in the stunning (but tough) Beachy Head climb, South Downs and the lovely promenade.

World No.5 Caroline Wozniacki

Aegon International Eastbourne

Devonshire Park

Fri 22 - Sat 30 Jun 2018

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

Lee Mead

Lee Mead – 10 Years Anniversary Tour

Royal Hippodrome

Sun 24 Jun 2018

It’s been ten years since Lee Mead first donned the coat in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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.

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!

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.

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