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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

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.

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.

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.

Eastbourne School of English

The English Language Centre Eastbourne

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.

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

Story of Eastbourne

The Story of Eastbourne

Tue 12 Feb - Tue 31 Dec 2019

Ranging from pre-history to present day, the three dimensional timeline tells the story of Eastbourne through the eyes of past ancestors, starting with the Iron Age woman and child.

Viva Variety

VIVA VARIETY

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 8 May - Wed 23 Oct 2019

Take a trip to Las Vegas “The Entertainment Capital of the World” for a night celebrating the stars of Vegas past and present. Expect glitz and glamour, song and dance, and Eastbourne’s favourite comedy host Grant Martins.

TEN Exhibition

TEN

Towner Art Gallery

Sat 18 May - Sun 10 Nov 2019

A group from Towner’s team who have worked and volunteered at the gallery since 2009 have curated an exhibition from works in the permanent collection that have been acquired in the last ten years.

Lothar Götz

Brewers Towner Commission

Towner Art Gallery

Sat 1 Jun 2019 - Sun 31 May 2020

Towner Art Gallery are pleased to announce that German artist Lothar Götz will transform the exterior walls of the gallery into a large-scale, colourful geometric mural this summer.

Dineo Seshee Bopape Exhibition

Dineo Seshee Bopape

Towner Art Gallery

Sat 15 Jun - Sun 8 Sep 2019

Born and based in South Africa, Dineo Seshee Bopape addresses politics, race, spirituality, gender and sexuality in her ambitious large scale installations which are created with using sound, found objects and moving image.

Phoebe Unwin

Phoebe Unwin: Iris

Towner Art Gallery

Sat 15 Jun - Sun 8 Sep 2019

This exhibition, which includes new works, takes its name from the artist’s late maternal grandmother and reflects on the ideas surrounding how the iris works.

The Animazing Story of Children's Television

The Animazing Story of Children's Television

The Pavilion

Sat 27 Jul - Sun 27 Oct 2019

This exhibition will take visitors on a fun, interactive journey showcasing memorabilia from some of TV's most iconic shows. There will also be fun interactive exhibits demonstrating how our most loved characters were brought to life.

Airbourne: Eastbourne Airshow

Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow

Airbourne

Thu 15 - Sun 18 Aug 2019

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

Airbourne Fireworks

Airbourne Fireworks

Airbourne

Sun 18 Aug 2019

A spectacular fireworks display from the Wish Tower beaches at 9.30pm.

Kids Disco Party Nights

Kids Disco Party Nights

Eastbourne Bandstand

Tue 20 Aug 2019

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 21 Aug 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

Anything For Love The Meatloaf Story

Anything For Love: The Meat Loaf Story

Congress Theatre

Thu 22 Aug 2019

2,000 performances and over a million tickets sold worldwide!

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Eastbourne Seafront

Thu 22 Aug - Sun 1 Sep 2019

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

Gallery pictures

A Celebration of Land and Sea

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club Ltd

Fri 23 - Mon 26 Aug 2019

A Celebration of Land and Sea is a FREE family event at Sovereign Harbour over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Starting on the evening of Friday 23rd and running until the evening of Monday 26th.

T-Rextasy

T-Rextasy

Congress Theatre

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era.

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

GB Men's 35s Inter-County Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park

Fri 23 - Sun 25 Aug 2019

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.

OMD Tribute Show

OMD Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Manoeuvres are the UK's premier tribute to OMD - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - one of the most influential and original bands to emerge from the early days of synth pop in the late 1970's

Beyond The Barricade

Beyond The Barricade

Congress Theatre

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Celebrating a fantastic 20 years touring in 2019, the UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables and delivers over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, ending o...

Eastbourne Feastival

Eastbourne Feastival

Hampden Park

Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug 2019

Feastival is a FREE family weekend long show brings together people from all over the globe mixing culture, food and music in a great setting at Hampden Park.

Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Show

ELO Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 24 Aug 2019

The ELO Encounter are the world's foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a magical musical journey through time.

Len Phillips Big Band

Len Phillips Big Band

Congress Theatre

Sun 25 Aug 2019

100 Years of Big Bands Tracing the history of Jazz from Louis Armstrong’s New Orleans, we celebrate a century of Swing.

Michael Bublé Tribute Show

Michael Bublé Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Michael Bublé with Kevin Hill Jnr This show pays tribute to Canadian crooning legend Michael Bublé. With the Bublé songs, the Bublé suit and a voice to die for, Mycool Bublé will put on a show never to be forgotten.

The British Open Seniors Grass Court Championships

British Open Seniors Grass Court Championships

Devonshire Park

Mon 26 - Sat 31 Aug 2019

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.

Kids Disco Party Nights

Kids Disco Party Nights

Eastbourne Bandstand

Tue 27 Aug 2019

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 28 Aug 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

Tom Fitzpatricks Take Five Jazz Club

Tom Fitzpatrick's Take Five Jazz Club

The Stage Door

Thu 29 Aug 2019

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

Neil Diamond Tribute Show

Neil Diamond Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 30 Aug 2019

As Neil Diamond marks over 50 years at the top of his profession, singer and guitarist Bob Drury with his band as A Diamond Experience, described as the UK’s ‘Voice of Neil’, celebrates the life and work of this musical legend.

South Coast Challenge

South Coast Challenge 2019

Eastbourne Sports Park

Sat 31 Aug - Sun 1 Sep 2019

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.

George Michael Tribute Show

George Michael Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 31 Aug 2019

Beyond Faith is a brilliant spectacle and journey through the Musical Legend’s hits. George Michael is portrayed by twice 'National Tribute Award Winner' and runner up 'Best British Male', Paul Grant-Reason.

MG South Downs Run

MG South Downs Run

Western Lawns

Sun 1 Sep 2019

The South Downs Run is a scenic and non-competitive drive of about 70 miles along the beautiful South Downs from Bury Hill to Eastbourne in Sussex, displaying at Western Lawns on the seafront.

Sounds of the 90s

Sounds of the 90s

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 1 Sep 2019

Join The Zoots for a trip back to the 90s. Crammed into every single one of their shows, you’ll witness their oh-so-tight harmonies, infectious stage presence & questionable, but highly entertaining dance moves.

Fame

Fame

Congress Theatre

Mon 2 - Sat 7 Sep 2019

The definitive 30th anniversary tour of Fame The Musical starring Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Mica Paris (Love Me Tender, Chicago, Mama I Want To Sing) and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks, Danci...

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 3 Sep 2019

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month to test your general knowledge with our quiz night! £2 entry per person with a cash prize to be won.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 4 Sep 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

Bob Marley Tribute Show

Bob Marley Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 6 Sep 2019

One of the top Bob Marley Tributes; You expect all the hits and classics and get ready to sing along to; One Love, Three Little Birds, No Woman No Cry, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot The Sheriff, Buffalo Soldier and many, many more.

Steampunk

Eastbourne Steampunk

Eastbourne Seafront

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Sep 2019

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

The Motown Collective

The Motown & Soul Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 7 Sep 2019

The Soultown Collective give the ultimate Soul and Motown Experience. Performing many Motown songs like ‘My Girl’, ‘Get Ready’, ‘Just my Imagination’, ‘I can’t help myself’, ‘Reach Out’, and many more.

UB40 Tribute Show

UB40 Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 8 Sep 2019

Fully live, eight piece band, performing one and a half hours of pulsating reggae hits now spanning more than 25 years! From early hits such as 'King', 'Food For Thought' and 'Red Red Wine' through to some of UB40's most recent work.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

An Audience With Harry Redknapp

An Audience with Harry Redknapp

Congress Theatre

Thu 12 Sep 2019

I'm a Celebrity winner..........Harry Redknapp comes to Eastbourne! Harry is genuinely one of the funniest celebrity/football storytellers in the country, come and see him live!

Jersey Boys Tribute Show

Jersey Boys Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 13 Sep 2019

“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.

Jane McDonald

Jane McDonald

Congress Theatre

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Live In Concert One of the nation’s best-loved entertainers, is back with her phenomenal new live show.

Pink Floyd Tribute Show

Pink Floyd Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 14 Sep 2019

This exceptional band are universally regarded as one of the UK's most authentic live Pink Floyd tributes, with an expertly crafted sound that's reminiscent of the classic 70’s Golden Floyd era.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest

Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest

Fri 20 - Sun 29 Sep 2019

The Eastbourne & Lewes Walk Fest 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.

LuLu

Lulu 'On Fire' Tour

Congress Theatre

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Lulu still has plenty to shout about as she embarks on another mammoth tour of the UK. A singer, songwriter, actress, national treasure are all labels that have been attributed to Lulu.

Lionel Richie Tribute Show

Lionel Richie Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Hamilton is without doubt the Number 1 ‘Lionel Richie Tribute’ around today. All Nite Long, Hello, Easy, Running With The Nite and Dancing On The Ceiling to name just a few of the songs you can expect.

Phil Collins & Genesis Tribute Show

Phil Collins & Genesis Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Capturing every vocal intonation and mannerism absolutely perfectly, superbly combining this with the music genius’ cheeky humour, something really special is in the air the night the Phil Collins Experience comes to town...

Aled Jones & Russell Watson

Aled Jones & Russell Watson - In Harmony Tour

Congress Theatre

Tue 24 Sep 2019

In Harmony Tour Aled Jones and Russell Watson, two of the world's greatest classical voices, come together to release their debut album In Harmony, out via BMG.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Performed by a different band every week.

Motown

Motown's Greatest Hits

Congress Theatre

Thu 26 Sep 2019

How Sweet It Is

Tommy the Album - Live

Tommy the Album - Live

Congress Theatre

Fri 27 Sep 2019

The Who’s iconic masterpiece is performed masterfully by the fabulous, 8-piece band, The Goldhawks.

Queen Tribute Show with Pure Queen

Queen Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 27 Sep 2019

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.

Rip it Up the 70s

Rip it Up the 70s

Congress Theatre

Sat 28 Sep 2019

From the Producers of Rip it Up the 50s and 60s comes the greatest music decade ever!

Costumes at the Event

Wyntercon

Eastbourne Sports Park

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Sep 2019

Wyntercon 6 is expected to be bigger and better in its new base at Eastbourne Sports Park and is regarded as one of the biggest family-friendly convention events of on the South Coast.

Dire Straits Tribute Show

Dire Straits Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 28 Sep 2019

Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world’s premier rock bands

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 1 Oct 2019

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month to test your general knowledge with our quiz night! £2 entry per person with a cash prize to be won.

Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell

Congress Theatre

Wed 2 Oct 2019

GOLD HITS TOUR

ABBA Magic

ABBA Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 4 Oct 2019

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.

In The Night Garden

In The Night Garden Live

Congress Theatre

Sat 5 - Sun 6 Oct 2019

Brand new In the Night Garden Live show coming to the Congress Theatre in 2019! Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are back in their brand new live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day!

Bonfire Procession - photo by Graham Huntley

Bonfire Society Procession & Fireworks

Eastbourne Seafront

Sat 5 Oct 2019

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

Foo Fighters Tribute Show

Foo Fighters Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 5 Oct 2019

+Foo Fighters Tribute Show with The Foo Fighters GB Piling through hit after hit, the band performs set lists containing all the classics \- such as ‘Everlong’ and ‘Best of You’ alongside brand new material from the Foo’s new album.

An Evening With Boycott & Aggers

Out of the Ashes - An Evening With Boycott & Agger

Congress Theatre

Tue 8 Oct 2019

No Ashes year would be complete without An Evening With Boycott and Aggers and there’s nothing like a battle with the old enemy to bring out the belligerent best in our Geoffrey!

Eastbourne Beer Festival

Eastbourne Beer Festival

Devonshire Park

Thu 10 - Sat 12 Oct 2019

Eastbourne Beer Festival brings you over 160 cask ales on offer, specially selected by the local CAMRA team. Take your pick from award winners, local favourites or those with a suitably quirky name! A great selection of ciders and perries a

Salzburg Mozart Gala

K&K Philharmonic-performing one night of 'Salzburg

Congress Theatre

Thu 10 Oct 2019

Performed by the K&K Philharmonic A selected choice of masterpieces, that have long since become unmistakable earworms, make up the unique charm of this concert series.

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres

Congress Theatre

Fri 11 Oct 2019

Up In The Attic Pam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years. She will be performing poems from her new book Up In The Attic, published in September 2019, along with classic poems and stories from her long career.

Guns N Roses Tribute Show

Guns N Roses Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 11 Oct 2019

The world's most successful Guns N Roses tribute band! The Only Guns N Roses tribute to have performed with 4 different members of Guns N Roses. Guns 2 Roses have the looks, authenticity and natural charisma to emulate Guns N Roses.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Congress Theatre

Sat 12 Oct 2019

Raymond Gubbay Ltd presents The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Eagles Tribute Show with The Alter Eagles

Eagles Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 12 Oct 2019

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.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - October 2019

Congress Theatre

Sun 13 Oct 2019

Romance and adventure Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Andrew Gourlay conductor Reinis Zarinš piano London Philharmonic Orchestra

Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson

Congress Theatre

Wed 16 Oct 2019

‘The People Fight Back’ The people’s favourite and one of Britain’s greatest ever comedians, Jim Davidson OBE telling it ‘like it is’.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Congress Theatre

Thu 17 Oct 2019

50th Anniversary Tour Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a sold out Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!

Oasis Tribute Show with Oasis Maybe

Oasis Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 18 Oct 2019

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.

Justin Live

Justin Live!

Congress Theatre

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Come and see CBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher live on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.

Bon Giovi

Bon Jovi Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 19 Oct 2019

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.

Cinderella on Ice

Cinderella on Ice

Congress Theatre

Wed 23 - Sat 26 Oct 2019

The world renowned Russian Ice Stars take you through their stunning adaptation of the enchanted tale, with an Evil Stepmother, Wicked Stepsisters and much needed Fairy Godmother!

Spooky Stairs

Twilight Tours

Redoubt Fortress

Fri 25 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

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

Beachy Head Marathon

Beachy Head Marathon

Sat 26 Oct 2019

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

Halloween Party with Fireworks

Halloween Party and Fireworks

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 26 Oct 2019

THE ZOOTS are Coming! And They're Bringing the Hits of the last 50 years! performing a Halloween themed show.

Last Night of the Autumn Proms, Congress Theatre

Last Night of the Autumn Proms

Congress Theatre

Sun 27 Oct 2019

Uplifting classics crowned with a Great British Proms finale Enjoy an evening of uplifting classics as Hilary Davan Wetton conducts the London Concert Orchestra, joined by tenor Robyn Lyn Evans and rich baritone from Grant Doyle.

The Nutcracker Congress Theatre

The Nutcracker

Congress Theatre

Thu 31 Oct 2019

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

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

Congress Theatre

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Presented by Russian State Ballet & Opera House Don Quixote – a Wonderfully Entertaining Ballet Music by Ludwig Minkus Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

Swan Lake Congress Theatre Eastbourne

Swan Lake

Congress Theatre

Sat 2 Nov 2019

Presented by Russian State Ballet & Opera House Swan Lake – a timeless ballet with exquisite dancing Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - November 2019

Congress Theatre

Sun 3 Nov 2019

A celebration of British cinema Jarre Main theme (Lawrence of Arabia) Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Mvt 1 (Brief Encounter) Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21, Mvt 2 (The Spy Who Loved Me) Arnold Suite (David Copperfield)

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month to test your general knowledge with our quiz night! £2 entry per person with a cash prize to be won.

Some Guys Have All The Luck

Some Guys Have All The Luck

Congress Theatre

Fri 8 Nov 2019

The Rod Stewart Story

Simon Reeve

An Audience With Simon Reeve

Congress Theatre

Sat 9 Nov 2019

Simon Reeve’s sell-out theatre tour in 2018 received five-star reviews throughout the UK and has been extended by huge public demand into 2019.

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday Service

Eastbourne Town Centre

Sun 10 Nov 2019

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.

Ben Elton

Ben Elton

Congress Theatre

Mon 11 Nov 2019

The Godfather of modern stand-up returns! Ben Elton is back on the road with an all new stand-up show. His new show promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad.

One Night in Dublin

One Night in Dublin

Congress Theatre

Fri 15 Nov 2019

Multi-Award-Winning Irish Band The Wild Murphys perform songs by The Dubliners, The Fureys, The Pogues, Van Morrison, The Dropkick Murphys, Daniel O’donnell and many more.

Lost In Music - One Night in the Disco

Lost in Music - One Night At The Disco

Congress Theatre

Sat 16 Nov 2019

Get ready to recreate the Magical 70’s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco!

New Sussex Opera

New Sussex Opera present La Belle Helene

Congress Theatre

Sun 17 Nov 2019

Opéra-bouffe by Jacques Offenbach A collaboration with Opera della Luna NSO Chorus, St Paul’s Sinfonia, Conductor Toby Purser, Director Jeff Clarke, Designer Gabriella Csanyi-Wills.

The Elton Show - The greatest Celebration of the

The Elton Show - The Greatest Celebration of the R

Congress Theatre

Fri 22 Nov 2019

The Elton Show is a celebration of Elton John’s greatest hits performed by international singer-songwriter C.J. Marvin.

Whitney Queen Of The Night

Whitney - Queen of the Night

Congress Theatre

Sun 24 Nov 2019

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.

Sixties Gold 2019

Sixties Gold 2019

Congress Theatre

Tue 26 Nov 2019

Herman’s Hermits The Merseybeats The Marmalade Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders Love Affair’s - Steve Ellis

Bourne School Presents Return of the Legends

Bourne School Presents Return of the Legends

Congress Theatre

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Bourne School are back this year with Return of the Legends.Get ready fro an exciting evening of dance from these talented children.

Four Seasons By Candlelight

The Four Seasons by Candlelight

Congress Theatre

Sat 30 Nov 2019

The Four Seasons has become one of the most celebrated pieces of classical music ever written and remains as popular today as when it was first performed.

Southern Youth Ballet: Nutcracker

Southern Youth Ballet: Nutcracker

Congress Theatre

Sun 1 Dec 2019

A Ballet in two Acts with music by Tchaikovsky performed by the Southern Youth Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Roberts. Running time of 2 hours including interval.

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

Congress Theatre

Mon 2 - Sat 7 Dec 2019

BAFTA-nominated Gwen Taylor and ‘Villain of the Year’ Andrew Lancel reunite for the first time since they appeared in Coronation Street in this stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes by The Thriller Theatre Company.

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 3 Dec 2019

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month to test your general knowledge with our quiz night! £2 entry per person with a cash prize to be won.

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

Congress Theatre

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Dec 2019

Willy Russell’s legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.

The Estefan Experience

The Estefan Experience - Celebrating the music of

Congress Theatre

Fri 20 Dec 2019

2019 is going to be an amazing year for Gloria Estefan followers in the UK: the fantastic live concert experience Rhythm is Gonna Get You will be performing in all major theatres across the UK!

The Elvis Years at Christmas

The Elvis Years at Christmas

Congress Theatre

Sat 21 Dec 2019

It is time to get well and truly in the Christmas spirit as smash-hit musical production The Elvis Years brings its very special seasonal twist to theatres across the UK in late 2019.

Christmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 25 Dec 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.

Boxing Day at the Bandstand

Boxing Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Thu 26 Dec 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.

New Years Day at the Bandstand

New Years Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 1 Jan 2020

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 - January 2020

Congress Theatre

Sun 19 Jan 2020

A Sea Change Mendelssohn Overture, The Hebrides Haydn Cello Concerto in C Brahms Symphony No. 4 Thomas Blunt conductor Laura van der Heijden cello London Philharmonic Orchestra

Paul Carrack

Paul Carrack - 20/20 Tour

Congress Theatre

Sat 8 Feb 2020

Plus Support Paul Carrack and his awesome 6-piece band take to the road again for their 30 date 20/20 Tour.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Congress Theatre

Tue 11 - Sat 15 Feb 2020

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier award-winning West End and Broadway show is coming to Eastbourne! Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

Anton And Erin Dance Those Magical Movies

Anton & Erin - Dance Those Magical Movies

Congress Theatre

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Anton & Erin, the nation’s favourite ballroom stars are back with their brand-new show for 2020 as they Dance Those Magical Movies.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - February 2020

Congress Theatre

Sun 23 Feb 2020

Light and Shadow Mozart Overture, The Magic Flute Sibelius Violin Concerto Dvorák Symphony No. 8 Ben Glassberg conductor Fanny Clamagirand violin London Philharmonic Orchestra

Queen Symphonic Logo

Queen Symphonic

Congress Theatre

Wed 26 Feb 2020

A Rock Orchestra Experience The international concert sensation comes to the UK for nine shows of Queen’s greatest hits on an epic scale!

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - March 2020

Congress Theatre

Sun 22 Mar 2020

Timeless Tales Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Tchaikovsky Suite, Sleeping Beauty Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet Matthew Wood conductor Igor Tchetuev piano London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra - April 2020

Congress Theatre

Sun 19 Apr 2020

Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony Beethoven Overture, Fidelio Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) Matthew Coorey conductor Joanna MacGregor piano London Philharmonic Orchestra

Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr

Congress Theatre

Thu 7 May 2020

Terribly Funny Chambers Touring Ltd Presents Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.

25 - 27 May 2020

Beer & Cider by the Sea

Western Lawns

Fri 22 - Sun 24 May 2020

Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns plays host to the south coast’s food and drink festival in May 2019, as ‘Beer and Cider by the Sea’ kicked off a three day extravaganza to tantalise the taste buds.

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