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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 2019 - Thu 31 Dec 2020

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.

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.

The Elton Show - The greatest Celebration of the

The Elton Show

Congress Theatre

Fri 22 Nov 2019

The Greatest Celebration of the Rocket Man 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 for an exciting evening of dance from these talented children.

Tom Fitzpatricks Take Five Jazz Club

Tom Fitzpatrick's Take Five Jazz Club

The Stage Door

Thu 28 Nov 2019

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

Father Christmas Procession

Meads Magic

Meads Village

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Meads Magic 2019 returns for a night of festive village fun on Friday 29th November. Now in its eighth year, Meads Magic is a firm favourite of the Eastbourne Christmas diary.

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.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Eastbourne Redoubt

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Run by Eastbourne Astronomical Society from 5 – 7pm, they will provide a family friendly tour of the night sky suitable for all. Members of the society will point out the constellations, features on the Moon and some of the Planets using bo

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.

Letters to Father Christmas

Letters to Father Christmas

Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre

Mon 2 - Fri 20 Dec 2019

Bring your letters to Father Christmas into the Tourist Information Centre on Cornfield Road and pop them into our North Pole Express Post Box.

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.

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

The Stage Door

Wed 11 Dec 2019

We are now introducing an open mic night on the second Wednesday of every month at 8pm. The event will be hosted by local musician Mike Fillery and is open for all to take part. Free drink for all performers. Think you’ve got what it takes?

An evening of festival jazz

An Evening of Festive Jazz

The Stage Door

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Join us for an evening of festive jazz at the Stage Door featuring the Lucy Pickering Quartet. Please book your table in advance if you are planning to eat with us as it is set to be a hugely popular event.

Christmas Cracker

Christmas Cracker

Eastbourne Town Centre

Thu 19 - Sun 22 Dec 2019

The Eastbourne Christmas Market is back from Friday 19th December to Sunday 21st December 2019.

The Estefan Experience

The Estefan Experience

Congress Theatre

Fri 20 Dec 2019

Celebrating the music of Gloria Estefan 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.

Tom Fitzpatricks Take Five Jazz Club

Tom Fitzpatrick's Take Five Jazz Club

The Stage Door

Thu 26 Dec 2019

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

New Years Day at the Bandstand

New Years Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

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.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Western Lawns

Sat 4 Jan 2020

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society.

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 7 Jan 2020

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.

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

The Stage Door

Wed 8 Jan 2020

We are now introducing an open mic night on the second Wednesday of every month at 8pm. The event will be hosted by local musician Mike Fillery and is open for all to take part. Free drink for all performers. Think you’ve got what it takes?

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

Michael McIntyre - Big World Tour Continued

Michael McIntyre - Big World Tour Continued

Congress Theatre

Tue 21 Jan 2020

Warm Up Show Michael McIntyre is continuing his Big World Tour this spring and is warming up with a show in Eastbourne! Please note that this show contains material from his 2018 Big World Tour show.

Spirit of the Dance

Spirit of the Dance

Congress Theatre

Sun 26 Jan 2020

The International smash hit "Spirit of the Dance" is one of the most successful shows ever to come out of Ireland and has been seen by more than twenty million people around the world.

Tom Fitzpatricks Take Five Jazz Club

Tom Fitzpatrick's Take Five Jazz Club

The Stage Door

Thu 30 Jan 2020

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

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Western Lawns

Sat 1 Feb 2020

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society.

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 4 Feb 2020

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.

The Classic Rock Show

The Classic Rock Show

Congress Theatre

Thu 6 Feb 2020

The Classic Rock Fan’s Ultimate Live Jukebox! The Classic Rock Show returns to the UK in early 2020 with an amazing new live production celebrating the very best of the best of Classic Rock.

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.

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

The Stage Door

Wed 12 Feb 2020

We are now introducing an open mic night on the second Wednesday of every month at 8pm. The event will be hosted by local musician Mike Fillery and is open for all to take part. Free drink for all performers. Think you’ve got what it takes?

Anton And Erin Dance Those Magical Movies

Anton & Erin

Congress Theatre

Thu 20 Feb 2020

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

Milkshake Live

Milkshake Live

Congress Theatre

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Milkshake Monkey's Musical Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!

Rob Beckett - Wallop

Rob Beckett - Wallop

Congress Theatre

Sat 22 Feb 2020

Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand-new stand-up show. It’s been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South and he’s coming to see you to fill you in and make you laugh.

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!

Tom Fitzpatricks Take Five Jazz Club

Tom Fitzpatrick's Take Five Jazz Club

The Stage Door

Thu 27 Feb 2020

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

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Western Lawns

Sat 29 Feb 2020

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society.

Eastbourne Half Marathon

Eastbourne Half Marathon

Sun 1 Mar 2020

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

Max Raabe and Palast Orchester

Max Raabe and Palast Orchester

Congress Theatre

Tue 3 Mar 2020

Dream a little dream with Max Raabe & Palast Orchester from Berlin, luxuriate in the high style and musical glory of the 20's and 30's with a cool contemporary twist.

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 3 Mar 2020

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.

New Jersey Nights

New Jersey Nights

Congress Theatre

Thu 5 - Sat 7 Mar 2020

New Jersey Nights is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time.

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

The Stage Door

Wed 11 Mar 2020

We are now introducing an open mic night on the second Wednesday of every month at 8pm. The event will be hosted by local musician Mike Fillery and is open for all to take part. Free drink for all performers. Think you’ve got what it takes?

Purple Zeppelin

Purple Zeppelin

Congress Theatre

Thu 12 Mar 2020

As featured in the BBC TV documentary “The Joy of the Guitar Riff”, Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin – Together on the same bill for the very first time!!!

Brendan Cole

Brendan Cole

Congress Theatre

Fri 13 Mar 2020

Expect every style of ballroom and Latin dance from Brendan Cole and his hand-picked championship dancers, performed to the music and songs of some of the greatest legends and contemporary artistes.

Menopause The Musical 2

Menopause The Musical 2

Congress Theatre

Sat 14 Mar 2020

Cruising Through Menopause Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Nicole Barber-Lane (Hollyoaks), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty), and Nicki French (Eurovision), it’s our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause.

Coastal Trail Running - Birling Gap

Coastal Trail Running

South Downs National Park

Sat 14 Mar 2020

With the world famous Seven Sisters, and far reaching views out over the English Channel, these courses are already attracting international recognition. The routes shoulder the coastal towns of Eastbourne and Seaford.

Friends - The Musical Parody

Friends - The Musical Parody

Congress Theatre

Sun 15 Mar 2020

Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of the group of 20-something pals we love from the hit TV show as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan. Friends!

Let's Dance - Celebration of Schools Dance

Let's Dance - Celebration of Schools Dance

Congress Theatre

Tue 17 Mar 2020

Let's Dance Trust, a not for profit charity, are working with The Causeway School to showcase the talents of young people from state-funded Infant, Junior, Primary, Secondary and Special schools, FE Colleges and Universities.

Joe Brown in Concert

Joe Brown in Concert

Congress Theatre

Wed 18 Mar 2020

60th Anniversary Tour Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown takes to the road to celebrate 60 years in the business.

Russian State Opera: Aida

Russian State Opera: Aida

Congress Theatre

Fri 20 Mar 2020

Timeless and emotional opera with breath-taking melodies Music by Giuseppe Verdi sung in Italian with English surtitles. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians

Russian State Opera: Carmen

Russian State Opera: Carmen

Congress Theatre

Sat 21 Mar 2020

Carmen – the most powerful, enjoyable and tuneful opera. Music by Georges Bizet. Sung in French with English Surtitles Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians

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

Tom Fitzpatricks Take Five Jazz Club

Tom Fitzpatrick's Take Five Jazz Club

The Stage Door

Thu 26 Mar 2020

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

Fascinating Aïda

Fascinating Aïda

Congress Theatre

Sat 28 Mar 2020

They’re back at last! Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading out on tour. With a selection of old favourites, songs you haven’t heard before and some you wish you’d never heard in the first place.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Western Lawns

Sat 28 Mar 2020

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society.

Ratton School's 10th Annual Irish Night

Ratton School's 10th Annual Irish Night

Congress Theatre

Sun 29 Mar 2020

'A Decade of Dance' Ratton School's acclaimed Irish dance troupe Rinceoiri Ratton present their 10th annual Irish Night, 'A Decade of Dance'.

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Congress Theatre

Tue 31 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2020

One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent production to enchant and enthrall the young and the young at heart.

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 7 Apr 2020

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.

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

The Stage Door

Wed 8 Apr 2020

We are now introducing an open mic night on the second Wednesday of every month at 8pm. The event will be hosted by local musician Mike Fillery and is open for all to take part. Free drink for all performers. Think you’ve got what it takes?

Walk Right Back

Walk Right Back

Congress Theatre

Wed 8 Apr 2020

The Everly Brothers Story After phenomenal sell out tours, Walk Right Back is...BACK! From the Producers of That'll be the Day, the show tells the story of the most successful duo of all time - The Everly Brothers.

Illegal Eagles

Illegal Eagles

Congress Theatre

Sat 11 Apr 2020

Celebrating the music of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band, The Illegal Eagles return in 2020 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.

Seafront Soapbox Race

Seafront Soapbox Race

Eastbourne Seafront

Mon 13 Apr 2020

Easter Monday will see a new event take place in Eastbourne where participants are encouraged to build their own soapbox in order to race each other along the seafront.

Rock & Roll Revolution - The Bluejays

Rock & Roll Revolution - The Bluejays

Congress Theatre

Fri 17 Apr 2020

Award-winning band The Bluejays (featuring stars of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Dreamboats & Petticoats and Million Dollar Quartet) take you on a jiving journey through the fabulous fifties.

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

Romesh Ranganathan - The Cynic's Mixtape

Romesh Ranganathan - The Cynic's Mixtape

Congress Theatre

Tue 21 - Wed 22 Apr 2020

*Plus Support Romesh is back with a brand new show ‘The Cynic’s Mixtape’, his most brutally honest show yet.

A Beautiful Noise

A Beautiful Noise

Congress Theatre

Fri 24 Apr 2020

Led by Fisher Stevens, his full live band, and fresh from London’s West End! A Beautiful Noise, the internationally acclaimed production celebrates the music of Neil Diamond.

One Night at The V.E. Day Proms

One Night at The V.E. Day Proms

Congress Theatre

Sat 25 Apr 2020

ONe Night at the V.E. Day Proms is the ultimate musical celebration in honour of the 75th Anniversary of V.E Day.

Tom Fitzpatricks Take Five Jazz Club

Tom Fitzpatrick's Take Five Jazz Club

The Stage Door

Thu 30 Apr 2020

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

Magnificent Motos

Magnificent Motors

Western Lawns

Sat 2 - Sun 3 May 2020

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!

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 5 May 2020

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.

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.

The Hollies

The Hollies

Congress Theatre

Fri 8 May 2020

The Hollies are one of Britain’s best-loved bands.

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

The Stage Door

Wed 13 May 2020

We are now introducing an open mic night on the second Wednesday of every month at 8pm. The event will be hosted by local musician Mike Fillery and is open for all to take part. Free drink for all performers. Think you’ve got what it takes?

Seven Drunken Nights

Seven Drunken Nights

Congress Theatre

Sun 17 May 2020

The Story Of The Dubliners Following sold-out smash hit tours, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres with an even bigger production.

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.

Josh Widdicombe - Bit Much...

Josh Widdicombe - Bit Much...

Congress Theatre

Sat 30 May 2020

“one of the most bankable talents in UK comedy” Guardian Guide The guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand-new stand-up tour. A show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world.

Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival

Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival

Eastbourne Seafront

Sat 30 May 2020

Celebrate as Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival makes a welcome return once again to Eastbourne seafront. Last year’s Carnival was a great success, with more than 1,500 walkers taking part.

Grease The Musical

Grease

Congress Theatre

Mon 1 - Sat 6 Jun 2020

The Musical Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey Directed by Nikolai Foster Choreography by Arlene Phillips The world’s best-loved musical is back! Grittier and more glamorous than ever before.

Jane McDonald

Jane McDonald

Congress Theatre

Fri 12 Jun 2020

Let the Light In Jane McDonald is back in 2020 with her brand new ‘Let the Light In’ tour. The BAFTA award-winning star always delivers phenomenal show along with her fantastic live band and backing singers.

Eastbourne Triathlon

Eastbourne Triathlon

Western Lawns

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jun 2020

The award-winning triathlon is back with a nationwide field of athletes in a challenging 750m sea swim, 18.3km cycle and 5km run, plus brand new Olympic distance race.

2017 Winner Novak Djokovic

The Nature Valley International

Devonshire Park

Fri 19 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

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.

Ethnic Dance Groups

Eastbourne Feastival

Hampden Park

Sat 20 Jun 2020 - Mon 21 Jun 2021

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.

999 Emergency Services Display

999 Emergency Services Display

Western Lawns

Sat 4 - Sun 5 Jul 2020

A fantastic free emergency services spectacular on Eastbourne's seafront Western Lawns. Get a close look at emergency response vehicles, get on board a fire engine or ambulance, try out the hoses, and much more.

Beach Life Festival

Beach Life Music Festival

Beach Life Festival

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Jul 2020

Beachlife Music and Street Food Festival, the south coast's coolest, funkiest weekend is back and guaranteed to keep you entertained all weekend long!

Mardi Gras

Eastbourne Pride

Eastbourne Seafront

Sat 18 Jul 2020

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.

Eastbourne Lammas Festival

Lammas Festival

Western Lawns

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Jul 2020

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: Eastbourne Airshow

Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow

Airbourne

Thu 13 - Sun 16 Aug 2020

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 16 Aug 2020

A spectacular fireworks display from the Wish Tower beaches at 9pm.

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Congress Theatre

Tue 25 Aug - Sat 5 Sep 2020

Join us at MAMMA MIA! and enjoy the ultimate feel-good factor at the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical in Eastbourne!

Steampunk

Eastbourne Steampunk

Eastbourne Seafront

Sat 5 - Sun 6 Sep 2020

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

Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest

Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest

Fri 18 - Sun 27 Sep 2020

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.

Bonfire Procession - photo by Graham Huntley

Bonfire Society Procession & Fireworks

Eastbourne Seafront

Sat 3 Oct 2020

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

Eastbourne Beer Festival

Eastbourne Beer Festival

Devonshire Park

Thu 8 - Sat 10 Oct 2020

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

Costumes at the Event

Wyntercon

Eastbourne Sports Park

Mon 26 - Tue 27 Oct 2020

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.

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