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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

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.

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.

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

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.

Tirzah Garwood, Hornet with Wild Roses, 1950

BRINK Caroline Lucas curates the Towner Collection

Towner Art Gallery

Sat 23 Nov 2019 - Sun 10 May 2020

Caroline Lucas, the Green Party's first MP, selects works from the Towner Collection

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

Show Man 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

Music by Giuseppe Verdi sung in Italian with English surtitles. Timeless and emotional opera with breath-taking melodies. 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

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

East Sussex National Hotel, Golf Resort

TO MUM WITH LOVE & BUBBLES SPA STAY

East Sussex National Hotel, Golf Resort

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Mar 2020

Treat your mum as she should be and shower her with love and kindness with this fantastic Spa night away.

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 enthral the young and the young at heart.

Shining Stars Dance Academy

Shining Stars Dance Academy

Congress Theatre

Sun 5 Apr 2020

Decade of Dance Join Shining Stars Dance Academy as they celebrate their 10 year anniversary with an amazing showcase of talented young dancers.

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.

Peter Rabbit at Drusillas Park

Meet Peter Rabbit at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

Wed 8 Apr 2020

After a busy morning causing trouble in Mr. McGregor’s garden, Peter Rabbit has left his radishes and tree house behind to visit us at Drusillas Park! The mischievous rabbit will be appearing in the events area through the day.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Thu 9 Apr 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Eastbourne Seafront

Thu 9 - Mon 13 Apr 2020

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

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.

Easter Eggspress

Easter Eggspress

Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway

Sun 12 Apr 2020

Easter fun at Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Park. Free Easter Eggs for the children riding on the train. (Whilst stocks last.) Great family event for everyone to come on down and have a great time over the Bank Holiday Easter Weekend.

Birds of Prey at Drusillas

Birds of Prey at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

Mon 13 Apr 2020

Get nose to nose with birds of prey! Experts from Sussex Falconry will be bringing some magnificent birds of prey to Drusillas Park, including owls, hawks and more.

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.

Bing and Flop at Drusillas

Bing and Flop! at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

Wed 15 Apr 2020

Round the corner, not far away, Bing and Flop are at Drusillas today! Bing and Flop will be in the Events Arena, ready to meet you and your little Bingsters. Appearances will be held at intervals throughout the day.

Lionel - The Music of Lionel Richie

Lionel - The Music of Lionel Richie

Congress Theatre

Thu 16 Apr 2020

Following his recent appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s Sunday Night At The Palladium and the Graham Norton Show for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrati...

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Thu 16 Apr 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

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.

UK Pink Floyd Experience

UK Pink Floyd Experience

Congress Theatre

Sat 18 Apr 2020

Celebrating over 50 Years of one of rock music’s most influential bands, UK Pink Floyd Experience recreate the sights and sounds of the legendary band in concert. This highly authentic show recreates the atmosphere of Floyd live.

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.

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.

Scout Parade

Eastbourne Scouts St George's Day Parade

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 26 Apr 2020

The annual parade from Eastbourne's local scout troops celebrating St Georges 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.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Eastbourne Seafront

Sat 2 - Sun 10 May 2020

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

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.

Change the Future event

Change the Future

Towner Art Gallery

Tue 5 May 2020

An opportunity to hear inspiring stories from people who have seen first-hand the difference that Save the Children makes in the UK and around the world. You’ll meet staff, volunteers and supporters and hear about ways you can get involved.

Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr

Congress Theatre

Thu 7 May 2020

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. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things.

Birds of Prey at Drusillas

Birds of Prey at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

Fri 8 May 2020

Get nose to nose with birds of prey! Experts from Sussex Falconry will be bringing some magnificent birds of prey to Drusillas Park, including owls, hawks and more.

The Hollies

The Hollies

Congress Theatre

Fri 8 May 2020

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

That'll Be The Day

That'll Be The Day

Congress Theatre

Sat 9 May 2020

Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety performance returns with the Best of That'll Be The Day!

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?

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Congress Theatre

Fri 15 May 2020

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2020 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's le...

Castle Night Trek

Castle Night Trek

Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds

Sat 16 May 2020

Castle Night Trek is a 10k trek through the stunning grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, you will start at sunset and walk into the beautiful night sky of East Sussex.

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.

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Congress Theatre

Thu 21 - Sun 24 May 2020

Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Eastbourne Seafront

Thu 21 May - Fri 25 Dec 2020

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

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.

Hey Duggee at Drusillas

Hey Duggee at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

Wed 27 May 2020

A-WOOF! Calling all squirrels! Hey Duggee will be appearing at Drusillas Park! Head down to our events arena at intervals throughout the day for a ‘DUGGEE HUG’!

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Thu 28 May 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much...

Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much...

Congress Theatre

Sat 30 May 2020

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.

Peter Andre in Grease

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.

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 2 Jun 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.

Astor Big Band Presents The Glenn Miller Story

Astor Big Band Presents The Glenn Miller Story

Congress Theatre

Sun 7 Jun 2020

A special version of The Glenn Miller Story to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2 and of Millers tragic death in December 1944.

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.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Fri 12 - Sun 14 Jun 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Congress Theatre

Sat 13 Jun 2020

It has been a while, but the multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show. In a seven-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod. Almost all of it s**t.

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.

Nature Valley International

The Nature Valley International

Devonshire Park

Sat 20 - 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.

Eastbourne Feastival 2020

Eastbourne Feastival

Hampden Park

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jun 2020

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

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Race For Life

Eastbourne Sports Park

Sun 21 Jun 2020

This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone in the area – women, men and children - to join the Race for Life in Eastbourne at the Sports Park on the 21st June.

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.

Rhythm of the Dance Tour

Rhythm of the Dance Tour

Congress Theatre

Sun 5 Jul 2020

This dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent, an exciting 2-hour trip through hundreds of years of Irish dance and music, 22 award-winning World & Irish dance champions with 25 dazzling costume changes.

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 7 Jul 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.

Anything For Love - The Meat Loaf Story

Anything For Love - The Meat Loaf Story

Congress Theatre

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story: It’s all about the music!

Beach Life Festival

Beach Life Music 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.

Summer County Cup in Eastbourne

Summer County Cup (Tennis) Group 1

Devonshire Park

Mon 20 - Fri 24 Jul 2020

LTA Summer County Cup events give players the opportunity to represent their County in team competition in national/regional stages.

Creepy Crawlies Day at Drusillas

Creepy Crawlies Day

Drusillas Park

Thu 23 Jul 2020

Creep down to Drusillas Park and meet some amazing mini monsters.

Cricket

Royal London One-Day Cup 2020 (Sussex v Kent)

Saffrons Sports Club

Fri 24 Jul 2020

Sussex Sharks will take on eastern neighbours Kent in the Royal London Cup at Eastbourne on Friday 24th July at The Saffrons, home to Eastbourne Cricket Club.

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.

Rattonians 42nd Street

42nd Street (The Rattonians)

Congress Theatre

Mon 27 Jul - Sat 1 Aug 2020

Known as “The Mother of all showbiz musicals” 42nd Street is the ultimate musical theatre extravaganza The young Peggy Sawyer fresh off the bus from small town America, auditions for her dream to be on the Broadway stage.

PAW Patrol at Drusillas Park

Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol at Drusillas Pa

Drusillas Park

Wed 29 Jul 2020

Get ready for action as two of PAW Patrol's finest recruits, Chase and Marshall, return to Drusillas Park. The heroic pups will be appearing in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Thu 30 Jul 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

GB Womens 35s Inter County Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park

Fri 31 Jul - Sun 2 Aug 2020

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

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 4 Aug 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.

Hey Duggee at Drusillas

Hey Duggee at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

Wed 5 Aug 2020

A-WOOF! Calling all squirrels! Hey Duggee will be appearing at Drusillas Park! Head down to our events arena at intervals throughout the day for a ‘DUGGEE HUG’!

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Thu 6 Aug 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

Peppa Pig at Drusillas

Peppa Pig at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

Wed 12 Aug 2020

Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure. The cheeky piggy will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day.

Peppa Pig at Drusillas Park

See Peppa Pig at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

Wed 12 Aug 2020

Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure. The cheeky piggy will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Thu 13 Aug 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

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!

Spider-Man at Drusillas

Spider-Man At Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

Wed 19 Aug 2020

Weaving a web of excitement the Amazing Spider-Man spins into action at Drusillas Park. The crime-fighting crusader will be launching his web-slinging fun and Super Hero antics during meet and greet appearances throughout the day.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Thu 20 Aug 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

GB Men's 35s Inter-County Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Aug 2020

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.

The British Open Seniors Grass Court Championships

British Open Seniors Grass Court Championships

Devonshire Park

Mon 24 - Sat 29 Aug 2020

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.

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!

Gruffalo at Drusillas Park

The Gruffalo at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

Wed 26 Aug 2020

Come to Drusillas Park and see the mystical monster who lives in the deep dark wood. The fearsome favourite will be meeting brave visitors in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Thu 27 Aug 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Eastbourne Seafront

Thu 27 - Mon 31 Aug 2020

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

A Celebration of Land and Sea

A Celebration of Land and Sea

The Waterfront

Fri 28 - Mon 31 Aug 2020

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club are pleased to be hosting their third, three-day, Celebration of Land and Sea event at The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne.

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 1 Sep 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 Abominable Snowman at Drusillas Park!

Meet the Abominable Snowman at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

Wed 2 Sep 2020

Let lose in Mungo's Maze, the Abominable Snowman has been woken, he's cranky and he's looking for you! Come and meet the Abominable Snowman at intervals throughout the day.

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.

MG South Downs Run

MG South Downs Run

Western Lawns

Sun 6 Sep 2020

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.

Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon

Congress Theatre

Tue 15 - Sat 19 Sep 2020

The Kinks Following a phenomenal two years in the West End and a sensational hit tour across the UK and Ireland in 2016, the multi Olivier Award winning “Dazzling” (Guardian) musical Sunny Afternoon comes to Eastbourne.

Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest

Eastbourne Walking Festival

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.

Costumes at the Event

Wyntercon

Eastbourne Sports Park

Sat 26 - Sun 27 Sep 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.

Tom Fitzpatricks Take Five Jazz Club

Tom Fitzpatrick's Take Five Jazz Club

The Stage Door

Sat 26 Sep 2020

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

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!

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 6 Oct 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.

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

Butts Lane Hill Climb

Butts Lane Hill Climb

Butts Lane

Sat 10 Oct 2020

The Butts Lane Hill Climb Time Trial promoted by The Beachy Head Cycling Club.

Spider Saturday at Drusillas Park

Spider Saturday at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

Sat 10 Oct 2020

Meet spiders and learn more about them from the experts at Drusillas!

Beachy Head Marathon

Beachy Head Marathon

Sat 24 Oct 2020

Beachy Head Marathon is one of the biggest off-road marathons in the UK and also features a Half Marathon and 10k run too.

Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas

Halloween Shriek Week

Drusillas Park

Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020

Come and join the frightful fun as Druillas launches another family friendly Halloween! Get ready to come face-to-face with g-g-ghosts, ghouls, witches and more at their fang-tastic Shriek Week!

Heathers

Heathers

Congress Theatre

Tue 27 - Sat 31 Oct 2020

Greetings and salutations! Following two smash hit West End seasons and a WhatsOnStage award for Best New Musical, Heathers The Musical, the black comedy rock musical based on the eponymous 1988 film, embarks on its first national tour.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Fri 30 Oct 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

Zombie Makeup

Zombie Walk

Eastbourne Town Centre

Sat 31 Oct 2020

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

Tom Fitzpatricks Take Five Jazz Club

Tom Fitzpatrick's Take Five Jazz Club

The Stage Door

Sat 31 Oct 2020

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

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 3 Nov 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.

10cc

10cc

Congress Theatre

Wed 4 Nov 2020

The legendary 10cc have announced a mammoth 25-date UK tour for Autumn 2020, performing the hits which have singled them out as one of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music.

The Greatest Love of All

The Greatest Love of All

Congress Theatre

Thu 5 Nov 2020

A Tribute to Whitney Houston Whitney’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show described as “mind-blowingly spot on”.

Maximum R'n'B

Maximum R'n'B

Congress Theatre

Sat 7 Nov 2020

with The Manfreds plus very special guest Georgie Fame Join the legendary Manfreds and Georgie Fame for an evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia, and some of the greatest hits ever written.

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday Service

Eastbourne Town Centre

Sun 8 Nov 2020

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.

Sixties Gold 2020

Sixties Gold 2020

Congress Theatre

Tue 17 Nov 2020

The Ultimate Line up Featuring: •The Tremeloes •Mamas and Papas uk •Hermans Hermits •The Marmalade •The Merseybeats •Dave Berry •Steve Ellis •Gerry’s Pacemakers Hermans Hermits.

Christmas at Drusillas

Christmas at Drusillas

Drusillas Park

Sat 21 Nov - Wed 23 Dec 2020

Bring your little monkeys to visit Santa Claus in his cosy Christmas Cottage, meet our lovable husky dogs in the husky ice cave, sample some festive food and drink and marvel at our giant Christmas tree.

Father Christmas Procession

Meads Magic

Meads Village

Fri 27 Nov 2020

Meads Magic 2019 returns for a night of festive village fun on Friday 27th November. Now in its eighth year, Meads Magic is a firm favourite of the Eastbourne Christmas diary.

Jon Richardson: The Knitwit

Jon Richardson: The Knitwit

Congress Theatre

Sat 28 Nov 2020

Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs?

Tom Fitzpatricks Take Five Jazz Club

Tom Fitzpatrick's Take Five Jazz Club

The Stage Door

Sat 28 Nov 2020

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

My Best Friend's Wedding

My Best Friend's Wedding

Congress Theatre

Tue 1 - Sat 5 Dec 2020

The smash-hit 90s movie My Best Friend’s Wedding is now a brand new musical comedy and you’re invited!

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

The Stage Door

Tue 1 Dec 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.

Christmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 25 Dec 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.

Boxing Day at the Bandstand

Boxing Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 26 Dec 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.

Tom Fitzpatricks Take Five Jazz Club

Tom Fitzpatrick's Take Five Jazz Club

The Stage Door

Sat 26 Dec 2020

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 Year's Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 1 Jan 2021

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.

Queen Extravaganza

Queen Extravaganza

Congress Theatre

Thu 14 Jan 2021

Queen Extravaganza, the official Queen tribute band produced by Roger Taylor and Brian May, returns to the UK in 2021, following sell out shows across the globe.

Waitress

Waitress

Congress Theatre

Mon 15 - Sat 20 Mar 2021

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated.

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