Dorset Events

Events for the next 30 days appear below. For full listings, please see Dorset events on the Resort Dorset website.

18 Jan 2019 to 19 Jan 2019

Pantomime: Sleeping Beauty

Swanage

Swanage Drama Company is back with their annual family pantomime. The family pantomime Sleeping Beauty is set in the Kingdom of Lesser Ozonia, ruled over by King Forget-me-not and Queen Hyacinth and protected by the Swanage National Institute of Flower Fairies (S.N.I.F.F). Evil Fairy Carabosse is angry at not being invited to the new royal baby’s Christening. Assisted by dozy sidekick Henbane, Carabosse is plotting to make sure that Princess Peachblossom pricks her finger on a spinning ...

20 January 2019

Beach Clean

Lyme Regis

Come and join us on our FREE Charmouth Beach Clean! This is part of Plastic Free Charmouth. Plastic Free is an initiative that Charmouth will be joining: www.sas.org.uk/plastic-free-communities/ Help clean up your local beach and make it a much safer place for wildlife and us. We will meet at 11.00am at the bottom of Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre steps. Stay for as long or as little as you like! All equipment is provided. All children need to be accompanied by an adult. No need ...

19 Jan 2019 to 20 Jan 2019

Dirty Devil Stampede

Wareham

This multi-terrain run of 5k, 10k or 15k’ish (1, 2 or 3 loops) takes you around the iconic location of the only Tank training ground in the country, Bovington Camp. This land is solely reserved for army training and it is where we have secured the ultimate in mud running events in the South West. This event is located just 1 mile away from Bovington Tank Museum and is also just a few miles away from Monkey World, so there is plenty for the family to do while you get yourself tagged as one ...

23 January 2019

Circus of Horrors - Psycho Asylum

Weymouth

If ever there were a Paralympic for acrobatics, then Viktor Kochkin would win a Gold Medal. Viktor (27) was born with virtually no legs, but he was determined not to let his disability get in his way of becoming a circus performer. He used his incredible upper body strength to teach himself amazing acrobatics to achieve his goal. He was spotted performing with an acrobatic troupe in Russia by Circus of Horrors Supremo Dr Haze who for two years has been attempting to bring Viktor to ...

24 January 2019

The Circus of Horrors

Poole

Imagine a fantastic Rock Show with amazing light effects & set combined with an amalgamation of bizarre, dare devil & astounding Circus acts, accompanied by a rock n roll soundscape of mainly original songs & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. The infamous Circus of Horrors is touring throughout the world, featuring unbelievable sword swallowers, a herculean women swinging around the auditorium from her hair, demon dwarfs, strong man, whirlwind acrobats, flaming limbo, ...

26 January 2019

BSO: Power & Passion

Bournemouth

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at the Pavilion Theatre. All the characteristics most highly valued in Tchaikovsky’s music are present in his Sixth Symphony; imaginative orchestration, drama, delicious themes and sweeping emotive power. Whether or not the symphony hides some specific message, hinting at his personal melancholy and untimely death, it is clearly a work of deep and turbulent pathos and remains one of his most endearing. There is perhaps no more popular or beloved violin ...

26 January 2019

Live Music Performance: Focus

Wimborne

With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the ’70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits “Hocus Pocus”, “House of The King” and “Sylvia”, as well as critically acclaimed albums ‘Moving Waves’, ‘Focus 3’ and ‘Hamburger Concerto’, the iconic Dutch music masters are back with their tenth album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of ...

19 Jan 2019 to 26 Jan 2019

Pantomime: Cinderella

Christchurch

It’s the ultimate rags-to-riches story as the celebrated, award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players return to the Regent Centre to enchant us with one of the nation’s favourite pantomimes, Cinderella. Expect the usual magical quota of sumptuous sets and costumes, dazzling dance routines, knockabout humour and popular show songs as poor Cinders attempts to escape a life of drudgery – and, of course, her horrible Stepmother and Ugly Sisters. With the aid of her Fairy Godmother and a ...

27 January 2019

The Big Sing

Poole

Spend a day singing with hundreds of others as you workshop and then perform some of Leonard Bernstein’s best known music – Chichester Psalms and music from West Side Story. The day will be led and conducted by GAVIN CARR, distinguished Director of the BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY CHORUS. You don’t need to be in a choir – just be keen to sing. Venue: Lighthouse

30 January 2019

BSO:Pastoral Brahms

Poole

Schumann Manfred Overture Dvořák Violin Concerto Brahms Symphony No.2 Clemens Schuldt CONDUCTOR Baiba Skride VIOLIN The Second Symphony might be described as Brahms’ “Pastoral”, a total contrast to the dramatic and very serious First. Its song-like melodies are imbued with a gentle and lyrical quality – in their simple beauty the themes give the impression of having been written down as a result of spontaneous inspiration. In Brahms’ own words, “A delightfully happy spirit” pervades ...

30 January 2019

Stand-up Comedy: Nish Kumar

Weymouth

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a national tour of the UK! The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction, and if this will lead to the end of days. GOOD FUN STUFF. He's the host of the Mash Report, which you might have seen on BBC 2 or on a Facebook video posted by someone you went to school with but haven't spoken to in a while. As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), ...

02 February 2019

Anton & Erin - Dance Those Magical Musicals

Bournemouth

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple in their new, show-stopping dance production. The world of Ballroom meets Musical Theatre with stunning costumes & breath-taking choreography set to iconic theatrical favourites: The Phantom of the Opera Mary Poppins • 42nd Street Hairspray • Cabaret Wicked • Top Hat Jersey Boys and many more Featuring the vocal talent of TV favourite Lance Ellington and the magnificent London Concert Orchestra with conductor Richard Balcombe and ...

01 Feb 2019 to 02 Feb 2019

Dorchester Beerex

Dorchester

Over the years, Dorchester Beerex has raised over £170,000 for local good causes. Our 31st event will take place in February 2019 at the Corn Exchange where there’ll be seating for 100 upstairs at all four sessions allowing us to increase the number of available tickets! Friday 1st February 2019 11:00 – 16:00 (no music) 18:30 – 23:30 (no music) Saturday 2nd February 2019 11:00 – 16:00 (no music) 18:30 – 23:30 (with live music) Over 18s only. Hot and cold food will be served ...

02 February 2019

Let's Dance

Weymouth

Let’s Dance's new 2019 show features around 300 performers of all ages showcasing their talents in dance and song. With a wide variety of music and colourful sparkling costumes, it will be a great evening for all! Children under 2 are FREE. Venue: Pavilion Theatre

07 February 2019

The Syd Lawrence Orchestra – Big Band Spectacular

Christchurch

The “Best Big Band in the Land” is back for 2019 and their explosive new show is better than ever! Hold on tight as Big Band Spectacular takes you on an exciting journey that is stunning, dynamic, and thrilling. Directed by Chris Dean, this mesmerizing performance is packed with your Big Band Favourites. Featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Neal Hefti, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. This is definitely a musical extravaganza you ...

08 February 2019

Angela Barnes: Rose Tinted

Dorchester

Angela’s brand new show of stand-up and stories is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life. Since 2011, when Angela took the plunge and embarked on her life-long dream to become a comedian, her witty worldview has been catapulted onto numerous radio and television shows including appearances on BBC One’s Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and the prestigious role as host of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack. Venue: The Corn Exchange

09 February 2019

Cinema Museum Open Day

Christchurch

Calling all cinema enthusiasts! Step into a bygone era with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Regent projection room. Enjoy a live demonstration of our 35mm projector, which has been lovingly restored by a team of loyal volunteers. The extensive collection includes countless photographic images, old cinema posters, antique cinema fixtures and more! Ideal for anyone with an appreciation for the pre-digital days. Spaces are limited to 6 per tour - book now to avoid disappointment! ...

09 February 2019

Stargazing at Durlston

Swanage

View the stars at the Learning Centre, Durlston Country Park. Phone 01929 424443 on the day to confirm. £3 charge.

09 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2019

Boyzone

Bournemouth

After six UK no. 1 singles, five UK no. 1 albums and 25 years together, the iconic Boyzone have released details of their 25th anniversary and farewell UK and Ireland arena tour which includes a date at Bournemouth International Centre.

09 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2019

Holistic Festival

Poole

Dorset's Health and Well-being Experience. This event is packed with things to do for all ages - from children having fun, to those on a spiritual quest, for those looking to improve health and well-being to those simply wanting to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the wonderful stands. Venue: Lighthouse

10 February 2019

Portland Coastal Marathon

Portland

The Portland Coastal Marathon will be taking place from the iconic Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on Sunday 10th February. Along with the full distance event there will be a Half marathon and a 10k so all abilities can take part in this festival of running in what is possibly the most stunning of coastal trail locations. This is a run of dramatic, rugged cliffs, nationally rare plants, hidden coves and stunning views. The Isle of Portland is a large mass of limestone ...

09 Jan 2019 to 13 Feb 2019

Dorset AONB Exhibition

Swanage

Exhibition exploring some of Dorset's most beautiful places and the stories of the people who live and work there. Venue: Durlston Country Park

15 February 2019

Brendan Cole: Show Man

Poole

Brush off your tails, Brendan is back! This brand new production for 2019 promises unparalleled entertainment as Brendan Cole leads his stunning cast in a thrilling extravaganza of music and dance. The very first winner of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing is joined by an amazing team of professional dancers, singers and a live band to showcase the superb choreography and dazzling performance that has kept him in the public eye for 15 years. Join us at the Lighthouse for a night of beautiful ...

15 February 2019

Music Hall Tavern

Weymouth

The UK’s premier comedy drag show is back for its 6th year with a brand new hilarious fabulous glamorous show for 2019! Whatever your age, come along to Weymouth Pavilion and join Mrs T and the “girls” from MHT for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side-splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long. A feel-good night that will not only entertain and amuse you, but will leave you with unforgettable memories of the funniest night out ...

16 February 2019

Sing Along-A-Grease

Poole

The sing along screening of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars and remember GREASE is the word... The evening begins with your host leading ...

15 Feb 2019 to 17 Feb 2019

An Evening with Pam Ayres

Christchurch

Pam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years. Funny and warm, her charming understated manner belies a rare comic precision. Her hair-trigger timing, her eye for the absurd details of everyday life, and unforgettable turn of phrase, combine to make her a true national treasure. Recent TV appearances for BBC TV include Springwatch, Celebrity Mastermind, Celebrity Antique Road Trip, and Women at War: 100 Years of Service. Recent Radio broadcasts include Just A Minute, and ...

18 February 2019

Lily & The Albatross

Dorchester

A family show full of live music about wild weather, wild birds and wild ambitions. Far out in the wild and remote ocean there is a small family on a fishing boat. When the whipping winds threaten their little world, the family must pull together, take a leap of faith and look beyond what they have always known to get themselves and their great old boat moving again. After the show, you will be able to take part in a meet and greet with the actors. Suitable ages 5+ Venue: Corn Exchange

14 Dec 2018 to 23 Feb 2019

Cool Coast Ice Rink

Bournemouth

Embrace that wintry feeling with Cool Coast Ice Rink at Bournemouth International Centre! Whether you’re a budding figure skater or feel more comfortable clinging on to the sides, everyone is welcome – the rink is big enough for all. There’s even a mini rink for those first nerve-racking glides and skate mates available to hire for the youngsters. When your feet are firmly back on the ground, or if you’d rather sit this one out, soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying Bavarian inspired ...