Dorset Events

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

26 January 2018

Swanage, Dorset

Join Wessex Astronomical Society to view Saturn, galaxies, star clusters, autumn constellations. Weather dependent. Phone 01929 424443 on day to confirm. £3 charge. Phone 01929 424443 on the day to confirm.£3. Location: Learning Centre, Durlston 8.30pm to 10pm.

27 January 2018

Poole, Dorset

Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a painter are drawn into a twisting plot that puts them at the mercy of the secret police and its network of torturers and spies. Rivalling the splendour of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for ...

27 January 2018

Wimborne, Dorset

by very popular demand, Showaddywaddy return on 27th January! Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe. ‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’, ‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more. Venue: Tivoli Theatre

26 Jan 2018 to 28 Jan 2018

Poole, Dorset

Under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia, the United States and now, the UK. This acclaimed company returns to the Lighthouse Poole following a spectacular debut in 2017. Combining classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, complemented by a full orchestra and outstanding soloists who will take your breath away!

28 January 2018

Weymouth, Dorset

Dance to the Music’ is a new exciting “must see” dance show like no other! Created by and starring Kristina Rihanoff - one of the most renowned dancers and choreographers from the popular BBC1 ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ TV show. Kristina will once again team up with her former professional dance partner, Robin Windsor, who starred on ‘Strictly’ for four years. Also gracing the stage will be beautiful Oksana Platero, who partnered Judge Rinder on Series 14 of the hit show and is famous for ...

01 February 2018

Wimborne, Dorset

A chance to see live on stage, one of the only performing Rock’n’Roll pioneers in the world today. Marty began his career in 1957 and was one of the first British singers to play a leading part in those early formative, and groundbreaking Rock’n’Roll years. With his many hits and a host of wonderful songs from that era, Marty and his fabulous band the Wildcats take you back through some of the most exciting musical times this country has ever experienced. A fantastic evening awaits ...

02 February 2018

Poole, Dorset

After selling out his entire Edinburgh Fringe run out in advance and adding shows due to extra public demand, the BAFTA-winning comedian now hits the road to perform his acclaimed, hot ticket show around the UK. Join the ‘star of comedy’ (The i) as he explores dinner party etiquette and the pressures on a generation brought up in a world of instant gratification. How has modern living affected our ability to find long term happiness? Can social media ever reflect real life? And why is the ...

03 February 2018

Poole, Dorset

A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music. Prepare to be transported on a musical journey through the history of Country, featuring songs from its biggest stars both past and present. Hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Little Big Town, are showcased by the amazing vocals of Dominic Halpin, Shelly ...

03 February 2018

Bournemouth, Dorset

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with an exciting new show for 2018 as they celebrate the golden age of Hollywood. Featuring dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music. Venue: Pavilion Theatre

02 Feb 2018 to 03 Feb 2018

Dorchester, Dorset

Over the years, Dorchester Beerex has raised over £155,000 for local good causes. Our 30th event will take place at the Corn Exchange where there’ll be seating upstairs at all four sessions allowing us to increase the number of available tickets!

03 February 2018

Weymouth, Dorset

Join over 250 pupils of all ages, from the Let’s Dance School as they take a trip to the movies, through dance and song. Venue: Weymouth Pavilion

04 February 2018

Portland, Dorset

The Portland Coastal Marathon will be taking place from the iconic Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on Sunday 4th 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 ...

10 February 2018

Poole, Dorset

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole takes to the stage to wow audiences with his latest spectacular production, All Night Long. Brendan is joined by his sensational cast of guest dancers, his captivating leading lady and superbly talented 14-piece band and singers, to whip up an extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic. From tantalising Tango to fiery Paso Doble, elegant Foxtrot to breath-taking Waltz - and with a few surprises in store - this is no ordinary dance show. ...

10 February 2018

Poole, Dorset

The Mini BSO is a quintet that includes all four families of musical instruments found in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble encourages, entertains and educates thousands of children of all ages, introducing classical music in a fun and family-friendly manner. Venue: The Lighthouse

10 Feb 2018 to 11 Feb 2018

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset

The Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the UK to exhibit their models throughout the Museum. Miniature, Remote Control and Scale models will all be in attendance. Over two days, view a large selection of exhibitors from across the modelling spectrum ranging from boats, planes, motor racing cars and of course militaria and armoured warfare models. A number of traders and stockists will be situated throughout the Museum. If you are inspired by the models on display, ...

13 February 2018

Poole, Dorset

Mirror Mirror A new version of Snow White Suitable ages 5+ When Snow White is offered a juicy red apple, by a kind old lady, she is sorely tempted. On the other hand, how does she know it’s not poisoned? She’s nearly been poisoned twice this week already and it’s not pleasant. Join Snow White, as guests at her wedding, and the whole story – magic mirror, wicked stepmother, seven dwarfs and all – will be revealed.

15 February 2018

Weymouth, Dorset

Following on from the success of Weldmar’s adult Strictly Ballroom Competition, we will be holding a Strictly Junior – Freestyle! competition at Weymouth Pavilion on Thursday 15th February. Our finalists will spend 14 weeks learning and perfecting a new routine before performing and competing in the live grand final. They will also be raising funds for Weldmar Hospicecare though sponsorship and fundraising events.

16 February 2018

Weymouth, Dorset

Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Hilary O’Neil (ITV’s Copy Cats). Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics. An all-singing, all-dancing comedy set in a department store, where four women with seemingly ...

16 February 2018

Poole, Dorset

The Salvation Army Territorial Youth Band and Choir have performed annually at the Lighthouse for many years now. The evening features 150 of the Salvation Army's most accomplished young musicians presenting a concert of engaging brass and vocal repertoire.

15 Dec 2017 to 17 Feb 2018

Bournemouth, Dorset

Ice skating is back at Bournemouth International Centre this winter! The Cool Coast Ice Rink is the South Coast’s biggest indoor seasonal ice rink and it’s open from Friday 15 December 2017 to Saturday 17 February 2018. A fun all-weather activity, it’s perfect for kids and adults alike! Plus, with their handy pre-bookable skate mates, even little ones can have a go. They also have a separate kids area, away from the main rink, which is ideal for smaller children with adults. Fire ...

17 February 2018

Weymouth, Dorset

A night of jam-packed entertainment featuring Top UK Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Tribute Act and their full band. Along with local band Jolly Boys Outing, line dancing, rodeo bull and photo booth. Seated tables, tickets at £25 each to also include welcome drink- available via Facebook search “The Lowdown on the Hoedown”. Raising funds for Support Dogs, in memory of Dan Dench. Venue: Ocean Room, Weymouth Pavilion.

15 Feb 2018 to 17 Feb 2018

Poole, Dorset

Showing the town in a completely new light, the first Light Up Poole festival of light art will completely transform the High Street from Falkland Square to the Quay. From 15 to 17 February the town centre after dark will provide the dramatic backdrop to a series of light art and digital installations designed to inspire, delight and enchant locals and visitors alike. International and local artists, many of them working in collaboration with Poole schools and arts organisations, have ...

18 February 2018

Weymouth, Dorset

Kerry Godliman heads to Weymouth Pavilion with her straight-talking brand of quick wit and bewilderment and she will be covering more of life’s anomalies. Why is there a Buddha at the garden centre? Why collect her children’s teeth? And even though she can't stand aubergines, why is it her favourite emoji? There’s loads to get sorted. Be there. She’ll do all the talking. Both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor, Kerry is best known for her appearances on BBC’s Live ...

10 Feb 2018 to 18 Feb 2018

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset

This February half term, explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history! South West Model Show February 10-11 - start off your holiday with the biggest model show in the South West. The Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the UK to exhibit their models throughout the Museum. Miniature, Remote Control and Scale models will all be in attendance. Tonnes of Fun for Families! Take part in a range of family activities. Kids can also let off steam in ...

10 Feb 2018 to 18 Feb 2018

Beaulieu, New Forest, Dorset

Get hands-on and experience a touch of luxury at Beaulieu this February half-term. Inspired by the National Motor Museum's dazzling new display, The Luxury of Motoring, we're inviting all our visitors to enjoy a taste of the finer things in life this half-term (10th - 18th February). Discover what life was like for those at the top, then take a peek 'below stairs' to see how their chauffeurs, maids and cooks lived. Pick up your Hands-On Half-Term Pass Book and collect a stamp from ...

18 February 2018

Bournemouth, Dorset

2017, marks the 40th anniversary of Paul Weller’s first album, In The City, which he released with The Jam in May 1977. For most artists such a landmark would be greeted with extensive retrospective celebrations: lavish reissues and all that jazz. But Paul Weller is not like most artists, instead releasing a new studio album, because releasing new albums is what Paul Weller does. Venue: BIC Windsor Hall

10 Feb 2018 to 18 Feb 2018

Weymouth, Dorset

From 10th - 18th February at SEA LIFE Weymouth, you can get closer to our stars and discover their amazing stories! Follow the trail to discover our stars, search the seas in our giant board game and see if you can spot the master of disguise...!

20 February 2018

Weymouth, Dorset

Direct from the USA, the only official Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond. This brand new show full of award-winning music, nostalgic footage and special memories of Andy Williams will touch your heart. Jimmy Osmond began his performing career at the tender age of three with Andy Williams on his television series. This year marks Jimmy’s fiftieth anniversary in show business. Venue: Pavilion Theatre

10 Feb 2018 to 08 May 2018

Dorchester, Dorset

Dippy, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, is going on a natural history adventure across the UK. His first stop is at the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester. Dippy will find out about what lived in the seas while he was walking on land in what's now the USA. There will be lots of Dippy-themed events going on at the Museum and also across Dorset (thanks to our partners the Jurassic Coast Trust) that we’d love you to take part in. Entry to see Dippy is FREE but you ...