Dorset Events

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

21 January 2022

The HandleBards: Macbeth


The HandleBards are a three strong troupe of actors who pedal environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK. Forget the tears and tragedy and join the all-female troupe at Poole for their unhinged bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud version of Macbeth. With music, mayhem and more costume changes than you can Shake a spear at, expect the HandleBards usual irreverent, charming and hilarious style to come bursting on to the stage. Venue: Lighthouse Poole

14 Jan 2022 to 22 Jan 2022

Pantomine: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Swanage Drama Company are back with their annual family pantomime 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'! Come along and support some amazing local talent. Cheer for Snow White and boo and hiss for Queen Covidia. Can Prince Laughalot save the day or will the Queen's henchman Lateral and Flow get in the way? Will the Dame get her man and just who lives in that mysterious cottage in the woods? Find out by getting your tickets now for our show! You can get your tickets by booking online at ...

23 January 2022

Sunday Night Comedy with Marcus Brigstocke

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth

Live At The Apollo star Marcus Brigstocke heads to Weymouth Pavilion to headline Sunday Night Comedy! Marcus is the master of satirical comedy and has proved to be blisteringly funny over a wide range of topics including; climate change, religious extremism, immigration, loans companies, the Special Relationship, compensation culture, women’s magazines, The EU and David Blaine, not to mention his own personal battle against his middle class roots. Joining Marcus is the furiously funny ...

29 January 2022

Mosaic Workshop

Museum of East Dorset, Wimborne

In this workshop at the Museum of East Dorset you will learn about the various mosaic materials and techniques of cutting and laying tesserae. You will make a 25cmsq panel on board with a choice of vitreous glass and matt porcelain mosaic tile. You may bring a simple design which Joanna will help you adapt for mosaic, or use one of Joanna’s many tried and tested template design. Grouting will be demonstrated but you will need to complete this at home – grout and full instructions ...

27 Jan 2022 to 30 Jan 2022

Pantomime: Sleeping Beauty


Sleeping Beauty - The one-act pantomime of your dreams Princess Aurora’s christening is the perfect day until the wicked fairy Carabosse arrives uninvited. In revenge she casts a spell that the Princess will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die by her 21st birthday. Though unable to break this evil magic, the Fairy Queen sends the Princess to sleep for 100 years. Can an heroic Prince save the day? Perhaps a true love's kiss is the answer? It’s over a decade since the award ...

04 Feb 2022 to 05 Feb 2022

Dorchester Beerex


Over the years, Dorchester Beerex has raised over £200,000 for local good causes. Our 33rd event will take place in February 2022 at the Corn Exchange where there’ll be seating for 100 upstairs at all four sessions. Tickets for the two Saturday sessions normally sell very quickly, so why not come on Friday? This year there will be an acoustic live music set on the Friday evening. Friday 4th February 2022 11:00 – 16:00 (no music) 18:30 – 23:30 (with live acoustic music) Saturday ...

05 February 2022

Let's Dance

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth

An evening of dance and song at Weymouth Pavilion from performers of all ages! Pre-show meals are available for this show. Served in the Piano Bar from 5pm. Booking is highly recommended. Call the Box Office on 01305 783225 to reserve your table.

02 Feb 2022 to 05 Feb 2022

Pantomime: Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves


Bridport Pantomime Players are really looking forward to the first week in February 2022 when they will be staging this show here at the Electric Palace, Bridport. Ali Baba is played by Cameron Love, making his debut with the Players, who adores Princess Haya Justine Gawen, daughter of the royal Sultan Teresa Grinter and the even more royal Sultana Amy Carlile. Ali’s Mum is Dame Barbara Baba, played with gusto by Greg Horton, and playing the part of his cheeky brother Cassim is Amy ...

05 February 2022

Park to Pier Walk


Join a Ranger for a stroll from Durlston Castle to Swanage Pier, on the way discovering the history, wildlife and geology of Durlston Bay. Once you reach the Pier, you will have the opportunity for a history talk led by a Pier Volunteer. Adult - £5.00 Child - £3.00 No booking required just turn up on the day. 10.30am meeting at Durlston Castle, Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL.

06 February 2022

Animals and Friends Farewell Tour

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth

The Animals were one of the most iconic Pop, Rhythm and Blues bands of the 1960’s. They had over 20 Global Top Ten Hits, and remain a seminal rhythm and blues band who still commands great respect. Featuring two original Members, founding member JOHN STEEL on Drums and MICKEY GALLAGHER, who replaced Alan Price in 1965 on keyboards. The gave us such huge hits such as “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place”, “Don’t Bring Me Down”, “Baby, Let Me Take You Home”, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and ...

05 Feb 2022 to 06 Feb 2022

Holistic Festival


The Holistic Festival has grown into a hugely popular event and we are looking forward to bringing you a superb show once more on February 5th and 6th. With a fabulous array of stands to explore, therapies for try and a first class series of 40 talks and workshops, plus the ever popular children's programme and clairvoyance show, it promises to be a wonderful, bright weekend. We look forward to seeing you there. Venue: Lighthouse Poole

04 Feb 2022 to 06 Feb 2022

Panto: Alice in Portland


Alice in Portland; The Royal Manor Theatre Company's family pantomime for 2022. Alice wakes after a deep sleep to find herself in a strange place inhabited by the weirdest of characters. On discovering she is the prime suspect in the theft of a valuable jewel, Alice leads the Mad Hatter, March Hare and the double trouble twins, Tweedle dee and Tweedle Dum in a quest to prove her innocence. Alice ventures the length and breadth of Portland and meets curious characters and wondrous animals ...

09 Feb 2022 to 10 Feb 2022

John Bishop - Right Here, Right Now


John has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including- John Bishop’s Australia (BBC1), John Bishop’s Britain (BBC1); ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking (Sky1); The John Bishop Show (BBC1); The John Bishop Christmas Show (BBC1) and John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure (ITV1). More recently John Bishop’s Ireland for ITV1 and four mammoth series of the critically acclaimed John Bishop: In Conversation With… which saw him chatting, one to one with some ...

13 February 2022


Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth

Cult hit event Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote comes to town, with an interactive screening of the classic Murder, She Wrote episode “Broadway Malady”. Jessica Fletcher heads to New York City but soon gets caught up in a murder mystery only she (or you!) can solve! Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote is a unique and hilarious night featuring games, prizes and audience participation, with special permission from NBC Universal Television. See the show Time Out rated one of 2021 and 2019’s 50 ...

16 February 2022

Mark Watson: This Can't be IT


We’ve all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don’t worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered. At 41, he’s halfway through his days on earth, according to the life expectancy calculator app he paid £1.49 for. That life is in the best shape in living memory… but one problem remains, and it really is a huge one. Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the ‘Taskmaster’ survivor, multi-award-winner and “No More Jockeys” cult ...

17 February 2022

Friends! The Musical Parody


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! The Musical Parody is a hilarious good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show in an uncensored, hilarious, fast-paced, music-filled production. Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Rachel, haven’t gone anywhere and are singing and ...

19 February 2022

Ahir Shah: Dress


Featuring his signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and sweet gags, Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah returns to stand-up with a new show about significance, insignificance, and scurvy. Ahir’s last show, Dots, was recorded as a special for HBO Max (albeit after a 14 month delay brought about by events you may recall). That show was about uncertainty. Ideally, this tour will end in a way that is less on the nose. As seen on Mock The Week, Live ...

17 Feb 2022 to 19 Feb 2022

Farcical Comedy: When We Are Married


Wimborne Drama Productions present 'When We Are Married', a farcical comedy by J.B. Priestley. In the heart of Northern England, three respectable couples, married on the same day, at the same church, and by the same vicar, join to celebrate 25 years of blissful matrimony. Or so they think… The happy celebrations are brought to a sudden halt by a shocking revelation - these pillars of the community aren’t quite as respectably married as they thought they were! As the home truths fly ...

19 Feb 2022 to 20 Feb 2022

South West Model Show

Tank Museum, Wareham

The biggest model show in the South West is back at the Tank Museum! Traders, exhibitors and modelling demonstrations alongside the real thing. Model planes, ships, trains and, of course, tanks of all types and sizes will be available to see, make and purchase. Open 9am to 5pm Traders & Exhibitors Specialist talks and tours Live Model Displays Indoor only event Explore The Tank Museum

04 Jan 2022 to 22 Feb 2022

Cool Coast Ice Rink


We’re back, the largest indoor ice skating rink on the South Coast at Bournemouth International Centre. Thousands of you enjoy our ice rink every year, as it’s the perfect day out with your friends and family. It’s even a great way to stay fit and active over the wintery months. At Cool Coast Ice Rink, you can enjoy a fun-filled ice skating experience regardless of the weather outside. With our indoor ice rink, we’ve always got you covered, literally! Ice skating session times run from ...

19 Feb 2022 to 27 Feb 2022

Half Term Family Fun at the Tank Museum

Tank Museum, Wareham

Half Term animal fun for the whole family to enjoy. Experience the biggest day out in history with 100 years of history, 300 tanks, kids' activities, and more at Dorset’s largest indoor attraction. Enjoy animal-themed activities all week with Tank Zoo! Find out about the brave furry and feathered friends in the Animals at War game, colouring and craft activities, plus trails and talks. Animal-themed activities running 21 February – 27 February 2022 Open daily 10am-5pm Trails, ...

13 Jan 2022 to 27 Feb 2022

Illuminate at The Blue Pool


New for 2022 - The Blue Pool has teamed up with OT Event Technicians to create ILLUMINATE at The Blue Pool. Begin the New Year with a spectacular evening of illuminations and music, take time to reflect in the peaceful tranquillity of The Blue Pool at night. Over 1km of professionally staged illuminations, lighting the meandering woodland trails. Glimpse the beautiful deep waters of the Pool and the ancient woodland whilst stopping at carefully selected positions along the way to relax ...