Find out what’s on and what’s coming up next at our venues. Hear how businesses, associations and political parties have benefited from Bournemouth’s coastal vibe and flexible venues. Learn more about our social mission and how this underpins everything we do. Discover what goes on behind the scenes to get events live in rapid succession.

Unique 42nd Street screening for theatre’s 90th celebrations

March 12, 2019

A series of activities and events are marking Bournemouth Pavilion’s ninetieth anniversary this month. On Tuesday 19 March there will be a special black and white screening of the classic Warner Bros. 1933 blockbuster hit 42nd Street. Dubbed a ‘backstage musical’, the film’s plot is set in 1932, and focuses on the ups and downs of launching […]

Free open day to celebrate theatre’s ninetieth anniversary

March 6, 2019

Free activities, theatre workshops, musical performances and heaps of nostalgia are set to mark Bournemouth Pavilion’s ninetieth anniversary this month. On Saturday 16 March between 11am and 5pm the town’s Grade II listed theatre and ballroom will be throwing open its doors to all for a free-to-attend community open day. Accomplished musician and seasoned performer […]

The Recreational at Fairfield Halls

February 21, 2019

A corner of South London is about to get a boost to its rich musical heritage. BH Live is preparing to launch The Recreational – a new 750 capacity flat floor gig space set within the newly refurbished Fairfield Halls in Croydon – opening September this year. Known more these days for being the home […]

Talawa Theatre Company to reside at Fairfield Halls

February 19, 2019

Talawa Theatre Company is to take up residence within the redeveloped Fairfield Halls in Croydon, giving the UK’s primary Black theatre company a 200 seat studio and offices. This will be the first time since 1995 that Talawa’s headquarters will feature an on-site performance space. The new spaces, opening to the public on 16 September […]

Fitness event to support children’s charity

February 6, 2019

BH Live has teamed up with Southampton Children’s Hospital Charity (Paediatric Rhuematology service) to run an event that will raise awareness about Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and support a programme for people across Hampshire and Dorset. A ‘Les Mills’ fitness event is taking place at Mountbatten Leisure Centre in Portsmouth on Saturday 9 March 2019. […]

Appointment of new Chief Executive

February 4, 2019

BH Live is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Symons as its new Chief Executive. Chris succeeds BH Live’s first Chief Executive, Peter Gunn, who led the formation of the Trust in 2010. Chris joins from GLL, the UK’s largest charitable social enterprise. He has a wealth of sector experience and specialist knowledge having […]

Pelhams commended by leading quality scheme

January 24, 2019

Pelhams Park Leisure Centre, Bournemouth has passed a tough assessment by Sport England’s leading national quality scheme, Quest. The leisure centre is managed by BH Live in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council. Quest is the best-known improvement programme within the leisure industry. Its rigorous assessments challenge even the very top leisure centres in the UK. In […]

Stokewood’s going Solar

January 23, 2019

Stokewood Leisure Centre, Bournemouth will soon be harnessing the power of the sun to make the building even more sustainable, reduce energy costs and cut carbon emissions. A 106-panel solar photo voltaic (PV) installation is being mounted on a section of the venue’s new gym extension roof which will convert sunlight into electricity that will […]

Anniversary celebrations to mark Bournemouth Pavilion’s ninetieth year

January 22, 2019

This year Bournemouth Pavilion, the town’s Grade II listed theatre, ballroom and cultural venue, will be celebrating its ninetieth anniversary. It opened on Tuesday 19 March 1929. During March 2019 there will be a series of special anniversary events and activities for all. On Sunday 10 March Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will be delivering a […]

Bournemouth Pantomime Fund Raising Success

January 8, 2019

Bucket collections at a Bournemouth Pantomime have raised more than £9,000 for Variety, The Children’s Charity, and BH Live. Collections were made following 48 performances of Sleeping Beauty starring actors Rita Simons, from ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ and ‘EastEnders’, and ‘Brookside’ star Jennifer Ellison who shared the role of the wicked […]

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