We make every show an up close and personal experience

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live shows, arts and culture

We stage hundreds of shows a year, starring some of the world’s most celebrated entertainers from West End shows, rock and pop concerts to sporting events and comedy acts. Recommended by promoters, loved by customers.

Bournemouth International Centre

Situated in the heart of the town and with panoramic views across the bay, the award-winning, Bournemouth International Centre is the place to go for top entertainment and cultural events — rock, pop, comedy, sporting events, art exhibitions and more.

The venue contains multiple auditoria ranging from 900 seated to 6,200 standing capacity.

Contact the Entertainment Team for further details.


Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Bournemouth Pavilion is a Grade II listed venue, built in 1929 and featuring classic Art Deco design and elegant styling.

The venue has a traditional theatre with stalls and circle seating to accommodate 1,500 people, plus a ballroom and a number of breakout rooms and bar areas.

It is Bournemouth’s year-round venue for traditional entertainment —opera, ballet, pantomime, comedy, musicals, fairs, dances and catwalk shows.

Contact the Entertainment Team for further details.


Portsmouth Pyramids

Portsmouth Pyramids is a popular venue with self contained event spaces, each with its own bar and cloakrooms.

The Glasshouse has amazing views across the Solent and can cater for up to 450 people – great for intimate gigs.

Contact the Entertainment Team for further details.

Image, courtesy of Dan Reid


Fairfield Halls

Fairfield Halls in Croydon is a multi-purpose venue with a concert hall, live music space, playhouse, meeting rooms, bistro and cafe, teaching, rehearsal and performance studios.

It hosts a year-round programme of events including concerts, cultural performances, musicals and plays, conferences and exhibitions, business events, retail catering and banquets.

Photo credit: Rick Mathers Architects


discover more about our venues

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The Bournemouth Pavilion is a jewel in Bournemouth’s crown and I have enjoyed many shows there. As a writer, director and performer, I know all too well that putting on a performance isn’t just about what you see on the stage.
The team behind the scenes, the technicians, marketing, ticketing, housekeeping, catering and maintenance crew, are some of the best in the business and I, alongside 200,000 visitors a year, love going to the Bournemouth Pavilion to enjoy great performances in a fantastic theatre, time and time again.”
Chris Jarvis,
Writer and Entertainer
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key facts

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meet the team

Meet the people behind our award-winning operation.

Steve Turner

Steve is our Divisional General Manager. He oversees all aspects of Bournemouth’s venues including event programming. It’s his job to make sure promoters get the exposure and audiences they need for iconic bands, artists and shows.

e: Steve.Turner@bhlive.org.uk

Tracey Sullivan

Tracey manages the events diary across our Bournemouth venues. Her planning expertise and attention to detail helps us stage hundreds of blockbuster shows, comic performances and sporting events, night after night.

e: entertainments@bhlive.org.uk
t: 01202 055621

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