Dorset Events

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

23 February 2018

Rock for Heroes

Weymouth

Are you ready to ROCK! Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with Rock For Heroes. Bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop music across the eras, in celebration of an incredible cause, Help for Heroes. We will be collecting for this amazing cause after every show. Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers, It’s the must see show of the year. With the music of artists such as Dire Straits, Status Quo, Queen, David Bowie, Madonna, ...

24 February 2018

FIRST GEAR - THE CAR AND TV BEFORE JEREMY

Beaulieu, New Forest

Join us at the Motor Museum on Saturday 24 February as we unveil clips of long lost TV shows and commercials from the National Motor Museum Trust's Film and Video Collection. For over five years Sarah Wyatt and her team of volunteers have been exploring every nook and cranny in the Film and Video Collection and have found undiscovered recordings of long lost TV shows like Drive In, Wheelbase, Motorfair, The Motor Show, Wheels and Wheeltracks. The evening will commence at 7.30 pm in the ...

24 February 2018

Pantomime: Treasure Island

Bridport

The Bridport Pantomime Players are back, together with The Lyric School of Dance and The Rhythm Dance Centre to present Treasure Island, a brand new pantomime based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Jim Hawkins embarks on a treacherous journey on the high seas having learnt from Billy Bones that he has been in possession of a precious treasure map. Accompanied by Squire Trelawney, Captain Smollett, Ma Hawkins and his friends, they find themselves getting a taste of adventure but ...

24 February 2018

Stargazing at Durlston

Swanage

View the stars at the Learning Centre, Durlston Country Park from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Phone 01929 424443 on the day to confirm. £3 charge.

24 Feb 2018 to 25 Feb 2018

Holistic Fair

Poole

With a wonderful array of over 110 stands to explore, therapies to try and advice to improve health and well-being - Lighthouse will be buzzing. In addition, there is a host of free daytime talks featuring some wonderful speakers, artists and facilitators. From Shakti dancing and shamanic drumming to the art of mindfulness, from crystal therapy to acupuncture, from jewellery to Tibetan arts and a fantastic free children's programme, there is something for everyone.

25 February 2018

Nothe Fort Wedding Fair

Nothe Fort, Weymouth

The Nothe Fort is delighted to host a Wedding Fair where you will be able to interact with many providers of goods and services to make your special day even more special.

26 Feb 2018 to 27 Feb 2018

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

Bournemouth

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. Funky moves, toe tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed! Is Tiddler telling the truth? Will Monkey find his Mummy? Will George The Giant make lots of friends? Can the old lady really squash ...

28 February 2018

BSO Performs 'The Creation'

Poole

On Wednesday 28 February, Haydn’s magnificent oratorio The Creation will be coming to Lighthouse, Poole. The BSO will be joined by Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, BSO Associate Guest Conductor and world-class soloists, soprano Lucy Crowe, tenor Benjamin Hulett and bass Christopher Purves, to perform this much loved work. Renowned for his fine musicianship, David Hill is well respected as both a choral and orchestral conductor. His talents are reflected in his appointments as Chief Conductor ...

28 Feb 2018 to 03 Mar 2018

Musical: 20th Century Boy

Poole

Rocker, poet, electric warrior, king of glam, godfather of punk, Marc Bolan tried many styles on for size in his search to become a superstar. Before his tragic death in 1977, a few days short of his 30th Birthday, Bolan lived life at breakneck speed, creating a series of iconic images, a string of number one hits and an army of obsessive fans. This dynamic new musical looks behind the glitter and the sequins to discover what drove the “bard of Hackney” to become “bigger than Elvis”.

28 Feb 2018 to 03 Mar 2018

The Rex Players present "Happy Days"

Wareham

The Rex Players present their 2018 variety show "Happy Days" at the Rex Cinema, Wareham. A fun evening packed with quick-fire sketches, musical numbers, dance and magic. All money raised will go to the Rex Cinema's Projector Fund. Tickets £10.00, including a free glass of wine or soft drink, from Discover Purbeck Information Centre, Wareham 01929 552740

01 Mar 2018 to 03 Mar 2018

Theatre: The Vicar of Dibley

Wimborne

This side-splitting stage adaptation, brought to life by new Community Project PROJECT PLAY, is everything you could possibly want it to be. It brings the exacting humour and characters to the stage that viewers have ‘roared’ at through their television sets. Following the untimely death of the Reverend Pottle, Dibley has been appointed a new vicar though, as she is a babe with a bob-cut and a magnificent bosom, her reception proves to be less than welcoming. From the somewhat ...

03 March 2018

Weymouth & Dorset Music Festival

Weymouth

The Weymouth Music Festival is a non-competitive festival open to all musicians of all ages and abilities. Entrants have the rare opportunity to perform their music in front of an audience – many for the first time – and get feedback from a highly qualified and friendly adjudicator. The Festival provides a whole day of music, from 9am through till 5pm and it would be great to have an audience for our young (and not so young) performers. Please come along and support our local ...

04 March 2018

G4 Live

Weymouth

The UK's No.1 classical vocal harmony quartet are back with another exhilarating tour - G4 LIVE! Having exploded into the industry and the public's hearts back in 2004 on the first series of the X-Factor, G4 continue to blow people away, year after year, with their unique style and impactful harmonic vocals, which are incomparable to any other. They have to be heard live to truly appreciate the power and passion of their voices! Having recently made their debut in Asia, and after ...

03 Mar 2018 to 04 Mar 2018

Kingston Maurward Lambing Weekend

Dorchester

Along with being able to see our cute little lambs, you’ll also have free entry to the Gardens & Animal Park! In the Animal Park 3rd & 4th March: Animal talks, presentations and Guinea Pig fishing Free bouncy castle Weymouth Beach Donkey Rides* Face painting

01 Mar 2018 to 04 Mar 2018

Swanage Blues Festival

Swanage

The Swanage Blues Festival brings together an amazing collection of Blues musicians, fans and friends for a weekend of jams, open mics and headline performances that will have you coming back time after time. Over 100 musicians perform at 60 events in 15 indoor venues.

09 Mar 2018 to 10 Mar 2018

Dance: Out of the Woods

Bridport

Bridport Youth Dance presents Out Of The Woods a collaborative production by Nikki Northover with additional choreography by Aimee Symes, Luke Robson and Matt Flint. PERFORMANCES 7.30pm Fri 9 March 3pm Sat 10 March 7.30pm Sat 10 March In a search for answers a girl goes on a journey that takes her to all kind of magical, thought provoking and enchanting places. Finally, she realises that all along the very answers she was searching for were right in front of her … she just hadn’t ...

10 March 2018

Dancing with Choirs

Poole

Wessex Heartbeat & Dorset Cancer Care Foundation presents “Dancing with Choirs”. This show will bring local Choirs and Dance Academies together from the Bournemouth area and will also feature top Irish Dance Academy “Ceimoir School of Irish Dance”. The show will be hosted by Mari Pask, choreographer of “Lord of the Dance”. Venue: Lighthouse

10 March 2018

Dorchester Ballet and Dance presents Peter Pan

Weymouth

The students of Dorchester Ballet and Dance present their exciting 60th Anniversary Show "PETER PAN"...join them at Weymouth Pavilion as they dance their way to Neverland!

08 Mar 2018 to 10 Mar 2018

Musical: Grease

Swanage

The Swanage School are proud to present one of the nation's favourite musicals...'Grease' at the Mowlem Theatre. With over 70 students taking part, this show promises to have the audience singing along to all the well-known classics, such as, 'Summer Nights', 'Sandy' and 'You're the One That I Want'…..as well as tapping their toes to the live band on stage, The Hyper Vypers. Set in 1950s America, we follow Danny, Sandy, The T-Birds and the Pink Ladies through their friendships, ...

10 March 2018

Theatre: Peter & the Wolf

Poole

Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas… Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises. Featuring animal antics of singing birds, waddling ducks, sneaky cats, and a rocking wolf. With new music lovingly inspired by Prokofiev’s classic, this is Peter and the Wolf as you’ve never seen it before. Goblin Theatre's Peter and the Wolf is a brand new show with ...

11 March 2018

Weymouth Bay 10k Run

Weymouth

Out & back starting at Bowleaze Green to Pleasure Pier. There will be T-shirts and medals for all who take part and trophies for the top 3 male and female runners. Register at the Riviera hotel between 9 and 9:45am

17 March 2018

Charity Spring Ball

Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, Bridport

Charity Spring Ball at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, Burton Bradstock, with entertainment provided by Vinyl Monkeys. To be held on Saturday 17th March from 7.30pm until 1am. Tickets £15 per person Available from Michelle 07983 712156 or Helen 07762 374838 This event has kindly been organised of behalf of Weldmar Hospicecare and British Heart Foundation.

17 March 2018

Opera: Il Tabarro/Gianni Schicchi

Poole

Puccini’s one-act operas Il Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi could hardly be more different: one is a moody romance ending in a grotesque murder on a barge in Paris, and the other is a sparkling comedy about a family inheritance in Florence. First performed in 2011 to great critical acclaim, this double bill shows Puccini at his finest as a master of the theatre that speaks to the heart. Venue: Lighthouse

18 March 2018

Weymouth Half Marathon

Weymouth

Enter the half marathon as an individual or a two leg relay (6.1 & 6.9 miles). A brilliant pre-London Marathon race, or a great way to check out the sights of Weymouth. Raising money for Weldmar Hospicecare.

24 March 2018

Comedy: Ardal O'Hanlon

Bridport

Legendary Father Ted star Ardal O’Hanlon headlines an unmissable night at the Electric Palace. A highly acclaimed stand up, Ardal has toured to sell out audiences internationally (including extensive live work across the US, Canada, Australia, Far East and Europe) and has released two Top ten stand up DVD’s (Ardal O’Hanlon Live and Ardal O’Hanlon Live in Dublin). He continues to be one of the most sought after comedians working.

24 March 2018

Wessex Youth Orchestra Gala Concert

Poole

The national award-winning Wessex Youth Orchestra celebrates its musical talent this year, in a colourful showcase Gala Concert with music by Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin. The orchestra is delighted to be joined on this occasion by Russian violinist - Dunja Lavrova for a performance of Dvorak's Violin Concerto Op. 53. Venue: Lighthouse Concert Hall

23 Mar 2018 to 25 Mar 2018

Spring Steam Gala

Swanage

During the Steam Gala an intensive timetable of both passenger and freight trains will be operated - giving visitors the opportunity to ride behind as many of the engines as possible, as well as giving great photo opportunities.

10 Feb 2018 to 08 May 2018

Dippy on Tour

Dorchester

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 ...