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The Bournemouth International Centre (by Bournemouth Pier) and the beautiful, vintage Art Deco Pavilion Theatre (in the town centre) offer excellent performances and events all year round - from international pop and rock acts to dance performances, pantomimes, live comedy, West End musicals and touring shows. For more information, visit bic.co.uk/whats-on. Love to dance? Pavilion Dance South West has inspiring dance shows, familyfriendly performances and a variety of classes from African dance and ballet to burlesque and parkour. Many of our local hotels also specialise in dance breaks throughout the year. Throughout the town centre, there are a myriad of cutting edge bars, cool clubs and live music venues to suit everyone. Walk in any direction from the iconic Bournemouth Pier to reach sublime spots for food and drink with a view.

The town also has a range of cinemas including a 6D cinema, casinos, bingo halls, and comedy nights. Of an evening, you don’t even need to leave your lodgings with fantastic entertainment on offer at many of Bournemouth’s selection of hotels. The town centre is easily walkable but there are plenty of taxis to get you where you’re going in the fastest possible time without you missing out on any of the fun! Beyond the town centre, spaces to socialise are popping up in the neighbouring coastal villages. Visit Westbourne for the hearty pubs and easy going eateries, or for an alternative night out, why not pop over to Boscombe and Southbourne to sample their characterful boho cafés, independent bars and music venues? Charminster offers more of an international flavour, with a veritable smorgasbord of colourful bars and restaurants. 11


Bournemouth Destination Guide 2016