Best events in Dorset

Check out the top events in Dorset, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Marine Theatre
1. Marine Theatre
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18 local reviews
Church St
01297 442394
Establishment
Delia
On the seafront in beautiful Lyme Regis, you can see bands, films, comedians, plays and community-led events,…
Melissa
One of my favourite places! A lovely little venue for music, theatre and other events. There's always…
Ei
A beautiful restored Theatre in the heart of Lyme Regis, events all year and a "pop up" cinema. Worth a visit…
1. Marine Theatre
1. Marine Theatre
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18 local reviews
Church St
01297 442394
Delia
Delia
On the seafront in beautiful Lyme Regis, you can see bands, films, comedians, plays and community-led events, or just admire the view of the…
Melissa
Melissa
One of my favourite places! A lovely little venue for music, theatre and other events. There's always something entertaining on, so visit…
Ei
Ei
A beautiful restored Theatre in the heart of Lyme Regis, events all year and a "pop up" cinema. Worth a visit and a stones throw from the…
2. Bridport Arts Centre
2. Bridport Arts Centre
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11 local reviews
9 South Street, Bridport
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
01308 424204
Establishment
Angie
Our arts centre plays host to some wonderful events and has an art gallery on the top floor with changing…
Chris & Jules
Hosts exhibitions and events, particularly during Bridport Literary Festival.
Sharon
Place to come and see arts events in Dorset. Film, theatre, music etc
2. Bridport Arts Centre
2. Bridport Arts Centre
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11 local reviews
9 South Street, Bridport
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
01308 424204
Angie
Angie
Our arts centre plays host to some wonderful events and has an art gallery on the top floor with changing exhibitions. Worth visiting to see…
Chris & Jules
Chris & Jules
Hosts exhibitions and events, particularly during Bridport Literary Festival.
Sharon
Sharon
Place to come and see arts events in Dorset. Film, theatre, music etc
3. Shaftesbury Arts Centre
3. Shaftesbury Arts Centre
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10 local reviews
13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury
01747 854321
CafeBarArt gallery
Rich
It's a wonderful local art gallery featuring a varied program of exhibitions featuring local artists, music…
Gabriela
Movies, theatre, exhibitions. Shaftesbury Arts Centre has an amazing selection of excellent event scheduled.
Anne
Local venue with excellent productions, films, events, classes, exhibitions.
3. Shaftesbury Arts Centre
3. Shaftesbury Arts Centre
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10 local reviews
13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury
01747 854321
Rich
Rich
It's a wonderful local art gallery featuring a varied program of exhibitions featuring local artists, music and film events.
Gabriela
Gabriela
Movies, theatre, exhibitions. Shaftesbury Arts Centre has an amazing selection of excellent event scheduled.
Anne
Anne
Local venue with excellent productions, films, events, classes, exhibitions.
4. Corfe Castle
4. Corfe Castle
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69 local reviews
Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle
LocalityPolitical
Yulia
Casle is open to visitor for a small fee. Regular entertainment events, such as plays and easter egg hunts are…
Chris
National Trust owned castle ruins. They hold some great events for all the family around Easter and Summer…
Angela
National Trust hold a number of events for children and adults throughout the year at the Castle.
4. Corfe Castle
4. Corfe Castle
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69 local reviews
Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle
Yulia
Yulia
Casle is open to visitor for a small fee. Regular entertainment events, such as plays and easter egg hunts are organised in the castle…
Chris
Chris
National Trust owned castle ruins. They hold some great events for all the family around Easter and Summer Holidays.
Angela
Angela
National Trust hold a number of events for children and adults throughout the year at the Castle.
5. Lulworth Castle & Park
5. Lulworth Castle & Park
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15 local reviews
Lulworth Castle & Park, Wareham
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
01929 400352
ParkEstablishment
Chris
Built in the C17th, this magnificent building is steeped in history. Originally built as a hunting lodge to…
Helen
Spectacular estate with lovely walks and a calendar of activities and events all year - including jousting!
Sue
Interesting structure. Hosting many events over the year.
5. Lulworth Castle & Park
5. Lulworth Castle & Park
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15 local reviews
Lulworth Castle & Park, Wareham
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
01929 400352
Chris
Chris
Built in the C17th, this magnificent building is steeped in history. Originally built as a hunting lodge to entertain aristocracy and…
Helen
Helen
Spectacular estate with lovely walks and a calendar of activities and events all year - including jousting!
Sue
Sue
Interesting structure. Hosting many events over the year.
6. Bridport Electric Palace
6. Bridport Electric Palace
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17 local reviews
35 South St
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+44 1308 424901
Point of interestEstablishment
Diana
Also has various events for music, arts and so on. Great local venue.
Chris & Jules
Great independent venue for film and music events.
6. Bridport Electric Palace
6. Bridport Electric Palace
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17 local reviews
35 South St
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+44 1308 424901
Diana
Diana
Also has various events for music, arts and so on. Great local venue.
Chris & Jules
Chris & Jules
Great independent venue for film and music events.
7. Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve
7. Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve
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17 local reviews
Lighthouse Rd
+44 1929 424443
Art galleryCafePark
Angela
Walk here from our house along the Isle of Wight Coastal Path. You may see dolphins. Free entry to the Castle,…
Ian And Steve
Great coastal walks, lovely restaurant and shop. Regular star-gazing events.
7. Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve
7. Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve
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17 local reviews
Lighthouse Rd
+44 1929 424443
Angela
Angela
Walk here from our house along the Isle of Wight Coastal Path. You may see dolphins. Free entry to the Castle, join in lots of events,…
Ian And Steve
Ian And Steve
Great coastal walks, lovely restaurant and shop. Regular star-gazing events.
8. Weymouth
8. Weymouth
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31 local reviews
Weymouth, Weymouth
LocalityPolitical
Greg
Another beutifull seatown located within an hour train journey from Bournemouth station - Weymouth is an ideal…
Sharon
Beaches, cafes, seaside shops and galleries and a quaint harbour. Home of the sailing events for the…
8. Weymouth
8. Weymouth
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31 local reviews
Weymouth, Weymouth
Greg
Greg
Another beutifull seatown located within an hour train journey from Bournemouth station - Weymouth is an ideal day trip for the whole…
Sharon
Sharon
Beaches, cafes, seaside shops and galleries and a quaint harbour. Home of the sailing events for the Olympics.
9. The Beach & Barnicott
9. The Beach & Barnicott
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13 local reviews
6 South St
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+44 1308 807002
RestaurantBarMeal takeaway
Angie
Has the occasional interesting live gig, poetry reading or event. Never tried the food.
Chris & Jules
Good cafe/restaurant where they also have literary and music events.
9. The Beach & Barnicott
9. The Beach & Barnicott
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13 local reviews
6 South St
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+44 1308 807002
Angie
Angie
Has the occasional interesting live gig, poetry reading or event. Never tried the food.
Chris & Jules
Chris & Jules
Good cafe/restaurant where they also have literary and music events.
10. The Boat That Rocks
10. The Boat That Rocks
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11 local reviews
6 Hamm Beach Rd
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
01305 823000
Establishment
Stacey
Enjoy the views of Portland harbour and marina from this modern bar/restaurant. Great place to enjoy drinks…
Phillipa
Check out their Facebook page and website for details of live music events.
10. The Boat That Rocks
10. The Boat That Rocks
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11 local reviews
6 Hamm Beach Rd
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
01305 823000
Stacey
Stacey
Enjoy the views of Portland harbour and marina from this modern bar/restaurant. Great place to enjoy drinks or food. Regular events and…
Phillipa
Phillipa
Check out their Facebook page and website for details of live music events.
11. South Street
11. South Street
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3 local reviews
South St, Bridport
Route
Georgina
The Bridport Arts Centre and The Electric Palace both have a wide variety of live music, theatre, and films. …
11. South Street
11. South Street
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3 local reviews
South St, Bridport
Georgina
Georgina
The Bridport Arts Centre and The Electric Palace both have a wide variety of live music, theatre, and films. Many of the local pubs also…