Getting Here

We are encouraging patrons to travel sustainably.

For information about sustainable travel around Bournemouth, Poole & the South East Dorset conurbation visit Getting About here.

Bus or Coach

There are plenty of coach providers offering great prices on travel to and from Bournemouth. All coaches arrive in the heart of Bournemouth, right next to the train station, where taxis and local buses are waiting to take you to your hotel, the town centre or seafront. Try Morebus and Yellow Buses to get you around and PRC Streamline Taxis or United Taxis.


Bournemouth is well served by the rail network with two railway stations in the Borough – the main Bournemouth station and Pokesdown to the East. Bournemouth is accessible from all parts of the UK by train – check your local station for the best route to take.


To find out about car parking locations and charges click here.


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Most of our events are free. Bookings for all ticketed shows can be made through our provider BH Live using the methods below:

In person at Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Pavilion ticket offices

Bournemouth International Centre,
Exeter Road,
Bournemouth BH2 5BH
(Box office hours are 10 – 16:00 Monday – Sunday or until 20:30 when a performance is on).

Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre,
Westover Road,
Bournemouth, BH1 2BU
(Box office hours are 10 – 17:30 Monday – Sunday or until 20:30 when a performance is on).

By phone on 0844 576 3000 (calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone provider’s access charge). Lines open 9am – 8:30pm

Online at

Please note there is a £1.95 per transaction fee for purchases made through BH Live for e-Tickets, Collect at Box Office and Reprinted tickets. There is no charge for credit/ debit cards.

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Bournemouth Arts by the Sea is an inclusive event which aims to be as accessible as possible to all patrons including those with disabilities. Many of our free events are located in easy access locations, such as the Town Square and Gardens.

Bournemouth Borough Council has achieved “Excellent” under the Equality Framework for Local Government. The Council’s diversity promise is:

treat everyone fairly;

give fair access to services;

be socially inclusive;

be transparent in all that it does;

and value customers and staff

A full accessibility guide to Bournemouth is available from Bournemouth Tourism on 01202 451734

For specific enquiries about accessibility within festival venues, please contact the Shelley Theatre on 01202 413600, Pavilion Dance South West on 01202 203630 or our ticket provider BH Live on 0844 576 3000



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Food & Drink

There are over 250 restaurants in Bournemouth covering all four corners of our gastronomic globe to tempt even the most discerning connoisseur.

Feast by the sea, enjoy our seafront restaurants, cafés and bars, no matter what time of year you are visiting, the views are breathtaking. Located where we are, it will come as no surprise that the seafood available here is some of the best in the country. Don’t forget to enjoy the staple seaside supper of fish and chips and they will never taste better than when you are sitting on a bench on the prom, taking in the sea air.

Download your copy of the Welcome to Bournemouth Guide or contact Bournemouth Tourism Tel: 01202 451734
Email: for ideas on where to eat as well as exclusive offers.