Your Visit

This year we have a limited number of ticketed live events taking place in central Bournemouth, and on Sandbanks and Boscombe beaches. For more information take a look at our ‘What’s On’ guide.

We’d love you to travel sustainably to festival events but recognise that using public transport isn’t recommended during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please walk or cycle to festival events where possible, if you drive consider car-sharing with others in your household or bubble, and if you do use public transport make sure you wear a face covering.

For more information on getting around Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole click here.

For more information about parking in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole click here.

We’ve partnered with some of our fantastic local businesses who share our ethos of promoting local, sustainable and top-quality produce and experiences. You can also grab a great offer as a festival attendee! Head to our partners’ websites for more information and any offers.

Urban Garden

Tucked away in Bournemouth Garden, a unique garden, bar and restaurant. Surrounded by plants, expect a laid-back, welcoming vibe, with many spaces indoors and out.  

Ojo rojo

A contemporary Mexican Restaurant and Mezcal bar, inspired by Mexican street food, refined and combined with flavours and influences from around the world, delivered with a unique Rojo twist. 

Zim Braai

Multi award winning African cuisine with the vibrant, diverse and exotic flavours of Africa.

South Coast Makers Market

Bournemouth’s only monthly, independent, curated market, celebrating LOCAL artists and makers. Ticketed to allow social distancing – book early by clicking here. Next market Saturday 5th September at the Loading Dock, Avenue Lane, BH2 5LS.

Some of our live events are ticketed this year to allow us to manage capacity and enable social distancing. Please do not travel to a ticketed event without a ticket. Please visit our What’s On guide to find out which events are ticketed and to book tickets (available from early September).

As you go through the ticket-booking process you will be asked for contact information to enable Test & Trace.

If you have access need, please email us at so that we can provide the best experience for you. 

We aim to make our events as accessible as possible. Download our Accessibility Guide here or contact us for more information and to discuss your access needs at

We can’t wait to welcome you to Arts by the Sea in our revised Covid-friendly format, and with your safety as our priority, we’ve produced a detailed guide that tells you what to expect when you attend one of our live events. To read our FAQs click here. If you have any further queries, contact us at