Music Venues in Dorset

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Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle
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The Greyhound is ideally situated for visitors of all kinds, The philosophy of our business is to provide a truly wonderful pub atmosphere, serve homemade fresh food, share local knowledge, have great live music and spend time with our customers.
Address: Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle The Square Corfe Castle Dorset BH20 5EZ

115 Cellar Bar
115 Cellar Bar Showcasing the finest selection of musical talents primarily Jazz, (both Modern & Traditional) but styles such as Blues, Latin, Soul & R&B will be performed.
No entry fee, instead guests fund the musicians from an optional music charge, paid into a hat.
Address: 115 Cellar Bar 115 East Street Bridport Dorset DT63LB

Barrington Theatre
Barrington Theatre The Barrington Theatre is a great community theatre which is run and funded by the registered charity Ferndown Community Association.

The Barrington aims to be one of the best theatre's in Dorset, supporting the arts, with regular live music, theatre productions, touring shows as well as sporting events and rehearsal spaces.
Address: Barrington Theatre Barrington Theatre Penny's Walk Ferndown Dorset BH22 9TH

Bournemouth International Centre
Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth has always enjoyed the highest reputation as a premier conference, leisure and hospitality destination, but
now the even bigger and better than ever the Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Pavilion has more flexibility for everything from large rock and pop concerts to multi-hall conferences and smaller more intimate meetings to exhibitions, opera, ballet and comedy performance.
Address: Bournemouth International Centre Exeter Road Bournemouth Dorset BH2 5BH

Dorchester Arts Centre
Dorchester Arts Centre For more than 30 years, Dorchester Arts has engaged tens of thousands of people in a wide variety of arts events – from huge outdoor events to small-scale children`s theatre.
Address: Dorchester Arts Centre School Lane The Grove Dorchester Dorset DT1 1XR

Evershot village hall
Evershot village hall Evershot village hall is over eighty years old and has long been regarded as an excellent venue for live music.

The tardis-like corrugated iron building reveals an inside clad with timber creating ideal acoustics for any live performance. A capacity of 200 gives performers and audience a chance to feel part of the intimate atmosphere the hall creates.

All bands put on by the BAND-ON committee are accompanied by a licensed bar serving draught real ale, draught lager, scrumpy, a range of wines, spirits and soft drinks.
Address: Evershot village hall Fore Street Evershot Dorset DT2 0JW

Finns The best national and local bands every weekend with tribute acts featured monthly.

Finns boasts the best rock juke box on the South Coast. We play Indie, Rock, Punk, Metal and Goth - So there`s something for everyone, just check it out!

Finns is open until 2am every Friday and Saturday and if the live music, rockin` atmosphere and good beer is not enough for you then you can always display your talents on the pool table!

  01305 778098

Website Finns

Address: Finns 26 Westham Road Weymouth Dorset DT4 8NU

George Inn - Chideock
George Inn - Chideock Open 7 days a week from 12pm till 3pm and 6pm till close.

Food served seven days a week from 12pm till 2.30pm and 6pm till 9.30pm

Thursday night Pizza`s are cooked from 6.00 pm til 9.30pm
Address: George Inn - Chideock Main Street Chideock Dorset DT6 6JD

Grove Tavern
Grove Tavern The Grove Tavern is located on Southbourne High Street in Bournemouth and is well known for it`s live music at weekends.

If you have a Voice, enjoy our ``Loose Cannon`` Karaoke on Wednesday nights.
Address: Grove Tavern 27 Southbourne Grove Bournemouth Dorset BH6 3QS

Jalarra A brand new cafe, bar & live music venue
A comfortable place to meet up, eat, drink & enjoy quality entertainment
Jalarra is for like-minded people that enjoy having somewhere in town where they feel safe and comfortable.

We hope to re-introduce the concept of "going out in the evening" rather than "staying up all night". Bringing back the good times, when you could meet up with friends in the town centre without being the only ones out before midnight. When going out after work meant just that.

Are you intrigued? Why not pop down to listen to some great music, eat some honest food a

  01202 556113

Website Jalarra

Address: Jalarra 45 Poole Hill Bournemouth Dorset BH2 5PW

Marnhull Village Hall - Acoustic Sessions
Marnhull Village Hall - Acoustic Sessions Welcome to the Marnhull Acoustic Sessions.

On the last Sunday of each month we aim to entertain you with the very best in live, acoustic music - in the perfect venue for you to see top class performers close up. We have a bar offering beers, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee. There is a large, free car park.
Address: Marnhull Village Hall - Acoustic Sessions Village Hall Burton Street Marnhull Dorset DT10 1PR

Mr Kyps
Mr Kyps Mr Kyps hosts some of the best bands and live entertainment around. There`s something for all tastes - up and coming new bands, the best tribute acts right through to original musical legends!

  01202 748945

Website Mr Kyps

Address: Mr Kyps 8a Parr Street Lower Parkstone Poole Dorset BH14 0JY

Patricks Restaurant and Bar
Patricks Restaurant and Bar A fantastic destination for live music and DJ throughout the week. In the center of Ashley Cross in Lower Parkstone the live music on Thursdays has really taken off.

No door fee and a great atmosphere. Have a drink and some supper while enjoying the best in acoustic, jazz and rock sets by some of the area`s favourites.

Patrick`s has hand selected the best in live entertainment and is a really welcome addition to the gig circuit.
Address: Patricks Restaurant and Bar 1 Bournemouth Road Lower Parkstone Poole Dorset BH14 OEG

Scott Arms
Scott Arms A pub with arguably the best view over the majestic Purbeck countryside, taking in the stately Corfe Castle ruins and following the route of the steam railway right down to the Swanage beaches.

On the last Friday of the month join us and a host of talented musicians for a very relaxed acoustic jam in the Quarr Bar.

  01929 480270

Website Scott Arms

Address: Scott Arms Kingston Corfe Castle Dorset BH20 5LH

Smokin` Aces
Smokin` Aces At Smokin` Aces we pride ourselves on an excellent quality of service, combined with a unique social ambiance that has been carefully constructed to make your overall experience as effortless and enjoyable as possible.
Address: Smokin` Aces 103 Commercial Road Bournemouth Dorset BH2 5RT

St Aldhelms
St Aldhelms We actively promote great Americana, Folk, Blues and Roots music at St Aldhelms in Branksome Poole, Dorset.
Address: St Aldhelms St Aldhelms Branksome Poole Dorset BH13 6BT

Sunray Folk Club, Osmington
Sunray Folk Club, Osmington The SUNRAY FOLK CLUB in Osmington, nr WEYMOUTH meets on the 4th THURSDAY of every week. Contact Bob on 07786654074 for details or go to the website. Free admission with a jug collection, and raffle. Guest performers, and floor singers. Quality evenings every time, but it does get full early. Floor spots are usually pre-booked.
Address: Sunray Folk Club, Osmington Sunray Inn Osmington Dorset DT3 6EU

The Amberwood
The Amberwood There is weekly live music on Fridays, Quiz Nights on Mondays, Jazz on the first and third Tuesday every month, and dogs are welcome in the bar area.

Address: The Amberwood 154 Ringwood Road Walkford Christchurch Dorset BH23 5RQ

The Anchor Inn
The Anchor Inn We are located right by the beach with outside terraces and cliff seating providing the best position to come and enjoy the tranquility and views of the beautiful West Dorset Jurassic Coast.

Regular live music.
Address: The Anchor Inn Seatown Bridport Dorset DT6 6JU

The Black Swan Inn
The Black Swan Inn Known locally as the `Muddy Duck`, the pub serves wholesome, freshly-prepared snacks, lunches and evening meals, and children are welcome in the Lounge Bar and in the garden.

Situated on the High Street, just a stroll to the sea, the Black Swan Inn is one of those special secrets that you'll want to tell everyone about!
Address: The Black Swan Inn 159 High Street Swanage Dorset BH19 2NE

The Boat That Rocks
The Boat That Rocks We are a restaurant/bar/cocktail bar and music venue based in Portand Marina with an outdoor stage and bar from April - September every year with sound and lighting all provided.

In the case of bad weather or outside of April - September we showcase our gigs inside the restaurant.
Address: The Boat That Rocks 7 Hamm Beach Road Osprey Quay Portland Dorset DT5 1DX

The Boot, Weymouth
The Boot, Weymouth Established in 1346, The Boot is Weymouth1s oldest and most haunted pub.

Live music on a Monday and Tuesday.
Address: The Boot, Weymouth High West Street Weymouth Dorset DT4 8JH

The Brewers Arms
The Brewers Arms Live Music
Regular live entertainment from the best local singers and performers.
Address: The Brewers Arms Martinstown Dorchester Dorset DT2 9LB

The Electric Palace
The Electric Palace The Electric Palace has a reputation for cutting edge music.
Recently refurbished in 2007 it is an extraordinary interesting auditorium with two bars and a restaurant and a large stage.
Address: The Electric Palace 35 South Street Bridport Dorset DT6 3NY

The Green Man, Wimborne
The Green Man, Wimborne Ideally located within a two minute walk of the town centre, `The Green Man` has ample customer parking, and two patio areas which are ideal for watching the world go by.

Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday night live entertainment is offered and active participation is always welcomed.

  01202 881021

Website The Green Man, Wimborne

Address: The Green Man, Wimborne 1 Victoria Road Wimborne Dorset BH21 1EN

The Lord Nelson, Poole
The Lord Nelson, Poole Welcome to The Lord Nelson, nestling on beautiful Poole Quay, Dorset.

If you`re looking for the best in live music on Poole Quay

on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday......

  01202 776226

Website The Lord Nelson, Poole

Address: The Lord Nelson, Poole The Quay Poole Dorset BH15 1HJ

The Nag`s Head
The Nag`s Head High atop the hill overlooking beautiful Lyme Regis on the Dorset coast, The Nag`s Head offers the best in Live Music, Accommodation, Real Ales and many other events including Sky Sports, Darts Leagues and Barbecues in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

  01297 442312

Website The Nag`s Head

Address: The Nag`s Head 32 Silver Street Lyme Regis Dorset DT7 3HS

The Old Firestation
The Old Firestation The Old Fire Station is a unique club in Bournemouth and is home to a great line up of diverse events. The club hosts everything from quality dance parties to live rock and roll.
Address: The Old Firestation 36 Holdenhurst Road Bournemouth Dorset BH8 8AD

The Plough at Manston
The Plough at Manston Just out of town pub, with bar and restaurant facilities.

Live music (various) every Friday night, regular monthly jazz and folk/ acoustic sessions and music based events throughout the year.
Address: The Plough at Manston The Plough at Manston Shaftesbury Road Sturminster Newton Dorset DT10 1HB

The Red Lion, Weymouth
The Red Lion, Weymouth In February 2012 the Red Lion underwent major restoration and refurbishment works finding old walls and a fire place as well as revealing the old bar frontage. We were able to re-invest in the Red Lion because of the loyalty of so many of our customers and on 14th February 2012 the Red Lion re-opened its doors to reveal a truly beautiful pub ....local and proud.
Address: The Red Lion, Weymouth Hope Square Weymouth Dorset DT4 8TR

The Ropemakers
The Ropemakers Traditional town centre pub which hosts live music every Friday and Saturday, and some Sundays.

The Ropemakers promotes a varied selection of live music with everything from folk to punk.

We also try to put an emphasis on bands and individuals who play there own music.
Address: The Ropemakers 36 West Street Bridport Dorset DT6 3QP

The Ship Inn
The Ship Inn The Ship Inn, Swanage is always at the heart of the action, whether it be the blues festivals, the folk festival, the jazz festival or carnival week. With live music pretty much every weekend, it`s always a lively nightspot; guest DJs keep the place buzzing, and on the warm Summer evenings the customers can congregate outside on the pub's frontage.
Address: The Ship Inn 23A High Street Swanage Dorset BH19 2LR

The Ship, Christchurch
The Ship, Christchurch The Ship is a stylish pub with brasserie style dining, situated in the centre of Christchurch High Street, its ideal for light lunches and evening meals, with Pre theatre dinners and post show drinks a speciality.

With Live Jazz every weekend, showcasing the very best local talent playing until midnight every Friday and Saturday night.
Address: The Ship, Christchurch 48 High Street Christchurch Dorset BH23 1BN

The Square and Compass
The Square and Compass Live music is served up on a regular basis with bands and artists playing at the pub on evenings through out the year.

Open: Mon-Thurs : 12-3 & 6-11pm
Fri, Sat & Sun : 12-11pm
Address: The Square and Compass Worth Matravers Swanage Dorset BH193LF

The Tivoli Theatre
The Tivoli Theatre The Tivoli was built in 1936 as a cine/theatre and the tradition of showing both films and live stage shows continues to the present day.

Big audiences for major shows were traditional at the Tivoli and the theatre has once again achieved the status of a major 500 seat venue.
Address: The Tivoli Theatre 19-23 West Borough Wimborne Dorset BH21 1LT

The White Horse, Swanage
The White Horse, Swanage Ideally situated in the centre of Swanage 50 yards from the sea, with off road parking, making it a
great location.

Live music every Saturday.

  01929 422469

Website The White Horse, Swanage

Address: The White Horse, Swanage 11 The High Street Swanage Dorset BH19 2LP

The White Swan, Swanage
The White Swan, Swanage If you are looking for a traditional English pub with friendly staff and a great atmosphere then look no further. Found in the sunny, coastal town of Swanage in Dorset, The White Swan has under gone a major transformation in the last few years, giving it a more fresh, modern look with out taking away any of its rustic charm.

What ever it is you are looking for, you can be sure of a warm, friendly welcome and we promise you, you won't be disappointed.

  01929 423804

Website The White Swan, Swanage

Address: The White Swan, Swanage The Square High Street Swanage Dorset BH19 2LT

The Winchester
The Winchester Every day of the week is dedicated to providing diverse entertainment for our customers. Whether its art, spoken word, theatre, dance, live music or the latest clubbing experience we cater for all tastes.
Address: The Winchester 39 Pooole Hill Bournemouth Dorset BH2 5PW

Tudor Grange Hotel
Tudor Grange Hotel SIRIUS live music acoustic night, bournemouth. featuring live acoustic performances from the best upcoming talent every wednesday. free entry. doors open 8pm, music 8.30-11pm. lovely venue, great atmosphere, brilliant music
Address: Tudor Grange Hotel 31 Gervis Road East Cliff Bournemouth Dorset BH1 3EE

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