Music Venues in Dorset
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Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Boot, Weymouth
Established in 1346, The Boot is Weymouth1s oldest and most haunted pub.
Live music on a Monday and Tuesday.
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.
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.
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......
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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