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Christchurch has an excellent programme of events throughout the year with numerous festivals, exhibitions and events, so you’re bound to find something you’ll really enjoy.

Christchurch has a flourishing arts and cultural scene with a wealth of local artists and craftspeople who regularly exhibit their work at a variety of locations throughout the borough.

CADarts (Christchurch & District Arts Council), Highcliffe Castle, the Red House Museum, The Christchurch Priory and the Regent Centre have extensive programmes of events, concerts, plays, shows, exhibitions and displays throughout the year.  The Regent Centre's programme also includes current film releases and live links to the New York Opera House as well as live shows and musicals  and performances by visiting artists.

From classics to rock, opera to folk, there's plenty of live music to enjoy during your visit.  A wide range of live music take splace regularly in our pubs, restaurants and hotels and there are numerous musical events throughout the year.  Check out listings on Live Wire for full details.

Christchurch is very close to Bournemouth and the New Forest .  Both areas boast an extensive programme of events throughout the year.

'Christchurch Activities for Young People' is a lcoal organisation that organise Activities for children in School holidays- This is available to both visitors and local children, but booking is normally essential.  For events across the county check out visit-dorset.

Make the most of what we have to offer by using the "Search" facility on the right hand side of this page.  You can search for a specific type of event and by location,  then put a date in your diary to visit us soon!


  • Christchurch Monday Market

    Monday Market

    Location: CHRISTCHURCH

    A fabulous weekly market held every Monday in the traffic-free High Street and Saxon Square from...

  • Live Wire - local gig guide


    Location: CHRISTCHURCH

    Live Wire - a listing of all the local gigs and venues in and around the Christchurch area.

  • The Great Dorset Steam Fair


    Location: Blandford Forum

    Steam engine exhibits, vintage vehicles, heavy shire horses and rural crafts. Working rural...

  • Christchurch Model Railway Exhibition


    Location: off Castle Lane West

    Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th October 2014

    Open 10am until 4pm both days

  • The Romsey Show

    The Romsey Show

    Location: ROMSEY

    Saturday 13 September 2014

    The Romsey Show

  • The Great Dorset Steam Fair


    Location: Tarrant Hinton

    Wed 27 August - Sunday 31 August 2014

    The Great Dorset Steam Fair

    Tarrant Hinton near...

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