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 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!
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th August 2014
Christchurch Carnival Weekend on the Quay
Scottish Country Dancing - enjoy a celtic afternoon in the beautiful grounds of Highcliffe Castle,...
Live Wire - a listing of all the local gigs and venues in and around the Christchurch area.
Location: Quay Road
B Cole & Sons
All the Fun of the Fair
Monday 11 August – Sunday 17 August
A fabulous weekly market held every Monday in the traffic-free High Street and Saxon Square from...
Location: Blandford Forum
Steam engine exhibits, vintage vehicles, heavy shire horses and rural crafts. Working rural...