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Bournemouth International Centre

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Address: Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BH, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 055555
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Set in the heart of Bournemouth, with panoramic views across the bay,...

Set in the heart of Bournemouth, with panoramic views across the bay, Bournemouth International Centre is the South Coast's premier conference, exhibition, entertainment, and hospitality venue, with licensed capacity for up to 10,000 visitors. Four main halls and a variety of smaller meeting and hospitality areas can be blended and scaled to host events such as multi-hall conferences, exhibitions, banquets, meetings, music concerts, dance and comedy performances. Cafes, bars, a seasonal ice and roller rinks and art exhibition space also feature at the venue - see website for details

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Lack of leg room

Visited this venue for the billy conolly show on the 30 November. I have only two negative things to say about a venue that otherwise was a pleasure to visit. You can buy soft... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sam M
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this venue for the billy conolly show on the 30 November. I have only two negative things to say about a venue that otherwise was a pleasure to visit. You can buy soft drinks in plastic bottles to take in but they take away the plastic tops so you spend the whole concert making sure you don't inadvertently let... More 

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weston-super-mare
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to the cafe very expensive, paper cups not even full, bought bottle of water to take into concert had to take top off madness

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devon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice venue, good seating from any area, we were near the back the higher teir but still was great view. Seats not comfortable and leg room non existent. Would have been great to have a big screen just to see Billy a bit better for those of us near the back. Or have little binoculars?? Bar very expensive, soft drinks... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The booking system, although a bit clunky, works well enough and as I have always received my tickets on time, I cannot complain at all. The venue is great and the staff are friendly and professional. Billy Connolly was magic itself and we all thoroughly enjoyed his performance! The price on the tickets are very reasonable and there is ample... More 

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Thank Stephens_reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Billy Connolly fabulous. The BIC - we opted for a VIP event of a meal before show. Indian meal was very nice and drink was thrown in also. An ice area to dine away from the crowds and you could sit and have a coffee or a drink until time to go in for show. Seating - we sat on... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely stunning performance! Loved and laughed every minute. What an inspiraration! Well organised at the BIC would definitely recommend it.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here to see a show well impressed. Nicely priced refreshments unlike some places we have been to in the past.

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BHLive, General Manager at Bournemouth International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review – we are delighted you were impressed and that you thought the refreshments were well priced. I will share your comments with our team and hope to welcome you back again soon. S. Turner, General Manager More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good venue for the gig we went to see. Excellent access, well run venue and bar area. Could do with more male loos.

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BHLive, General Manager at Bournemouth International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are pleased you thought the venue was good and well run with excellent access. I will discuss your feedback about the loos with the team and hope to welcome you back again soon. S. Turner, General Manager More 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Attended a David Essex concert at the centre and the venue was really good. Seating was perfect. The facilities were good with plenty of bars and a lovely restaurant with reasonably priced food. Would recommend this venue for concerts. The sound was excellent.

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BHLive, General Manager at Bournemouth International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review. We are delighted you think Bournemouth International Centre is a super venue, the seating and facilities are good, as are the bars and restaurant. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to welcome you back again soon. S. Turner, General Manager More 

Bideford
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked direct at last minute and took "meal deal"as not familiar with area.Car parking easy.Pre-concert meal and drink excellent-good service,well presented,decent sized meals,nice wine and competitively priced.Also entitled to use reserved seating area for interval drinks.Staff helpful,accoustics good,would certainly go again for the right performer!!

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Thank Peter W
BHLive, General Manager at Bournemouth International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to Bournemouth International Centre to see David Essex. We are so pleased you took advantage of our pre-show dining package and found the food and service to be good – that’s great to read and we will share your comments with the team. We are also pleased to read you would return again in the future... More 

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