Eastbourne Bandstand

Eastbourne Bandstand: Hours, Address, Eastbourne Bandstand Reviews: 4.5/5

Eastbourne Bandstand
4.5
Concerts • Architectural Buildings • Theatres
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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The current bandstand was built in 1935, with its unique semi-circular design and blue domed roof; there is no other like it in the United Kingdom. It has a main arena, middle and upper balconies and seats for 1,600. For many years the Bandstand has played host to a full programme of concerts and events and has survived as a outdoor musical entertainment venue because of its ever changing programme, introducing new audiences and new entertainment's without forgetting the more popular traditional concerts. The Bandstand to this day plays an important part in the musical entertainment on the south coast offering around 140 - 150 concerts per year.
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Nick S
Stoke-on-Trent, UK117 contributions
Jun 2022
It's one of the only bandstands of its kind, I believe, and architecturally is very unusual and interesting. It's appeared in several TV programmes like Poirot and Foyle's War. Currently it is undergoing refurbishment but the shows there are very popular and well priced. Recommended. It's lovely.
Written 30 June 2022
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Headcorn, UK19 contributions
May 2022
Walked past the bandstand now all closed and awaiting funding to repair. Have been there when it was in use a very unique building
Written 4 May 2022
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RochesterMan
Rochester, UK26 contributions
Feb 2022
Many years of neglect, being starved of any council funding is evident. In addition to pigeons nesting all along the bottom area, the walls are cracked and parts look positively unsafe. The Council has just announced a temporary closure to undertake emergency works but is only spending £750,000 of the estimated £8m cost to restore the Bandstand, so many more years of danger and disrepair lay ahead.
Written 28 February 2022
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Bob H
Charmouth, UK61 contributions
Jan 2022
We were walking along the promenade when we happened upon the bandstand. Delightful architecture. And whilst there was no band just nearby was a keep fit class
Written 15 January 2022
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shabishop55
London, UK20 contributions
Oct 2021
We went to the bandstand on a whim and watched an ELO.tribute group.It turned into a very enjoyable evening,everyone was feiendly and there was a lovely aptmosphere with people up dancing.We will definetly be coming back in the future.
Written 31 October 2021
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RussellEngland
England216 contributions
Oct 2021
Looking forward to visiting again to see the wide range of shows on offer at this location. There is so much to see, even have a range of events in January and Feb 2022
Written 22 October 2021
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Bob_Hunter
Stourbridge, UK49 contributions
Sep 2021
Apparently every Wednesday evening during the holiday the season there is a concert in the bandstand. We spent a lovely 2 hours here at the 1812 Fireworks and Prom concert.
Written 5 October 2021
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Stephen T
Warrington, UK178 contributions
Sep 2021
We were lucky to find a brass band playing mid week of our visit. Some classical, some old favourites and the 1812 overture in conclusion, complete with fireworks. It was a lot of fun.
Written 3 October 2021
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Frederick R
11 contributions
Sep 2021
Oh what a disappointment this was, I can not believe what a poor state the building was in the bottom beach part was very dirty.
Written 20 September 2021
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Catherine H
glasgow99 contributions
Sep 2021
Brilliant concerts and fireworks to finish Well worth a visit. Great to be able to join in the songs
Written 13 September 2021
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Eastbourne Bandstand is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00