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“Lee Evans” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bournemouth International Centre

Bournemouth International Centre
Ranked #6 of 68 things to do in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lee Evans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

good location, seating good (Balcony level C), regular tannoy announcements helpful
drinks very expensive and not alot of choice

Visited August 2014
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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“Lee Evans”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

The Winchester Hall where the shows are held was nice, and even on the higher tier you don't feel too far away. They had two screens either side of the stage so you didn't miss out on facial expressions etc. The drink prices are expected, you're looking at around £4 for an alcoholic drink. The bars don't take card which I found a little annoying, but there was an ATM at the entrance. Lee Evans was brilliant!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Excellent venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

First time I've been to the bic so was not sure what to expect from a smaller venue ( normally goto Wembley arena ) we found it was excellent, all the staff work well and everything runs smoothly. To top it off they even served thatchers gold.
As for the show lee Evans was excellent.
I would recommend this venue and will be using it again.

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“Monster Creepy Crawlies”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

I visited this attraction last Thursday with my Mum and my two children aged 8 and 5. It was a big disappointment :-( The creepy Crawlies looked Ok but the surroundings didn't seem very well set up and my 5 year old couldn't see some of the higher up things as there was only one block to stand on. The strange water feature and the loose carpeting is a real concern for those less firm footed.. The activities on the way out looked tired and were missing parts. Overall it wasn't a great time and my two weren't very impressed. I hate to say it but I would suggest people don't bother :-/

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Go behind the scenes and do the tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

As a child, i remember the BIC being built. The tour lasted a good 90 mins, and our guide, Christian, was so friendly and helpful. I was accompanied with my eldest son, 13, who found it fascinating. We got to go round the entire building, even up in the roof. Highly recommended for anyone who has an interest in theatres, performance and architecture.

Beware there are a fair few stairs though

10/10 for value and content

Visited August 2014
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