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Eastbourne Bandstand

Opens in 18 min: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Lovely way to spend a summers evening

Great in good weather although can get a little cool. They do sell blankets but you can also take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
terri j
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Up and down the front

We had traveled to Eastbourne by train and had walked to the pier and decided to walk along the... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
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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...more
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD, England
+44 1323 410611
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great in good weather although can get a little cool. They do sell blankets but you can also take your own , no alcohol allowed to be taken in but a bar is on site with snacks.Acts can be either good or bad , ours...More

Thank terri j
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We had traveled to Eastbourne by train and had walked to the pier and decided to walk along the promenade pasting the Bandstand on route to the tower at the other end away from the pier. It was a very warm sunny day with some...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Booked to stay at Eastbourne for a couple of days and was looking for things to do whilst there. Saw the Bandstand held tribute acts and Queen tribute band were playing the day we were due to arrive. So booked tickets online. Could only get...More

Thank gertyglew
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The skies over Eastbourne were filled with music old and modern and alight with fireworks as a wonderful evening of renditions from an amazing silver band ended on a rousing finale of the 1812 overture. Fantastic!!

Thank jengil37
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Brilliant evening listening to the 1812 overture with fireworks display at the end. Had coffee that was good and reasonably priced, friendly staff.

Thank DavidTim2016
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Throughout the summer, Eastbourne Bandstand hosts open air concerts. This is a picturesque setting, right on the seafront just a 200yards or so west of the pier. Every Wednesday evening, bands and small orchestras present varied musical programs always finishing with the “1812 Overture” and...More

Thank ChrisBeal
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Thus bandstand is a great example of Art Deco architecture. It has been mostly well restored & maintained by the Council. However, some areas, especially the external walkways are scruffy & need money spending. The bandstand is well used during the summer months with excellent...More

Thank jilljilani2016
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The bandstand is a great place for open air concerts. Open all year with music dancing and tribute bands

Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

A lovely place to visit and sit listening to music, lots of seating and plenty of events advertised for the coming months, clean and tidy and accessible for wheelchairs

Thank denac505
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Book early to get main arena tickets We had terrace tickets and went early to get seats near the front. The performance was very good. There's a bar available and toilets nearby. As it is outdoors it is best to check the weather forecast before...More

Thank Jacky C
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Fran H
12 May 2018|
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Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know, suggest you contact booking office direct to ask them
2 April 2018|
Response from EBBandstand | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Thank you for your enquiry. The seating is on a 'First Come First Served' basis for all our shows. Once doors open you may choose the available seat you would like. The tickets for the Main Arena are sold... More
3 March 2017|
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Response from EBBandstand | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. We have a variety of events here at Eastbourne Bandstand during your visit. Sunday 11/06- Traditional Afternoon Concert with All Saints Concert Band-3pm -4:30pm Wednesday 14/06-1812 Firework... More