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Bournemouth International Centre

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Address: Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BH, England
Phone Number:
+44 1202 055555
Today
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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Seeing King Eric

First time we have been here and was not disappointed great location for any sort of entertainment. Massive bars and not too expensive

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Sarawh10
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time we have been here and was not disappointed great location for any sort of entertainment. Massive bars and not too expensive

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Thank Sarawh10
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location was good for our hotel (Connaught Lodge) as we could walk there. Inside the venue it was so hot and the place wasn't even full up! I was there in February wishing I had worn shorts and a t shirt! Towards the end of the show they did put the air con on and it cooled down a... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant concert from former Yes members John Anderson, Trevor Rabin and the excellent Rick Wakeman. It was nice to see so many stewards, as a recent visit to Portsmouth Guildhall was devoid of staff. The usual comments though - expensive refreshments, diabolical parking charges and the seats were not designed for average sized people, let alone today's XL frames! (which... More 

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Thank Flantheman2334
BHLive, General Manager at Bournemouth International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Bournemouth International Centre and we were pleased to read you enjoyed the show. However, we were disappointed to read that some aspects of your visit didn’t quite meet expectations. We will share your feedback with the team to see where improvements can be made. S. Turner, General Manager More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on an afternoon to see what they had on offer for entertainment that evening. Although we hovered at the desk, before finally picking up a leaflet, none of the staff asked if we needed help, or offered any other information. Having ascertained that there seemed to be nothing on that evening, we went for a coffee in the... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Bournemouth International Centre although I am sorry to read that you didn’t enjoy your visit on this occasion. I will be sharing all of your feedback with the team to see where improvements can be made. S. Turner, General Manager More 

New Milton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Held at the International centre once a year, this 2 day event is great for anyone involved in the catering or hospitality world. A huge selection of stands are on view and demonstrations by chefs along with the competitions make it a very interesting visit

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Thank forestfairy84
BHLive, General Manager at Bournemouth International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review following attendance at one of our recent exhibitions. We are pleased the event met with your expectations and hope to welcome you back in the future. S. Turner, General Manager More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get in to.. easy to get out of.... seats were comfortable enough....it was clean...had a good evening

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

Thank you for your four star review. Your positive comments are great to read and we will share your feedback with the team – see you again soon! S. Turner, General Manager More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fab (date) night seeing jimmy Carr. First time to the Bic. Impressive Bigger than expected and we were a little worried as tickets purchased last minute after being let down by another venue and we're right at the top of room 6.not a problem at all and actually had loads of leg room. Toilet access great and bar... More 

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Thank andrealatimer81
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 an impressive venue and the facilities and bar access is great. We are also pleased you were satisfied with your seats and hope to welcome you back to another event soon. S. Turner, General Manager More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good terrace cafe serving great local tea brand. Views over the beach and pier. Inside and outside seating.

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

Thank you for your five star review – we are delighted you were impressed with the Terrace Café, our selection of teas and facilities. I will share your comments with our team and hope you return soon. S. Turner, General Manager More 

portsmoouth UK
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

attended a concert here in march. Great venue. good seats and plenty of legroom. Sounded good too. Drinks not too badly priced, around average for a concert venue. Toilets very clean and enough of them. Easy to find and park.

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Thank kaz1102
BHLive, General Manager at Bournemouth International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Bournemouth International Centre and for giving us a five star review. We will share your feedback with the team who will be pleased to read your positive comments. S. Turner, General Manager More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've just come back from seeing Jimmy Carr here and it was great. The event was very well run, although the bars were all busy we got served quick enough and the drinks weren't that expensive considering although we didn't get alcoholic ones. We were sat up in the balcony and the seats were comfortable enough for the 2 hour... More 

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

Thank you for your five star review and choosing to come to Bournemouth International Centre. We are pleased you were satisfied with the quick service you received at our bars and the cost of the drinks. We are also delighted you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back to our venue in the future. S. Turner, General... More 

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