Entertainment & Arts in Dorset

Whether you love going to the cinema, seeing a live band or enjoying the local nightlife, there is lots on offer to keep all ages entertained.

Enjoy our arts and culture

For all of you art lovers, Dorset has a year round calendar of events of wonderful performing arts. From large scale touring productions to smaller amateur performances, some of which take place in fabulous locations.

Dorset also enjoys a wonderful network of independent theatres, which play host to some of the very best live shows and performances by some of the industry’s leading lights.

Big screen fun

Fans of the big screen needn’t worry; Dorset offers a number of cinemas including large modern complexes alongside more quaint old fashioned style picture houses.

So whether you're watching a modern day blockbuster or an old time classic of the silver screen, you’re all set for a wonderful time. Just don’t forget the popcorn!

Nights out

If socialising with friends and family and enjoying the buzz of a night on the town is more your thing, we hear you.

Dorset’s nightlife provides just the right ingredients for an enjoyable night out on the town.

Take in the bars and nightclubs and party until dawn in Bournemouth or Weymouth. Or experience the thrill of live music with the locals in one of our town or village pubs. Whatever you choose we’re positive you’ll have a night to remember…

Book your break to Dorset

Hopefully you can now see that during your time in Dorset we’ve got all the entertainment you need to make your visit to Dorset that extra special. All you need to do now is book!

Use the links below to start planning your break in Dorset, you won’t be disappointed!

Dorset Hotels
Self Catering in Dorset
Dorset B&Bs
Caravan Parks in Dorset
Dorset Self Catering Agencies

Discover Dorset's arts & entertainment


From large cinemas to independent picture houses Dorset has many cinemas on offer.


The nightlife in Dorset offers entertainment for all ages, with many great locations.


Dorset has a number of theatres with performances from the West End as well as small theatre groups.

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