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Address: Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5BH, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 456 400
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concert

bril" place for a close to the artist venue unlike cold places such as O2 London we had up close to stage seats even better

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Dennis W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

bril" place for a close to the artist venue unlike cold places such as O2 London we had up close to stage seats even better

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The wi-fi really did not work much and the toilets were not serviced very often. Looks like they are just trying to save money but going too far!

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good seating and great views of stage. Sound good quality, parking convenient, although long queues to get out after the show. Try parking elsewhere for a speedy getaway.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The concert hall is a nice size for a gig. At the interval and end of the concert all the exits to clogged up causing cueing to get out of the hall and even worse to get to the stairs from the first floor. I would think again about returning here as getting out in the event of a fire... More 

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Good gig location, easy to find for visitors to the area. Close to restaurants; bars; hotels. Clean, easy to access too.

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

Thank you for your great review and we hope to welcome you back soon. S. Turner, General Manager More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I have seen several musical shows and pop music concerts att eh BIC and find it to be a great venue for these types of events. The acoustics are fabulous and because of its unusualy theatre shape you feel very close to the stage even when you are sitting/standing close to the back. Would always recommend it!! xx

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

Thank you for your five star review. It’s great to read that you visit us regularly and that you will always recommend us. We hope to welcome you again soon. S. Turner, General Manager More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Attended this recently. The BIC is a great venue for this type of concert. The sound and light quality is excellent. The common areas are well served with bars, toilets etc.

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

Thank you for your feedback about our venue – we are pleased you think the Bournemouth International Centre is a great venue for concerts and that you liked the sound and lighting quality. S. Turner, General Manager More 

Loughton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Better than expected. The videos and lights complimented the music which was played with excellence. Really enjoyed the show and the venue was great. If I was going to be critical I would have thought they would have played 'Keep Talking' as an additional Finale especially given the current success of 'The Theory of Everything.,!'

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

We are pleased you had a good experience and that you think the venue is great. S. Turner, General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a cavernous red-brick conference centre that, possibly unfairly, hogs a top spot on the cliff top above Bournemouth pier. It's not the prettiest of buildings but it has all you need in terms of conference facilities. The Purbeck Hall, its southern wing overlooking the sea, is a massive rotunda used for trade shows and displays - a very... More 

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

We were pleased to read that you made the most of your visit by taking in some of our local gems including the beach and Russell-Cotes Museum. We are delighted that you were also pleased with our flexibility of space, AV and catering – I will pass your comments onto the team and we hope to welcome you back for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A very large entertainment conference centre. Was in windsor hall for a concert with katherine jenkins who was fantastic. The management of the hall is appalling crowd control is none existant and frightning as there are steep steps and liable for accidents. The sound quality is poor, seating is bucket seats which are getting tired. esculators were going the wrong... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your experience. We are sorry if you found the stairs to be steep and should you choose to visit us again, please mention this when booking and we will endeavour to allocate seating that does not require stair access. Thank you for your other comments too and these will... More 

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