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Bournemouth International Centre

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

Took the family here for the Ice Skating. Venue is clean, plenty of parking and the other amenities you would expect at such a venue, Dont know if I'd go back for the skating but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Peter2651
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Bendigo, Australia
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Bendigo, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Took the family here for the Ice Skating. Venue is clean, plenty of parking and the other amenities you would expect at such a venue, Dont know if I'd go back for the skating but the kids had fun so they probably will. Will certainly keep a look out for who has a show on next time we come over.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Brilliant show and the BIC i s always a nice venue to see good artists and he was very funny. A nice Chinese to go to is Days we went at 5-30 before the show excellent facilities

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

We are really pleased you enjoyed the show and that you like coming to the Bournemouth International Centre. We have lots of great comedy acts coming up this year so hope to see you again soon. S. Turner, Operations and Programming Manager More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have been to quite a few large indoor venues for concerts and the BIC is my favourite. I think the acoustic quality is better than most indoor arenas and the seating provides a good view (at least on the three occasions I have been). Because it is in Bournemouth there are lots of places to stay overnight, places to... More 

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

Hi, We are so pleased that the Bournemouth International Centre is your favourite venue for concerts, that you find the acoustics to be good and the seating has good views. We are also pleased you make the most of your visit to Bournemouth by experiencing all the town has to offer! See you again soon! S. Turner, Operations and Programming... More 

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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

it was my first time i have been to the bournemouth international centre. i thought it was a good venue to see a show. there was a wide range of facilities there and plenty of car parking!

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your first visit to us. We hope to welcome you back again soon. S. Turner, Operations and Programming Manager More 

Bournemouth, England
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152 reviews 152 reviews
30 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My friends and I recently visited the BIC for Hall & Oates and have been to many shows in the past. Easy to find on the seafront near the pier. Plenty of parking nearby. (We tend not to use the multi-storey as it can get a bit jammed after shows). Loads of places to eat pre-show. (Have been to the... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review and we are very appreciative of your kind comments about our venue and team. We are pleased you find our team to be helpful - thank you for the big thumbs up and five star score! We hope to welcome you back again soon. S. Turner, Operations and Programming Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Went Ice skating with some friends on a Monday afternoon. All the skaters are unbelievably selfish, they stop to chat and take pictures anywhere they want, so you cannot get past them or even hold the side if you need to. People seem to think it is ok to take their tiny children Into the large rink rather than the... More 

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

Hi and thank you for visiting our rink. We were sorry to read your feedback and have passed your comments onto our skating marshall team. We offer evening sessions and DJ nights if you are looking to skate with an older crowd and we hope to welcome you back in the future. S. Turner, Operations and Programming Manager More 

Warminster, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

not sure when this centre was built but the seating is NOT the most comfortable! You don't want to be more than about 5'6" tall either as there is not much leg room. Since cinemas started to do multi screen and re-did their seating it shows how dated and uncomfortable this venue's seating is! Good sound and view though. If... More 

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

Hi and thank you for your review. If you are visiting us again and need a bit of extra leg room, please do let our ticketing team know when you book so they can check availability for aisle seats. We are pleased you found the sound and view to be good and hope to welcome you back soon. S. Turner,... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The concert hall is well located in the centre of Bournemouth with lots of cheap car parking. The hall is large spacious and modern. Although we had quite expensive seats the leg room was fairly cramped. The acoustics and visual projections worked well as did the administrative arrangements. There are lots of nearby restaurants and we had a meal beforehand.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience of visiting Bournemouth and the Bournemouth International Centre. We are pleased that you would visit again. If you require extra leg room, please do let our ticketing team know when you next book to come to an event. S. Turner, Operations and Programming Manager More 

Bromley
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Nice small venue where it doesn't matter where you sit because you will always be able to see well. Good acoustics.

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

Thank you for posting your review and we are pleased you enjoy the views and sound quality at the Bournemouth International Centre. We hope to welcome you back again soon. S.Turner, Operations and Programming Manager More 

gillingham dorset
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I booked tickets for a show six months in advance using the online facility asking for aisle seats and marking up the fact our party included disabled people the seating plan on the web does not have seat numbers on it. On the morning of the show I looked up another seating plan an discovered to my horror that we... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and we are very sorry to read about your experience. We would very much like to speak with you to find out more so, if you would like to, please email your preferred contact details to ticketingmanagement@bhlive.co.uk and we will get in touch. S. Turner, Operations and Programming Manager More 

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