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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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Peter Kay's Dance for Life

Like the fact that we could leave our coats in the car and get into the centre without needing to go outside in the cold. It was exceptionally busy but well staffed. Only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
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Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Like the fact that we could leave our coats in the car and get into the centre without needing to go outside in the cold. It was exceptionally busy but well staffed. Only criticism is the price of the drinks!

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Thank SneekyPeek
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great place this is , Quite old building as well, they do all sorts here, but what i miss the most is the Swimming pool here!! bring it back!

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Thank Taz T
Southampton
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169 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant venue. Easy to get to. Parking next door. Food choices nearby. Venue not too big that the artist feels miles away. A great choice and really pleased they are getting some big names. Have seen Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy recently. Will be back!

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

We are glad to read you think Bournemouth International Centre is a brilliant venue thank you. We will share your comments with the team and are pleased you will be back. S. Turner, General Manager More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For live concerts, live shows and Ice skating, the BIC has it all. Entertainment all year round, Ice Skating is available for a few months in the winter. great for all the family.

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you think we have lots on all year round and are a great family attraction. S. Turner, General Manager More 

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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see Peter Kay's "Danceathon" for Cancer Relief in January. Not the first time we have been to the BIC but surprised that the bars ran out of pint plastic glasses very early and were understaffed considering the sell-out crowd they knew were coming. Very long wait to get any drinks. also surprising "Cash Only" bars in this... More 

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Thank RichardG12
BHLive, General Manager at Bournemouth International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to Peter Kay’s Danceathon event and for giving us feedback. We agree with you and are in the process of installing contactless payment in our bars to speed up service. We do hope you visit us again and see an improvement in this area. S. Turner, General Manager More 

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very big clean modern venue with drink more than reasonable prices, staff were all friendly and very helpful!

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

Thank you for your four star review and we are pleased you think our staff are friendly, very helpful and drinks are reasonably priced. S. Turner, General Manager More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A dated concert arena, clean and tidy, basic facilities with some works being done to maintain certain areas. This events centre is easy to access, has good parking adjacent to it. All in all does what it says on the tin.

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

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are sorry you feel the venue is dated but pleased you think it is also clean and can see we are maintaining the facilities. S. Turner, General Manager More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good live music venue. However queues for bar,toilets,cloakroom were ridiculous. Bar staff were rushed off their feet almost falling over ach other. Take a tip from other venues and have someone constantly pouring the basic, most popular drinks of lager,bitter and cider. This would be much more efficient and stop the numerous arguments at the bar caused by frustrated... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us and for posting your feedback. We will share this with the team to make improvements and hope you will come back and visit us again. S. Turner, General Manager More 

gillingham dorset
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For those of you who have seen my previous review I have to update just how excellent the centre manager was after I had raised multiple concerns I am delighted to say we will be going back in November and I am more than happy with all the time and effort Mr Turner has made to put things right. So... More 

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

Thank you for posting an update, it is much appreciated. We valued the opportunity to speak with you to resolve your concerns and are pleased you are delighted to be returning in November. S. Turner, General Manager More 

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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went ice skating and it was great fun. Enjoyed ourselves and have been again since.. I'd recommend it as an evening out.

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

Thank you for giving us five stars and a recommendation. We are pleased you enjoyed yourself and have visited us again since. S. Turner, General Manager More 

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