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Bournemouth International Centre

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Address: Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BH, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 456 400
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Hospitality at the BIC!!

My husband and I went to the BIC for the Air Show hospitality package. At £60 per person it was well worth it, in terms of venue and food. Staff were helpful. Food included was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rianian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to the BIC for the Air Show hospitality package. At £60 per person it was well worth it, in terms of venue and food. Staff were helpful. Food included was pastries on arrival, cold and hot buffet lunch and afternoon team. Tea or coffee came with afternoon tea. Tea wasn't so appealing (not strong enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my second visit to BIC Air Show Hospitality on the Sunday and it was superb. Staff were excellent, good organisation, food great and location and views perfect.

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Thank Jackie B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to view the sculptures and paintings but had to walk up many steps to the first floor because we were not allowed to use the lift or escalators .

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Thank 340jan056
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently attended a conference at the BIC and found it to be a very good venue, near to hotels and other local amenities if you planned to stay in Bournemouth. The International Centre has 4 or 5 different halls, some with very comfy seats, and is well serviced with onsite catering. It is a very comfortable venue with disabled... More 

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Thank JaneE857
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a three day convention. Lots of space here and good facilities. Staff very helpful and polite. Very good location. No qualms.

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Thank Fordy2014
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for the future cheer internationals competition on the 8th and 9th of July, it was a very fun experience, it was my 2nd time competing at the fc internationals. It is very local and close to the beach, we could practice on the beach. It is a very good comp. This year I competed on July 8th... More 

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Thank Abbie S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay Parking is a bit £££ but when watching a show it's the last thing you think about! Security is good, plenty of toilets.

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

Thank you for your review and we are so pleased to read that you love it here – we do too! We are also pleased you think security is good and there are plenty of toilets. Thank you for giving us your feedback and we will share it with the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon. S.... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to see so many concerts and performances locally. The BIC is located close to Bournemouth Beach and the many car parks. There is a large foyer with tables, chairs and where you can buy refreshments and snacks. The venue works really well for the different kinds of shows.

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Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
BHLive, General Manager at Bournemouth International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and we are pleased you think Bournemouth International Centre is a great place to see many concerts and performances locally. We are also pleased you think the venue works well for different types of shows and that we offer lots of variety – that’s great to read and we will share your feedback with the... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is always my first choice of venue when looking at an act's tour dates. I have been to the BIC multiple times, all for concerts. When seated, you get a great view wherever. Although, in my opinion, the atmosphere and experience is far better when standing. Standing is always friendly and considerate with staff regularly handing out cups of... More 

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

Wow what a great review and thank you for taking the time to give a full account of your experiences. We are so pleased to read Bournemouth International Centre is your first choice venue and that you always have a great view. We agree that standing events do have a great atmosphere and are pleased you think they are always... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bournemouth International Centre is a great place for entertainment ( Check the itinerary ) Its on the beach and there is a lot of surrounding venues also in the area

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

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you think Bournemouth International Centre is a great venue for entertainment. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to welcome you back again soon. S. Turner, General Manager More 

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