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Bournemouth International Centre

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Address: Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BH, England
Phone Number:
+44 1202 055555
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Set in the heart of Bournemouth, with panoramic views across the bay,...

Set in the heart of Bournemouth, with panoramic views across the bay, Bournemouth International Centre is the South Coast's premier conference, exhibition, entertainment, and hospitality venue, with licensed capacity for up to 10,000 visitors. Four main halls and a variety of smaller meeting and hospitality areas can be blended and scaled to host events such as multi-hall conferences, exhibitions, banquets, meetings, music concerts, dance and comedy performances. Cafes, bars, a seasonal ice and roller rinks and art exhibition space also feature at the venue - see website for details

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Paul Carrack concert

Visited the BIC yesterday to see Paul Carrack in concert. We had excellent seats although they were uncomfortable towards the end of the concert. Luckily we were all encouraged... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Braintree, Essex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the BIC yesterday to see Paul Carrack in concert. We had excellent seats although they were uncomfortable towards the end of the concert. Luckily we were all encouraged to stand for the last few songs. Great venue.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seen multiple artists at this venue and always have an amazing time. Probably my favourite venue as is small enough to get a good view wherever you are but big enough to get a good atmosphere. Good parking, lovely cafe/bar areas, well organised with nice staff.

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Thank Beth S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic night. Went to see Kieser Chiefs. What a show stopping performance they were absolutely amazing. Ricky involved the crowd, even those sitting. Sang all the old favourites plus more. Still buzzing from last night. The BIC is an excellant place, plenty of areas to have a drink. Clean and well refurbed. We were sat at the back... More 

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Thank fennybears
Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Venue is good for watching all kinds of shows. I've seen comedy acts and bands play here. Annoyingly they only take cash at the bar and the food choices aren't great. Plenty of parking though.

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Thank JaneSM
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended here on several occasions for concerts in the past and today we visited for a pre-planned wedding show. It always looks nice but the parking for the BIC is a little expensive. We parked here for 2 hours which was £2.90 and then it jumps quite alot to £4.50 for 3 hours.

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Thank Jenny M
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had good seats upstairs and were pleased that there was a big screen to aid viewing. My two problems were the ridiculous policy of selling water and drinks without the lids for "health and safety reasons"!! Really? What could those be..... Also on exiting the auditorium the escalators were turned off making a bottleneck to get out. Very very... More 

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Thank Helen T
Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here to watch some boxing matches, was able to see the ring from where we were, and the drinks were probably not that expensive. Security were a bit over the top.

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Thank Bigbigroy
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seen several shows here and the seating is on a gradient do everyone has a pretty good view. Restaurant is medium priced for a range of meals.

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Thank ellard45
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited BIC many times for various types of events including ice skating, film & comic con, wheels festival, dinosaur exhibitions, wedding exhibition and film exhibition. BIC is really well maintained and easy accessible by public transport (bus) also entry prices are low. We will definitely come back.

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Thank Agnieszka_K1983
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the BIC on numerous occasions over the last few years for concerts and can strongly recommend the venue and the food served. The staff have also been excellent and provided good service. If you are considering going to the Bournemouth International Centre I could not recommend them highly enough. ENJOY.

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