Live Music in Bournemouth

Why do we believe in the power of live music in Bournemouth?

In a digitally dominated era, we dare to be different by sharing real emotion with real people.

Live music in Bournemouth benefits from the sun, sea, students, and a diverse range of pubs, bars and nightclubs. With intimate cellar bars, airy drinking dens, and cocktail havens – Bournemouth’s nightlife is second to none. Yet, if you’re looking for all that whilst out on the town, then look no further – Canvas has it all rolled into one.


Groove to a mesmerizing mix of genres and discover the ones that best fit your interests amidst a spellbinding backdrop.

Whether you and your pals are after a fun night out or if you want to take a certain someone out on a romantic date, there’s something for everyone. We host an eclectic mix of talented singers, live bands, artists and DJs throughout the week – all for your entertainment. Like classic indie and rock to cheesy pop and all the newest hits? Good, because we LOVE to crank up the volume and get the party started!


At Canvas, live music in Bournemouth beats to the rhythm of your heart and acts as the Mecca of musical entertainment.

Drinking and entertainment is a staple of British culture. So, if you’re after an exciting and memorable night out, stop in and pull up a seat or get on the dance floor. We have cocktails, drafts and wine by the barrel; plus, you can indulge in a mouth-watering classic pub meal as you tuck into the night’s entertainment. Here at Canvas, we believe in the power of live music in Bournemouth. In an era dominated by digital experiences, we dare to be different. So don’t be amongst the ilk who miss out on sharing real emotion with real people. Expect high-quality performances from our seasoned band of professional live musicians.

How are we such successful hosts of live music in Bournemouth?

Live Music in Bournemouth

Canvas ticks off all the essentials for a good night out.

Canvas is the only loft bar and Live Lounge that offers high-quality acts and live music in Bournemouth. From the biggest names in pop to showcasing promising local talent, whatever sounds you’re into, we have something that’s right on pitch. Spread over the first and second floors of a c1800 listed building, Canvas is located in Bournemouth’s Soho Quarter.

Live Music in Bournemouth

Tune into our line-up and make sure you’ve got front row seats for exceptional live music in Bournemouth.

The ultimate night out begins and ends with Canvas, because we only offer the best entertainment. Whether it’s ground-breaking sounds or a trip down memory lane with some musical throwbacks, we tick off all the essentials for a good night out. We have exciting live acts, DJs, award-winning bartenders and delicious cocktails. Coupled with a unique venue, we meet all your needs to supply your friends with the energy to party in style!


Live Lounge

We go loud and late every weekend.

The stage is set for a medley of world-class artists to engage in an intimate live music experience. Enjoy our immersive lighting and vibrant atmosphere, and party all night long in our award-winning live lounge. Your experience can be made all the more personal with our venue’s four large private seated booths. Looking to witness some great live music in Bournemouth? We pride ourselves on our enviable and budget-friendly range of buffet and canapé options.


Cocktail Bar

Featuring a spectacular selection of spirit.

With a mind-blowing array of whiskey, rum and gins, we host the best concoctions known to mixology alongside some of the best live music in Bournemouth. Alongside an assortment of champagne, wine and cocktail offerings, you can relax, unwind and get ready for a good time at Canvas. With a capacity of approximately 100 standing and 45 seated, it can open up into the Live Lounge should your party require any additional space.


The Green Room

Shh! This is the latest addition to Canvas.

Waltz into a world of intrigue and step into the soles of flappers or clubmen back in the days of prohibition America. Hidden away from the rest of Canvas, this luxury speakeasy evokes insatiable feelings that we Brits simply can’t resist. So why not revisit the roaring twenties with over 50 gins locked away just for you and your party. In addition to this, if you’re looking to stage any live music in Bournemouth, then take up a seat!

Here’s what goes into our live music in Bournemouth

Whether you love the 70s, 80s, 90s or 00s, you’re sure to find the perfect pitch right here with us.

Canvas offers live music in Bournemouth done right, so get ready to dance and sing along with your favourite artists! From tributes of the biggest names in music to actual big-name artists in the flesh, Canvas is sure to leave a smile on your face. We provide plenty of live music events at our venue every weekend. Whether you love the 70s, 80s, 90s or 00s, you’re sure to find the perfect pitch right here with us.

Plus, you can make the occasion even more special with our specially tailored and varied VIP packages.

Available both Friday and Saturday nights, our packages start from £145. Each includes waitress service throughout the evening as well as booth hire. For more information on our luxury VIP packages, as well as prices, click here. Here at Canvas, we want to bolster your experience of live music in Bournemouth. So get yourself booked in to see the best live music in Bournemouth and enjoy our tasty cocktails and excellent service every time!

Live Music in Bournemouth

We’re the perfect choice for live music in Bournemouth

Open Friday and Saturday nights, we go loud and late every weekend.

Located in Bournemouth’s Soho Quarter and known as “Bournemouth’s award-winning loft bar and live lounge” Canvas is the place to be. Our venue sports a huge emphasis on showcasing high-quality live acts and dynamic DJs. This, mixed with our award-winning bartenders, incredible cocktails and artisan décor, gives us our winning formula.

Get in touch. Canvas is calling.

Please use our contact form below if you want to book a place to see live music in Bournemouth.



Best venue to open in Bournemouth in years. Love the atmosphere , food and music. The coolest decor . It’s like being in a New York loft apartment . It’s the sort of place that you like to spend time in because it envelops you and makes you feel good, you don’t want to leave!! Love it

Absolutely loved this stylish, sophisticated new loft bar. The decor was chic and sexy, with great music and buzzing atmosphere!