What’s on in Bournemouth

Want to find out what’s on in Bournemouth?

Canvas caters to a year-round calendar of tremendously diverse events.

Time and time again, Bournemouth has been voted the UK’s best coastal resort town by the British public. Boasting miles of golden sandy beaches, scenic stretches, hip boutiques and fine dining – it’s no wonder why. Yet, aside from its beach and boutiques, the town is renowned for its association with music and literature. So, if you’re looking to find out what’s on in Bournemouth and are after some quality entertainment, we’ve got you covered. Canvas caters to a year-round calendar of tremendously diverse events. So, whether you’re a local, new in town, or just passing through, you’ll be sure to find something here, whatever time of the year. You’ll find everything from big-name acts to tribute bands and up-and-coming stars. Whether you like rock, pop, indie or classical music, you won’t fail to be entertained by what’s on in Bournemouth.

Our award-winning events are geared towards a variety of occasions.

We welcome hen or stag dos, birthday parties, and anniversaries. Better still, if you’re interested in organising something a wee bit more private, we’ve got hire options too with three great venues to choose from. Each of these is unique and sure to put a smile on our guest’s faces. After all, when you’re looking for what’s on in Bournemouth, there’s nothing to say you can’t organise it yourself. Although if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, there’s nothing better than our exciting live artists and tribute acts! We’re joined every Friday and Saturday night by well-loved DJs like Martin Kemp, Trevor Nelson and many more. Plus, tribute acts – like Adele, Michael Buble and Michael Jackson – are always great for getting your party pumped. For a deep dive into our monthly listings, you can find out what’s on in Bournemouth by heading to our events page. Alternatively, scroll down to see where we’re located, book a room or read some great reviews. Plus, there’s always our socials too!


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 for what’s on 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, if you’re looking for what’s on in Bournemouth offers some of the best concoctions known to mixology. 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 for what’s on in Bournemouth, we serve up cocktails, canapés and a brilliant buffet too.

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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.

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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!