Arts and Culture

Some of the highlights of Bournemouth’s impressive cultural offer by the sea

Bournemouth has a world class orchestra, an international centre for dance, a great art gallery and museum. There are also regular cultural events and activities for all.

Arts Bournemouth exists to support and develop the arts in Bournemouth.

We work with many partners, locally, nationally and internationally. Arts Bournemouth delivers the annual Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival and a programme of events during the year. These encourage greater awareness and participation in outstanding and engaging arts across different media and art forms.

Find out more about how our heritage and cultural activities make Bournemouth an inspiring, creative and enjoyable place to be.

Cultural Strategy 2018-19

We have a long-term commitment to support the development and growth of the cultural sector in Bournemouth and the surrounding region.