Bournemouth International Centre
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|Bournemouth International Centre|
Exterior of the Bournemouth International Centre, April 2008
|Address||Exeter Road, Bournemouth, England, BH2 5BH, United Kingdom|
|Owner||Bournemouth Borough Council|
|Inaugurated||16 August 1984|
|Opened||16 August 1984|
|£19.5 million (£59.3 million in 2015 pounds)|
|• Total space||6,982 square metres (75,150 sq ft)|
|• Exhibit hall floor||1,973 square metres (21,240 sq ft)|
|• Breakout/meeting||1,000 square metres (11,000 sq ft)|
|• Ballroom||2,748 square metres (29,580 sq ft)|
Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, Dorset, is one of the largest venues for conferences, exhibitions, entertainment and events in southern England. Additionally, it is well known for hosting national conferences of major British political parties and trade unions.
The venue's Windsor Hall has a concert capacity of nearly 4,100 and is one of the bigger indoor music venues in the UK, often included on the arena tours of major artists. The Solent Hall can house exhibitions or hold up to 2,000 people for standing music concerts. The Solent Hall replaced Bournemouth International Centre's well-known swimming pool and wave machine in 2004.
Managed by social enterprise BH Live in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council, Bournemouth International Centre is operated alongside its sister venue, The Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom.
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Between 2006 and 2008, it hosted the Premier League Darts. It was not on the 2009 calendar but was brought back in 2010 and hosts it to this day.
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