Bournemouth International Centre

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Bournemouth International Centre
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Exterior of the Bournemouth International Centre, April 2008
Address Exeter Road, Bournemouth, England, BH2 5BH, United Kingdom
Owner Bournemouth Borough Council
Operator BH Live
Inaugurated 16 August 1984
Opened 16 August 1984 (1984-08-16)
Renovated 2004
Construction cost
£19.5 million (£59.3 million in 2015 pounds[1])
Classroom-style seating
10-50
Banquet/ballroom 200-2,500
Theatre seating
1,100-4,045
Enclosed space
 • 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)
Parking 650 spaces
Website www.bic.co.uk

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.

Notable events[edit]

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.

Dates Performing Act Event
6 October 1991 Morrissey Kill Uncle Tour
9 April 2011 The Wanted The Behind Bars Tour
3 January 2012 One Direction Up All Night Tour
16 February 2013 Little Mix DNA Tour
2 March 2012 The Wanted The Code Tour
18-20 May 2013 Eddie Izzard Force Majeure
13 December 2013 Imagine Dragons Night Visions Tour
13 February 2014 2014 Premier League Darts Week 2
23 April 2014 Gary Barlow Since I Saw You Last Tour
21-22 & 28-29 May 2014 McBusted McBusted Tour
4 June 2014 Little Mix The Salute Tour
22 September 2014 The Saturdays Greatest Hits Live! Tour
12 October 2014 The Vamps Meet the Vamps Tour
12 February 2015 2015 Premier League Darts Week 2
9 March 2015 The Script No Sound Without Silence Tour
14 March 2015 Morrissey N/A
15 March 2015 Paloma Faith Paloma Faith Autumn Tour 2014
26 July 2015 British Gymnastics GymFusion Legends Tour 2015
19-23 September 2015 Liberal Democrat Party Autumn Conference
10 October 2015 Fall Out Boy American Beauty/American Psycho Tour
1 December 2015 Alt-J UK Tour
15 March 2016 Little Mix The Get Weird Tour
4 April 2016 Years & Years UK Tour 2016
21 April 2016 2016 Premier League Darts Week 10
21 June 2016 Barry Manilow One Last Time Tour

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Gregory Clark (2016), "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)" MeasuringWorth.

Coordinates: 50°43′00″N 1°52′41″W / 50.71667°N 1.87806°W / 50.71667; -1.87806