Whether you want to see a show, be educated at a conference, attend an exhibition, enjoy some art or enjoy a first class dining experience, our award-winning Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) is a premier conference, events and entertainment venue, centrally situated in the town with panoramic views across Bournemouth Bay.
Open since 1984, the multi-purpose venue boasts four main auditoria and provides the largest licensed capacity on the South Coast for up to 10,000 visitors with the flexibility for multi-hall conferences, exhibitions, meetings, large music concerts, dance and comedy performances.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment have appeared at the BIC, including Katy Perry, Michael McIntyre, Gary Barlow, Bob Dylan and many more and the Bournemouth International Centre has hosted many associations, corporate, charity and trade show conferences and exhibitions. There is also a seasonal Ice Rink attracting over 80,000 visits each year.
In addition to all this, the Bournemouth International Centre also offers a wide variety of food and drink. Book a delicious meal before a show with our pre-show dining packages, relax with a refreshing coffee, hot drink and light snack in the Terrace Cafe, visit our bars or enquire about private functions and events and enjoy food which has been created using locally sourced ingredients from BH Live Hospitality.
Visit bic.co.uk or bhlivetickets.co.uk to see what’s on.
The standard opening hours of the Bournemouth International Centre are detailed below.
The building is open from 9am to 5.30pm 7 days a week.
Opening hours of our facilities are as follows:
Main Reception – 9am – 5.30pm
Foyer Ticket Office – 11.30am – 3pm Monday to Sunday. (NB – closed all day Sunday if there is no show that day). The BIC Foyer Ticket Office is open on event days or when a major event goes on sale. Please call for opening hours. Tickets for BIC events can be purchased at our Pavilion Foyer Ticket Office.
Purbeck Foyer Ticket Office for Ice Skating (Seasonal) – Variable opening hours.
Multi Storey Car Park – 24 hours.
On event nights our opening times are extended to accommodate the event.
The Ticket Office is open until 30 minutes after the performance starts.