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Bournemouth International Centre

Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BH, England
+44 1202 055555
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poor customer service and no idea what to do upon arrival

overpriced, poor customer service, lots of empty space, no-one to guide, very very expensive... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
amb199
Gary Barlow concert

Lovely venue, helpful staff and prices not too bad for refreshments compared to other similar... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Footballsaints76
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Set in the heart of Bournemouth, with panoramic views across the bay, Bournemouth International Centre is the South Coast's premier conference, exhibition, entertainment, and hospitality venue, with licensed capacity for up to 10,000 visitors. Four main halls and a variety of smaller meeting and hospitality areas can be blended and scaled to host events such as multi-hall conferences, exhibitions, banquets, meetings, music concerts, dance and comedy performances. Cafes, bars, a seasonal ice and roller rinks and art exhibition space also feature at the venue - see website for details
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“concert venue” (19 reviews)
“john bishop” (17 reviews)
“multi storey” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BH, England
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+44 1202 055555
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Reviewed 3 days ago

overpriced, poor customer service, lots of empty space, no-one to guide, very very expensive parking - better to park across the road

1  Thank amb199
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely venue, helpful staff and prices not too bad for refreshments compared to other similar venues. Only downside was the queue for the toilets which you get in most venues! Gary Barlow was amazing!!!

Thank Footballsaints76
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw Gary Barlow here, and the concert was perfect, the size of the venue was good, toilets and facilities good. There was plenty of staff serving at the bar. The security staff were brilliant dealing with an incident very efficiently.

Thank Marian G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely big venue for gigs! We stopped in in the cafe for a coffee and had a nice time. I would go back again

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This was our first visit to the BIC and we were really impressed by the whole set up. Well located for the town centre restaurants and car parks.

Thank BlueMarlinstravellog
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Attended for a conference. All that you would expect from a conference centre. Set in a beautiful location, especially when the sun is shining. Nice viewing area upstairs where you can relax with a drink and watch the world go by.

Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Brilliant conference venue with one exception, the chairs in the main hall ! They are linked together but small and uncomfortable (we were seated for nearly 7 hours a day), 2 of my party of 8 received a 'pinch' from the metal based chairs.

1  Thank Kidders5
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Having visited many entertainment centre's and theatres, I have to say the seats at the BIC are the most uncomfortable I have sat on. Apart from that, the centre is basically the same as any other.

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Great hologram concert from Roy Orbison and friends. The bars and restaurants pre-concert were good value (compared to the restaurant opposite) but could have benefited from more seating. The sound in the auditorium was superb, but the seats could have been more comfortable and there...More

Thank Robandeil
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Gregory Porter was great but spoilt by your poor seating comfort and legroom. Cinemas are setting the seat comfort benchmark, so for a £50 sit down concert ticket you need to deliver more.

1  Thank Clive139
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Mary J
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Response from Alan F | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. The section in front is on a flat floor; the section behind is also tiered. The best position is at the front of the terrace in the centre.
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justjulio64
27 March 2018|
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Response from PopyKeeping | Reviewed this property |
SORRY cannot answer . I usually book online. Best wishes, Popy
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25 March 2018|
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Response from Johnny_vegan | Reviewed this property |
No, you cannot, as per the terms and conditions you agreed to when you bought them: Contract: 1.6 Once purchased, tickets cannot be transferred, exchanged, refunded or returned unless the event is cancelled, moved to... More
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