There are several places to lock up your bike on Westover Road and on Pier Approach. Dorset Police recommend D-locks to ensure your bike is more secure.
Driving from London to Bournemouth is easy peasy, and it’ll take you about an hour and a half from the M25. Bournemouth is accessible via the M3 and A338 which will bring you right into the heart of the town centre. Simply put BH1 2BU into your satnav and it’ll bring you right here, or go here for a Google Maps link.
There are a large number of parking facilities available next to the venue or on the road opposite. These will cost you approximately £12.50 for up to 24 hours. Please bear in mind it will be a Friday in peak tourist holiday season, so plan accordingly and don’t be late. Alternatively, public transport links in Bournemouth are below.
Trains from London take 2 hours from Waterloo direct to Bournemouth. Bournemouth is served on the same line as Winchester, Southampton, Basingstoke, and Woking.
There are regular coaches to Bournemouth from a large variety of locations, including London Victoria, Heathrow and Gatwick. Once at Bournemouth, you’ll be at the railway station. From there it is easy to walk or grab a bus.
Walking to the venue from the Railway Station takes about 20 minutes.
Otherwise, Bournemouth is well connected for bus services. There are buses every minute from Bournemouth Railway Station to the town centre. Any Yellow Bus will take you directly to the venue - simply hop off at Royal Bath Hotel or Bournemouth Pier. If you miss that, then it’ll take you round the venue to the square. Blue Morebus services 13 and M1 will also take you to the centre of town.
Bournemouth is served by it's own airport a few miles out of the town. From there it is easy to get to Bournemouth on the airport bus service. Southampton Airport is a short train journey away from Bournemouth. Alternatively if arriving from London airports, please see Train or Coach above.
Please be aware that there are a number of steps leading to the Pavilion Dance main entrance. As a popular venue for all audiences, there are lifts and accessible facilities to get you to the venue. Level access is via the seafront entrance of the Lower Gardens.
If you are a wheelchair user please get in touch ahead of the day so we can ensure we reserve appropriate seating.