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About The BIC

About The BIC

The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) is an award-winning premier conference, events and entertainment venue, situated at the town's centre whilst boasting panoramic views of its internationally-acclaimed coastline. Whether it's the thrill of a live show or event, the buzz of a conference, the wisdom of an exhibition, the cultural insight of fine art or first class dining, the BIC offers so many things to do and see!

Check out our What's On page for our forthcoming shows and events!

Open since 6 September 1984, our truly multi-purpose venue provides the largest licensed capacity on the South Coast for up to 10,000 visitors and features 4 main auditoria: the Windsor Hall, Purbeck Hall, Solent Hall and Tregonwell Hall. The BIC's flexibility lends itself in accommodating multi-hall conferences, exhibitions, meetings, large music concerts, dance and comedy performances to perfection.

Read more about our halls in The Venue section.


Some of entertainments biggest names have appeared at the BIC, including Lady Gaga, Lee Evans, Bob Dylan, Kings of Leon, One Direction, Leonard Cohen, Eddie Izzard, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry to name but a few.

Conferences & Exhibitions:

We have played host to a multitude of association, corporate, charity and trade show conferences and exhibitions. Additionally, our in-house Exhibitions Team annually present the BIC Wedding Show and UK Dance Exhibition, as well as the Autumn Wedding Fayre and Festive Gift Fayre – both favourites in our annual programme at the Bournemouth Pavilion; another of our entertainment flagships.

We also present a seasonal Ice Rink attracting over 80,000 visits each year as well as a brand new seasonal Roller Rink.

Eat & Drink:

And in case this isn't enough, we offer a wide variety of the highest standard food and drink to enjoy including pre-show dining, bars, and a range of catering options from BH Live Hospitality.

For further information about the facilities available at the BIC please visit our Conferences and Exhibitions section.

The BIC is managed and operated by BH Live in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council.