The Bournemouth International Centre is an award-winning entertainment venue. The venue is located in the most south part of Bournemouth, incredibly close to the Poole Bay beach. Officially opened in 1984, the facility is equipped with four large auditoriums. With a major capacity of nearly 4100 people, the center is one of the largest exhibition venues in the United Kingdom. Famous performers such as Lady Gaga
, Lee Evans, Kings of Leon, Katy Perry
, and many others had their live shows hosted by the centre.
The Centre is located on Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5BH, United Kingdom, and there are several means of getting there:
By train and tube: Bournemouth is the nearest station – about 25 minutes away from the facility. After you exit the station, head southwest on Holdenhurst Rd. You will pass two roundabouts and on the second one switch to Bath Rd. Walk in the same direction, pass two more roundabouts and you will see the Centre on your left.
By bus: buses 2, 3, 6, 13, 18, 24 and 33 can drop you off a couple of minutes away from the venue – on the end of Bath Rd.
By car: you can drive on M25 from the London side, or A31 from the North and West.
International: take a rail from Pokesdown, Hinton Admiral or Parkstone. Exit at Bournemouth station and have a walk to the venue (as shown above).
Parking facilities: you can leave your vehicle at the BIC car park. It is Pay and Display and is open to customers and the general public. It offers a large area holding up to 650 spots. There are additional bays for Blue Badge holders.
Access for people with special needs
Apart from the multi-storey disabled car park, there are also easy level access ramps. The staff is aware of your needs and can help you through any discomfort. The venue offers accessible toilets and hearing assistance, too.