The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) is a multi-purpose venue that hosts conferences, exhibitions, leisure and entertainment events. Following a series of large redevelopment programmes the BIC now boasts a total of 4 auditoria, with the largest (Windsor Hall) having a capacity of 6,500. The Bournemouth International Centre is the largest venue of its kind on the South Coast.
With a capacity of 1,951 and three levels of seating, Bristol Hippodrome is primarily a theatre that has hosted stage greats such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Blood Brothers. The Hippodrome has also welcomed other entertainment genres with the likes of Derren Brown and Russell Brand.
Colston Hall was built on the site of the Great House which was used by Queen Elizabeth I in the sixteenth century when visiting Bristol. The venue has been host to some of the biggest names in music including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. A new foyer is being constructed.
Originally the Boscombe Grand Theatre which opened in 1895, the O2 Academy Bournemouth is now one of the south's biggest and best-loved venues. The O2 Academy Bournemouth continues to host both new and established acts including Frankie Goes To Hollywood, T-Rex, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd.
The O2 Academy Bristol, formerly the Carling Academy is a music venue situated on Frogmore Street. It has a capacity of 1,600 and was originally a cinema. Friday night is Ramshackle night with appearances by DJs Andy Tokyo and The Postman but has also hosted guest DJ, Zane Lowe.
Plymouth Pavilions is a sports complex and entertainment centre in Devon owned by Plymouth City Council. It has a capacity of 4,000 and has been the host to some great acts such as Radiohead, Coldplay, Lily Allen and Jimmy Carr. The Arena is also home to basketball team, the Plymouth Raiders.