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Minster Market @ the Allendale, every Friday, Allendale, Wimborne.

Minster Market @ the Allendale

Fridays 8am - 2pm 


The Minster Market offers stalls throughout two Halls, plus outdoor areas. You're likely to find fruit and veg, plants and flowers, local meat, eggs, cheese, olives, cakes, pies, wholefoods, antiques, Indian textiles, vintage and retro items, jewellery, homewares and so much more!  Read more... 

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Free Family Film Club

Once a month (tap image to enlarge, for dates). Doors open 10am, film at 10.30am

A FREE film suitable for all the family. No ticket required, just turn up and enjoy!

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Sweet Smell of Success
Films at the Allendale, Wimborne

High Contrast Cinema presents

Sweet Smell of Success

Friday 23rd February, 8pm


High Contrast Cinema returns with a Alexander Mackendrick’s slick, seedy masterpiece Sweet Smell Of Success. Featuring Hollywood heavyweights Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis, the film was initially poorly received as audiences baulked at seeing two beloved idols play such flagrantly amoral characters. The film’s stature improved greatly from there as it was recognised how skilfully it captured the rampant corruption lurking within the streets of New York City during the twilight hours.

Sweet Smell Of Success is rated PG with ‘some scenes that may be unsuitable for young children’.

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DanceAway Social Dance Evening

Saturdays 24th February, 23rd March, 7.30pm

  • Ballroom/Latin American

  • Popular Sequence

  • All abilities welcome

  • Admission £8 per person, on the door

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Lunch Club @ the Allendale

Tuesday 27th February, 1pm


Join us once a month for a delicious two-course lunch! Tea & coffee included.

Dietary requirements can be catered for.

Tap on image for menus.

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The Fleetwood Mac Songbook

Friday 1st March, 7.30pm

'The Fleetwood Mac Songbook' features six experienced musicians who are dedicated to recreating the magical sounds of one of music's most enduring groups – Fleetwood Mac! Touring across the UK since 2018, and earning rave reviews from Fleetwood Mac fans and venues wherever they appear, The Fleetwood Mac Songbook's dynamic, hit packed show includes well loved songs from all eras of FM's incredible six decade career, from the 60's 'Blues' incarnation of the band with frontman Peter Green, through to the 70's massive, multi million selling 'Rumours' album and slick 80's, hit single packed production, 'Tango In The Night', this is a popular show for all ages and the urge to get up and dance always proves to be irresistible!  This event is raising funds for the Allendale Community Centre.

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Allendale Spring Craft Fair 2024

Allendale Spring Craft Fair

Saturday 2nd March, 10am - 4pm

Always a popular event, the Allendale Spring Craft Fair returns for 2024! In the Minster Hall, Quarter Jack Hall, Canford Room and Foyer, it's sure to be packed with stalls offering a wide range of quality craft items. 

Free admission for visitors - don't miss this great Spring event!


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The Two Kings Show: Elvis vs Jackson

Saturday 2nd March, 7.30pm

Back by popular demand - The Two Kings Show, starring Dave Vincent as Elvis and talented dancer MJ Raw, performing as Michael Jackson. A hit when they came to the Allendale in 2023 and sure to offer a great night out once again. Limited seating capacity, so advance booking recommended!

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Wimborne Town Mayor's Charity Fashion Show

Friday 8th March, 7.30pm

Come to the Wimborne Minster Town Mayor's Charity Fashion Show on Friday 8th March. Showcasing clothing and accessories from the 60s and 70s era - each garment modelled tells a personal story!

Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the door, subject to availability.

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Rizen Pro Wrestling - Live Wrestling

Saturday 9th March, doors 7pm, show 7.30pm

Come to a night of pro wrestling on 9th March!
Advance tickets £11, on the door £13.

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Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt

Friday 15th March, 7.30pm


Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium, currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic/Mediumship Evenings. As a Medium, Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience, with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information... to give both confirmation and comfort. 

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Wimborne Railway Society Model Railway Open Day

Saturday 16th March, 10am - 4pm

Wimborne Railway Society (WRS) is pleased to announce that due to the positive response from last year’s exhibition we are able to hold our popular model railway Open Day in the heart of the historic town of Wimborne. Admission prices are £5 for adults, £8 for families, and children under 16 accompanied by a paying adult are free.

There will be lots to see for all ages, the opportunity to meet enthusiasts and experts, the chance to pick up a model railway bargain and win fantastic prizes in our super Prize Draw. 

There are plenty of council-run car parking facilities close to BH21 1AS. Wimborne is well served by buses 3 & 4 from Poole and 6 & 13 from Bournemouth. 

REMbrandt 2024


Friday 22nd March, 8.30pm

REMbrandt is the UK's only 100% live tribute band playing the hits, album tracks and influences of the American band R.E.M. Fans make the best tribute bands and it's not all about lookalikes; REMbrandt are fans with the passion and ability to play the music they love. Standout tracks include Losing My Religion, Man On The Moon, Shiny Happy People, The One I Love and Everybody Hurts.

Raising funds for the Allendale Community Centre.

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HLP Spring Craft Fair

Saturday 23rd March, 10am - 3pm  Free admission


Get ready for a day filled with creativity, inspiration, and fun. Whether you're an art enthusiast, a craft lover, or simply looking for a unique experience, this event is perfect for you. Indulge your senses in the vibrant atmosphere of the fair. Bring your family and friends along to share in the excitement and take this fantastic opportunity to support local artists and find one-of-a-kind pieces that will add a touch of charm to your home or make the perfect gift. 

If you would like to join the fair as a stall holder, please fill out a booking forms by sending us an email:       @hlpeventsuk

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The Wimborne Wellbeing Fayre

Sunday 24th March, 10am - 4pm

Crystals, aromatherapy, health & wellness, Reiki, yoga and much more.


Free entry. 

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Lunch Club @ the Allendale

Tuesday 26th March, 1pm


Join us once a month for a delicious two-course lunch! Tea & coffee included.

Dietary requirements can be catered for.

Tap on image for menus.

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Dirty DC

Friday 29th March, doors 7pm, music from 8pm


When Dirty DC visited in December we were packed out, everyone had a great night and we kept getting asked: "When are they coming back?" Fantastic news - this top AC/DC tribute are back on Friday 29th March. Whether you you were here in December, couldn't make that night or have never seen this band in action, save 29th March as the date to be here! 

Age suitability 14+.

Event raising funds for the Allendale Community Centre.

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High Contrast Cinema presents

Sunset Boulevard

Friday 5th April, 8pm


Another of Billy Wilder's most celebrated masterpieces, Sunset Boulevard is widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. It stars William Holden as a struggling screenwriter caught in a silent film star's web of delusion. Wilder cast Gloria Swanson, one of the biggest stars of the 1920s, in perhaps her greatest role as Norma Desmond, which resulted in her third Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. By turns a film noir, a black comedy and a Hollywood satire, its influence, reputation and cultural significance hasn't diminished over the past seven decades. 
Rated PG for ‘suicide references, mild violence, language and sex references’.

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Grass Roots Theatre Company presents

Last Tango in Little Grimley

Saturday 6th April, 1pm


Time is running out for Little Grimley amateur dramatic society. With the threat of having to disband due to dwindling attendances, finances and a lack of actors, a dramatic plan of action is needed. Luckily their chairman Gordon has a plan, but what will his cast think? What will the locals think?!
Join Gordon, Margaret, Joyce and Bernard in their hour of desperation and need whilst they squabble amongst each other to save their beloved society. Without making a boob of it.

Aladdin and his Amazing Lamp

Wimborne Musical Theatre Society presents 

Aladdin and His Amazing Lamp

Thursday 11th April - Sunday 14th April 

Wimborne Musical Theatre Society, one of our leading local musical theatre groups, presents a unique version of the well known story of Aladdin in ‘Aladdin and His Amazing Lamp’. Join Aladdin on a fun filled magical adventure as he bids to save the beautiful Princess Jasmine from the clutches of the wicked Abanazar! It’s a genie-us of a panto!

Performances on Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th April at 7.30pm, plus Matinee performances at 2.30pm on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April. 


Read more about writer Roy Joseph here.

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Cydonia Knights, 19 April, Allendale, Wimborne.

Cydonia Knights - The UK's Premier Muse Tribute

Friday 19th April, doors 7.30pm, start 8.30pm

Cydonia Knights are a tribute band to one of the world's biggest rock bands - Muse - who have sold over 20 million albums worldwide & won multiple Grammy, NME & MTV live music awards. Formed by Muse fans, for Muse fans, the band has meticulous attention to detail; visually and audibly producing an unparalleled Muse experience as close to the real thing as possible. Their set will take you on an exhilarating journey through your favourite Muse albums from the very early albums Showbiz & Origin Of Symmetry right up to the latest albums Drones, Simulation Theory & Will of the People. 


Raising funds for the Allendale Community Centre.

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Little Pickles Markets

Sunday 21st April, 10am - 12pm

Buy and sell great quality baby & children's clothes & equipment.

Read more and book tickets here.

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Shimmie Theatre Musical Showcase

Saturday 27th April, 1pm

Shimmie Theatre is a privately run theatre group for adults with learning disabilities, with the main aim to build confidence and teamwork and complete show preparations whilst having fun. 

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Dorset Team Spring Fair 2024

Saturday 4th May, 10am - 4pm   FREE ENTRY


Bringing together some of the best makers and sellers from across Dorset for the Dorset Team Spring Fair. There will be 60+ stalls by local makers and creatives set over two rooms of the Allendale Centre with crafts, handmade products, vintage, crafting supplies and more. Our events are curated events to ensure a really good variety of stalls. Come and shop small and local and pick up something unique. A really fun day out. Dogs on leads are welcome.

More information:

Stall bookings: 

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Rock 'n' Roll Up

Saturday 11th May, 7pm

Join us for a great evening of LIVE MUSIC and help make a difference to the lives of local children. Featuring Nick Capaldi, The Danny Salamander Band and Route 66, with special guest host Richard Digance. Raising funds for Dorset Children's Foundation.

Accessible and inclusive event with raised platform viewing for wheelchair users. This show is otherwise mostly standing, with limited number of chairs.


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The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show

with special guests Ragwormers

Saturday 1st June, doors 7.30pm

The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show have been awarded 'Best Band' in the 2023 Original Music Awards Dorset, and appear at the Allendale with special guests Ragwormers. A show not to be missed!

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

7th - 9th June

Summer wouldn't be summer without Wimborne Minster Folk Festival.

Concert tickets and weekend passes on sale now

Keep updated at

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Blue Moon Entertainers present

Old Time Music Hall Variety Show

Saturday 3rd August, 2.30pm


Based on The Good Old Days TV show, with Master of Ceremonies Michael Rustici using many long words to introduce the acts. A good selection of performers - dancing, singing and comedy - including The Polly Morris Band. Some well known old songs to singalong with too, some with words in the programme, so do come along and settle in at your chosen table with a glass of wine or beer, or indeed a tea or coffee.


Show duration approximately 2 hours.

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Quo Connection

Saturday 21st September, 7.30pm

The authentic and approved sound of classic 70s QUO! In answer to overwhelming support, former members of John Coghlan’s Quo Mick Hughes, Rick Chase, Pete Mace and Russ Chadd have reformed under the name of QUO CONNECTION.
JCQ, featuring ex-Status Quo drummer John Coghlan had been in existence for twenty-five years in various forms, and their final gig with John Coghlan on the 24th of September 2022 was quite aptly played at Butlin’s in Minehead where the Quo story first began. Playing many of Quo’s hits plus some incredible album tracks, Quo Connection are eager to bring their high-octane show to you!
Event raising funds for Allendale Community Centre.

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Fazza Fest

Friday 11th October, 4pm - 11pm


Punks and Rockers Unite To Honour Friend’s Memory in aid of Cancer Research UK for the fourth year…. Faren 'Fazza' Short was obsessed with music and particularly live music, attending thousands of gigs throughout his life, supporting national and local bands. Faren died in 2021 after a brave and dignified battle with cancer; his legacy is one big party to celebrate his life, featuring bands that Faren himself we believe would have approved of.

Early bird tickets (until 31/5/24) £20, standard £25, on the door £26.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Cert. 15

Thursday 31st October, 7.30pm

It's back for Halloween! THE classic, with subtitles on screen. You're invited to dress up as your favourite character, sing along and dance*. This is a great night out with other fans, with a fantastic atmosphere guaranteed!
(*You don't have to dress up, sing along or dance but if you do, you won't be alone.)

Science Fiction/Double Feature, Dammit Janet, The Time Warp, Sweet Transvestite, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a Touch Me and all the other timeless songs, on the big screen in the Minster Theatre, all for your entertainment on 31st October.

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Forever Elton

Friday 8th November, 8pm

Forever Elton performs a stunning tribute to the music of Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin – the most enduringly successful singer/songwriters of their generation.
The full theatre production has performed in theatres, festivals, hotels and other venues throughout the UK and Europe, receiving such critical acclaim as “Better than the real thing!” The Forever Elton show contains dazzling, authentic costumes and is supported by a multi-talented band which continues to receive applause wherever they perform.
Take this Greatest Hits Tour musical journey along the Yellow Brick Road via Crocodile Rock to Candle in the Wind.     

This event is raising funds for the Allendale Community Centre.

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The TFi Friday Tribute Band

The TFi Friday Tribute Band

Friday 15th November, 8pm


This floor-filling tribute act replicates the greatest hits from bands/artists who appeared on the Chris Evans legendary 90s Channel 4 show - TFi Friday!

The Ultimate 90s Experience ​comes to the Allendale on 15th November!

Age suitability 14+.


Sounds Like The 60s

Dusty, Cilla, Lulu & Pet

Saturday 16th November. 7.30pm

Come and experience the greatest songs by four voices that defined a decade: Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Lulu and Petula Clark. Between them, they had many of the very greatest songs of the 60s. Do you remember... Downtown... This Is My Song... If You Go Away... Shout... Alfie... Anyone Who Had A Heart... You're My World... You Don't Have To Say You Love Me ?
International pop and musical theatre sensation, Samantha, and her amazing live band will transport you back to the best of all decades - the 60s. The best songs, from the best singers... all in one amazing feel-good show!

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Best Ever Christmas Show

Friday 13th - Tuesday 24th December 2024, various times


Tickets are now on sale - a fantastic Christmas treat for all the family!
Special Early Bird prices until 14 April with standard prices from 15 April.

Thursday 19 December, 5pm is a Relaxed and Signed performance.

Essential carer/assistant ticket – please contact us before you make your booking: phone 01202 887247 or email

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