What's on inPortchester

Welcome to Portchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Portchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Portchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Portchester

25
MAY
Environmental Rock 2015
The Hobbit Pub

Environmental Rock Southampton's annual family‐ friendly Eco Festival returns on Monday 25th May 2015 Situated in the Hobbit Pub in Bevois Valley Southampton this unique festival is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and sustainable living. With a spectrum of entertainment including some…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

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28
MAY
Just an Animalier with JMH Retro
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery

Exhibition of hand‐built animal sculptures with paintings photography and funky pottery by Jeanne Mills‐Holland and her daughter Justine Mills.Other venue information: Tearoom and garden Farm shop Visitor centre and bookshop Woodland walk Disabled access Toilets Large free car park.…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01983 883375
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29
MAY
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
Portsmouth Guildhall

Jimmy Carr Funny Business at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Friday 29 May 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Jimmy Carr Funny Business tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
MAY
Stewart Francis
O2 Guildhall Southampton

The star of 'Mock The Week' 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo' embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show A brilliant comic brain... this stand‐up cracks some…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
JUN
Postcards From Portsmouth: The City
Eldon Building

A series of free public talks devoted to visual culture in Portsmouth. Speakers discuss topics such as the Mary Rose local cinema history and new technologies. Portsmouths rich array of art design history and popular culture will be the focus of a…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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02
JUN
Constellations
The Nuffield Theatre

Following critically acclaimed sold‐out runs in the West End and on Broadway the Royal Court Theatre presents the first UK tour of Nick Paynes explosive new play about free will and friendship.Starring Louise Brealey Sherlock The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Joe…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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02
JUN
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
Ferneham Hall

The hottest funniest production this side of Bangkok is back with their brand new show Beauties and the Beats taking the UK to the highest levels of frantic fun lively laughter and unabated euphoria that only the Lady Boys know howThis years…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01329 231942
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02
JUN
Constellations
The Nuffield Theatre

Constellations at The Nuffield Theatre in Southampton on Tuesday 02 June 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Constellations live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. …

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
JUN
Manic Street Preachers
O2 Guildhall Southampton

The Manics debut album Generation Terrorists in 1992 gained them a huge following and cult status. Since then they seen 8 out of 10 albums released make the top ten with 15 top ten singles…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUN
Laughter Live!
Ferneham Hall

This shows headliner is a TOP SECRET TV ACT and one of TVs hottest properties right now rising through the ranks and surely set to become an even bigger star in the next 12 months.As seen onThe Royal Variety PerformanceLive At The…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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05
JUN
Bryan Ferry
Portsmouth Guildhall

Lead vocalist and charismatic front man of Roxy Music where he originally performed alongside fellow greats like Brian Eno and outstanding solo star Bryan Ferry is a living legend.With a smooth timeless style inspired by…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
JUN
Madness
Fratton Park

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
Comedy All Stars
Barton Hall Horndean Technology College

Hosted by James Alderson this show continues to prove that big names want to come down to little ol Horndean for a terrific night of laughterHeadliner Tom Stade is confirmedAs seen on Daves One Night Stand Live At The Apollo Michael McIntyres…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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13
JUN
Opera Comique and The Mary Rose Museum present
Mary Rose Museum

Opera Comique is working with the Mary Rose Museum in putting on a performance of HMS Pinafore this coming June.Formed in Portsmouth where both Gilbert and Sullivan visited at various points during the composition as a charitable trust as performed to both…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02074 392822
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14
JUN
Country Fair
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Our popular early summer event A countryside theme with interesting demonstrations animals childrens activities and more. Engines all steamed up and working trains running cafe baking as always. …

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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14
JUN
England vs New Zealand 3rd ODI
The Ageas Bowl

England vs New Zealand 3rd ODI at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Sunday 14 June 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Sports

19
JUN
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club
Spinnaker Tower

19th June Spinnaker Tower Comedy ClubCome to the sun soaked quays and take in the spectacular views as James Alderson introduces three more brilliant comedians to the stageOpening the show is the unique and frankly hilarious Tina Turner Tea Lady. Imagine if…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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19
JUN
Elvis Costello
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Regarded by many to be one of the more influential and creative musicians of his era Elvis Costello has consistently released his unique variety of music since the late 1970s. With an individual style that…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
JUN
Alan Carr
Kings Theatre Portsmouth

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

11
JUL
The Seagull
Chesil Theatre

The SeagullBy Anton ChekhovA new version by Anya ReissDirected by Deborah Edgington11 18 July at 7.45pm not Sun and 2.30pm on 18 JulyReading on 24 April at 7:45pmAuditions 26 & 27 April at 7:45pmLove is the only thing on this earth…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03336 663366
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11
JUL
WOODLANDS COUNTRY SHOW
Royal Victoria Country Park

The Woodlands Country Show 2015 is set to be a great weekend with so much to see and do. The show is packed with exhibits activities and entertainment for all. Families will be able to experience a fun packed day out with…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01243 641306
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11
JUL
Lets Rock 2015 Extras
Southampton Common

Lets Rock 2015 Extras at Southampton Common in Southampton on Saturday 11 July 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUL
Lets Rock 2015 Extras
Southampton Common

Lets Rock 2015 Extras at Southampton Common in Southampton on Saturday 11 July 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUL
Odyssey Sam Fox Lets Rock 2015
Southampton Common

Odyssey Sam Fox Lets Rock 2015 at Southampton Common in Southampton on Saturday 11 July 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUL
Odyssey Sam Fox Lets Rock 2015
Southampton Common

Odyssey Sam Fox Lets Rock 2015 at Southampton Common in Southampton on Saturday 11 July 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
JUL
Lakeside Rock 'n' Roll Extravaganza
Lakeside

Friday 17 20 July 2015 from £259 pp 3 nights half board in standard accommodation. Booking code RNR15.Featuring: The FirebirdsJoey & The JiversBernie Woods & The Forest FiresRockin' The JointJerome's JetsettersGreggi GStompin' SteveMidnight ShiftIan and SuzanneTo book telephone Lakeside on…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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19
JUL
Music Festival
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

If music be the food of love..... Live music all day today. Hoping the weather is summery and we can be outside but plenty of space inside as well. Why not come along and let the world drift by This is one…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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22
JUL
Children Summer holiday events
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

NOTE: These summer holiday activity days are only held on Sundays Wednesdays and Thursdays ONLY. The Museum is not open every day of the week....sorryFootprints from the pastThis year we are searching for our ancestors Come along for some investigative archaeology finding…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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01
AUG
Hamble Heritage Month
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Visit four of the fascinating heritage sites in the Hamble Valley during August get a stamp from each site to enter a fantastic free draw. The sites are: Manor Farm & Country Park Royal Victoria Country Park Bursledon Windmill and Bursledon Brickworks.…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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07
AUG
The Country Superstars Experience
Shanklin Theatre, Isle Of Wight

This show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 22 years and is Europes Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country ‐ Dolly Parton. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take us…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02085 916920
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Tourist Attractions


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Visit the magnificent historic ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the Mary Rose as well as the fascinating Mary Rose Museum, Royal Naval Museum and Action Stations, an interactive attraction on the modern‐day Navy.Live and breathe our nation's naval heritage through three of the most important warships…

Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth

Welcome to Blue Reef Aquarium in Southsea, Portsmouth, voted Visitor Attraction of the Year by Tourism South East. Blue Reef is part of an exciting new generation of wildlife attractions designed to inspire deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world.Open‐top tanks allow close encounters with friendly…

Explosion Museum Of Naval Firepower

Welcome to Explosion, museum of Naval Firepower, situated on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour, Hampshire, UK ‐ tracing Naval ordnance from the Battle of Trafalgar to the Gulf War.Explosion, The Museum of Naval Firepower is an award winning, hands on, interactive museum telling the story of naval…

Action Stations

Action Stations at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard takes you to the heart of today's modern Royal Navy. From the action movie Command Approved PG shown in our state of the art 275 seat cinema to the true to life helicopter, weapons and operations room simulators you'll soon find…

Bishops Waltham Palace

The ruins of a medieval palace together with later additions used by the bishops and senior clergy of Winchester as they travelled through their diocese. Winchester was the richest diocese in England, and its properties were grandiose and extravagantly appointed. Much of what can be seen today is…

Calshot Castle

Calshot castle was built by Henry VIII in 1539, as part of his chain of defences along the English south coast. At the time invasions were feared from either the French or Spanish navies and the Castle was built on a shingle spit close to the deep water…

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