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

30
JUL
Goswell & Milne presents: Summer pop-up Supper Clu
The Art House Southampton CIC

We are delighted to welcome Goswell and Milne guest chefs back for an evening of Summertime food music and excellent company.Expect unusual combinations of falvours and an adventure with every bite ‐ using the highest quality organic & local ingredients lovingly prepared…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02380 238582
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30
JUL
The Hogwallops
Walpole Park (Gosport)

Spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with physical comedy theatrical storytelling and slapstick in this chaotic and colourful tale of The Hogwallops a family of misfits. Its Grandpas birthday. He loves bananas and after the housework is done the family get together to…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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31
JUL
The Hogswallops
Walpole Park (Gosport)

Spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with physical comedy theatrical storytelling and slapstick in this chaotic and colourful tale of The Hogwallops a family of misfits. Its Grandpas birthday. He loves bananas and after the housework is done the family get together to…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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03
AUG
Artists in August Exhibition
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Exhibition of recent work by Southampton University Art graduates. Five artists ‐ Five styles. In addition there will be a varied programme of activities for children inspired by the exhibition. Exhibition and activities are included in the price of museum visit.PLEASE NOTE:…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01489 576248
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06
AUG
Eliza Jaye + support The Art House, Southampton
The Art House Southampton CIC

ELIZA JAYETrained as a classical violinist from an early age Eliza Jaye Moulettes and her older sister Anna Bat For Lashes British Sea Power began busking around the streets of Sydney and playing recitals at the Sydney Opera House from the time…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 238582
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07
AUG
Family Days @ The Brickworks!
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Over the August holidays we are going to be running all kinds of art activities for children. Lots of making going on. This is part of the ordinary museum visit and if you buy a ticket once then you can come for…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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07
AUG
The Country Superstars Experience feat
Shanklin Theatre

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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08
AUG
Summer School
Making Space

Over the course of the week young people are given the opportunity to take part in nine different creative activities as well as the chance to put on their own exhibition at the end of the programme.Those attending for the full week…

Location: 6.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02392 472491
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10
AUG
100 years of Roald Dahl
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

Were celebrating the stories and imagination of Roald Dahl in our first week of summer holiday workshops with fun craft activities and games inspired by his booksWednesday 10 August 10.30am‐12.30pm and 1.30pm‐3.30pmThursday 11 August 10.30am‐12.30pm and 1.30pm‐3.30pmFriday 12 August 10.30am‐12.30pm and 1.30pm‐3.30pmVenue:…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02392 472700
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10
AUG
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Osborne House and Gardens

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful new musical score and…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03703 331183
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11
AUG
Wuthering Heights
Osborne

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Emily Brontes classic love story set on the beautiful mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors. This treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled and entranced for generations and is now brought alive on…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (0370)3 331183
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14
AUG
Vehicles through the ages
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Steam‐up Sunday again and this time there will be all kinds of vehicles on site to make the visit even more interesting. We will be all steamed up and the machinery working. The Trains Trust will be running their trains subject to…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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15
AUG
Reach Out Summer School
Making Space

£7.50 per child10 child places only so please book early to avoid disappointment.To book please call email Making Space on 023 9247 2491 adminmakingspace.orgRequirementsPlease note as Making Space is a charity we require a minimum number of participants to make…

Location: 6.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02392 472491
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17
AUG
The Spring In Wonderland
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

With the new film of Alice in Wonderland released this summer join us down the rabbit hole for a fantastical session of crafts and games. Dont be lateWednesday 17 August 10.30am‐12.30pm and 1.30pm‐3.30pmThursday 18 August 10.30am‐12.30pm and 1.30pm‐3.30pmFriday 19 August 10.30am‐12.30pm and…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02392 472700
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18
AUG
The Massive A-Level Results Party, Hosted by The G
Liquid & Envy, Portsmouth

On Thurday 18th August 2016 Liquid Superclub will be transformed like never before for the Ultimate life changing A‐Level results party. Expect...The Gogglebox superstars Stephen and Chris hosting and doing a meet and greet with photos. Ku De Ta djs Co2 jets…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: n/a
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24
AUG
Winnie the Pooh
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

Inspired by one of our favourite characters were celebrating Pooh Bear all this this week. Join us for fun games and stories about Pooh and his friends Tigger Piglet Eeyore and Owl.Wednesday 24 August 10.30am‐12.30pm and 1.30pm‐3.30pmThursday 25 August 10.30am‐12.30pm and 1.30pm‐3.30pmFriday…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02392 472700
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31
AUG
Southampton Ghost Walk
Outside Tudor House

Southampton gets spooky as Supernatural Tours joins forces with SEE Southampton Two of Southamptons tour companies are set to join forces in 2016 to bring an all new ghost walk to the city. Scream in Southampton with our interactive Southampton Ghost Walk.…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07516 103947
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01
SEP
"Indian Terracotta Art" photographic exhibition
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

An exhibition of photographs showing the rich and living tradition of terracotta art in India. Exhibition is included in the price of museum visit. …

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01489 576248
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08
SEP
G4 Back For Good Tour 2016
Jersey Opera House

. Having reunited in 2014 G4 are now officially Back For Good.Hail the kings of Popera Daily MailA 5 masterclass in delivery tone and performance Celebrity RadioA pitch‐perfect performance Frost MagazineVocally Flawless Entertainment FocusSpecial Guests8th September: Vox Fortura soprano Georgi Mottram &…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07989 302532
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08
SEP
Heritage Open Days @ The Brickworks!
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A chance to see the museum for FREE We are open again as part of this national scheme to help everyone get close to our amazing heritage.PLEASE NOTE: The Heritage Days this year are 8th and 11th September ONLY…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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10
SEP
BUTSERFEST 2016
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

.Butserfest is the UKs biggest and best alcohol and drug‐free music festival for young people. It features three stages of live music showcasing everything from internationally acclaimed bands to local up and coming acts. Its going to be amazing Our line‐up announcements…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01730 266551
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10
SEP
Counterfeit Sixties Show
The Concorde Club

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 613989
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11
SEP
PORTSMOUTH MUSIC COMPETITION – OPEN MIC UK 2016
The 1865

Auditions for the exciting Open Mic UK Portsmouth music competition are coming to The 1865 in Portsmouth. The Portsmouth music competition is brought to you by Future Music who are responsible for discovering acts such as Birdy Jacob Banks Lucy Spraggan Karen…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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11
SEP
SOUTHAMPTON MUSIC COMPETITION – OPEN MIC UK 2016
The 1865

Auditions for the exciting Open Mic UK Southampton music competition are coming to The 1865 in Southampton. The Southampton music competition is brought to you by Future Music who are responsible for discovering acts such as Birdy Jacob Banks Lucy Spraggan Karen…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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11
SEP
SOUTHAMPTON SINGING AUDITIONS – OPEN MIC UK 2016
1865

Auditions for the exciting Open Mic UK Southampton singing auditions are coming to The 1865 in Southampton. The Southampton singing auditions is brought to you by Future Music who are responsible for discovering acts such as Birdy Jacob Banks Lucy Spraggan Karen…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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15
SEP
Romesh Ranganathan
Kings Theatre Portsmouth

Romesh Ranganathan at Kings Theatre Portsmouth in Southsea on Thursday 15 September 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

25
SEP
Trains Galore @ The Brickworks!
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

The September Steam‐up Sunday will be helped by the addition of lots more trains an extra treat for the train lovers amongst you. We will have the museum all steamed up and working plus the caf and the museum visit itself.…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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11
OCT
The Complete Deaths
The Nuffield Theatre

There are 74 onstage deaths in the works of William Shakespeare ‐ 75 if you count the black ill‐favoured fly killed in Titus Andronicus. From the Roman suicides in Julius Caesar to the death fall of Prince Arthur in King John; from…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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13
OCT
World Sight Day @ The Brickworks!
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

We are taking part in this international initiative for the first time. We want to encourage people with visual impairments to visit the museum. Its a really touchy feely place with very little that is out of bounds. Although it is an…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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13
OCT
Sean Lock
Kings Theatre Portsmouth

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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