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

19
OCT
Speed Dating in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

Speed Dating in PortsmouthHow Speed Dating in Portsmouth worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Portsmouth you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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20
OCT
Comedy All Stars PORTMOUTH
New Theatre Royal

20th OctoberThe second night in 2017 is chock‐a‐block with TV comedy talent First up is the hilarious Paul Tonkinson. Older comedy fans will remember Paul as the host of The Big Breakfast but in more recent years stand up comedy has seen…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 649000
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20
OCT
Comedy night
The Henry Cort Community College

Following the success of our first Comedy Night on 14 July we are hosting our second Comedy Night live on: Friday 20 October 2017 at 7:00pmDoors open from 6:30pmPre‐show and interval drinks available from the Community HubTickets now on sale: £10.00 per…

Location: 4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01329 843127
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20
OCT
Fairport Convention in Emsworth
Emsworth Baptist Church

Credited with originating British folk‐rock Fairport first took to the stage in 1967s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades and numerous changes of line‐up the bands passion for live performance has never wavered.Fairport Convention still attract critical acclaim and won…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07711 937259
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21
OCT
Unloc Comedy Night - Fundraising for Portsmouth Yo
Lakeside North Harbour

With stars such as Zoe Lyons and Angela Barnes from TVs Mock the Week this event is set to leave you laughing all night long.Stand up comedy night located at Lakeside North Harbour with a range of comedians from TV and hosted…

Location: 2.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02392 344424
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25
OCT
Southampton Ghost Tour
St Michaels Square

Right from the start you will be gripped by the many ghostly stories from Southamptons eerie past. The tours include live actors who take on the part of Southamptons most notorious ghosts including the owner of Tudor House Sir John Dawtrey and…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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26
OCT
Speed Dating in Winchester
pitcher and piano

Winchester Speed Dating How speed dating in Winchester worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Winchester. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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29
OCT
Halloween Steam Up! at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Usually the biggest Steam‐up Sunday of the year. All our resident traction engines and road rollers will be home again after the summer away plus friends of their with yet more engines. The museum will be in steam as well. Both the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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30
OCT
James Alderson presents...
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

Local comedian James Alderson is bringing a night of comedy to The Spring for one night onlyThe line‐up includes Zoe Lyons star of Live at the Apollo Room 101 Mock the Week and Michael McIntyres Comedy Roadshows There will be four more…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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31
OCT
Halloween Southampton Ghost Tour
Outside Tudor House

Scream in Southampton with our interactive Southampton Ghost Tour.Right from the start you will be gripped by the many ghostly stories from Southamptons eerie past. The tours include live actors who take on the part of Southamptons most notorious ghosts including the…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 07516 103947
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03
NOV
Comedy All Stars 3rd November
Barton Hall

Award winning comedian James Alderson introduces 3 more brilliant comedians to the Horndean club that is now the biggest comedy club in the southOpening the show is Tom Allen the hottest property on the comedy circuit In the last year Tom has…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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08
NOV
Speed Dating in Southampton
Ninety Degrees

Speed Dating in SouthamptonHow Speed Dating in Southampton worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Southampton you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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10
NOV
60's Night Out with The Dreamers
The Medina Theatre

Join 60s hitmakers ‐ The Dreamers formerly Freddie and The Dreamers as they recreate their hits including Im Telling You Now You Were Made For Me If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody Over You Short Shorts plus many more.They are…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 823884
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10
NOV
Intro to essential oils - Nature's medicine cabine
Friends Meeting House Quakers

Come to our live class where we will present:‐ An introduction to essential oils‐ How you can use essential oils‐ Particular focus on 10 of the most commonly‐used oilsAttendance is free and attendees will receive a free gift of…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01962 600121
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18
NOV
The Sorting Office Winter Open Studios 2017
The Sorting Office

Winter Open Studios is our favourite event of the year. With the festive period just around the corner its the ideal place to bag exquisite locally hand‐crafted gifts for loved ones and explore a creative world tucked away in the heart of…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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24
NOV
Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi
Quay Arts

Rediscover the genius of blues masters Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry as Guy Davis and Fabrizio Poggi bring you an evening inspired by these two musical greats. Heavily influenced by the storytelling style and harmonica technique of Sonny Terry Guy Davis has…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 822490
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26
NOV
An Edwardian Worker's Christmas at The Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A different Christmas event this year and to celebrate the changes we are dropping the entry price to £2 per person £1 for children. Lots of really lovely activities with an Edwardian theme. We will have our Christmas market upstairs as usual…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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26
NOV
Santa Fun Run
The Spark Centre, Solent University

Get into the spirit of Christmas and join the Naomi House & Jacksplace annual Santa Fun Run Make Christmas 2017 extra special for the local children and young adults cared for at our hospices. It costs £11000 to run a full service…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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02
DEC
Nicholas McCarthy plays Ravel
Oaklands Catholic School

Alongside the Ravel the Orchestra will play Elgars Overture Cockaigne Butterworths A Shropshire Lad and the Symphony in D minor by Cesar Franck. They will be conducted by their Music Director Jonathan Butcher and also Richard Miller the holder of the…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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04
DEC
RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair Southampton December 2017
Novotel Southampton Hotel

Visitors will also have the opportunity to attend our FREE CPD‐accredited seminars where you will gain insight into everything from revalidation CV writing interview preparation the importance of taking care of yourself preceptorship mental health nursing and more Key reasons to attend:Meet…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02088 723170
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08
DEC
Intro to essential oils: Nature's medicine cabinet
Friends Meeting House Quakers

Come to our live class where we will present:‐ An introduction to essential oils‐ How you can use essential oils‐ Particular focus on 10 of the most commonly‐used oilsAttendance is free and attendees will receive a free gift of…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01962 600121
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08
DEC
Nathassia Feel The Future Now Tour (Southampton)
The Joiners

.Audacioulsy crafted live electronic music surrounded by the sights and sounds of the decades to come. Step into the future join us and access your full state of Flow.London based electronic music artist NATHASSIA brings us her debut album Light of the…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07710 700750
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08
DEC
Nathassia Feel The Future Now Tour (Southamptonl)
The Joiners

.Audacioulsy crafted live electronic music surrounded by the sights and sounds of the decades to come. Step into the future join us and access your full state of Flow.London based electronic music artist NATHASSIA brings us her debut album Light of the…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07710 700750
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16
DEC
It's beginning to look like Christmas!
Hayling Island Community Centre

Celebrate the festive season with iconic music that has become associated with Christmas since Mozarts father Leopold wrote a musical Sleigh Ride The orchestra and choir from Chichester University are joined by members of Havant Symphony Orchestra in a superb family…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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21
JAN
An Ellen Kent Production: Rigoletto
Kings Theatre Southsea

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.VerdiRIGOLETTO.The masterpiece they tried to ban.Starring Vladimir Dragos and Iurie Gisca as Rigoletto.Featuring a magnificent golden eagle with a seven‐foot wingspan and two royal greyhounds.A…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 828282
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22
APR
ABP Southampton Marathon, Half and 10K
The Guildhall

The Marathon route is an exciting mix of coast city and parks. This route is predominantly flat perfect for a debut marathon This is a 2 lapped route which means you have twice the fun and you know whats coming up.Just like…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: http://reesleisure. co.uk/
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27
APR
An Ellen Kent Production: La Traviata
Kings Theatre Portsmouth

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music that tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan Violetta.Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent Production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.VerdiLA TRAVIATA.Starring the international…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 828282
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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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