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

27
MAY
Laughter Live! Comedy Club
Ferneham Hall

Another fantastic night of comedy on 27th May hosted as always by your award‐winning compere James Alderson.Opening the show is Jo Caulfield as seen on Have I got News For You Mock The Week Never Mind The Buzzcocks Michael McIntyres Comedy Roadshow…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01329 231942
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27
MAY
Adam Ant
Portsmouth Guildhall

In a career spanning more than 35 years Adam Ant has had ten top 10 singles with his band Adam and the Ants and also as a solo artist with 3 reaching the number 1…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
JUN
Noises Off
The Nuffield Theatre

Thats what its all about. Doors and sardines. Getting on getting off. Getting the sardines on getting the sardines off. Thats theatre. This irresistible unruly comedy serves up a glimpse in to the onstage and offstage antics of a touring…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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09
JUN
George Egg: Anarchist Cook
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

George Egg is a stand‐up comedian and a passionate cook with an anarchic approach to making meals.Dissatisfied with the quality of room service food while touring the UKs comedy clubs George embarked on a project to take matters into his own hands.…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 472700
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10
JUN
Thank ABBA For The Music
Portsmouth Guildhall

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves. New for 2016‐2017 and featuring all of ABBAs greatest and most memorable hits Thank ABBA For The Music is the…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08448 472362
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10
JUN
The Garden Show at Stansted Park
Stansted Park

A perfect event to find all you need for your garden and homeA great opportunity to explore whats on the doorstep; source new talent designers and artisans. Browse affordable and handpicked stands. With specialist plants garden accessories sculpture art and fabulous food.Pick…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01243 538456
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10
JUN
Rod Stewart
The Ageas Bowl

One of the most successful recording artists of all time Rod Stewart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame way back in 1994. Awarded a CBE for services to music he…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
Country Fair
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

One of our most popular days. We turn the old factory into the countryside for the day well as best we can Come and see the museum itself and then add animals crafts displays and more.The Trains Trust will be running…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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16
JUN
PETERSFIELD ORCHESTRA SUMMER CONCERT 2016
Petersfield Festival Hall

PETERSFIELD ORCHESTRA SUMMER CONCERTThursday 16 June 20167.30 p.m. Festival Hall Heath Road PetersfieldNew Worlds ‐ conductor Robin Browning bids farewell to the Orchestra he has conducted for the past 12 years. Works by Beethoven and Brahms Violin Concerto alongside Dvoraks…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01730 268829
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17
JUN
Comedy All Stars
Horndean Technology College

Award winning comedian James Alderson once again introduces three more brilliant comedians to the stage.In support is recent semi finalist on Britains Got Talent and brilliant impressionist Danny Posthill. He was narrowly knocked out from getting to the finals but we thought…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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24
JUN
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club
Spinnaker Tower

Award winning comedian James Alderson once again introduces three more brilliant comedians to the Spinnaker Tower stage.Local comedian James Alderson introduces 3 more brilliant acts from the best in the world to bring another amazing night of comedy including a trip up…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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28
JUN
The Gruffalo's Child
The Nuffield Theatre

Wed 29th Jun to Sun 3rd July‐ 10:30amTall Stories return bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Schefflers award‐winning sequel to life in this magical musical stage adaptation.All adults must be accompanied by a responsible childSuitable for ages 3…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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29
JUN
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
JUL
Sarah Millican
Portsmouth Guildhall

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

05
JUL
The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk
The Nuffield Theatre

Perhaps youve seen them floating over a Russian village Or perhaps youve seen her toppling forward arms full of wild flowers as he arches above her head and steals a kissMeet Marc and Bella Chagall The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk Partners in…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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05
JUL
England vs Sri Lanka NatWest IT20
The Ageas Bowl

England vs Sri Lanka NatWest IT20 at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Tuesday 05 July 2016. 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

10
JUL
Music @ The Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A day of music ranging from jazz to Elvis. Why not come along and see the museum all steamed up and working and then join us for a relaxing time listening to the talented people who live in our area.The Trains Trust…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01489 576248
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15
JUL
Boogaloo Rock 'n' Roll Weekend, Hayling Island
Lakeside

One of our favourite venues for its friendly atmosphere great location great food and lovely staff.This years line up features:The JetsThe HeartbeatsThe UnconditionalsBernie Woods & The Forest FiresThe Backbeat JiversBlack Cat TrioStompin SteveMidnight ShiftDance Classes with Ian & Suzanne…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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18
JUL
Edinburgh Preview Comedy Shows
Spinnaker Tower

Once again Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club is bringing you 3 wonderful nights of top flight show previews before some of the best comedians in the country take their solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival this SummerAll hosted by local award winning comedian…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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