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

01
MAY
Barking Bonanza 2016 = no ordinary dog show!
Royal Victoria Country Park

Canine Partners and Hamble Hounds invite you and your four legged friendsfor a fun filled day out at Barking Bonanza 2016 raising funds for Canine Partners.Lots of fun activities for you and your dogsTry AgilityWatch Search and Rescue dogs at workSee…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01329 668516
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03
MAY
The 39 Steps
The Nuffield Theatre

Based on a comic adaptation for the classic whodunnit The 39 Steps at The Criterion Theatre in London has been keeping audiences in stitches since 2006. Based on the book of the same name…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

04
MAY
South Coast Comedian of the Year 2016
The New Theatre Royal

100 comedians from the south coast enter and 50 make it down to the live heats at the wonderful new studio at The New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth.They have 6 minutes to impress and make you laugh and you the audience decide…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 649000
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06
MAY
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club
Spinnaker Tower

Comedian James Alderson introduces 3 brilliant comics from the world of comedy to the tower stageOpening the show is one of the most talented stars of Britains Got Talent from last year Danny Posthill. Danny is the impressionist that wowed everyone and…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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07
MAY
Jason Donovan
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Jason Donovan at O2 Guildhall Southampton in Southampton on Saturday 07 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Jason Donovan live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
MAY
Family Fun Day
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A day of activities aimed at children aged 3 90 All kinds of things to do with child focussed entertainment for the day. The entry price includes the museum which will be all steamed up and the old machinery working.…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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10
MAY
Brideshead Revisited
The Nuffield Theatre

English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal bring their elegant evocative and vivid adaptation of the much loved Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh to Nuffield.Its 1943 and finding himself in familiar territory within the English countryside Charles Ryder confronts memories of his…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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12
MAY
36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Visitor Centre

For the centenary year The National Museum of the Royal Navy NMRN will open a major exhibition to commemorate the largest naval battle in history the Battle of Jutland. 36 Hours: Jutland 1916 The Battle That Won The War will be the…

Location: 3.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02074 392822
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12
MAY
Natural History Walk
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A guided walk from the museum to Swanwick Nature Reserve. The lakes in the reserve were once our clay pits. Come and see how nature has reclaimed the area since it stopped being a quarry in the 1970s. The walk will be…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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12
MAY
Torchlight Tour
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Join us for an unusual Museum at Night visit. The Brickworks becomes a different place in the dark quite spooky Not only can you see the museum in a whole new light but also join us for a brickmakers doorstep sandwich…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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12
MAY
Riverdance
Portsmouth Guildhall

If you didn't already know Riverdance is a show consisting of traditional Irish stepdancing and has become a huge phenomena since appearing at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Husband and wife team John McColgan and…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
MAY
Bandstand LIVE! Southamptom
The Bandstand,

With great music great food and interesting experiences. Bandstand LIVE will be held in Palmerston Park in central Southampton. Bandstand LIVE is a collaboration between Matt Bunday Events Ltd www.mattbundayevents.com103.9 Voice FM Radio www.voicefmradio.co.uk …

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 553736
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14
MAY
Spring Concert
Ferneham Hall

Robin Browning conducts Leo Weiner Mozarts Piano Concerto no 21 soloist: Karen Kingsley & Mendelssohns Italian Symphony.…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 261372
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15
MAY
Heels and Wheels Duathlon for Women
Staunton Country Park

Heels and Wheels is a 7k cycle ride followed by a 5k run finishing with a second 7k cycle ride all through acres of ancient woodland and beautifully landscaped parkland at the award winning Staunton Country Park.Participants can take it…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01489 877319
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21
MAY
Father John Misty
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Father John Misty at O2 Guildhall Southampton in Southampton on Saturday 21 May 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…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
MAY
Dementia Friendly Sunday
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Why not come along for a visit to the museum and enjoy a day of reminiscing. We are allowing anyone coping with the condition in for freeincluding one carer. If you thought that going to a museum was too difficult you might…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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25
MAY
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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26
MAY
EXHIBITION: Visions & Dimensions
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery

Isle of Wight ceramic artist Andrew Dowden will be exhibiting at Quarr Abbey Art Gallery with Wootton‐based artist Jeanne Mills‐Holland. This will be their sixth exhibition together at Quarr Abbey.A carpenter for twenty years ANDREW DOWDEN was inspired to take up ceramics…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01983 867505
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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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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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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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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

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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