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

28
MAR
Havant Symphony Orchestra
Oaklands School

Jonathan Butcher conducts The Havant Symphony Orchestra in Overture William Tell Sibelius Violin Concerto soloist: Boris Brovtsyn & Brahms 3rd Symphony and Hungarian Dance No.6. Excellent acoustics and tiered seating.…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 261372
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28
MAR
Myth and Memory of Gallipoli
National Museum of the Royal Navy

A new exhibition promising to challenge the historical perceptions of a major First World War campaign is to open at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth this March. The exhibition is the second in the National Museum of the Royal…

Location: 3.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02072 875488
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28
MAR
Only Fools and 3 Courses
Langstone Hotel

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning Invitation. Lovely JubblyJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02392 465011
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03
APR
The Vaccines
Portsmouth Pyramids

Following the recent announcement of their Brixton Academy headline show and their support slots on the Arctic Monkeys arena tour The Vaccines have announced a run of U.K. headline shows. The bands debut album What…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
APR
Rival Sons
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Hailing from the gorgeous Long Beach in sunny California Rival Sons were formed from the ashes of Scott Holidays band Black Summer Crush in 2009. Their style is often compared to blues‐rock bands from…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
APR
James Bay
Portsmouth Pyramids

James Bay at Portsmouth Pyramids in Portsmouth on Tuesday 07 April 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 including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
APR
Gurdas Maan
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Gurdas Maan at O2 Guildhall Southampton in Southampton on Sunday 12 April 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Gurdas Maan 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

15
APR
Simple Minds
Portsmouth Guildhall

Scottish rock band Simple Minds were at the peak of their popularity in the early 1990s. The band are thought to have sold more than 40 million albums world wide and are famed for 80s…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
APR
Wuthering Heights
The Mayflower Theatre

Passionate and obsessive Cathy and Heathcliffs love is as unruly and dangerous as the Yorkshire moors that surround them.As children they are inseparable running wild and free on the moors but over time their childish affection deepens into an overwhelming love …

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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24
APR
South Downs' Boogaloo Blues Weekend
South Downs Holiday Village

This is a venue that has been recommended by many Boogaloo regulars and it is indeed a very nice clean friendly Adult Only venue in a great location with accommodation in chalets as well as the hotel with waiter service for…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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24
APR
Titchfield Art & Craft Show 2015 - Preview Evening
Titchfield Community Centre

A popular annual event that enables Artists Photographers and Crafts People from Hampshire and beyond to exhibit and sell their paintings photographs and local craft. We also hold a Childrens Art competition in conjunction with our local schools. All proceeds…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07962 200208
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24
APR
Duke Special
Talking Heads

For his thousands of fans he is known as Duke Special. But for his family friends and loved ones he is their dear Peter Wilson. Lisburn North Ireland witnessed the birth of this very…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
APR
Public Service Broadcasting
Portsmouth Pyramids

Public Service Broadcasting at Portsmouth Pyramids in Portsmouth on Friday 24 April 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
APR
Status Quo
Portsmouth Guildhall

Also known as 'The Quo' of simple 'Quo' the band is synonymous with their own unique style of 'boogie rock' and 'shadow step' guitar riffs. Status Quo was founded in the early 1960s by Francis…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
APR
Foam Fest
Southsea Common

Naomi House & Jacksplace have a brand new event for 2015 thats just good clean fun Sign up today for the Hampshires first ever Foam FestHampshires first ever Foam Fest will see you dodge dive climb and laugh your way through our…

Location: 4.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01962 760060
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25
APR
Titchfield Art & Craft Show 2015
Titchfield Community Centre

A popular annual event that enables Artists Photographers and Crafts People from Hampshire and beyond to exhibit and sell their paintings photographs and local craft. We also hold a Childrens Art competition in conjunction with our local schools. All proceeds…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07962 200208
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26
APR
Seasick Steve
O2 Guildhall Southampton

American born blues musician Seasick Steve ‐ real name Steven Gene Wold ‐ has a long and distinguished career in the music industry. Learning the guitar at the age of eight Steve left home…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
MAY
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club
Spinnaker Tower

1st MayJames Alderson introduces the hottest comedians in the UK right now headlined by Dane Baptiste who many will recognise from numerous BBC 3 shows and has been tipped by The Guardian The Independent and The Times as one to watch for…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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02
MAY
Michael Ball
Portsmouth Guildhall

Michael Ball Britains leading musical theatre star multi‐platinum recording artist TV and radio presenter and Olivier Award winner has announced that he will be hitting the road once more across the length and breadth of…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
MAY
Laura Marling
O2 Guildhall Southampton

At just twenty‐one Laura Marling has had a career many of her peers would dream of. Currently nominated for a second successive Brit Award thanks to the fantastic A Creature I Dont Know ‐ released…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
MAY
Belle and Sebastian
Portsmouth Guildhall

Influential indie pop band Belle and Sebastian formed in 1996 in Glasgow Scotland. Their eighth album the first for four years has been received well by critics and the band has been compared to…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAY
Musical Evening
Stansted House

Susan Legg brings talented music students from Chichester University to present a varied programme in the elegant Music Room of Stansted House. Free parking. Interval Refreshments. Ring 02392 412 265…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 412265
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08
MAY
Fort Widley Ghost Hunt
Fort Widley

Fort Widley was part of Palmerstons Folly ‐ a civil defense across Portsdown Hill built in 1861 to defend the city from sea and land attack. The Victorian fort has had numerous reported sightings of ghosts over its 146‐year history.During World War…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07516 103947
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09
MAY
The Ridon Glass Night of Champions
Portsmouth Pyramids

The Ridon Glass Night of Champions at Portsmouth Pyramids in Portsmouth on Saturday 09 May 2015. 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…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Sports

10
MAY
Mike the Mechanics
Portsmouth Guildhall

Mike the Mechanics at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Sunday 10 May 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Mike the Mechanics tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

13
MAY
Django Django
Portsmouth Pyramids

Named after jazz legend Django Reinhart you will have a harder time putting Django Django into any type of music category. A psychedelic British quartet formed in 2009 consisting of David Maclean Vincent Neff Jimmy…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
MAY
Havant Chamber Orchestra
Ferneham Hall

Robin Browning conducts Weber Beethoven ‐ Violin Concerto soloist: Savitri Grier & Schubert Symphony No. 2.…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 231942
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16
MAY
Quartet
Chesil Theatre

QUARTETBy Ronald HarwoodDirected by Peter Liddiard16 23 May at 7.45pm not Sun and 2.30pm on 23 MayReading 6 March at 7:45pmAuditions 8 & 9 March at 7:45pmWere artists arent we were supposed to celebrate lifeA gentle and poignant comedy about life‐long…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03336 663366
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20
MAY
Lee Nelson
Portsmouth Guildhall

Hello u blurb readin legend Its Lee Nelson here from off ur tele im coming to a crap town near u with my brand new WELL NEW TOURits gonna b bigga betta …

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

20
MAY
Lee Nelson LIVE
Portsmouth Guildhall

I've hosted Live at the Apollo sold out my three‐times extended Lee Nelson Live tour had over two million people watching BBC Three's Lee Nelson's Well Good Show and Lee Nelson's Well Funny People and…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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