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.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Portchester

10
DEC
Creativity photography exhibition
Buildings 2000 & 3000

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionHistorically we were always trying to capture the fleeting image one that reflected reality as we saw it. By contrast in a world of iPhones and Instagram we…

Location: 2.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
ratingratingratingratingrating
10
DEC
Handel's Messiah featuring Jon Grave
Holy Trinity Church

Jon Grave tenor is joined by Karen Braden soprano Marcia Bellamy mezzo Victor Sgarbi bass and the Come and Sing Choir to perform one of the most famous pieces in Western music. This immortal oratorio contains joyous arias and resounding choruses that…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
ratingratingratingratingrating
10
DEC
Treasure Box Gift Workshop
Sticks Gallery

Join textile and mixed media artist Lorna Jones for this very special workshop making treasure boxes. These treasure boxes can then be taken home and make a wonderful Christmas Gift for the special people in your life.All materials are provided and…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07941 435835
ratingratingratingratingrating
14
DEC
THE ANDY WILLIAMS CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA
Shanklin Theatre

Due to overwhelming public demand and to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year Tony Denton Promotions are proud to announce the return of the Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza for the second year running starring THE OSMONDS. This dazzling must‐see holiday…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 868000
ratingratingratingratingrating
17
DEC
Make your own Hanging Fairy Shoes Decoration with
Sticks Gallery

Join us this festive season for a family friendly workshop to make a beautiful decoration for your Christmas tree or home.Textile and mixed media artist Lorna Jones leads this workshop where you will get the chance to create hanging fairy shoes to…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07941 435835
ratingratingratingratingrating
19
DEC
Jason Donovan
Portsmouth Guildhall

Jason Donovan at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Monday 19 December 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Jason Donovan live in the knowledge…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
DEC
A WINCHESTER CHRISTMAS Concert and Champagne Recep
WINCHESTER COLLEGE CHAPEL

To mark the 30th Anniversary of Childline the NSPCC is delighted to present a wonderful celebration of Christmas hosted by Childlines Founder Dame Esther Rantzen. She will be joined by celebrity readers award‐winning young chamber choir Sansara organist Malcolm Archer FRCO and…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07973 937704
ratingratingratingratingrating
20
DEC
Christmas Music
St. Faith�s Church

The Solent Male Voice Choir Musical Director ‐ Geoff Porter & accompanist Michael Winter present a new Christmas Programme with Jane Marett. soprano Tom Kennar baritone Marion Porter reader and The Bishops Bells Handbell Ringers.Refreshments available in interval. Retiring Collection for The…

Location: 6.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 476700
ratingratingratingratingrating
14
JAN
The Comedy Bar: Big Gig (January 2017)
The Nuffield Theatre

The side‐splitting sell out stand up show returns to the Nuffield Theatre featuring an all star line up of the biggest and best comedians in the country.MC: MATT RICHARDSONBest known as co‐presenter of ITV2s The Xtra Factor in 2013 alongside Caroline Flack…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
ratingratingratingratingrating
19
JAN
Consensual
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

Theres the way I remember things. The way I want to remember things. And the way things happenedWhat happens when buried secrets catch up with you Freddie used to be Dianes student and her lover. The truth about their relationships is about…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
ratingratingratingratingrating
29
JAN
Southampton Celebration Proms
Mayflower Theatre

Join over 300 fantastic performers from across the city for an entertaining evening of uplifting and inspirational music. ReesLeisure in collaboration with Showcase Performance Company presents the inaugural Southampton Celebration Proms. Performances range from school and community groups to soprano solos and…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 711811
ratingratingratingratingrating
11
FEB
Havant Chamber Orchestra
Ferneham Hall

Concert by Havant Chamber Orchestra with music director Robin Browning and oboe soloist James Turnbull.Mendelssohn was a master of the concert overture and Havant Chamber Orchestra begin this concert with one of his finest The Fair Melusine. This was inspired…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 231942
ratingratingratingratingrating
20
FEB
Room on the Broom
The Nuffield Theatre

Tall Stories magical musical stage adaptation of Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler flies into townHow the cat purred and how the witch grinnedAs they sat on their broomstick and flew through the windThe witch and her cat…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
ratingratingratingratingrating
06
MAR
The Grapes of Wrath
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

One of the greatest of the great American novels. The Guardian 100 Best Novels of All TimeA majestic adaptation... makes Steinbeck live for a new generation. The New York TimesThe American dust bowl. The height of the Great Depression. One family begins…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
ratingratingratingratingrating
23
MAR
Musical Evening
Stansted House

Los Ladrones present concert versions of Sullivans Cox & Box and extracts from Haddon Hall.Interval Refreshments. Parking right outside House.…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 412265
ratingratingratingratingrating
25
MAR
Mike The Mechanics
Portsmouth Guildhall

Mike The Mechanics at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Saturday 25 March 2017. 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: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
MAR
The Monstrum
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

A disease has broken out. In a cold village on the edge of nowhere the young are being infected its transforming them into monstrous creatures. Villagers fearfully watch their children for symptoms. Bolek the local scholar makes a breakthrough in finding a…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
ratingratingratingratingrating
06
APR
Rick Astley
Portsmouth Guildhall

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
APR
Billy Ocean
Mayflower Theatre

Born in Trinidad but based out of Britain for his entire career Billy Ocean was the undisputed king of British R&B in the 1970's and 1980's. Billy has not only scored with many Top 20…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
APR
ABP Southampton 10K
Southampton Guildhall Sqaure

Following the same route as the Half Marathon for the first 7k of the route the 10km route is a stunning mix of coast city and parks. Starting in the heart of the city by the Guildhall Square this fairly flat route…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 254721
ratingratingratingratingrating
23
APR
ABP Southampton Full Marathon
Southampton Guildhall Sqaure

Just like the half marathon and 10k in 2016 youll get the chance to run over the Itchen Bridge at your 4‐5 mile race journey.At the top of the bridge almost 100ft up youll experience a feast for the eyes with the…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 254721
ratingratingratingratingrating
23
APR
ABP Southampton One Mile Fun Run
Southampton Guildhall Sqaure

Open for all ages from 2 years to 120 years old Walk jog run do it in fancy dress or do it with the family for a 1 Mile Fun Run. This is a great fun run through the Southampton City Centre…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 254721
ratingratingratingratingrating
23
APR
Southampton Half Marathon
Southampton Guildhall Sqaure

Starting in the heart of the city by the Guildhall Square this fairly flat route has a unique ascentTowering over the River Itchen since 1977 is the Itchen Bridge spanning 870 yards 800 m is 92 feet 28 m at its highest…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 254721
ratingratingratingratingrating
25
APR
Pygmalion
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

One flower girl. Two experts. Free lessons. Six months. Duchess required.Over one hundred years after it was written a radical new co‐production explores one of the most celebrated comedies of the 20th Century Bernard Shaws Pygmalion. The science of speech. Thats my…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
ratingratingratingratingrating
28
APR
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Medina Theatre

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: 11 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 823884
ratingratingratingratingrating
24
MAY
Southampton Sailing Week
Royal Southampton Yacht Club

One of the Worlds top locations for Sailing the Solent and Southampton Waters are home to World Famous races and Southampton Sailing week is here to celebrate all things Sailing and encourage more people to enjoy the water.…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 254721
ratingratingratingratingrating
09
JUN
The Garden Show at Stansted park
Stansted Park

Join us for the 23rd Garden Show at Stansted Park on 9 11 June 2017The perfect event to find all you need to make your garden and home grow. A great opportunity to explore whats on the doorstep; source new talent…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01243 538456
ratingratingratingratingrating
29
SEP
Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast
Portsmouth Guildhall

Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Friday 29 September 2017. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Greg Davies You…

Location: 3.5 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…

Want more?

Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Portchester? See our list of attractions in Portchester, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.