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

31
OCT
Halloween, Ghost Hunt
Gosport Discovery Centre

This halloween Supernatural Tours will be hosting an extreme ghost hunt with all new experiments to discover the ghosts of The Old Gosport Discovery Centre.Many have experienced the ghost of the strict former headmaster who has been seen walking down the corridors…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07516 103947
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31
OCT
Joan Armatrading
The Concorde Club

Described as Britains First Lady of Song Joan Armatrading has been nominated for a Grammy Award on no less than three occasions. Possessing an extremely unique voice and strong rhythmical acoustic guitar she is…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
OCT
National Theatre Live presents Frankenstein
Thornden Hall

National Theatre LivepresentsFrankenstein Encore Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature Friday 31 October 7pmTickets: £15 £13 concessions…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 246555
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31
OCT
Paranormal experience. Ghost Hunting at Explosions
Explosions! The Museum of Naval Firepower

Come and join a team of professional Paranormal Investigators for an experience you will not forget at the extremely haunted Explosion The Museum of Naval Firepower participate in activities such as infrared thermometers digital voice recorders Electronic magnetic field sensors and…

Location: 2.4 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 01444 233859
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31
OCT
Jamie T
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Jamie T at O2 Guildhall Southampton in Southampton on Friday 31 October 2014. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
OCT
The Boomtown Rats
Portsmouth Pyramids

The Boomtown Rats at Portsmouth Pyramids in Portsmouth on Friday 31 October 2014. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch The Boomtown Rats live in…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
NOV
David O’Doherty
The Nuffield Theatre

David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything.The forgotten Sugababe the bad boy of Zumba David O'Doherty presents a new hour of talking and songs. Take a ride into the Davidzone.One man. One small keyboard. With batteries. And a chair. And a mic. And cables.…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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01
NOV
CRAFTS at Fort Purbrook
Fort Purbrook

Our CRAFTS shows at Fort Purbrook are staged throughout the refurbished halls inside this fascinating historic victorian fort. Fort Purbrook is situated a few minutes from the junction of the A3M and the A27 on Portsdown Hill with aspects over the city…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01243 641306
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01
NOV
Fauré Requiem at All Souls Requiem Mass
St Mary's Church

All Souls Requiem Mass ‐ Faur RequiemIntroit and Kyrie ‐ Offertory ‐ Sanctus ‐ Pie Jesu ‐ Agnus Dei ‐ Libera Me ‐ In ParadisumSung by the choir of St Marys Church Director of Music ‐ Brian Moles Organist ‐ Matthew Dixon…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL:
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02
NOV
Y T
The Brook

Y T performs live at The Brook in Southampton Hampshire on Sunday 02 November 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Y T at The Brook now.…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
NOV
Tesseract
Talking Heads

Tesseract represent a new breed of experimental progressive metal with its roots in the little known djent scene of bedroom musicians and producers that are so mind blowingly creative they may be the next big…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
NOV
Rixton
The Brook

British PopRockR&B band Rixton made their US debut with Me And My Broken Heart EP on March 18. Following release the music video for the title track and their first single premiered on MTV worldwide…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
NOV
Twin Atlantic
O2 Guildhall Southampton

After bursting onto the forefront of the alternative rock scene following their critically acclaimed 2011 album release Free Twin Atlantic are hotly tipped for a huge 2012. With their single of the same name garnering…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
NOV
No Briton Is An Island
Forum One,

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionThe theme for this exhibition is images of this sceptered Isle we call Britain. Home to a lost empire cultural diversity and with a moving landscape a Britain which…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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05
NOV
Asking Alexandria
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Asking Alexandria is a British metal core band that has their roots in Dubai one of the most unlikely locations to serve as a starting point for such a band. Their founder Ben Bruce…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
NOV
Band of Skulls
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Alternative rock group Band of Skulls consists of Emma Richardson vocals Russell Marsden guitar and Matt Hayward drums. Having met at college the band have grown from strength to strength having started their music…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
NOV
Cardinal Burns
The Nuffield Theatre

British Comedy Award winning and BAFTA nominated duo Cardinal Burns are hitting the road.Following their second series on Channel 4 the duo are ready to unleash a torrent of never‐before‐seen characters and familiar faces from the series all over your lovely town.Previous…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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09
NOV
Rise Against
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Rise Against at O2 Guildhall Southampton in Southampton on Sunday 09 November 2014. 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…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

10
NOV
Royal Blood
Portsmouth Pyramids

Royal Blood at Portsmouth Pyramids in Portsmouth on Monday 10 November 2014. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison service.…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
NOV
Example
Portsmouth Guildhall

Boundless energy an onslaught of monster rave anthems and backed by an full on band the Example live experience is a force to be reckoned with energy levels are cranked up to the max…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
NOV
A Day To Remember
Portsmouth Guildhall

US rock band A Day to Remember were founded in 2003 by their guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs and are known for their unusual mix of metalcore and pop punk style fusing emo…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
NOV
Laughter Live!
Ferneham Hall

A night of hilarious comedy with three of the hottest names on the circuit.Sean Hughes ‐ star of Never Mind The Buzzcocks Seans Show and loads moreJoel Dommett ‐ of Impractical Jokers MTV and Russell Howards Good News fameAngela Barnes ‐ a…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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13
NOV
Erasure
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Pop legends Erasure embark on a new UK tour in support of new album Tomorrows World their first new album in four years. With a career spanning 25 years the band are responsible for such…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
NOV
Roy Chubby Brown
Portsmouth Guildhall

Roy Chubby Brown is back in town. Get ready for a barn‐storming night of jokes banter and hilarious mickey‐taking from Britains most outrageous comedian bar none Laugh till it hurts as Chubby rips into his…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

14
NOV
The Courteeners
O2 Guildhall Southampton

What is it about Manchester anyway Take the Courteeners for example. No one's writing better indie guitar driven songs today and singer Liam Fray isn't scared to own that fact. Or to shy away from…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
NOV
T Rextasy I Love to Boogie
Shanklin Theatre

In 1973 a record was released which would bridge the generation gap and become a rock anthem to both young and old ‐ 20th Century Boy was written and composed by Marc Bolan who with his band T.Rex was one of the…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: (01983) 868000
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15
NOV
Bellowhead
O2 Guildhall Southampton

From the wild rousing dance tunes to the theatricality of their ballads & sea songs this is a band that are also funny subtle and always engaging. Admire the sophisticated strings and elegant whirlwind of…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
NOV
Noel Fielding
Mayflower Theatre

Noel Fielding will be performing live Comedy at Mayflower Theatre on the Sunday 16 November 2014 in Southampton Hampshire. Buy tickets for Noel Fielding online.…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

16
NOV
The Levellers
Portsmouth Guildhall

The Levellers best known for their debut in 1989 with the hits England My Home and Carry Me. Founded in 88 89 was also the same year their first EP was released Carry Me. The…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
NOV
Circa Waves
Southampton Joiners Arms

Circa Waves at Southampton Joiners Arms in Southampton on Monday 17 November 2014. 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: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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