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
APR
Mermaid
The Nuffield Theatre

A bold reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's tale of love loss and desire. Below the ocean there is no death or pain or separation. Above the water is the modern world beset with war poverty and need.On her sixteenth birthday a mermaid…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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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

03
MAY
Cars, Trains, Bikes
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Or....Things on wheelsWe already have one car club booked to visit and lots of other plans afoot. Our steam engine will be steamed up and working trains running activities for children craft stalls in our big exhibition area upstairs caf as always.…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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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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08
MAY
MAXIMUM 1DIRECTION TRIBUTE @ FERNEHAM HALL
Ferneham Hall

Prepare yourselves for the Maximum 1D experience Simply the best Tribute act to the biggest group on the planet right now. A fun‐filled family night not to be missedLiam Chris Christopher Nathan and Vince are not only great individual lookalikes to the…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07968 851261
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09
MAY
The Hudsucker Proxy
The Nuffield Theatre

December 1st 1958. Waring Hudsucker president of the giant Hudsucker Industries has just thrown himself from the 45th floor. The business world holds its breath. But the board of directors has a cunning plan: put an idiot in his place depress the…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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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 7:45pmWe're artists aren't we we're supposed to celebrate life'A gentle and poignant comedy about life‐long…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03336 663366
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18
MAY
Pint of Science Southampton
The Red Lion (plus other venues)

Science... in a pub Southampton academics are bringing their latest research to a pub near you as part of Pint of Science the worlds largest festival of public science lectures.Ever wondered how your brain stores memories Could we survive a mission to…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL:
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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

21
MAY
CERAMICS AND ART EXHIBITION: Visions & Dimensions
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery

Quarr Abbey Art Gallery will be hosting a ceramics and art exhibition by Isle of Wight artists ANDREW DOWDEN and JEANNE MILLS‐HOLLAND. This will be Andrew and Jeannes fifth exhibition together at Quarr.A carpenter for 20 years Andrew Dowden was inspired to…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01983 867505
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22
MAY
Dylan Moran
Portsmouth Guildhall

Dylan Moran star of Black Books Shaun of the Dead and Run Fat Boy Run is about to spread a little happiness with a brand new tour for 2011. Ageing religion kids relationships…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
MAY
Chris Difford
Cellars at Eastney

Chris Difford at Cellars at Eastney in Southsea on Saturday 23 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 at the best…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
MAY
Children's Fun Day
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

JUST what it says on the tinA day of activities for children. Why not come along and get rid of that surplus energy at the museum There will be Circus skills free Tommy Train layout Nerf game Gladiators and Rodeo Bull small…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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24
MAY
School Half Term Event
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

NOTE: These half term holiday activity days are only held on Sundays Wednesdays and Thursdays ONLY. The Museum is not open every day of the week....sorry…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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25
MAY
Environmental Rock 2015
The Hobbit Pub

Environmental Rock Southampton's annual family‐ friendly Eco Festival returns on Monday 25th May 2015 Situated in the Hobbit Pub in Bevois Valley Southampton this unique festival is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and sustainable living. With a spectrum of entertainment including some…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

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29
MAY
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
Portsmouth Guildhall

Jimmy Carr Funny Business at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Friday 29 May 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Jimmy Carr Funny Business tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
MAY
Stewart Francis
O2 Guildhall Southampton

The star of 'Mock The Week' 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo' embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show A brilliant comic brain... this stand‐up cracks some…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

02
JUN
Manic Street Preachers
O2 Guildhall Southampton

The Manics debut album Generation Terrorists in 1992 gained them a huge following and cult status. Since then they seen 8 out of 10 albums released make the top ten with 15 top ten singles…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUN
Laughter Live!
Ferneham Hall

This shows headliner is a TOP SECRET TV ACT and one of TVs hottest properties right now rising through the ranks and surely set to become an even bigger star in the next 12 months.As seen onThe Royal Variety PerformanceLive At The…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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05
JUN
Bryan Ferry
Portsmouth Guildhall

Lead vocalist and charismatic front man of Roxy Music where he originally performed alongside fellow greats like Brian Eno and outstanding solo star Bryan Ferry is a living legend.With a smooth timeless style inspired by…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
JUN
Madness
Fratton Park

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 4.4 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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