What's on inPortsmouth


Welcome to Portsmouth

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Portsmouth - 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 Portsmouth to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Portsmouth

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MAY
South Coast Comedian of the Year 2019
Portsmouth Guildhall

SOUTH COAST COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2019Join award winning comedian and local chap James Alderson as he introduces the sixth year searching for new comedy talent on the south coast.Once again this year over 100 comedians from every county along the south…

TEL: 07736 326326
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10
MAY
Spinnaker Tower Comedy CLub
Spinnaker Tower

Headlining Mays comedy extravaganza is Rob Deering. Rob has mastered stand‐up comedy with music using a guitar a loop pedal and his voice to create impressive rock and pop soundscapes and do jokes of course.Along with being one of the most…

TEL: 07736 326326
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17
MAY
Quiz Night
Groundlings Theatre

Friday 17th May 7.30pm£2.50 Entry.All money raised will go to the restoration of the theatre.Think you can beat our quizmaster Join us for a special pub quiz and help us raise some money to continue to provide opportunities for our wonderful Groundlings…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 02392 737370
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AUG
Eco Freaks Festival
Portsmouth Guildhall

Being a little more eco friendly can be super easy and lots of fun. This show will be showcasing some of the best products and businesses about.Eco friendly sustainable vegan veggie organic locally sourced Fair Trade zero waste and reusable items and…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07717 357416
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SEP
THEATRE TOUR DATES 2019
Groundlings Theatre

THEATRE TOUR DATES 2019Discover the history of the Old Beneficial School on one of Groundlings historical tours.Explore the truth surrounding Charles Dickens birth and learn of former pupil Sir Henry Ayers the man who became a rock in the middle of Australia.With…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02392 737370
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SEP
The Zoots Sounds of the 60s show at The New Theatr
New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

THE ZOOTS are here to make your whole family bop to the 60s beats that everybody loves ‐ with legendary numbers by The Beatles The Stones The Monkees The Beach Boys The Kinks The Searchers The Four Seasons Elvis and dozens more…

TEL: 02392 649000
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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…

Spitbank Fort

A massive man‐made island, sitting a mile offshore from Portsmouth Harbour, Spitbank Fort is one of the most unusual military buildings ever constructed and one of the most unique venues to be found anywhere.During June, July and August you can visit the spectacular Spitbank Fort on Sunday afternoons…

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…

Southsea Castle

Built in 1544, the Castle was part of a series of fortifications constructed by Henry VIII around England's coasts to protect the country from invaders.Henry VIII ordered that Southsea Castle be built to defend Portsmouth and it harbour. Since then the Castle has been guarding the city for…

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