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

27
JUN
Under Milk Wood
Groundlings Theatre

To celebrate the unveiling of our newest model the Groundlings Theatre building. We are hosting an evening of outdoor theatre. Under Milk Wood is a work of genius; ripe with vitality rich in humour and populated by sublime eccentric enchanting characters.Come to…

TEL: 02392 737370
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29
JUN
Neptune Girls present - The Cabaret of Sass
The Groundlings Theatre

Neptune Girls is a super sassy fire powered larger than life empowerment dance company. We believe in shining a light on and embracing the beauty of who you truly areBe prepared for an evening of intoxicating energetic divine wonder incorporating dancing singing…

TEL: 02392 737370
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13
JUL
A Medieval Murder Mystery
The Dolphin old portsmouth

Supernatural Tours and Events present a medieval‐themed Murder Mystery including a three‐course meal acted out interactive scenes live actors and moreIts late at night when suddenly a blood‐curdling scream echoes around Old Portsmouth.The Queen has been killed But how and whyIts been…

TEL: 07305 826116
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14
JUL
Poppy Quest Portsmouth
Guildhall Square

Discover Portsmouth using maps and minds this summer and raise funds for The Royal British Legion. Poppy Quest is coming to Guildhall Square on 14th July 2019 and will be the perfect way to discover the past and present of this historic…

TEL: 03330 114500
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17
JUL
Terrifying Tudors
Groundlings Theatre

Terrifying Tudors watch your head make sure you duck for the cannon balls and have a jousting match in this interactive show that will keep the whole family laughing in the aisles.…

TEL: 02392 737370
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31
JUL
Chamber Opera Tours Presents Jane Austen's Persuas
New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

On tour for its 7th year Chamber Opera Tours is thrilled to bring its original musical of the adaptation to Portsmouths New Theatre Royal for ONE NIGHT ONLY. This popular production has toured the UK and North America the past six…

TEL: 312-95 1-7944
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11
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…

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TEL: 07717 357416
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12
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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12
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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18
MAR
MJR present THE BOYS ARE BACK TOUR
Portsmouth Guildhall

An evening of late 90s boyband nostalgia 4 of the eras biggest pop bands take to the stage on a multi bill extravaganza for 30 dates across the UK in 2020 Celebrating a decade of wild boys of pop MJR bring you…

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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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