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

19
JUN
Speed Dating in Portsmouth
The Liquorist Portsmouth

Portsmouth Speed DatingAbout Speed Dating in Portsmouth EventsAt one of our Portsmouth Speed Dating events you will have four minutes to chat to each date. Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02380 784694
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21
JUN
South Coast Comedian of the Year 2018
Portsmouth Guildhall

Its our 5th year searching for another brilliant new act from the region and heats 1‐8 are underway and this year the heats and semi finals are at the wonderful Portsmouth Guildhall with the final as usual at Southseas Wedgewood RoomsCome and…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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24
JUN
Country Fair @ The Brickworks
The Brickworks Museum

Come and see the museum itself and then add animals crafts displays and more.Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust will be running their trains and the caf open. The museum steam engines will be powered up and the old machinery working.…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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27
JUN
Born To Win
The Medina Theatre

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017 Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster showcasing a story of love and passion with even more heat even more energy and even more drama than…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01983 823884
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29
JUN
Comedy All Stars 29th June
Barton Hall

James Alderson brings three more amazing comedians to the Horndean stage blending well known faces rising stars and comedy legends to make a fantastic show at the biggest comedy club in the southThis show is no exception Lee Macks official tour support…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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06
JUL
Stompin' Dave's Blues3
Quay Arts

Stompin Daves Blues3 brings together three of the UKs top blues and roots musicians. Award winning drummer Sam Kelly larger than life personality Earl Jacksonand multi‐instrumentalist tornado tap dancer Stompin Dave Allen.Stompin Dave Allen ‐ vocalsguitarbanjoharmonicapiano. A master of all kinds of…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 822490
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06
JUL
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club 6th july
Spinnaker Tower

The summer is here and we have the show to start the month with a bangJames and 3 more hilarious comedians from all over the world come together to split your sides starting with the award winning Laura Lexx Laura performs at…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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06
JUL
Chichester Flavour of the world, fine food and cra
north street chichester

Chichester is likely to be abuzz with locals out‐of‐town shoppers and tourists on the first weekend of July when International market sets up stall in Chichester City Centre.The Flavours of the World market comprises 28 carefully selected international stalls and will trade…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07977 567726
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07
JUL
Tchaikovsky and Finzi
Oaklands School

Our season of concerts at Oaklands comes to a dramatic close with three works inspired by fictional or personal battles.Borodin based his opera Prince Igor on an ancient Russian epic tale which tells of the war of Igor against the Polovtsian tribes…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01489 877497
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07
JUL
Solent Male Voice Choir
The Church of the Holy Spirit

The Solent Male Voice Choir is directed by Geoffrey Porter and accompanied by Nigel Smith. There are refreshments available.…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 476700
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13
JUL
Missy Jay US Tour w/ Fiamma Fumana at Eastleight P
Eastleight Park Festival

We have been rehearsing for months tried new samplings editing remixing and producing new sounds said Missy Jay. Now we are ready to show what a fusion of genres can be. We play folk and electronic techno beats. Its so uniqueThe upcoming…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: +447785 113071
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22
JUL
Trains @ The Brickworks
The Brickworks Museum

An extra treat for the train lovers amongst you. For Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust it is a chance to show off their collection of rolling stock and latest projects.We will have the Museum all steamed up and working plus the caf…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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28
JUL
Belinda's Open Garden
Belinda's Garden

Join Jan Peirson Rose Road fundraiser extraordinaire as she opens Belindas beautiful private gardens to help raise funds for Rose Road.Support the work that we do with children and young people with profound and complex disabilities and enjoy an afternoon in the…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02380 449577
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30
JUL
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Stansted Park

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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30
JUL
Become a Harlequins Hero at summer rugby camps
Portsmouth Rugby Football Club

The Portsmouth RFC Harlequins Summer holiday camp is the perfect way to keep kids entertained during the school holidays. The camp which lasts from the 30th July to the 1st August is open to boys and girls aged 6‐14 years from complete…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Sports

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03
AUG
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club 3rd August
Spinnaker Tower

Our first ever August show and its a crazy hilarious oneOpening the show is Tom Deacon. Youll recognise Toms smooth tones from his time as a Radio 1 DJ and then hosting Capital FMs breakfast show and since then has been making…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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19
AUG
Vehicles @ The Brickworks Museum
The Brickworks Museum

Southampton and District Heritage Transport Trust will be on site with their collection of buses.We will be all steamed up and the machinery working. Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust will be running their trains and inside there is the museum itself with…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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30
AUG
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Osborne

Deep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the worlds greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears a desperate quest to find her begins. Sherlock Holmes comes face to face…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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31
AUG
PETERSFIELD ANTIQUES FAIR
Festival Hall

Every February and September the Festival Hall fills with enthusiastic buyers and sellers of authentic Antiques and Fine Art including furniture paintings jewellery porcelain silver and Objets from Tudor oak to art deco lighting All are authenticated by teams of experts and…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01825 744074
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31
AUG
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Little Mix.
Medina Theatre

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE LITTLE MIX EXPERIENCEFour hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UKs finest girl bands with breathtaking dance moves replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK. Bursting with personality this is a high‐energy…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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31
AUG
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Little Mix Exp
Medina Theatre

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE LITTLE MIX EXPERIENCEFour hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UKs finest girl bands with breathtaking dance moves replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK. Bursting with personality this is a high‐energy…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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06
SEP
Heritage Open Day @ The Brickworks Museum
The Brickworks Museum

We are open again as part of this national scheme to help everyone get close to our amazing heritage.…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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13
SEP
Sweeney Entertainments Presents T.Rextasy
Ferneham Hall

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS T.REXTASYMarc Bolan with his band T.Rex was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolans special ingredient of Rock‐a‐Boogie songs the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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20
SEP
Hal Cruttenden 'Chubster' UK Tour 2018
The Point

After a 2 year hiatus from touring one of the UKs most popular TV and live comedians is back with a new show entitled Chubster and nationwide tour this autumn. This hotly anticipated show premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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23
SEP
WW1 Event @ The Brickworks Museum
The Brickworks Museum

11th November 1918 ‐ nearly 100 years ago ‐ the Great War finally ended but not before 8 million soldiers died and 21 million soldiers were injuredThe Brickworks want to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the war with our…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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30
SEP
Hampshire Rainbow Run
Fairthorne Manor

This 3k fun run is not about speed or fitness its about celebration having crazy fun with friends family and colleagues all while raising vital funds for your local childrens hospice.Youll be pelted with powdered paint as you make your way around…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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21
OCT
The Great South Run
Clarence Esplanade

This flat route is perfect for all running abilities from beginners right through to experienced runners trying to beat a PB.Starting and finishing on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea the fast and flat course takes you through Old Portsmouth home of the Portsmouth…

Location: 1.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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21
OCT
Halloween Steam Up @ The Brickworks
The Brickworks Museum

All our resident traction engines and road rollers will be home again after the summer away plus friends of theirs with yet more engines. The museum will be in steam as well. Both large steam engines and our small vertical one should…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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28
OCT
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Best of Wham!
The Kings Theatre

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE BEST OF WHAMSweeney Entertainments brings a fantastic new show to venues across the UK featuring the very best of George Andrew Pepsi and Shirlie ‐ The Best of WhamCan it really be 37 years since George Michael and…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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15
NOV
QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA TOUR 2018
Portsmouth Guildhall

Queen Extravaganza described by the legendary Roger Taylor himself as A rock celebration in the Royal tradition and designed to enable new fans and old to celebrate the music of Queen ‐ will play 17 shows across the UK from October…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08712 200260
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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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