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

22
SEP
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club
Spinnaker Tower

Resident compere James Alderson introduces 3 new acts to the Spinnaker Tower stage. Opening the show is Craig Murray A regular performing at all the biggest clubs around the country youll recognise Craig as the face and voice of Yorkshire Plusnet Broadband…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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24
SEP
Portsmouth Songwriting Competition
Portsmouth Pyramids Centre

PORTSMOUTH FUTURE MUSIC SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2017 PERFORMANCE DATES RELEASEDSongwriting Competition performance dates for Portsmouth Future Music Songwriting Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Future Music 2017 by clicking hereFuture Music have announced their performance dates for the Portsmouth Songwriting Competition…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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24
SEP
Trains galore at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

The September Steam‐up Sunday will have as its focus trains an extra treat for the train lovers amongst you. We will have the museum all steamed up and working plus the caf and the museum visit itself. But on top there…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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28
SEP
Speed Dating in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

Speed Dating in PortsmouthHow Speed Dating in Portsmouth worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Portsmouth you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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28
SEP
The Nightingales
Stansted House

The Nightingales a vocal group from Emsworth entertain in the elegant Edwardian Music Room of Stansted House together with Geoff & Marion Porter piano & reader.Free parking right outside The House.Interval refreshments included.Access from north entrance.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 412265
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29
SEP
Comedy All Stars 29th September
Barton Hall

The first show back after the Summer break is a corkerAward winning host and comedian James Alderson introduces 3 brilliant comedians off the telly to the regular sell‐out crowd of Horndean.Opening the show is Tanyalee Davis that most will remember from The…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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29
SEP
Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast
Portsmouth Guildhall

Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Friday 29 September 2017. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Greg Davies You…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
SEP
Havant Symphony Orchestra
Hayling Island Community Centre

Havant Symphony Orchestra once again brings an evening of beautiful music to Hayling Island Community CentreThe Orchestra have had a great year working with young conductor Tom Griffin as holder of their Bob Harding Bursary. His last outing with the Orchestra…

Location: 4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01489 877497
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30
SEP
Murder Mystery Dinner
The Concorde Club

Its the special launch night for the latest movie from Buena Pasta Pictures Im your number one fang All the great and the good of the movie industry along with critics and backers are gathered to hear from the producer and director…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 613989
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30
SEP
Portsmouth Auditions for The Voice to Win Open Mic
Pyramids Centre

PORTSMOUTH OPEN MIC UK AUDITIONS ARE LOOKING FOR THE VOICE TO WOW THE JUDGES AT OPEN MIC UK 2017Have you got the voice Audition dates for Portsmouth Open Mic UK have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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30
SEP
Portsmouth Open Mic UK Music Competition
Portsmouth Pyramids Centre

PORTSMOUTH OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITION 2017 AUDITION DATES RELEASEDMusic competition auditions dates for Portsmouth Open Mic UK Music Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking hereOpen Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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30
SEP
Portsmouth Open Mic UK Singing Competition
Portsmouth Pyramids Centre

PORTSMOUTH OPEN MIC UK SINGING COMPETITION 2017Singing Competition auditions dates for Portsmouth Open Mic UK Singing Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking hereOpen Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for the Portsmouth Singing…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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01
OCT
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: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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06
OCT
Laughter Live
Ferneham Hall

Another bonkers night of comedy with three great comedians and your hilarious host the award‐winning James Alderson. Opening the show is Tanyalee Davis. At 36 Tanyalee is the Ferrari of comedy low to the ground and kind of racy. Canadian born…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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06
OCT
Yoga Retreat
Godshill Park Farm

Well start the weekend with welcome tea and cakes in front of the fire on Friday afternoon followed by a yoga class and a home‐cooked vegetarian feast. Saturday morning will begin with a breathing & meditation practice followed by smoothies yoga…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07881 524900
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07
OCT
Southern Re-enactment Fair at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

If you have an interest in history you will find this fascinating. This unusual market features the crafts‐folk and traders who supply the growing re‐enactors and live‐action market. From Roman sandals to WW2 weaponry everything you never knew you needed…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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14
OCT
Havant Chamber Orchestra
Ferneham Hall

An evening of refined and delightful melody awaits in this programme at Ferneham Hall We are very excited to explore some more of the music of Richard Strauss and in the Duet Concertino his last completed composition we proudly feature our…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 231942
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19
OCT
Ben Lathbury - Piano Magic
Stansted House

Ben is a brilliant concert pianist and a very clever magician ‐ especially with card tricksIt could be a very unusual eveningEasy parking right outside the House.Interval refreshments included in the price.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 412265
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20
OCT
Comedy All Stars PORTMOUTH
New Theatre Royal

20th OctoberThe second night in 2017 is chock‐a‐block with TV comedy talent First up is the hilarious Paul Tonkinson. Older comedy fans will remember Paul as the host of The Big Breakfast but in more recent years stand up comedy has seen…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 649000
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20
OCT
Fairport Convention in Emsworth
Emsworth Baptist Church

Credited with originating British folk‐rock Fairport first took to the stage in 1967s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades and numerous changes of line‐up the bands passion for live performance has never wavered.Fairport Convention still attract critical acclaim and won…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07711 937259
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21
OCT
Unloc Comedy Night - Fundraising for Portsmouth Yo
Lakeside North Harbour

With stars such as Zoe Lyons and Angela Barnes from TVs Mock the Week this event is set to leave you laughing all night long.Stand up comedy night located at Lakeside North Harbour with a range of comedians from TV and hosted…

Location: 2.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02392 344424
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29
OCT
Halloween Steam Up! at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Usually the biggest Steam‐up Sunday of the year. All our resident traction engines and road rollers will be home again after the summer away plus friends of their with yet more engines. The museum will be in steam as well. Both the…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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30
OCT
James Alderson presents...
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

Local comedian James Alderson is bringing a night of comedy to The Spring for one night onlyThe line‐up includes Zoe Lyons star of Live at the Apollo Room 101 Mock the Week and Michael McIntyres Comedy Roadshows There will be four more…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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10
NOV
60's Night Out with The Dreamers
The Medina Theatre

Join 60s hitmakers ‐ The Dreamers formerly Freddie and The Dreamers as they recreate their hits including Im Telling You Now You Were Made For Me If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody Over You Short Shorts plus many more.They are…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 823884
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24
NOV
Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi
Quay Arts

Rediscover the genius of blues masters Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry as Guy Davis and Fabrizio Poggi bring you an evening inspired by these two musical greats. Heavily influenced by the storytelling style and harmonica technique of Sonny Terry Guy Davis has…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 822490
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26
NOV
An Edwardian Worker's Christmas at The Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A different Christmas event this year and to celebrate the changes we are dropping the entry price to £2 per person £1 for children. Lots of really lovely activities with an Edwardian theme. We will have our Christmas market upstairs as usual…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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21
JAN
Ellen Kent Production: Rigoletto
Kings Theatre Southsea

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.VerdiRIGOLETTO.The masterpiece they tried to ban.Starring Vladimir Dragos and Iurie Gisca as Rigoletto.Featuring a magnificent golden eagle with a seven‐foot wingspan and two royal greyhounds.A…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 828282
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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…

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…

Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum

The famous writer Charles Dickens was born in this modest house in Portsmouth, England in 1812. The house has miraculously survived and is now preserved as a museum furnished in the style of 1809 which is when John and Elizabeth Dickens set up the first home of…

City Museum and Records Office

The Records Office is housed in the same building as Portsmouth City Museum. It holds the official records of Portsmouth City Council which survive from the 14th century; local Anglican and Non‐Conformist church registers and records from 16th century; large collections of material deposited by local businesses,…

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