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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

28
MAY
Children's Fun Day at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A day of activities aimed at children aged 3 90 All kinds of things to do with child focussed entertainment for the day. The entry price includes the museum which will be all steamed up and the old machinery working.…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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01
JUN
Speed Dating in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

How speed dating in Portsmouth worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Portsmouth. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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02
JUN
Pop-Up Opera: Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto
The Garlic Farm

Continuing to challenge the way opera is traditionally performed Pop‐Up Opera take their productions into unusual spaces making them fun fresh and intimate. Il Matrimonio Segreto tells the tale of a rich Italian businessman as he attempts to marry off one…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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03
JUN
Allo Allo
Langstone Hotel

Welcome to Rene and Ediths restaurant ‐ but you may have chosen a bad night.Rene has agreed to look after the painting of the Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies in the cellar to keep it safe till the war is over.…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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08
JUN
Cox and Box
St.Michael's Church, Chalton

Music by Sullivan without Gilbert presented by Los Ladrones six singers and a pianist. Concert versions of Cox and Box and extracts from Haddon Hall.Interval refreshments and easy parking.…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 476700
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09
JUN
Comedy All Stars PORTMOUTH
New Theatre Royal

Comedy All Stars is coming to PORTSMOUTH The biggest comedy club in the south founded in Horndean with regular shows throughout the year is coming to the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth for two huge shows cram‐packed full of TV faces from…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 649000
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09
JUN
The Garden Show at Stansted park
Stansted Park

Join us for the 23rd Garden Show at Stansted Park on 9 11 June 2017The perfect event to find all you need to make your garden and home grow. A great opportunity to explore whats on the doorstep; source new talent…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01243 538456
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17
JUN
Summer Open Studios 2017
The Sorting Office

The weekend is a chance for visitors to browse the vibrant studio spaces and buy an exquisite array of wares expertly hand‐crafted by local designer‐makers.The studios 17 resident designer‐makers will be on hand to welcome visitors talk about their crafts and show…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02380 672825
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23
JUN
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club
Spinnaker Tower

For the first time ever Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club is hosting a show with two acts worthy to headline our show All hosted by our resident compere James Alderson this is a night of comedy not to be missedOpening the show is…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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24
JUN
Voodoo Kitchen at The Chichester Inn
The Chichester Inn

Blues with a Country SoulVoodoo Kitchen play their favorite venue in Chichester. Bringing a mix of Country Blues Gospel and Cajun. Some songs you will know others will be new and original. So come along and enjoyDoctor Bob Brookes Vocals and…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01903 410276
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25
JUN
Country Fair at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

One of our most popular days. We turn the old factory into the countryside for the day well as best we can Come and see the museum itself and then add animals crafts displays and more.Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust will…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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26
JUN
Could You Foster?
ASDA Fareham

Formed in 1989 Five Rivers Child Care is a Social Enterprise specialising in the care of Looked After Children through Residential Care and Foster Care.Were currently recruiting Foster CarersFor those who dont know Fostering involves children and young people being cared for…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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30
JUN
Laughter Live!
Ferneham Hall

James Alderson introduces another 3 terrific comedians to the stage for the second show of 2017 at Ferneham HallOpening the show is Mock The Week regular Ed Gamble Ed has had a tremendous year on TV with his career going from strength…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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30
JUN
Pride and Prejudice
Stansted Park

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet Jane Austens most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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07
JUL
Comedy All Stars 7th July
Barton Hall

For our last show before the Summer break award winning comedian James Alderson introduces three more brilliant comedians to the Horndean stageOpening the show is Paul McCaffrey. One of the original trio from TVs Impractical Jokers youll also recognise him from Russell…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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08
JUL
Holst's The Planets
Oaklands Catholic School

The last concert of our season delivers two works you may not have heard and one that you almost certainly haveGustav Holsts suite The Planets features at number 15 in the Classic FM Ultimate Hall of Fame and is a huge and…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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15
JUL
Curdridge Country Show
Curdridge Reading Rooms and Recreation Ground

The Curdridge Country Show offers a fun‐filled family day out.The line‐up so far includes Jamz Dance Falcon Birds of Prey Dog Factor Hamble Valley Brass Band a performance by Curdridge Primary School an opera singer and a vintage car display.3p‐Suite an A…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07722 787338
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15
JUL
Steampunk Festival at Bursledon Brickworkss
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Steampunks and the only remaining steam‐powered Victorian Brickworks in the UK are such a natural fit Steampunk is a mix of sci fi and fantasy with a huge range of interpretation possible. The weekend event will include specialist Steampunk Traders selling everything…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01489 576248
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19
JUL
Spinnaker Tower Edinuburgh Preview Comedy Nights
Spinnaker Tower

Now in its third year Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club bring the Edinburgh Festival shows to the tower stage BEFORE the comedians go to EdinburghA sneaky chance to see the festival shows of the comedy worlds top comedians and see their hour long…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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21
JUL
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club 21st July
Spinnaker Tower

Finishing off our run of Edinburgh Preview shows is a full on night of raucous comedy to keep you going through the Summer monthsHosted by award winning compere James Alderson its a night to remember jam packed with laughsOpening the show is…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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30
JUL
Family Fun Day at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A day of activities for everyone. All kinds of things to do with lots of child focussed entertainment for the day. The entry price includes the museum which will be all steamed up and the old machinery working. Hampshire Narrow Gauge…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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20
AUG
Vehicles through the Ages at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Steam‐up Sunday again and this time there will be all kinds of vehicles on site to make the visit even more interesting. This year we are hoping to have a plethora of old buses as well. We will be all steamed up…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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22
AUG
Great Expectations
Osborne

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens unforgettable story of love family and friendship set in the depths of Victorian England. From the haunting marshlands of Kent to the bustling streets of Victorian London this epic tale follows the fortunes of a young…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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29
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Osborne House and Gardens

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
SEP
Heritage Open Day at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A chance to see the museum for FREE We are open again as part of this national scheme to help everyone get close to our amazing heritage.This year thanks to a donation from Taylor Wimpey we are going to be steaming up…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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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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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
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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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
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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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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