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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APR
Hoppy Monday at The Liquorist Portsmouth
The Liquorist Portsmouth

Newly opened The Liquorist Portsmouth is bound to wet appetites by offering craft beer at £3 per pint every Monday…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02392 851070
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APR
Barbara Nice
Ashcroft Arts Centre

Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket Experience this critically acclaimed tip‐top character comedy live from Phoenix Nights actress and comedian Janice Connolly. A playful life‐affirming show for all the family including the chance to win a prize off Barbaras table.…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01329 223100
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26
APR
Singles Quiz Night in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

How the Singles Quiz Night worksYou will be greeted by our lovely quiz master who will get you registered in give you your name badge and also your dating ticket. Once everyone has arrived the men and women will be divided into…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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26
APR
Pop up cinema, Goodbye Christopher Robin PG
St George's Church Hall, Waterlooville

This historical drama details the relationship between childrens author A.A. Milne Domhnall Gleeson and his son Christopher Robin played at various ages by Will Tilston and Alex Lawther which was changed forever when Milne used his child and his stuffed animals as…

Location: 5.6 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

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27
APR
Charity Glitter Ball
Marriott Hotel Portsmouth

The evening will be compered by TVs Michael Kurn long time ambassador for Rose Road. Guests will have the opportunity to be adorned in glitter at a festival glitter station before enjoying a sumptuous three course meal and then dancing the night…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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27
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Aidan O'Rourke & Kit Downes
Ashcroft Arts Centre

A new duo that brings together two of the UKs foremost folk and jazz artists a sparse and emotive exploration of contemporary folk music formed by multi award winning Scottish fiddler ‐ composer Aidan ORourke Lau Kan Blazin Fiddles and…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 223100
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Jess Robinson 'Here come the girls'
Berry Theatre

Join multi‐award winner and one of 2017s Britains Got Talent semi finalists and stand out stars ‐ Jess Robinson when she embarks on her debut UK tour in 2018. The show Here Come The Girls features spot on celebrity impressions and…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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27
APR
An Ellen Kent Production: La Traviata
Kings Theatre Portsmouth

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music that tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan Violetta.Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent Production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.VerdiLA TRAVIATA.Starring the international…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 828282
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The Solent Male Voice Choir
St. John's Church

The Raw Singers will be our guests in a concert in aid of St. Wilfrids New Hospice Appeal.Tickets £7 include a glass of wine in the interval.…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01243 214146
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29
APR
Big Spring Steam Up!
The Brickworks Museum

All our resident traction engines and road rollers will be out in force. The museum will be in steam as well. Both large steam engines and our small vertical one should be working away. Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust will be running…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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02
MAY
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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MAY
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club 4th May
Spinnaker Tower

Friday May 4thTo celebrate Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club now happening monthly on the FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH we have an amazing triple headline bill with 3 comedians off the tellyOpening the show is Mock The Week star Glenn Moore a rising…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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06
MAY
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Best of Wham!
Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE BEST OF WHAMStarring CRAIG WEBB Sweeney 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…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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12
MAY
Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair
Wolverton Manor

The eighth annual Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair will take place in the stunning grounds of Wolverton Manor Shorwell Isle of Wight on Saturday 12th May 2018. 11.30am to 8.00pm. After a sell‐out successful launch in 2011 the festival has been gaining…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 521290
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12
MAY
Beer Festival @ Brickworks Museum
The Brickworks Museum

Bricks Beer and Busesbecause that is exactly what it is going to beWe will be running a heritage bus service from Swanwick Station good trains tofrom Portsmouth and Southampton to the Brickworks.NB This is a TICKET ONLY event. Opening times:‐ Museum: From…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01489 576248
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14
MAY
James Alderson Presents....
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

James Alderson comes back to The Spring with more hilarity and 5 comedians trying out new material from the comedy circuit including Soccer AMs Llloyd Griffith fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall on his arena tour. Theres always a chance that some more…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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19
MAY
Mozart in Prague
Ferneham Hall

Take a trip to Prague with the Havant Chamber Orchestra Our concert features the Symphony no. 38 by Mozart which had its premier in the city in 1787. We pair it with the music of one of the most famous…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 231942
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19
MAY
A Royal Celebration Concert
St. John's Church, Rowlands Castle

The Southsea Salvation Army Band and The Solent Male Voice Choir entertain in a celebratory concert.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 410111
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24
MAY
Musical Evening at Stansted
Stansted House

Michael Winter & Friends present a varied programme of vocal and instrumental music in the elegant Edwardian Music Room of Stansted House.Interval refreshments included.Easy parking right outside The House accessible via the North Entrance Offices…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392412265o ption4
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27
MAY
Victoriana & Steampunk Festival
The Brickworks 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. A great networking and photo opportunity with all our Victorian…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01489 576248
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08
JUN
The Garden Show at Stansted Park
Stansted Park

A perfect event to find all you need for your garden and homefind out more about the show and the venueA great opportunity to explore whats on the doorstep; source new talent designers and artisans. Browse affordable and handpicked stands. With specialist…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01243 538456
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14
JUN
Petersfield Orchestra Summer Concert 2018
Petersfield Festival Hall

Music director Mark Biggins promises to set the Hall alight with Rossinis ever‐popular Thieving Magpie Overture the Concerto for clarinet and viola by Max Bruch which deserves to be as popular as his Violin Concerto and Beethovens mighty Third Symphony called the…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07833 587613
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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