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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

02
MAR
Speed Dating in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

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Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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03
MAR
Comedy All Stars 3rd March
Barton Hall

2017 is going to be a cracking year for comedy in Horndean and Marchs show starts it off with a bangJames Alderson brings 3 of the best comedians in the country to Barton Hall and opening the show is one of our…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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10
MAR
Only Fools and 3 Courses
Langstone Hotel

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will things go to…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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11
MAR
Great Classics for String Orchestra
Emsworth Baptist Church

Two of the greatest works for string orchestra the Introduction and Allegro by Elgar and the Serenade by Tchaikovsky feature in this evening of gorgeous classics presented by Havant Chamber Orchestra under their Music Director Robin Browning. Alongside Elgar and Tchaikovsky…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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11
MAR
Murder Mystery Dinner
Yelfs Hotel

Whilst enjoying the company of your fellow guests over a splendid three course dinner a blood‐curdling scream rends the night air and to your horror you realise that the charming person that was sitting next to you has just been killed …

Location: 6.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01983 564062
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15
MAR
South Coast Comedian of the Year 2017
New Theatre Royal

Now in its 4th successful year South Coast Comedian of the Year is back with another run of heats for this now famous competition searching for the brightest new comedy talent along the south coast of England and YOU get to vote…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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22
MAR
Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern
The Ferneham Hall

Whatever your age come along and join Mrs T and the girls from MHT this Spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.A feel‐good night that…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 675750
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23
MAR
Musical Evening
Stansted House

Los Ladrones present concert versions of Sullivans Cox & Box and extracts from Haddon Hall.Interval Refreshments. Parking right outside House.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 412265
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25
MAR
Concerto for Tuba!
Oaklands Catholic School

The composer Edward Gregson is particularly well known for his works for brass band and he produced versions of his tuba concerto for both brass band and symphonic wind band. The original though was for orchestra and we are delighted to…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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25
MAR
Errol Linton
Quay Arts

Three times winner of Blues Harp Player of the year Errol Linton and his band play eclectic British blues but with a nod to his Caribbean heritage. Singer songwriter harp player and bandleader Errol carries the legacy of Little Walter Junior Wells…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 822490
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25
MAR
Mike The Mechanics
Portsmouth Guildhall

Mike The Mechanics at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Saturday 25 March 2017. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
MAR
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club
Spinnaker Tower

James Alderson introduces three brilliant acts to the stage for this Spring specialOpening the show is Dana Alexander as seen on Russell Howards Good News and BBCs Edinburgh Festival Specials Dana is in demand all over the world with her larger than…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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01
APR
Dvorak Mass in D Major
Portsmouth Cathedral

Portsmouth Festival Choir and soloists from The Royal College of Music are conducted by Thomas Neal and accompanied by organist Mark Dancer.Dvorak Mass in D will be performed with other Czech and Russian choral music.…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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01
APR
Hamlet
Kings Theatre Portsmouth

Icarus Theatre Collective presents their sexy bloody and fast‐paced tour of Hamlet. This gripping ensemble reimagining embraces Shakespeares brutality and amplifies the exhilaration and violence of one of the greatest plays ever written. The King of Denmark is dead. Consumed with grief…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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02
APR
Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ
St. Faith�s Church

The Brent Quartet play Haydns Seven Last Words of Christ in Havants town centre church as part of the first Havant Music Festival in support of the Mayor of Havants Charities.…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 472700
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02
APR
Special Craft Fair at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

First Sunday of the new season we open our doors again. This year we are going to be starting with a craft fair to get the season going. Entry prices include both the museum and the craft fair. …

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01489 576248
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04
APR
The Solent Male Voice Choir & Bosmere Junior Schoo
St. Faith�s Church Hall

A joint concert with Solent Male Voice Choir & Bosmere Junior School Choir. Guest soloist : Canon Tom Kennar. Refreshments to follow. Easy free parking nearby.…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 472700
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06
APR
Rick Astley
Portsmouth Guildhall

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
APR
Rough Runner The South - Saturday
Bereleigh Estate

Welcome to our world of teamwork fun and incredible unique obstacles.Ever watched a TV game show and thought Id love to try that Or are you just bored with other running events and obstacle racesEither way youre in the right place now…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 00000 000000
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09
APR
Rough Runner The South - Sunday
Bereleigh Estate

Welcome to our world of teamwork fun and incredible unique obstacles.Ever watched a TV game show and thought Id love to try that Or are you just bored with other running events and obstacle racesEither way youre in the right place now…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 00000 000000
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22
APR
Yacht Sailing Taster Sessions
Hamble Yacht Services

Equinox Sailing are pleased to announce they will be holding further sailing experience sessions on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2017.Choose from the following session times and come along and experience what its like to sail a yacht. Morning Session…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07788 548989
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23
APR
Big Steam Up! at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

The first Steam‐up Sunday of the new season. All our resident traction engines and road rollers will be out in force. The museum will be in steam as well. Both the large steam engine and our small vertical one should be working…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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28
APR
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Medina Theatre

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 823884
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13
MAY
"Beer, Bricks & Buses" at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A first for the Brickworks we are holding our very own beer festival Bricks Beer and Busesbecause that is exactly what it is going to be. We will be running a heritage bus service from Swanwick Station good trains to Portsmouth…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01489 576248
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13
MAY
Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair
Wolverton Manor

The seventh annual Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair will take place in the stunning grounds of Wolverton Manor Shorwell Isle of Wight on Saturday 13th May 2017. 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

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27
MAY
Absolute Bowie
New Theatre Royal

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 649000
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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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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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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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