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

23
NOV
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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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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29
NOV
The Circus of Horrors - Voodoo
Guildhall Portsmouth

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo.The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts acts all woven into a sensational…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 472362
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01
DEC
Street Life PArty
Guildhall Portsmouth

You may or may not know but we raised a fair chunk of money in May for Homeless projects. We decided to support the Pompey Bus Project which was set up to be a temporary shelter for homeless people and will behanded…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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02
DEC
Nicholas McCarthy plays Ravel
Oaklands Catholic School

Alongside the Ravel the Orchestra will play Elgars Overture Cockaigne Butterworths A Shropshire Lad and the Symphony in D minor by Cesar Franck. They will be conducted by their Music Director Jonathan Butcher and also Richard Miller the holder of the…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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08
DEC
Comedy All Stars Christmas Specials!
Horndean Technology College

James Alderson introduces another amazing line up for the Christmas shows and due to popular demand we have TWO shows so that no one misses out on tickets. Every show sells out so to avoid sad Christmas moments weve put on TWO…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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14
DEC
Caremark Christmas Carols and Cream Tea at Chiches
Vicars' Hall, Chichester Cathedral

We cordially invite you to attend our Christmas carols and cream tea event at Vicars Hall ChichesterCathedral on Thursday 14th December 2017 from 1 ‐ 3pm where we will be raising some much neededmoney for Dementia UK while enjoying a festive sing…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01903 232949
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16
DEC
It's beginning to look like Christmas!
Hayling Island Community Centre

Celebrate the festive season with iconic music that has become associated with Christmas since Mozarts father Leopold wrote a musical Sleigh Ride The orchestra and choir from Chichester University are joined by members of Havant Symphony Orchestra in a superb family…

Location: 4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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21
JAN
An 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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27
JAN
Fawlty Towers Interactive Dinner Show Isle of Wigh
Ryde Catle Hotel

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Basil Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you the only way they no how. Chaos and mayhem are served in…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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03
FEB
Beethoven's Eroica
Ferneham Hall

Music of contrasting moods brings drama joyfulness and melancholy to this programme of pieces spanning the development between the classical and romantic periods.Schubert wrote two Overtures In the Italian style when the craze for Italian opera was sweeping Europe we present…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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14
APR
Rough Runner The South
Bereleigh Estate

Game show‐inspired obstacle events are for everyone ‐ you dont need to be an ultra marathon runner just someone whos up for a great timeRough Runner is the lovechild of TV game shows and obstacle racing and our goal is to make…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Sports

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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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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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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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