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

Speed Dating in Portsmouth
The Drift

Portsmouth Speed DatingAbout Speed Dating in Portsmouth EventsAt one of our Portsmouth Speed Dating events you will have four minutes to chat to each date. Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to…

Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
Groundlings Theatre

THEATRE TOUR DATES 2019Discover the history of the Old Beneficial School on one of Groundlings historical tours.Explore the truth surrounding Charles Dickens birth and learn of former pupil Sir Henry Ayers the man who became a rock in the middle of Australia.With…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02392 737370
Only Fools And Boycie
Groundlings Theatre

Only Fools And BoycieAn intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.Date: 29th October 2019Time: 19.30Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis one of the nations greatest comedy actors best known as Boycie in BBC1s Only Fools and Horses. In…

TEL: 02392 737370
Murder, Margaret and Me
The Kings Theatre

Lin Blakley Eastenders BBC will be stepping into the shoes of Agatha Christie for the UK tour of Philip Meeks critically acclaimed play Murder Margaret and Me directed by Damian Cruden Artistic Director Shakespeares Rose Theatre.Murder Margaret and Me is the story…

The Showmen Christmas Spectacular
Buckland Community Centre

Direct from touring major theatres and cruises across the globe along with numerous TV appearances this magical duo present a spellbinding show filled with grand illusions mind‐boggling magic Hilarious comedy special effects and sensational showgirls. Come along and experience the perfect festive…

Meet Santa
Groundlings Theatre

Meet SantaSunday 22nd December 20191pm 2.00pmMeet Santa and the cast of Cinderella Groundlings smash hit Panto. Listen to stories from Santa on his golden throne and meet the cast from our Panto. Letter writing colouring in and making your own Christmas…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 02392 737370
Comedy All Stars New Years Eve Party!
Merchistoun Hall

Join James and the Comedy All Stars team for their first ever New Years Eve Show Very limited seats as its in the Merchistoun Hall so only space for our biggest fansEntry fee includes a welcome glass of bubbly for everyone and…

TEL: 07736 326326
Theatre Tour
Kent st

Discover the history of the Old Beneficial School on one of The Groundlings historical tours.Explore the truth surrounding Charles Dickens birth and learn of former pupil Sir Henry Ayers the man who became a rock in the middle of Australia.With guided tours…

TEL: 02392 737370
Portsmouth Guildhall

An evening of late 90s boyband nostalgia 4 of the eras biggest pop bands take to the stage on a multi bill extravaganza for 30 dates across the UK in 2020 Celebrating a decade of wild boys of pop MJR bring you…


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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