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
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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26
APR
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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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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05
MAY
Film on a Farm - Outdoor- Indiana Jones and the Ra
Manor Farm

Film on a Farm is a unique Outdoor Cinema experience. Showcasing some of the most stunning landscapes the Great British countryside has to offer. Pull up a straw bale and snuggle up beneath a blanket of stars and join us for a…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 07768 706928
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05
MAY
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club
Spinnaker Tower

Award winning comedian James Alderson introduces another full line up of comedy to the Spinnaker Tower stageOpening the show is Karen Bailey. Karen has just supported Joe Lycett on tour and can be seen performing at all the best clubs around the…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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05
MAY
Tea Coffee Or Something
Guildhall Portsmouth

Free From Gravity is set to release their inspirational single entitled Tea Coffee or Something on 5 May 2017. The bands front man Vince Barnes having seen a video on YouTube of a police officer in New York physically abusing a homeless…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07507 126956
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06
MAY
Film on a Farm - Outdoor Cinema – Pretty Woman
Manor Farm

Film on a Farm ‐ Outdoor Cinema Pretty WomanFilm on a Farm is a unique Outdoor Cinema experience. Showcasing some of the most stunning landscapes the Great British countryside has to offer. Pull up a straw bale and snuggle up beneath…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 07768 706928
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06
MAY
Spirit of Music Festival: Bach and the Divine
St Peter's Church, Petersfield

The festival marks 500 years of Lutheran Reformation in Germany. This first of 2 concerts on 6th May highlights the work of JS Bach including solo works for violin cello and piano and extracts from The Art of Fugue. Performers…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01730 301000
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06
MAY
Spirit of Music Festival: German Choral Traditions
St Peters Church, Petersfield

The festival marks 500 years of Lutheran Reformation in Germany with this second of 2 concerts on this date. The concert features The Petersfield Choir and the Southdowns Camerata together performing Mozarts Requiem along with Lutheran protestant music by Bach Schutz…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01730 301000
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12
MAY
Comedy All Stars HORNDEAN 12th May
Barton Hall

Once again the biggest comedy show in the south returns now in its 5th yearOpening the show is Sean Collins a Canadian comic who performs all over the world and headlines the biggest clubs in the UK. Youll recognise him from Michael…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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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
Hack Pompey 7: Hack the Home
Portland Building

Home sweet home. Theres no place like it for sure but why not make it more special with clappers for your lights self‐watering plants or perhaps a Nerf gun home defense systemHack the Home will be a Saturday full of innovation from…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: Seew ebsite
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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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14
MAY
Larry Garner and The Norman Beaker Band
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

Two Blues greats Larry Garner Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame and Norman Beaker British Legend Blues Hall of Fame are coming to the Spring Arts & Heritage Centre in Havant Hampshire Born in Louisiana and picking up the areas distinct Swamp Blues…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 472700
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20
MAY
Beethoven night in Fareham!
Ferneham Hall

Its Beethoven night with the Havant Chamber Orchestra The stunning fifth Symphony rounds off a feast of great works from the great man.The Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus provides a suitably dramatic opening to the concert. It is short…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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25
MAY
Alex Poulton, baritone
Stansted House

Alex Poulton baritone with Peter Rhodes piano present with film projection Debussy & Satie in the elegant Edwardian Music Room of Stansted House.Interval refreshments included in ticket price.Easy parking right outside The House.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 412265
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25
MAY
EXHIBITION: VISIONS & DIMENSIONS
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery

Quarr Abbey is situation in tranquil landscaped gardens. Facilities include tearoom and gardens farm shop plants and home‐grown produce for sale bookshop visitor centre old abbey ruins woodland walk disabled access and toilets. The abbey also keep pigs and rescued chickens. Large…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01983 867505
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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