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

22
FEB
Speed Dating in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

Portsmouth Speed Dating How speed dating in Portsmouth worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Portsmouth. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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23
FEB
Comedy All Stars
Barton Hall

Its some how 2018 and Comedy All Stars in Horndean is off with a bangNow in its 6th year and the second biggest comedy club in the country the first show of the year starts with an amazing line upLocal award winning…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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01
MAR
Alun Cochrane: Alunish Cochranish
Ashcroft Arts Centre

Jokes ideas and possibly movement will all be deployed for your amusement during this show.As seen on blah blah and blah and heard on various funny radio shows.The age recommendation is 16…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01329 223100
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02
MAR
Emily Maguire
Ashcroft Arts Centre

Emily Maguire is truly a talent to be reckoned with R2 Magazine.Her strong thought‐provoking lyrics supremely expressive vocals and spellbinding live performances have won her fans across the globe. After a two year break Emily has been touring her hauntingly beautiful fifth…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 223100
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09
MAR
Craobh Rua
Ashcroft Arts Centre

Craobh Rua pronounced Crave Roo‐Ah translates from Irish to Red Branch and is a name that is well known in Celtic history from the stories of the Red Branch Knights of Ulster. Hailing from Belfast they perform Irish traditional music with their…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 223100
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10
MAR
String Symphony
Emsworth Baptist Church

The oldest piece will be the Concerto for Two Violins by Bach in which two of our section leaders Brian Howells and Cathy Mathews will take the solo parts.Opening the concert will be a 20th century work by the British composer Benjamin…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01489 877497
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14
MAR
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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15
MAR
Croft & Pearce
Ashcroft Arts Centre

After a total sell‐out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and a hit series on BBC Radio 4 The Croft & Pearce Show these award‐winning comedians bring their hilarious sketch comedy show to Ashcroft Arts Centre for one night only. A BBC…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01329 223100
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16
MAR
Sweeney Entertainments Presents Who's Bad-Jackson
The Kings Theatre

. SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS WHOS BADJackson Live in ConcertOne of the most dynamic realistic Michael Jackson Tributes in the UKSweeney Entertainments are thrilled to present the all‐new Jackson Live in Concert Show for 2018 starring Whos Bad ‐ direct from the USA…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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17
MAR
Pictures at an Exhibition & Dvorak Violin Concerto
Oaklands Catholic School

You have almost certainly heard the first piece in this concert the Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 by Liszt as the background music to cartoons such as Tom and Jerry It was originally written for solo piano but a couple of orchestrations…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01489 877497
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18
MAR
The Passion of Christ
Emsworth Baptist Church

Handels The Passion of Christ is a newly discovered choral work performed as part of The Havant Music Festival with Neil Jenkins as The Evangelist.and Thomas Neal as conductor with young soloists from London. …

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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22
MAR
Stansted Musical Evening
Stansted House

More Sullivan Without Gilbert by Los Ladrones. Neglected gems by Sir Arthur with interval refreshments.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 412265
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25
MAR
Craft Fair
The Brickworks Museum

A special craft market to kick start the season. Entry prices include both the museum and the craft fair. Special one day prices: Adults £3 Children £1…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01489 576248
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07
APR
Out of Egypt
Gosport Gallery

Discover how Ancient Egyptians treated their dead and see many of the objects placed in the tomb for the afterlife including scarabs and mummified animals mummy masks and wrappings shabti figures and jewellery. There are lots of activities games and puzzles to…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02392 501957
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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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17
APR
The Big Sports Quiz & Curry
The Concorde Club

The Big Sports Quiz & Curry in aid of Rose Road will be taking place on 17th April at the Concorde Club in Eastleigh. Starting at 6.30PM the quiz will feature questions from the world of sport we hope to have a…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 721213
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19
APR
Born To Win
The Kings 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: 1.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 828282
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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19
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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31
AUG
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…

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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