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

Lady Chatterley's Lover
The Kings Theatre

TV regular Rupert Hill Casualty BBC; Coronation Street ITV will star alongside Phoebe Marshall Witness for the Prosecution London County Hall in a sensual new stage adaptation of D.H. Lawrences controversial masterpiece Lady Chatterleys Lover adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville The…

You May Recognise Me From Tinder
The Groundlings Theatre

Eleanor suspects she may have intimacy issues...She always has sex on the first date and hasnt got beyond a third date in over ten years. Its a shame because shes really good at sex. Shes even crossed a line that many women…

TEL: 02392 737370
Alex Edelman - 'Just For Us' UK Tour
Guildhall Square

The star of the next generation of award winning comedians Alex Edelman is bringing his revered effortlessly brilliant and hilarious stand up show Just For Us across the pond for his first ever UK tour.The Inspiringly intelligent Bostonian Alex has already been…

TEL: 01273 709709
The Kings Theatre

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018 personality and national treasure Su Pollard Hi‐De‐Hi and You Rang MLord BBC returns to reprise her role in Harpy by award‐winning playwright Philip Meeks Kiss Me Honey Honey; Murder Margaret and…

TEL: 02392 828282
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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