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

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SEP
Costume Exhibition
Groundlings Theatre

Costume ExhibitionFriday 6th September 2019Come and view our immersive costume exhibition that travels through the ages from Jason and the Argonauts to Saturday Night Fever. With expert guides on hand you will be able to walk amongst some of our more famous…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02392 737370
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SEP
Restoration Theatre drama workshop
The Groundlings Theatre

Restoration Theatre drama workshopSaturday 7th September 2pm ‐ 4pm11yrs Restoration Theatre was truly a unique era of performance and writing celebrating the end of Puritan rule. Join Groundlings Theatre to learn about this lavish and lighthearted age of theatre where classics such…

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SEP
Georgian Class Room Drama Workshop
Groundlings Theatre

Georgian Class Room Drama Workshop7yrs ‐ 11yrsSaturday 7th September 11.30am ‐ 1.30pmDiscover the sights and sounds of a Georgian School House have fun playing Georgian playground games and take part in a drama workshop with the Georgian school mistress. Get dressed up…

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SEP
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
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SEP
THEATRE TOUR DATES 2019
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…

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TEL: 02392 737370
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SEP
The Zoots Sounds of the 60s show at The New Theatr
New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

THE ZOOTS are here to make your whole family bop to the 60s beats that everybody loves ‐ with legendary numbers by The Beatles The Stones The Monkees The Beach Boys The Kinks The Searchers The Four Seasons Elvis and dozens more…

TEL: 02392 649000
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SEP
1950s Cocktail Night
The Groundlings Theatre

1950s Cocktail NightFriday 13th September. 7.30pm onwardsJoin us as we go back to when Rock n Roll ruled the airwaves and poodle skirts were all the rage. A time for Drive ins Diners and Elvis celebrate the decade we all wished…

TEL: 02392 737370
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SEP
Bleak House
New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

Bleak House is a powerfully physical gothic retelling of Dickens novel that follows Esther Summersons search for her family and identity set against a brutal legal system hell bent on destroying those subjected to it. Pickpockets prostitutes rowdy drunks and con…

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SEP
Auditions for Jack and the Beanstalk
Groundlings Theatre

Auditions for Jack and the BeanstalkSunday 29th September 2019Doors open to register from 9.15amDancers10.30 am Finish at 12noonBoys & girls aged 7 yrs and over to audition as BabesMax. Height 52Dancers1 pm 2.30pmBoys & girls to audition as SeniorsMin. height…

TEL: 02392 737370
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OCT
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
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NOV
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…

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DEC
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
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MAR
MJR present THE BOYS ARE BACK TOUR
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…

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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…

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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