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  1. Children outside HMS Victory
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for naval history.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    2. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  2. Sunset at the Victorious Festival main stage as Brian Wilson performs
    Victorious Festival will return for 2022 - bringing some of the biggest bands to Southsea Common.
    1. 26 Aug 202228 Aug 2022
  3. City Museum - Landscape
    Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is the museum of and for the people of Portsmouth, featuring exciting and varied displays.
    1. 1 Apr 202230 Sep 2022
    2. 1 Oct 202231 Mar 2023
  4. Southsea Castle & The Solent
    Visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, right along the water's edge.
    1. 30 Mar 202231 Oct 2022
    2. 1 Nov 202229 Mar 2023
  5. View of the Mary Rose
    The Mary Rose has now re-opened.
    1. 1 Apr 202231 Oct 2022
    2. 1 Nov 202231 Mar 2023
  6. Exterior shot of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth
    The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944.
    1. 1 Apr 202230 Sep 2022
    2. 1 Oct 202231 Mar 2023
  7. Spinnaker Tower by night
    ​​​​​​​​Experience the view from the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    2. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  8. Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops
    Gunwharf Quays is home to over 90 famous brands all offering up to 60% off the regular retail price. If you love to shop then there really is no better place than Gunwharf Quays.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022

Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Blue Reef Aquarium has now re-opened.

City Museum - Landscape

Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is the museum of and for the people of Portsmouth, featuring…

Image for Hotwalls Studios by Claire Sambrook

The Hotwalls Studios brings local artists, designers and makers together, in an exceptional…

Spinnaker Tower by night

​​​​​​​​Experience the view from the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast.

The grand surrounds of the Kings Theatre Southsea

Looking to visit the amazing Kings Theatre in Portsmouth?...If so, click here to get the latest…

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

Portsmouth Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Portsmouth, which covers south-east…

Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

Visit the first home of Britain's most famous Victorian author.

Southsea Castle & The Solent

Visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, right along the water's edge.

Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops

Gunwharf Quays is home to over 90 famous brands all offering up to 60% off the regular retail price…

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Cumberland House has now re-opened.

Children outside HMS Victory

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for naval history.

Exterior shot of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth

The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944.

Hovertravel

Hovertravel, the only scheduled Hovercraft operator in Europe, is the quickest way to reach the…

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

The New Theatre Royal, situated in the heart of the city, offers a matchless programme of cutting…

View of the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose has now re-opened.

What's On Highlights

People gathered at Port Solent to watch a live music performance

Sing along to the music of some of the best-loved music legends at Port Solent’s Totally Tributes…

Openings

Totally Tributes

23rd July 2022
Press photo for Jimeoin: The Craic!

Get ready for an evening of world-class stand-up from live comedy's acclaimed Irish master!

Openings

Jimeoin: The Craic!

5th November 2022
Press photograph of Carys Eleri

A hilarious romp through the recently discovered poetry of Welsh feminist, bard and scourge of…

Openings

Prudery & Patriarchy with Carys Eleri

1st July 2022
Logo for the Pompeywood Genre Film Festival

A celebration of all things in independent genre film.

Openings

Pompeywood Genre Film Festival

22nd October 2022-23rd October 2022
Poster for Dinosaur World Live featuring one of the creatures

A dino-mite adventure direct from the West End!

Openings

Dinosaur World Live

12th November 2022-13th November 2022
Rider Spoke by Blast Theory. ACMI, Melbourne, 2022. Photo by Phoebe Powell

Hear the city share its secrets in a unique, immersive journey.

Openings

Rider Spoke

30th June 2022-3rd July 2022
Press shot for Freedom, with Joe McElderry wearing a George Michael-style leather jacket

The X Factor winner celebrates the life and music of George Michael.

Openings

Freedom

5th October 2022
Press shot for Francis Rossi: Tunes & Chat, featuring the singer and an acoustic guitar

Francis Rossi brings his acoustic guitar for Status Quo hits and rarities.

Openings

Francis Rossi: Tunes & Chat

13th September 2023
Press illustration for Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

Learn history with the nasty bits left in!

Openings

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

16th October 2022
Image of the Mary Rose hull at the museum as seen from above during a Lights Up morning

Every month the Mary Rose turns the lights up and the sound effects down.

Openings

July

25th July 2022

August

28th August 2022

September

26th September 2022
Photograph showing the cast of Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

The internationally acclaimed fringe phenomenon is back, with one of Shakespeare's most loved plays.

Openings

Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

20th October 2022
Illustration for Live at the Bandstand 2022 by Joe Munro

Get set for a sizzling summer of free live music - with an array of styles and genres.

Openings

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Van Gosh and Pork Soda

10th July 2022

Unmade Radio Showcase

16th July 2022

19 Forever and Mojo Dollar

17th July 2022

Slick Minded Individuals, Alice Milburn and Wax Etiquettes

23rd July 2022

Tash Hills, Ivy Eye, Bradley Jago and Nothing Ventured Vinyl

24th July 2022

Dielle Trio, Courtiers and Dave Baker Project

30th July 2022

The Wedgewood Rooms Takeover

31st July 2022

Decatonics, Offbeat Offensive and Tom Mayhem

17th September 2022

A. Skillz, Tuba Libres and Big Child Man Child

18th September 2022

Piece of Cake Productions presents Carni By The Sea

24th September 2022
Poster image for the Robin Hood Christmas Panto at Groundlings Theatre

Will Robin save the day against the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham?

Openings

Robin Hood Christmas Panto 2022

8th December 2022-31st December 2022
Vintage Bus Ride

Take a vintage bus ride across the city this summer.

Openings

July

24th July 2022

August

21st August 2022

September

25th September 2022
Photograph of Marti Pellow for his Pellow Talk tour

Enjoy an intimate evening of stories and songs with the Wet Wet Wet vocalist.

Openings

Marti Pellow: Pellow Talk

16th November 2022
Kadeena Cox receiving the Baton from The Queen at the Queen's Baton Relay launch

Portsmouth joins the celebrations ahead of this year's Commonwealth Games.

Openings

Queen's Baton Relay - Portsmouth

6th July 2022
Press photo for Gary Delaney: Gary in Punderland

Master of wordplay and one-liners, Gary Delaney, heads to the New Theatre Royal.

Openings

Gary Delaney: Gary in Punderland

10th September 2022
Press photograph for Flo & Joan: Sweet Release showing the two comedians sat behind a piano

Local heroes Flo & Joan return to the New Theatre Royal with their latest show, Sweet Release.

Openings

Flo & Joan: Sweet Release

6th October 2022
Flyer image for the Stansted Summer Jamboree

The Stansted Summer Jamboree rolls back into town, with a host of fun activities.

Openings

Stansted Summer Jamboree

2nd July 2022-3rd July 2022
Portsmouth International Kite Festival

The International Kite Festival returns for 2022.

Openings

Portsmouth International Kite Festival

30th July 2022-31st July 2022
Press photograph for Motionhouse: Nobody, showing performers dancing

Dance and circus styles combines in this uplifting story full of twists and turns.

Openings

Motionhouse: Nobody

1st October 2022
Photo of performers at A Country Night in Nashville

Head to the buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, for an evening in the home of country music.

Openings

A Country Night in Nashville

1st July 2022
Poster image for the Groundlings Theatre's Summer Family Festival

The Groundlings Theatre hosts its first Summer Family Festival, with things to do for all ages.

Openings

Summer Family Festival

30th July 2022
Press photo of Chris McCausland for his latest show, Speaky Blinder

Fantastic stand-up Chris McCausland takes to the New Theatre Royal stage with his latest show.

Openings

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

7th October 2022

Accommodation Highlights

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

A selection of serviced apartments and short term lettings in Portsmouth and Southsea.

View of the exterior.

Rees hall is a modern building on the seafront with fine views across Southsea Common, The Solent…

Royal Maritime Club - external

The Royal Maritime Club & Hotel is one of the oldest and most historic hotels in Portsmouth.

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

A warm welcome awaits you from the new Village Hotel Club Portsmouth.

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

The only city centre hotel in Portsmouth, a ten minute walk will take you to all the major shopping…

Exterior of the Queens Hotel Southsea

The Queens is the hotel at the heart of Southsea.

Photo of Apartment entrance

Lakeside apartments are situated in a quiet residential area, yet only a few minutes walk from…

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