Six great events in and around Portsmouth this week

Here's our snapshot guide to just six of the many great events being held in the Portsmouth area this week.

Monday, 6th June 2016, 12:55 pm
Updated Monday, 6th June 2016, 1:57 pm


Kings Theatre, Southsea 7pm

RSC Live: Hamlet

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The Kings Theatre is showing a one off live screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet. For those of you who are familiar with the Bard’s work, you know that this is not one to be missed. For those not, enjoy the raw and emotional performance of one of Shakespeare’s best known tragedies.

Tickets are priced between £11.50 - £13.50

For further information, visit or call 023 9282 8282


Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant 8pm

George Egg: Anarchist Cook

This particular event is for those who love both food and comedy. Internationally acclaimed comedian George Egg (pictured) has taken it into his own hands to improve hotel and takeaway after touring around the UK. A combination of impressive multi-tasking and brilliant humour, this is definitely one to see.

Tickets are £12.50, £11.25 concessions.

For further information, visit or call 023 9247 2700


Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham 7.30pm

Jacqui Dankworth: Shakespeare and all that jazz

Daughter of jazz legend Sir John Dankworth, Jacqui is marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeares death and remembering her fathers work by performing pieces from his album ‘Shakespeare and All That Jazz.’ Including all of Dankworth’s best known songs, this is an event which will go down in history.

Tickets are priced at £20, £19 concessions.

For more information, call 01329 223100

Theatre Royal Winchester, 8pm

Winchester Comedy Festival presents A Comedy Gala

What better way to spend a Friday night than laughing your head off at a variety of different professional comedians? The four are described as “A smorgasbord of delights”, “one of the most talented comedians on the circuit” and “happy comedy at its very best”.

Tickets are priced at £18.

For more informatiom, call 01962 840 440 or visit


Emirates Spinnaker Tower, 8pm

Pre-Pride Sassy Party Night

This night is guaranteed to be one to remember, with stunning views over the harbour as you enjoy award winning DJ as she returns to the Tower for the pre-Portsmouth Pride Party. This night is guaranteed to be one to remember, with stunning views over the harbour as you enjoy her renowned music and catered food.

Tickets are £10.

For more information, visit or call 023 9285 7520

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport 10am - 5pm

Explosive Weekend

Prepare yourself (and the kids) for a weekend of explosions and pyrotechnics at the ‘Explosive Weekend’ which runs on Saturday and Sunday. With historic boat and tank displays, science shows and workshops,including the Giant Bubble Zone and Rocket Launch Zone, your day will be packed full of fun and information about Portsmouth’s great naval and scientific history.

Free admission to Explosion’s award winning galleries

Tickets are priced at £8 to £12.

For further information, call 023 9283 9766 or visit