Here are all the cinemas, galleries, theatres and museums opening in Portsmouth in July as lockdown restrictions ease

Here’s a guide to what will be reopening this weekend and further into July.

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 10:08 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 5:14 pm
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On 4 July, England is set to enter the next stage of its route out of lockdown, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing a multitude of venues, leisure facilities and amenities that will be permitted to reopen following months of coronavirus enforced closure.

But while many venues can reopen, not all of them well, as strict social distancing measures will need to be put in place in order to render them ‘Covid-secure’; a lot of businesses need a bit more time to get their premises ready.

Here’s a guide to what will be reopening this weekend and further into July. Of course, social distancing measures will be in place at each of the below, and your visits there may not look as they once did.

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Check with official website and other points of information to confirm what will be expected of you during you visit.

The below information is correct at the time of writing. However, due to the uncertain nature of the pandemic, plans are all subject to change.


ODEON Port Solent

ODEON has announced that most of its sites will be reopening slightly later on 16 July. However, 10 choice locations are primed and ready to go from this Saturday, and that includes the chain’s Port Solent location.

Port Way, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 4TS

Vue Cinema Portsmouth

Vue will be opening its UK cinemas a week later, on 10 July.

Gunwharf Rd, Portsmouth PO1 3TA

Reel Cinema, Fareham

Reel Cinemas have announced they are planning to reopen in July, though they have not specified a date.

3 Vannes Parade, Fareham PO16 0BX

Cineworld Whiteley and Cineworld Chichester

Despite initial plans to open on 10 July, Cineworld cinemas will now not be reopening their doors until 31 Jult.

Whiteley Shopping Centre, Whiteley Way, Fareham PO15 7PD and Chichester Gate, Chichester PO19 8EL


Jack House Gallery

Jack House Gallerywill reopen on Saturday with a show of collages by Jacqui Mair entitled, ‘Still life in Lockdown’.

121 High St, Portsmouth PO1 2HW

Yellow Edge Gallery

Yellow Edge Gallery will be back in business from Wednesday 8 July with a reopening exhibition entitled 'Life's a Picnic' which runs until 26 July.

107 Stoke Rd, Gosport PO12 1LR

Gosport Gallery and SEARCH

Gosport Gallery and SEARCH list limited weekend opening times on their website, beginning on Friday 10 July.

Walpole Rd, Gosport PO12 1NS


While theatres and concert venues are permitted to open their doors as of 4 July, they are not permitted to hold live performances. As such, it would appear no theatres in the Portsmouth area will be opening their doors this weekend, and few have committed to future dates at the time of writing.

Titchfield Festival Theatre

The Trustees of TFT have taken the decision to reopen its theatres on Monday 13 July.

They have announced that the following shows will run:

13 - 18 July (Acorn Studio) – Frankie & Johnney at the Clair de Lune

27 July - 1 August (Oak Theatre) – A Chorus Line

3 - 8 August (The Great Barn) – The Merchant of Venice

73 St Margarets Ln, Titchfield, Fareham PO14 4BG


Westbury Manor Museum

Westbury Manor Museum list limited opening times on their website, beginning on Wednesday 15 July.

Westbury Manor, 84 West St, Fareham PO16 0JJ

Hovercraft Museum

The Hovercraft Museum are working to be ready to reopen on Saturday 25 July 2020.

The Hovercraft Museum Daedalus Site Seafront Gate, Marine Parade W, Lee-on-the-Solent PO13 9NS

Emsworth Museum

A slightly later reopening date for the Emsworth Museum, who hope to have their doors open again by Saturday 1 August.

10b North St, Emsworth PO10 7DD