Theatres around the region

A selection of plays, musicals and comedies in our local theatres. Please take a look at their websites for other events.

The Nuffield, Southampton
Ten Times Table 2nd-6th February
The Witches 16th-20th February
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The Theatre Royal Winchester,
Howard Jones  6th February
Mapdance 10th February
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The  Anvil, Basingstoke,
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac 9th February
Anton and Erin 11th February
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The  Haymarket, Basingstoke,
The Great Gatsby 4th-6th February
Basingstoke Gang Show 11th – 20th February
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The Mayflower, Southampton,
Impossible 2-6th February
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 10th – 21st February
Rocky Horror 22nd-27th February
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Farmers Markets in the Region

7th February – Petersfield and Romsey
The coming weekends Farmers Markets ….. why not try some of the best in Hampshire’s food and drink, direct from the producers. Farmers Markets are held all over Hampshire each month – to find your local visit:


Watercress Line

Watercress Belle Dining experience various dates throughout the year Relive the magic and splendour of steam hauled fine dining on board our premier steam hauled dining train. Enjoy a sumptuous five course silver service meal whilst you meander through stunning Hampshire countryside on a trip to savour. The Watercress Belle is formed of ex British Railways MK1 boat train and first class dining coaches.  These coaches were originally used on premier services such as those from London Waterloo to Southampton Docks serving ocean liners such as the Queen Mary.  Many of our steam locomotives worked these luxury services from London to the south coast over the former Southern Railway during the age of steam. The Watercress Belle operates on select Saturdays, taking you back to the time of real glamour for a truly memorable dining experience! See the website for available dates.

For more information visit


Winchester Cathedral

The Jane Austin Story – This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire: her birth and childhood in Steventon, her writing and life in Chawton and her final few weeks and death in Winchester. The exhibition is open during Cathedral visiting hours, and visitors will be able to enjoy the rest of the Cathedral’s treasures during their visit. Cathedral admission fees apply. Please check opening times before making a special visit.

There are many events held at the cathedral, for more information visit


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard events

Attractions: Action Stations, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior,  Mary Rose  Museum, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Harbour tours The Dockyard is one of the premier attractions in the area.  There are so many activities to do there on a daily basis plus various events throughout the year. Visit and experience life on board HMS Victory and Warrior, see the Mary Rose in its new home, or sample Action Stations which brings the chance to experience:- • A mixture of physical challenges, simulators and technological experiments. • One of the largest climbing towers in Europe • Battle with the Royal Marines, command a warship or fly a helicopter! • 27 exciting activities in the InterAction gallery bringing you an astronaut’s view of the world, the science behind propulsion and much more..

For details of these and other events at the dockyards visit


Spinnaker Tower Events

Abseil the Tower – Thrill seekers can book the ultimate Spinnaker Tower experience – an abseil 100m down the side of this iconic building! Abseiling 2015 dates are now available to book! The dates go very quickly so take a look at the website for available slots..

Discover Portsmouth Package Spinnaker Tower is introducing a ‘Discover Portsmouth’ package, combining a trip to the top with a fascinating treasure hunt experience, giving groups the unique opportunity to explore Portsmouth from a birds eye perspective 100 metres above as well as up close with city exploration and clue-solving fun around the great waterfront location. The ‘Discover Portsmouth’ package is a great half day exploration of the city. Groups will start their morning or afternoon with a visit to the Spinnaker Tower, where they will enjoy 350 degree panoramic views out across Portsmouth, the Solent and beyond. Then, groups will leave no stone unturned to uncover hidden treasures and famous landmarks on a 2.5 hour hunt around the city, taking in the Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays, the majestic Anglican cathedral, Spice Island and of course the Spinnaker Tower. Maps and clue packs are provided along with a fun scratch card quiz game to check answers. Prizes are also included for the winning team. The ‘Discover Portsmouth’ package is available to pre-booked groups of 15 or more; visits must be booked at least 10 days in advance.

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Art and Design Market in Winchester

3rd Sunday of the month from 10am to 4pm  The market takes place in Middle Brook Street and the High Street. It is the perfect place to purchase quality art & design-led craft direct from the artists and makers. Fine art, mixed media, graphics, glass, jewellery, photography, graphics, textiles, cards, wood carvings, sculptures, prints, illustration, home furnishing, bespoke furniture, vintage clothes and accessories, new designers and much more! See the website for more information