Welcome to Ports Fest

Ports Fest is an award-winning festival that has been providing cultural experiences in the City of Portsmouth for over 20 years, engaging with multiple audiences in Portsmouth venues and the surrounding areas.


Our ambitious multi-arts programme tries to respond to the city’s identity as a commuter belt, sea city, and area of rich cultural history.
Ports Fest is ambitious about delivering work of the highest quality that illuminates the lives of people from all backgrounds. The growth of the festival since its inception in 1999 has been recognised as largely due to the active participation of its arts and cultural partners and the efforts of a core of dedicated individuals.
There is much to get involved in, with events happening throughout the year as well as the main focus of our summer festival.


Dates for next year’s festival are June 30th – July 3rd 2022


News from Ports Fest

SUBMERGED Installation drops at the Mary Rose Museum

SUBMERGED Installation drops at the Mary Rose Museum

Black Dyke Band to perform at the Kings Theatre

Black Dyke Band will perform at the Kings Theatre

Looking back on Ports Fest 2021

Looking back on Ports Fest 2021

The Longest Johns brings sea shanties to Portsmouth

The Longest Johns brings sea shanties to Portsmouth

Ports Fest update June 2021

Ports Fest 2021 update

Refocus: Submissions

Refocus art submissions

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