Front view of PORTICO

The Vision

Gateway to the Ards

Situated within a Conservation Area, its restoration is part of a wider scheme of regeneration in Portaferry and PORTICO is working with a range of business, community and governmental organisations towards the long-term sustainability of Portaferry as a visitor destination.

Gateway to the Arts

PORTICO is a multi-purpose venue for everyone to use. It will host cultural, educational and heritage events and activities to include film shows, concerts, exhibitions, literary events, talks and much more. The Meeting Room and Auditorium can be hired for public events such as concerts or conferences or privately for weddings, funerals or family events.

Gateway to the future

From very small beginnings, the friends of Portaferry Presbyterian Church, and now PORTICO too, are making a mark both locally and beyond Portaferry as we continue in our phase of fundraising, refurbishment and restoration. As our plans for the building to become a beacon for Arts and Heritage begin to become a reality, we look forward to welcoming you to Portaferry on many occasions.

Ian McDonnell