Siobhan, tara and Annfrances

Want to join our merry band of volunteers?

Volunteers make Portico! We're always on the look out for new ones... You need to be willing to volunteer at least once a month and you need to like smiling and meeting people. That's pretty much it. The rest we can work out! 

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    A message from our Feel Good Festival partners!

    10% off in selected local hospitality when you attend any event at Portaferry's Feel Good Festival 1-10 March.

    Just show your ticket to claim:

    10% off accommodation at The Schoolhouse, Portaferry

    10% off the Pre-Theatre menu on Fridays and Saturdays at The Bull and Claw, Portaferry

    10% off your first drink at Dumigan's Bar - just a 5 minute walk from the Portico of Ards where all the events and activities take place.

  • Is it BYO?

    We often get asked...

    Is it BYO?

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    New Refunds Policy

    Please note we have a new refunds policy. 

  • 2023 events in 7 minutes!

    Check out the diversity of our programme in 2023 in this montage video created by our lovely volunteer photographer Adrian McClure.

  • CraftWell workshops: Amazing Affirmations

    New Year Affirmations?

    We are delighted to be collaborating with Recharge Workshops to deliver some new arts and crafts workshops at Portico.

  • Cappella Caeciliana wreath

    Merry Christmas!

    What a lovely concert we had on Saturday night with the wonderful Cappella Caeciliana. We're feeling positively Christmassy now!

    And how about this photo for an arty seasonal shot from our volunteer photographer Adrian McClure?

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  • very cute baby Oscar from Downpatrick


    Got to be our cutest attendee ever!

  • Feel Good festival

    Feel Good Festival coming soon!

    Brand new festival coming in March 2024.


    Candlelit concerts, laser lit  gigs and feel good activities... check it out here!

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    The perfect present?

    Three very good reasons to gift tickets this year!

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    Could you help steer Portico?

    In this guest blog piece from our outgoing board member Howard Hastings he describes his experience of being a board member with us.

    Might you be able to help steer Portico?