early birds coming soon

New arts activities at Portico!

We are delighted to announce that we have received financial support for the Rural Engagement Arts Programme funded by National Lottery Good Causes through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.


  • EOHD

    European Open Heritage Day this Sunday - 10 Sept

    Everyone is welcome to come along and find out about the heritage, have a nosy, check out the displays, climb into the organ loft or have a go on the organ. Or ask about gigs or hiring the venue or being a volunteer. 

    Open from 12 noon to 4pm on Sunday. Free, no booking required and even free tea or coffee and biscuits!

  • Super mario bros

    Into Film: Free screenings for schools!

    Wednesday 15 Nov 10am to 12 noon: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)

    Wednesday 15 Nov 1pm to 2.45pm: Super Mario Bros Movie (2023)

    Thurs 16 Nov 10am to 11.45: Super Mario Bros Movie (2023)

    Thurs 16 Nov 1pm to 2.05pm: The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child (2011)


  • volunteer party 2023

    We love our volunteers!

    A few sore heads on Saturday morning but the craic was worth it!

  • spring break 2

    Back to School?

    Too old to go back to school? Possibly. Too old to go back to the music of your youth? Never!

  • private parties lawn

    Did you know we do private parties?

    No we didn't either, but we do now!

  • autumn. brochure screenshot

    New season brochure on the way!

    The sun maybe shining (or not!) and the kids may be on holiday... but we're thinking about the Autumn already!

  • Kids Got Talent

    Kids with talent - walk this way!

    Portaferry Gala is holding its Kids Got Talent show at Portico this year. Hosted by Lady Portia, this is a great opportunity for any under young people under the age of 18 years to come and show off their talents.

  • party invite

    Party to thank our lovely volunteers

    Portico and the 50 or so events we put on every year just wouldn't happen without all of our lovely volunteers. It's not just the ones you see at concerts pouring wine or checking tickets, there's a lot happening behind the scenes too - accounting, gardening, governance, promoting... We've got lovely volunteers everywhere!


  • Row of people with different disabilities

    Reserved seating

    We've had a few questions recently about why seats gets reserved for some people and not others.

  • Ros McMullin

    Ros McMullin

    It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death, yesterday, of our friend and former board member Rosamund McMullin.