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. Portico is a founding member of Strangford Lough Tourism Cluster.

Gateway to the Arts

Portico is a multi-purpose venue for everyone to use. It hosts cultural, educational and heritage events and activities including 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 the Portico of Ards too, are making a mark both locally and beyond as a beacon for Arts and Heritage: we look forward to welcoming you to Portaferry and Portico on many occasions.