Coming up…

Porty Street Fest and Late-Night Shopping
Thursday 6 December 2018, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Kicking off at The Pitz on Westbank, join a host of local performers, musicians and choirs to follow Santa and his sleigh (provided by Beach Wheelchairs Portobello) on a festive parade through Porty. Stopping first at the Town Hall on Portobello High Street, where the Christmas lights will be switched on at 6.30pm, the parade continues on to Bellfield for another festive lights switch-on at 6.45pm. The procession coincides with a special late-night shopping event, which sees local businesses staying open until 8.30pm.

Find out more on the Facebook event page

Porty Panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Friday 14 December, 2.30pm and 7pm
Saturday 15 December, 12pm and 5pm
Sunday 16 December, 10am (Relaxed Performance) and 2.30pm

This December the Porty Panto comes to Bellfield, a new community space in the heart of Portobello. BAFTA Scotland winner Shauna Macdonald directs a cast of young people in a brand new version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, written by award-winning comic Keir McAllister.

Performances are now SOLD OUT, but check here for returns, and keep up with panto news on the Facebook page.

Limited tickets are still available for the Relaxed Performance – intended for children and adults who would benefit from a more informal atmosphere. To book FREE tickets for this performance, email

Tickets: £12 (adult), £8 (conc.), £36 (family – four tickets @ £9 each). The Relaxed Performance is free, generously funded by local traders.

The Porty Ceilidhs
Saturday 29 December 2018 – fundraising for Portobello Timebank
Saturday 19 January 2019 – fundraising for Towerbank primary school
Saturday 20 April 2019 – fundraising for The Wash House
Doors 7pm, dancing from 7.30pm – 11pm

Join us for a fantastic Porty night out. Bring your granny, your neighbour, your friends who can dance, and those who can’t. Local band Da Hooley keeps you dancing, The Skylark quenches your thirst (and you’ll definitely work up a thirst!) – you get a great night out, and together we raise funds for local Porty groups that are working to benefit our community.

Tickets: £12 (£10 conc) available from The Skylark Portobello, and the The Velvet Easel Gallery and also online 4 weeks before each event.

For more information, and tickets, visit Da Hooley’s website or the Facebook event page.