Venue Information

Our venue is The Rifle next to Fratton train station and plenty of on street parking. 

Address: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Ave, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0AW

The room can comfortably hold around 60 people. Our audience sizes vary depending on the speaker, the topic, and probably the weather but it tends to hover around the 40 - 50 mark. Our biggest audience to date was well over 120, and we're so proud we still go on about it quite a lot.


Portsmouth SitP has the following equipment:

  • Projector (Sanyo PLC-XU48 LCD Projector 3000 lumens)
  • Screen 
  • 120W PA system with input for external audio
  • 2 x wireless microphones
  • 1 x wired microphone
  • Microphone stand
  • Netbook (some people don't like to bring their own laptops, we're happy to use ours)

If you require any equipment in addition to this, please let us know in advance so that we can make arrangements. If you have a Mac you may have to bring an adaptor.


Portsmouth Skeptics Guest Speaker Charter 

Skeptics in the Pub depends upon the generosity of our guest speakers, who are paid expenses but not a fee. Their comfort, convenience and safety are therefore our priority while they are providing their time.

All expenses will be settled before the guest speaker leaves the venue.

As a minimum, expenses will include the guest speaker’s travel to and from the venue and their refreshments throughout the evening of the talk.

By agreement in advance of the event, a meal and hotel or other overnight accommodation can be provided by the group.

By agreement, travel costs, which may include train/bus tickets or taxi fares, can be provided in advance so that the guest speaker does not incur upfront costs.

Groups will arrange the above items as far in advance of the talk as possible.

Additional requests and requirements can be arranged in advance by agreement.

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