The Ashcroft Arts Centre is a popular multi-purpose entertainment venue where you can enjoy a wide range of comedy, theatre, and live music. It also arranges numerous workshops and community events throughout the year, as well as classes for children and adults. It has good transport links to plenty of Hampshire hotels, from value-for-money guesthouses to top-of-the-range country retreats.
The Ashcroft Arts Centre is in the market town of Fareham, which is close to historic Portsmouth Harbour and is known for its substantial defence industry. It's adjacent to the ruins of Portchester Castle, which dates back to at least the 12th century and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
You could also spend some time at the Westbury Manor Museum, which is housed in a beautiful Grade II-Listed Georgian landmark and offers an interesting collection of historic artefacts illustrating Fareham's heritage.
Other Places to See near the Ashcroft Arts Centre
Also worth visiting is nearby Titchfield Abbey, which was originally a medieval monastic centre but became a grand country house after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Interestingly, it is alleged the building was deliberately demolished in order to become a romantic ruin, and is now regularly hired for festivals, theatre shows and concerts.
For high-end accommodation just a short journey from Fareham, you could stay at the Portsmouth Marriott Hotel, or choose the affordable and well-presented Holiday Inn Fareham at Cartwright Drive in Fareham itself.