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Charles Dickens Activity Centre

Covid-19 Update

Update: January 2022

Our centre is open to the public and we have a risk assessments in place to ensure our centre remains a Covid-secure venue.  Please contact the centre for further information.

Please wear a face covering whilst in the building (unless exempt).

For the latest information and guidance in relation to Covid-19 in Portsmouth – please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Portsmouth City Council

Charles Dickens Activity Centre

The centre is a sport and activity facility. The centre has a large sports hall, a dance studio and meeting spaces available for hire.

Charles Dickens Activity Centre is home to many groups such as salsa dancing, volleyball, football, boogie bounce, fitness classes plus many more.

There is a coffee morning every Wednesday so please pop along to have a cuppa and see all the wide range of activities we have on offer!


Based on Lake Road, the Charles Dickens Activity Centre has something on offer for all the family! Facilities include: sport hall ideal for ball games, changing rooms, dance studio, Rant recording studio, outside multiple use games area and even an IT suite.

There’s so much on offer for people of all ages including:

computer suite
kurling, tennis, cricket, basketball, and badminton
solent mind
jiggly wrigglers and Xstream fitness for mums and little ones
connors toy library
residents coffee morning
street dance and stretch and gym
stroke support
knitting and crochet
Iris Barnes school of dancing
boogie bounce
yoga and fitness Clubs
Jujitsu for children
wellbeing Team
rant music project
byac youth club
resident engagement

What's on at Charles Dickens Activity Centre

Please use the following link to see a programme of activities at the centre:

Opening Times

Mon:9am – 9pm
Tue:9am – 10pm
Wed:9am – 10pm
Thu:9am – 10:30pm
Fri:9am – 7pm
Sat:9am – 2:30pm
Sun:8:45am – 4:30pm

How Can We Help?

Need more information about this centre or have a question? Please contact us using the form provided below.

Lake Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4DY
023 9273 8482