The really good photos are by Jane Wright

Breaking News

Portico has been shortlisted in the 2015 Georgian Group Savill Awards. These are amongst the most prestigious architectural awards in the United Kingdom. The prizes will be awarded by His Grace the Duke of Wellington on 16th December at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London. Ian McDonnell, Chair of fPPC, and Bill Maxwell, architect for the project, will represent Portico.

Film Hub NI to support Portico Plans

PORTICO is delighted to announce that we have been successful in gaining funding to start a regular films screening programme in 2016. Film Hub NI, which manages the British Film Institute’s ‘Film Audience Network’ initiative in Northern Ireland, has pledged to provide support by subsidizing the cost of film hire and projection for the first few months.
With our state of the art sound system and new high definition projection facilities, PORTICO is well equipped to become the film hub for the region.
It is hoped that once PORTICO becomes known for showing films (and trusted to deliver good films!), we will be able to sustain the screenings with audience figures without the need for subsidy.

HELP – Benefactors and Donors Needed

Become a Benefactor and join our ever growing list of supporters who have contributed much needed cash donations as our cash flow becomes ever more challenging. If you haven’t already made a donation, please consider doing so by contacting Ros McMullin (028 4272 9718, or or speak to any fPPC Board member.
We have three levels of Benefactor:
1. Benefactor (up to £300)
2. Gold Benefactor (up to £1,000)
3. Platinum Benefactors (over £1,000)
All Benefactors are able to chose to be anonymous and have the option of directing their donation to a specific part of the project. Those Benefactors who wish to, will have their names recorded for posterity on a plaque that will be displayed inside PORTICO. Donations can, of course, also be made in memory of someone.
Forms and further details on menu at top of page.


Catch a glimpse of the not-too-distant future for Portico – with this stunning animation.

The video offers a bird's eye view of the transformation. You can see a dramatic new entrance and luxurious landscaping, before being taken into a classically decorated interior.

Lisburn-based architectural design specialists 3DPix created this computer image of how Portico may look, after restoration work is completed.

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