All Events

Manic's Mini Dance Day

Monday 03 August 2015 10am-12.30pm, £12

Join Manic for a fun filled morning of dancing, singing and crafts. Creating a magical showcase to perform to all our friends and family.

Guildhall Graduate Award 2015 Exhibition

Monday 03 August 2015 - Thursday 29 October 2015
Business Lounge, FREE.

Bhavisha Vadgama is the recipient of the first Guildhall Graduate Award and was selected for her work ‘The Deconstruction of Fairy Tales through Architecture’.

Rock Shots Exhibition

Monday 03 August 2015 - Wednesday 30 September 2015
FREE. Access all Areas: The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery

Exhibiting 50 years of music photography in Portsmouth.

The Pie & Vinyl Poster Show: Gig posters from around the world

Monday 03 August 2015 - Tuesday 29 September 2015
Free Exhibition, Zodiac Gallery & Café

This Summer, the Guildhall plays host to an exhibition of framed works of contemporary studios from all over the world: North, Central and South America, Europe and across the UK. Organised by Portsmouth Cultural Trust, Petting Zoo Prints and Collectables and Pie & Vinyl.

Manic Stage Productions - Annie

Tuesday 04 August 2015 10am-3pm, £20

Join Manic for a fun filled day of dancing, singing and crafts. Creating a magical showcase to perform to all our friends and family.

Kid's Got Talent

Wednesday 05 August 2015 - Friday 07 August 2015
10am-3pm each day.

Join us for our summer 3 day workshop. With dancing, singing, acting, arts and crafts and all sorts of new skills. With a showtime performance on the guildhall stage it's a great opportunity not to be missed!

Guildhall's 125th Birthday Celebrations

Saturday 08 August 2015 - Saturday 22 August 2015
A month of fun holiday activities as organised by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust.

A whole month of fun holiday activities as organised by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust . Events include the return of the Funky Town Family Festival, a Vintage Car Fest, lots of sports activities and of course a fantastic line-up of live music and art exhibitions!

Royal Marines School of Music Guildhall & Beating Retreat 2015

Saturday 08 August 2015 £12.95 incl.BF*, concessions £10.50 incl.BF*, 2pm

The Royal Marines School of Music will raise the roof when they return to the Guildhall this summer for their biggest and most exciting concert of the year.

Dark Encounter’s Speed Murder Mystery

Sunday 09 August 2015 Tickets £2.50 incl. booking fee. Shows at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm.

Do you have the skills to act as a super sleuth, solve the mystery and find the killer? Interview the suspects, look at the clues and then vote as a team as to who you think is the culprit. Sounds easy... well you have only 30 minutes to solve the mystery! A fun interactive adventure for all the family.

Mimika Theatre presents: Landscapes

Sunday 09 August 2015 Tickets £4 children, £6 adults*. Shows at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm.

SPELLBINDING CHILDREN’S THEATRE AT FUNKY TOWN 2 A non-verbal exploration of the atmosphere, movements, rhythms, and sounds of four contrasting areas of the natural world. A theatre of remarkable visual effects and transformations all set inside a beautiful calico dome.

Funky Town 2

Sunday 09 August 2015 10am to 4pm. Free entry (with additional premium activities).

Your Guildhall is celebrating the momentous occasion of its 125th birthday in August this year with a whole month of fun holiday activities as organised by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust (PCT). Events include the return of the Funky Town Family Festival, a Vintage Car Fest, lots of sports activities and of course a fantastic line-up of live music and art exhibitions.

Family Summer Sports Week

Monday 10 August 2015 - Friday 14 August 2015
Tickets available at the door. £3 per session/ £10 family of 4. Morning session: 10am-1pm, afternoon session: 1pm-4pm. No morning session on Monday, and afternoon session FREE.

As part of the Guildhall’s 125th Birthday Celebrations the Portsmouth Cultural Trust Team wanted to do something inside the building that hasn’t really been done before… so we came up with SPORTS! The guys at Parkwood Leisure and Mountbatten Centre loved the idea and helped us programme 5 days packed with lots of fun, sporty activities to keep the whole family entertained and healthy during the summer holidays.

Guildhall: A Moment in Time

Monday 10 August 2015 - Tuesday 09 August 2016
Portsmouth Room, FREE

The Portsmouth Room will host a selection of archive images of the Guildhall from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Reproduced from the collections of Portsmouth Museum', highlights include the moment the Guildhall's foundation stone was laid and a visit from the future Edward VIII. We also reveal the interior of the building decorated for grand banquets and vast crowds gathering for parades and other major events.

Tomorrow's Music Today

Thursday 13 August 2015 Tickets £4.50 incl. booking fee adv. £5 on the door. Doors 6pm.

The Portsmouth Schools Music Festival in collaboration with Portsmouth Cultural Trust's Get Into Music project presents a showcase of local schools and colleges' best bands and musicians.

Portsmouth Scene Presents: The Response plus support

Friday 14 August 2015 The Harlequin. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £5.00.

Come and celebrate the Iconic Portsmouth Guildhall’s 125th Birthday! Portsmouth Scene Promotions and Portsmouth Guildhall invite you all to enjoy the great events we have to offer this summer!

Portsmouth Scene Presents: Ben Brooks, Jamin with Steve plus support

Saturday 15 August 2015 The Harlequin. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £5.00.

Come and celebrate the Iconic Portsmouth Guildhall’s 125th Birthday! Portsmouth Scene Promotions and Portsmouth Guildhall invite you all to enjoy the great events we have to offer this summer!

Portsmouth Scene Presents: Live in the Harlequin (Lunchtime Edition)

Sunday 16 August 2015 The Harlequin. Doors 12.00pm. Tickets £5.00.

Come and celebrate the Iconic Portsmouth Guildhall’s 125th Birthday! Portsmouth Scene Promotions and Portsmouth Guildhall invite you all to enjoy the great events we have to offer this summer!

Gordon Giltrap in the Live Lounge

Thursday 20 August 2015 £13* standard/ £23* for ticket + two course dinner. Doors 7pm for dinner, 8.30pm for standard tickets.

Enjoy an intimate evening of Cabaret and dinner in our Live Lounge café with one of the most innovative acoustic guitarists in the UK today.

It Must Be Madness

Friday 21 August 2015 Doors 8pm, Tickets £6.

Portsmouth Scene Promotions presents: It Must Be Madness - the ultimate nutty tribute.

Clocktower Classics

Saturday 22 August 2015 Saturday 22nd August 2015, 10am-4pm, Free Entry to the Public

Portsmouth Scene Promotions and the Portsmouth Cultural Trust invite you to enjoy the great events we are putting on as part of the Guildhall's 125th birthday - including the Clocktower Classics Motor Show where there will be classic cars and motorcycles, live music, art galleries, historical talks, amusements, prizes and more!

Revolution Pro Wrestling

Friday 28 August 2015 Tickets: £11.25/ £13.20 unreserved, £22 ringside incl. booking fee. Doors 7pm.

An action packed night of pro wrestling at its best. There really is no experience that parallels the excitement of Revolution Pro live as men, women, boys and girls of all ages join together to witness a breath taking production.

An Audience with Gareth Thomas

Friday 11 September 2015 Doors 7pm. £20 including booking fee. U18's £10.

One of the most successful and well-respected Welsh rugby players shares his life experiences and moving personal journey of his identity struggle amidst sporting triumph through to his work as a gay rights activist and icon.

Back to Bacharach

Friday 18 September 2015 Dinner 6.30pm / Doors 7pm - £19.75, £29.75 incl. booking fee.

CANCELLED - This is the first show to truly celebrate and showcase all of Bacharach's hits in one glorious production. Enjoy an intimate evening of dinner and a concert, cabaret style, in our main auditorium.

Darcy Oake

Saturday 26 September 2015 Doors 7pm - £21.45 / £32.45 / £49.45 incl BF*

SOLD OUT: Canadian magician Darcy Oake will be heading out on his first ever Nationwide UK tour with a series of thrilling live shows. Emerging in the world of illusion as a new generation of contemporary mysticism he has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting performers in magic right now.

An Evening with Bryan Ferry

Thursday 01 October 2015 Doors 7pm, £38.50/ £49.50/ £60.50/ £71.50 incl BF*

After an impressive set of performances around the world throughout 2014 including the lauded Glastonbury and Coachella debuts, British musical icon Bryan Ferry has announced a 20 date UK tour in May and June 2015.

Tonic 3

Saturday 03 October 2015 CANCELLED. First 1000 tickets £27.50 incl.BF* thereafter £33 incl.BF*, on the day £38.50 incl.BF*

CANCELLED. Festival of live music, DJs, art and spoken word is just the Tonic BRITPOP legends Cast are among a fantastic line-up of great acts set to perform as part of a one-day festival of music, art, spoken word, dance, comedy and much more at Portsmouth Guildhall later this year.

Milton Glee Club: SING! Featuring The RMA Band and Bath Chorus

Sunday 04 October 2015 3pm. Tickets £6.50-£14.00

Come and experience the wonderful sound of 150 singers. A 'coming together' of 2 choirs, the MGC and The Bath Chorus, combined with the renowned skills of the Royal Marine Association Band and the power of the Guildhall organ, in this musical spectacular.

UB40

Wednesday 21 October 2015 Doors 7pm. £35.75 including booking fee.

With over forty UK Top 40 hit singles and sales of over 100 million records, making them one of the most successful British groups of all-time. UB40 are heading back on the road to play their history of hits once again.

An Evening with Donovan

Saturday 24 October 2015 £27.50, £33 including. booking fee, Doors 7pm

You will be treated to Donovan’s history of all his hits: ‘Sunshine Superman’, ‘Mellow Yellow’, ‘The Hurdy Gurdy Man’, Jenifer Juniper’ to name a few, plus also his legendary storytelling and cult songs.

Hello Kitty Live

Thursday 29 October 2015 Doors 10.30am, 2pm Tickets: £17.60 / £27.50 incl BF*

See Hello Kitty like you’ve never seen her before as this fashion icon welcomes audiences into her world in a story that highlights the value of friendship, creativity, respect for nature and a love of learning.

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