All Events

Spice Island Art Trail Exhibition

Saturday 04 July 2015 - Monday 06 July 2015
Business Lounge

A special pop-up exhibition of winning pieces from this year’s Portsmouth Festivities Spice Island Art Trail.

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

Saturday 04 July 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.

Rock Shots Exhibition

Saturday 04 July 2015 - Wednesday 30 September 2015
FREE. Access all Areas: The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery

Exhibiting 50 years of music photography in Portsmouth.

In the Frame: The Art of Cycling Exhibition

Saturday 04 July 2015 - Saturday 25 July 2015
A free exhibition in our basement gallery - aspexGuildhall

In the Frame: The Art of Cycling is a group show of prints and photography inspired by all things cycling. The exhibition is in two-parts across two sites, at Guildhall and at aspex Gallery’s Cafe Space in Gunwharf Quays.

The News Hair & Beauty Awards 2015

Saturday 04 July 2015 Reception drinks 6.45pm

Now in their fifth year, The News Hair & Beauty Awards aim to provide a platform to recognise, reward and celebrate the talent within the local hair and beauty sector.

Dementia Friends

Wednesday 08 July 2015 Starts at 6pm. Free with a valid ticket. Limited spaces available.

Dementia Friends gives people an understanding of dementia and the small things you can do that make a difference.

The Blues Brothers

Saturday 11 July 2015 Start 7.30pm. £25 incl. booking fee. Group offer available.

Presented by original Blues Brother, Dan Aykroyd, and Judith Belushi. Last time round they smashed box office records, crashed, crooned and rocked their way into the lives of anyone with a heartbeat! Featuring original members from the many West End runs the production has endured, this show brings you all those amazing, favourite and classic moments once again.

Mutiny Festival

Saturday 18 July 2015 - Sunday 19 July 2015
Tickets £38.50-£165.00 including booking fee.

The South Coast's biggest Festival line up lands this July with day, weekend and camping tickets on sale now!

16th Portsmouth Tattoo Convention

Saturday 25 July 2015 - Sunday 26 July 2015
£10/£20. Doors 11am.

Building on the success of last years convention, The Guildhall will be hosting the 16th original Portsmouth tattoo convention, with various trade stands and over sixty artists from around the world, giving it a truly international feel.

Portsmouth Jobs Fair

Wednesday 29 July 2015 10am to 2pm. Free entry.

At the Portsmouth Jobs Fair you have the opportunity to meet sponsors Thomas Sanderson plus another 16 companies on the day. Come down to the Portsmouth Guildhall on Wednesday between 10am and 2pm to find out about the roles and vacancies that are available.

Classical Extravaganza

Friday 31 July 2015 7.30pm. £9.75 to £24.50 incl. BF*

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is back with The Best Classical Music in the World.

Gin Festival

Saturday 01 August 2015 - Sunday 02 August 2015
12:30pm - 5pm or 6:30pm - 11pm. 3 Sessions. Tickets £7.83 incl BF*.

PLEASE NOTE WE ONLY HAVE SUNDAY EVENING TICKETS LEFT FOR THIS EVENT. The UK's largest Gin Festival comes to Portsmouth to the grand Guildhall, it's going to be the biggest ever gin event Portsmouth has even seen with over 80 gins.

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. 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.

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.

Mimika Theatre presents: Landscapes

Sunday 09 August 2015 Tickets £4 children, £6 adults*. Shows at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3pm.

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.

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.

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.

One of the most successful and well-respected Welsh athletes 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.

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