Events

Rat Pack at Christmas

Wednesday 17 December 2014 Doors 7pm, £18.70 / £23.10 / £25.30 icl BF*

It's fun all the way as the 'Purveyors of Cool' swing into town with a sensational show with live orchestra featuring The Greatest Music Of The 20th Century.

Last Night of the Christmas Proms

Thursday 18 December 2014 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

Kick off Christmas with a fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring seasonal classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle. Enjoy a rollercoaster of Christmas favourites including Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, The Little Drummer Boy, All I Want for Christmas is You, Let it Snow Let it Snow, Mary’s Boy Child, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, So Here it is, Merry Christmas and much, much more!

Jimmy Carr - Funny Business

Friday 19 December 2014 - Friday 29 May 2015
8pm. £25

It's time to leave your moral conscience at home as Jimmy Carr brings his Funny Business tour to Portsmouth!

Portsmouth Beer Festival 'Christmas Sessions'

Saturday 20 December 2014 - Sunday 21 December 2014
Tickets £11.25 unreserved incl BF*

Portsmouth Beer Festival returns for the 'Christmas Sessions' 2014.

The King is Back - Starring Ben Portsmouth

Monday 22 December 2014 £21.00 incl BF and £19.50 incl BF

Winner of Elvis Presley Enterprise Memphis Ultimate Elvis competition. UK Elvis tribute artiste, Ben Portsmouth topped the bill on David Letterman show 8th February 2013.

Great Beginnings

Thursday 15 January 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

In structure, Beethoven's Piano Concerto in B-flat Major shares many traits with Mozart’s piano concertos, but in style it displays many daring deviations which are unquestionably Beethoven and reveal a remarkably sure hand belying the youthfulness of its composer.

Showaddywaddy

Saturday 17 January 2015 Doors 7pm. £21.50 incl. BF*

Formed in the 1970’s in Leicester from several local bands Showaddywaddy have sold more than 20 million records and had audiences dancing the night away all over the world. So come and join the ‘Dancing party’…‘you’ve got what it takes’!

Benyounes Quartet

Monday 19 January 2015 £16, £14 concessions incl. BF* The Harlequin Room. Doors 7pm

“The polish of the Benyounes Quartet was new… they already seem seasoned veterans with their tight ensemble and confident projection” The Times

Children's Concerts 2015

Tuesday 27 January 2015 1.30 - 2.30pm. £4.00 incl BF*

An hour of wonderful music for 5-11 year olds performed by the Southern Pro Musica Orchestra.

An Evening of Stuff & Nonsense

Wednesday 28 January 2015 Doors 6.30pm / £10, £15 incl BF*

An evening celebrating the nonsensical and the absurd for Parkinson’s UK, inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear and Mervyn Peake.

Ross Noble

Thursday 29 January 2015 8pm, £25

The king of improvisational comedy is back with another mind-blowing UK tour. Ross’ on-stage presence is like no other, using his infinite imagination and plenty of tomfoolery, he is sure to have you in fits of laughter.

Joy and Triumph

Friday 30 January 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

Schumann’s Second Symphony was a personal triumph and marked the start of the final phase of his career. It is a reflection not only of his recent health issues but also the feeling of triumph of overcoming the despair that had gripped him for a year. It transports the listener towards redemption in a way that looks back to Beethoven but also predicts the future greats, like Mahler, who were to come.

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Saturday 31 January 2015 Doors 7pm. £19.50 / £21 incl. BF*

Prepare for a musical adventure unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash. The Johnny Cash Show is the only show to be endorsed by the CASH family!

Brendan Cole

Wednesday 11 February 2015 Doors 7pm, £30.80, £35.20 & £38.50. incl BF*

Following his last sell out tour of Licence to Thrill, Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole is once again set to dazzle audiences across the UK with his brand new show, A Night to Remember.

Tasmin's Mendelssohn

Thursday 12 February 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

There is perhaps no more popular or beloved violin concerto than Mendelssohn’s masterpiece. Taking a journey from darkness to light, it begins restless, mysterious and questioning, and ends in a blaze of colour, full of joy and exhilaration, sustained by virtuosic melodies and lively interplay between soloist and orchestra.

The Lord Mayor's Charity Valentines Ball

Saturday 14 February 2015 Doors 7pm. Tickets £45.00 each

A spectacular valentines Ball with host for the evening Steve Kingsley, featuring the Dance Band of H.M Royal Marines.

Trio Martinu

Monday 16 February 2015 £16, £14 concessions incl. BF* The Harlequin Room. Doors 7pm

Now in its 25th year and renowned for their interpretations of composers from their native Bohemia, Trio Martinu is in demand across Europe, with performances this season in the UK, Spain, The Netherlands and throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Sam Bailey - The Power of Love

Tuesday 17 February 2015 Doors 7pm. £27.50, £29.50.

Sam Bailey stole the hearts of a nation on X Factor and since winning her feet have barely touched the ground. Following the announcement of the imminent release of her debut album, Sam has now also confirmed a string of winter UK tour dates.

Heroes and Superheros

Friday 20 February 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

Back by popular demand, Pete Harrison and the BSO present another evening of some of the best film scores from the movies. Blockbuster soundtracks include those written by Maurice Jarre, Hans Zimmer, John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith and, of course, the master of the film-score, John Williams.

Abba Mania

Saturday 28 February 2015 Doors 7pm.

It is 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now it's your chance to thank ABBA for the music!

Royal Blood

Monday 02 March 2015 Doors 7pm

After tickets for their upcoming UK and Ireland tour sold-out within just two minutes, Royal Blood can now announce details of a major European tour which includes their biggest headline show to date.

New Horizons

Thursday 05 March 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C minor is widely regarded as the culmination of his achievement in the field of the piano concerto, and demands a larger orchestra than any of the other concertos. The severe and inexorable mood of the two great outer movements, the lofty thought and depth of passion, mark it as the true forerunner to those of Beethoven, and it is certainly well documented that the latter regarded the work very highly indeed.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Monday 09 March 2015 7.30pm. £19.25/ £24.75 incl. BF* plus a number of higher priced gold circle tickets available

Having performed 500 major concert shows to over a half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to the UK to present a spectacular new stage production celebrating the music of the legendary rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac.

The Stranglers

Monday 16 March 2015 Doors 7pm, £25.30 adv. incl BF*

2014 marks 40 years in the music business for The Stranglers, with a sell out anniversary tour, European tour and many festival appearances. The Stranglers are back as strong as ever in 2015 with their 'March On' tour of the UK.

Soundsational

Thursday 19 March 2015 6.30pm

Held for the first time in the main auditorium of the iconic Guildhall, Soundsational is a platform to showcase the talents of the many musicians in Portsmouth's schools and colleges.

A Night at the Ballet

Friday 20 March 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

When you think of ballet, do you think of sugar-plum fairies, beautiful swans and dashing princes? If so, this is the perfect concert for any young aspiring ballerina or indeed any lover of great music

Sleeping with Sirens vs Pierce the Veil

Monday 30 March 2015 £22 incl *BF

After announcing the first leg of their world tour, Sleeping With Sirens & Pierce The Veil; two of the most exciting and compelling forces on the music scene today are proud to announce EU & UK dates for Spring 2015 in conjunction with Rockstar Energy Drink.

Timescape

Wednesday 01 April 2015 Time tbc

The new songbook from Portsmouth Music Hub's award winning composition team is published in the spring. Timescape is the world premiere of this show featuring 500 young people from across the city performing songs across time at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Simple Minds

Wednesday 15 April 2015 Doors 7pm. £43.45-£54.45 incl. BF*

Fresh from their renaissance and rightful reappraisal, Simple Minds will be releasing BIG MUSIC, their first album of new material in five years on November 3rd and will also be embarking on a major multiple date UK tour in 2015.

Country Folksongs

Friday 17 April 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

Khachaturian was a composer with an incredible gift for melody, and the Violin Concerto is a fun and playful example of this. Its lush, oriental-sounding tunes, high-flying virtuosity and yearning melodic intensity soon appealed to worldwide audiences. Musical elements drawn from the folk songs and dances of Khachaturian’s native Armenia add to the festive intoxication, which are also present in the lusciously evocative Adagio from his ballet Spartacus.

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