News

Oct
20
2017

Portsmouth Guildhall takes to the road with Creative Careers Roadshow for schools!

This week over 200 young people were visited in their schools by the Learning & Participation team of Portsmouth Guildhall, where they participated in an interactive presentation about the Cultural Sector and the wide range of career choices available to them within it.

Sep
28
2017

What's On Programme: Autumn - Spring 2017

The latest What's On programme for Portsmouth Guildhall is now available to read online.

Sep
15
2017

International Comic Con comes to Portsmouth in 2018!

The best in comic book, TV, film and pop culture entertainment comes to Portsmouth on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 2018 as Portsmouth Comic Con, International Festival of Comics hits the South Coast!  

Sep
1
2017

ALL STAR LINE UP FOR NEW ‘BIG MOUTH COMEDY FESTIVAL’ AT PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL!

Get set for a lip smacking treat as The Big Mouth Comedy Festival lands at Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March 2018 with a line up guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles including Russell Kane, Andy Parsons, Seann Walsh and Paul Zerdin.

Aug
10
2017

AN AMAZING AUTUMN OF SHOWS COMES TO PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL!

Don’t miss what is set to be one of the busiest seasons ever at Portsmouth Guildhall as a host of top quality stars and shows come to the city this Autumn!

Aug
7
2017

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL’S POPULAR ‘GET INTO MUSIC: CONNECT’ WORK SHADOW PROGRAMME

Each year Portsmouth Guildhall offers 10 young people in the region, aged between 16 and 24, who are serious about developing careers offstage in the music industry, the chance to work alongside its Technical team on real stage events. 

Aug
4
2017

Portsmouth Guildhall 'Opens Up' for Heritage Open Days

As part of this year’s Heritage Open Days, Portsmouth Guildhall will be opening its doors with a number of unique opportunities for people to go behind the scenes, see areas that are not normally accessible and learn more about out the city’s iconic building and music scene.

Jul
12
2017

Portsmouth Guildhall tops over ¼ million visitors a year

Portsmouth Guildhall is delighted to report that it has enjoyed its most successful year on record with an increase of 17,000 people using the venue in 2016/17.

Jun
22
2017

Go Behind the Scenes at Portsmouth Guildhall

Discover the unique history of one of the city’s most iconic buildings through one of Portsmouth Guildhall’s new, monthly guided tours.

Jun
20
2017

Win up to £25,000 and support Portsmouth Guildhall with Unity Lottery

Portsmouth Guildhall has teamed up with Unity Lottery, the nation’s fundraising lottery scheme, to raise funds for its ‘Guildhall Participate’ programme through a weekly lottery draw

May
26
2017

Tickets for the community

‘Tickets for the community’ is a scheme designed to increase music engagement opportunities for socially and economically disadvantaged communities, living within the PO postcode area, who would not usually get the opportunity to attend live music events.

May
15
2017

IOW Festival Fever grips Portsmouth Guildhall

As this year’s Isle of Wight Festival approaches, Portsmouth Guildhall celebrates the legendary original events through it’s temporary exhibition for this year, ‘IOW Festival Exhibition 1968, 1969, 1970’ and an evening with ‘Superlungs’ Terry Reid with original promoter, Ray Foulks.

May
8
2017

STEVE HACKETT INDUCTED INTO PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL WALL OF FAME

Portsmouth Guildhall is delighted to announce that Steve Hackett was today inducted to our Wall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to music, through a career spanning almost five decades.

Apr
25
2017

What's On Programme: Spring - Autumn 2017

The latest What's On programme for Portsmouth Guildhall is now available to read online.

Apr
6
2017

New Chair Appointed at Portsmouth Guildhall

Portsmouth Cultural Trust, the organisation responsible for the operation of Portsmouth Guildhall, is delighted to announce Greg Perry as its new Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Mar
29
2017

Highbury College ‘Get into Music’ at Portsmouth Guildhall

Students on Highbury College’s Level 3 Music Technology course are completing a week of real life work experience and learning from industry professionals at Portsmouth Guildhall this week.

Mar
9
2017

Hampshire County Youth Orchestra raises funds at Portsmouth Guildhall

Hampshire County Youth Orchestra (HCYO) will be surprising the audience at Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO)’s “Heroes and Legends” concert, with live performances in the Guildhall foyers on Thursday (9th March 2017.)

Feb
1
2017

Victorious Festival 2017 First Wave of Acts Announced

Festival announces headliners and first wave of acts including Jake Bugg, Feeder, Franz Ferdinand and Slaves 

Feb
1
2017

Maker's Guild Creative Space to launch in Portsmouth Guildhall

Portsmouth Guildhall is delighted to welcome The Maker's Guild into the building, Portsmouth's first public access making space.

Jan
5
2017

MARK KING OF LEVEL 42 BECOMES PATRON OF PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL

Portsmouth Cultural Trust,  the charity that runs the Portsmouth Guildhall, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark King, founder, lead singer and bassist with legendary band Level 42 as their first ever Patron. 

Dec
21
2016

Invitation to tender for rebranding

The Portsmouth Cultural Trust is looking for a highly innovative creative designer to rethink their current branding.

Nov
17
2016

Latest survey confirms public support for Portsmouth Cultural Trust

Local people voiced their approval for the work being achieved at Portsmouth Guildhall by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust, the charity that runs the venue.

Nov
14
2016

National Kindness Day

Suspended coffee at Cafe Guildhall in aid of National Kindness Day

In aid of National Kindness Day we will be giving our Cafe Customers the option to add a hot drink to their order. Our staff will then deliver these drinks over the winter and Christmas period to homeless people around the city.

Nov
8
2016

A Celebration Of Punk In Portsmouth

Punk Project 2016

A celebration of Punk in Portsmouth The generously funded Heritage Lottery, Young Roots Project, “Provincial Punk in Pompey” run by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust (PCT), culminates in a much anticipated live gig at Portsmouth Guildhall on Thursday 17th November.

Oct
20
2016

Autism Hampshire

Fortnightly meetings beginning 5th October, Wednesdays, Guildhall Cafe.

If you are an adult and have high functioning autism or Asperger's and want to meet new people, come along to the Portsmouth Guildhall Cafe for the Portsmouth Social Group.

Oct
4
2016

Support Portsmouth Cultural Trust in the Great South Run

Staff running to support Portsmouth Cultural Trust

On Sunday October 23rd 10 of our team will be taking on the challenge of the Great South Run on behalf of Portsmouth Cultural Trust. Please donate to help us continue the great work we do! Portsmouth Cultural Trust are the charity who took over the management of Portsmouth Guildhall in 2010. Our aim is to inspire, entertain and transform lives through the arts, and any profit we make is reinvested into providing free or subsidised local events, workshops and exhibitions, so that everyone has the opportunity to participate and enjoy arts and culture.

Sep
22
2016

Portsmouth Celebrates Exceptional Refugee Artists During Journeys Festival International

10th - 22nd October 2016

Portsmouth will host a wide range of innovative and entertaining activity from exceptional refugee artists. From 10th – 22nd October, Journeys Festival International will showcase work exploring the refugee experience. From extraordinary theatre, an outdoor gallery, Coffee Shop Conversations, pop up theatre and art the city will celebrate the artistic talent and incredible stories of refugee artists and asylum seekers. Produced by Leicester based ArtReach, the festival intends to share great art, raise awareness of refugee experiences and create conversation within the community through arts and culture.

Sep
8
2016

Preview evening for new exhibition

The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970 preview evening. Wednesday 21st September, 7pm. FREE - booking essential

There will be a preview evening for the exhibition on Wednesday 21st September, beginning at 7pm, Ray Foulk will be giving an author talk with questions and answers, a book signing and be showing a short film. There will also be a performance by guest of honour Nik Turner, (Hawkwind), and a licenced bar.

Sep
5
2016

New exhibition announced!

The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970

Many remember the Isle of Wight Festivals of the 70's as a magical, life-changing experience, the ultimate sixties trip of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll and a yearning for a better world. The exhibition includes some captivating images of artists, fans, and behind the scenes drama, reliving some of the greatest music gatherings of all time.  

Aug
26
2016

WE'RE RECRUITING!

Bar staff, catering, front of house

WE'RE RECRUITING!! Want to join our fun & fabulous Team Guildhall & work at the biggest concert & events venue in Portsmouth? All casual positions from Bar staff, Front of house team & catering team are available for the upcoming busy season. If you're enthusiastic and a hard working then WE WANT YOU!