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!

Comedy lovers will not be disappointed as some of the country’s top comedians take to the stage including Rob Brydon, Russell Brand, John Bishop, Milton Jones, Paul Chowdhry, Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan with a pre-show curry dinner upgrade available for just £14.50 which includes a curry with all the extras, a drink and early entry to beat the queues. Greg Davies’ SOLD OUT ‘Magnificent Beast’ tour is visiting on 29 & 30th September - become a ‘Guildhall Member’ and never miss out on tickets again with advance notification and priority booking!

The Guildhall, renowned as one of the top music venues on the South Coast, is guaranteed to delight this Autumn with something for all tastes including Zara Larsson, Placebo, Marc Almond, Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, The Pretenders, War on Drugs, an evening of 80s legends; Midge Ure, The Christians and Altered Images Ft. Clare Grogan, Songs that Won the War, Shane Filan, Monk Misterioso, Dr Hook starring Dennis Locorriere, ‘The Godfather of British Blues;’ John Mayall and Spike Edney’s SAS Band show with Tony Hadley, Fish, Tom Robinson, Toyah, Patti Russo and The Lounge Kittens all performing.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, in their 125th Anniversary year, begin their season of 12 concerts at the Guildhall including a range of concertos and symphonies from the great composers, ‘Heroes & Monsters’ Music from the Movies and a Christmas special of children’s classic; The Snowman. The Portsmouth Chamber Music Series of concerts for 2017/18 also gets underway with concerts from solo pianist; Paul Lewis, Van Kuijk String Quartet and young violinist; Tamsin Waley-Cohen with accomplished chamber musician, James Baillieu.

Further entertainment through the Autumn takes the form of some great tribute, dance, musical and fun shows and events including Magic of Motown, Purple Rain – a celebration of Prince, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Rip it Up, Australian Pink Floyd, Circus of Horrors, A Night of Dirty Dancing, Rain – 50 Years of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The DJ Shop Untouchables Darts, Portsmouth Beer Festival, Portsmouth Vegan Festival and a Cheese Fest!

With the season finale direct from London’s West End, Thriller Live, a spectacular concert celebrating the undisputed King of Pop and the world’s greatest entertainer, Michael Jackson! Experience MJ’s non stop hits from pop to rock and soul to disco in this homage to the star’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves in a show you will never forget.

Enjoy a Hospitality or 2 Course Dinner Upgrade on the majority of shows this Autumn. For just £17.50, savour a delicious dinner in the sumptuous surroundings of the Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Room and enjoy early entry to the auditorium.

You can also enjoy Portsmouth Guildhall by day! Explore the FREE Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition and discover new bands and artists at our FREE Guildhall Introducing Live sessions. Relax and meet friends in the Guildhall Café or book a place on one of our monthly behind the scenes tours.

Plus on the 8th and 9th September, the Guildhall, as part of Heritage Open Days, will ‘open up’ giving people the opportunity to meet the Curator of its exhibitions, enjoy a backstage taster tour and have the chance to see the City’s Silverware!

For more information or to book tickets for any of our shows or events please call:
0844 847 2362 or see:



« Return to News

//Analytics var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-29753461-1']); _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', '']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); //Analytics (function () { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + ''; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); //Lead forensics? (function () { var lf = document.createElement('script'); lf.type = 'text/javascript'; lf.async = false; lf.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://www' : 'http://www') + ''; var n = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; n.parentNode.insertBefore(lf, n); })();