Treat and present ideas...

If you’re watching the pennies but want to escape it all and enjoy some fab events or a night out, or are already on the look-out for Christmas present ideas that won’t break the bank, take a look at what is on offer at Portsmouth Guildhall for under £20…


We all need a laugh sometimes!


James Alderson – Bring Back the 80s!

Tickets: £18.45
Saturday 4th November 2023

Award winning comedian James Alderson brings his smash hit solo stand up show on tour for one final time!

Steve Hall and Steve Williams

Tickets: £13.95
Sunday 3rd December 2023

After crushing it opening for Russell Howard’s SOLD-OUT UK Tour, Steve Hall and Steve Williams are in town with a double dose of fantastic stand up.


Lou Conran – Tangent

Tickets: £13.95
Sunday 11th February 2024

Award winning Comedian Lou Conran embarks on her first mini tour around the UK. Comedy is a serious business these days, and you absolutely won’t find that here. With a mind that ricochets more than a drunk at a wedding, this show is full of stories, and silliness, most of it planned, some of it …well, who knows?


Rob Auton – The Rob Auton Show

Tickets: £13.95
Wednesday 13th March 2024

Award winning writer, comedian and actor Rob Auton has written nine hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy/theatre/spoken-word shows on specific themes including the colour yellow in ‘The Yellow Show’, sleep in ‘The Sleep Show’ and hair in ‘The Hair Show’. In his most autonbiographical show to date ‘The Rob Auton Show’ Rob turns the pen on himself to explore the memories and feelings that create his life on a daily basis.


Steve Bugeja – Self Doubt (I Think)

Tickets: £15.65
Sunday 9th June 2024

The creator and star of ITV2‘s hit sitcom, Buffering, is back on the road following a sell-out 2022 tour and a critically acclaimed run at the 2023 Edinburgh fringe festival. He’s appeared on Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Zoe Ball On Sunday (ITV), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2) and hosted BBC Radio 4‘s Economics With Subtitles. This year he’s discussing babies, eye tests and the time he went on holiday with 20 women.


Alfie Brown – Red Flags Galore!

Tickets: £15.00
Friday 4th October 2024

In his new show, award winning comedian Alfie Brown is showing signs that he probably can’t have a healthy relationship and proceeding down the road with him would be emotionally dangerous.



Feel the Beat of the Music


Martin Carthy – A Special Evening of Song & Conversation with Jon Wilks

Tickets: £20
Sunday 29th October 2023

An extra-special chance to hear master craftsman Martin Carthy perform and reminisce on his illustrious career in folk song to date, with musical interludes and conversation with his talented friend, musician and journalist, Jon Wilks (Tradfolk). Martin has an insatiable musical curiosity…and a lifetime of wonderful stories and songs to share. There will also be a chance for audiences to ask freely questions of this mighty oak of the English folk tradition. Expect frank and fascinating insights into all manner of subjects…from Scarborough Fair to the Beastie Boys!

Doug MacLeod

Tickets: £17.50
Tuesday 7th November 2023

MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit, and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of a Doug MacLeod performance is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters-from the faceless to the legendary-to strikingly real life. performance is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters-from the faceless to the legendary-to strikingly real life.


Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: Kids £1, Adults from £7.75
4th November 2023, 7th December 2023, 21st December 2023, 25th January 2024, 22nd February 2024, 18th April 2024,

Experience the full sensual glory of a live symphonic concert by a world-renowned orchestra in a season which includes Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Classic FM Hall of Fame.



Tickets: £17.30
Saturday 13th January 2024

Duran – is The Ultimate Duran Duran Tribute Show!

Featuring all the greatest hits and more – Girls on Film, The Reflex, Notorious, Planet Earth, All You Need is Now, A View to a Kill, Is There Something I Should Know, Union of the Snake, Rio, Ordinary World, The Wild Boys, Hungry Like the Wolf, Save a Prayer!



Tickets: £15.10
Saturday 17th February 2024

As one of the most influential and innovative bands of the 21st century, Muse has captured the hearts of fans worldwide with their stunning live performances, soaring anthems, and epic soundscapes. With their theatrical stage shows and genre-bending music, Muse has become a favourite among tribute bands, who seek to pay homage to their iconic style and sound. One such band is MUSƎ, the definitive Muse tribute band, a group of dedicated musicians who want to bring the spirit of Muse to audiences across the UK and beyond.


Sounds of Now – ROTATIONS

Tickets: £10
Friday 8th March 2024

A unique performance of music and movement inspired by the physicality of Roosendael’s Rotations, created in collaboration with award-winning choreographer Sally Marie.


Martin Simpson

Tickets: £20
Sunday 17th March 2024

The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.



Tickets: £10
Thursday 21st March 2023

Anna Meredith’s joyful, furious, energetic and restful music dazzles but is never too serious. The critically-acclaimed Ligeti Quartet share tracks from their new album fusing acoustic and electronic music for string quartet by the Mercury-prize nominated composer.


Sounds of Now – LULLABY with MANASAMITRA

Tickets: £10
Wednesday 1st May 2024

Lullaby is an entrancing evening of music in which the hypnotic purity of Indian music meets contemporary electronica and live instrumental improvisation.



Family Fun for Everyone


Rapunzel – The Tangled Panto

Tickets: From £15.75
Tuesday 19th –  Wednesday 27th December 2023

Join us this Christmas for Rapunzel, A Tangled Panto. An original pantomime full of music, dancing and hair-larity. Suitable for all the family from little ones to golden oldies. Meet Rapunzel, a lonely princess trapped in a tower longing for a life of adventure in the outside world. Witness her courageous escape from mean Mother Gothel, who wants the powers of her magical hair.


Family Craft Club with Mrs Blossom Makes

Tickets: £1 – £2
Saturday 21st October 2023, Tuesday 24th October 2023, Saturday 11th November 2023, Saturday 25th November 2023, Saturday 9th December, Tuesday 19th December

Come and join Mrs Blossom Makes for a fantastic creative Family Craft Club at the Portsmouth Guildhall. Together You will explore various crafts and use a multitude of materials & resources to make beautiful artwork that you can take home and wow your friends and family with.


Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science

Tickets: £15.75
Friday 5th April 2023

You think science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen it before. Designed for children and adults alike, Mark’s Spectacular Science Show explores the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins and even howling jelly babies!


You Are The Sun

Tickets: £6
Saturday 25th May 2024

You are the Sun is a very first opera for babies and grownups that explores the magic of nature.


Portsmouth Comic Con
Tickets: Early Bird Prices £8.50 – £18.50
Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th May 2024

Bringing you the best in Comics, Film, TV and Pop Culture entertainment we welcome some of the greatest writers and illustrators in the industry, alongside stars of the screen and the wonderful world of cosplay! With panels, displays, exhibitions, gaming, VR, Steampunk and an incredible range of merch and collectables. If you’re serious about comics, love Marvel/DC and cult series or are simply looking for a fun day out for all the family – this is the event for you!

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