Check out some of our up and coming comedy and music shows!
The Lens Studio is an intimate performance space which sits alongside Portsmouth Guildhall’s main auditorium, presenting an electric programme of comedy, dance, theatre, family shows and all genres of music. Expect to see emerging and established performers that will leave you wanting more! With most tickets being under £20 this is the perfect opportunity to watch something different and exciting. Check out some of our up and coming comedy and music shows!
LOU CONRAN – TANGENT
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.
SUNDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2024
THE NOISE NEXT DOOR’S COMEDY LOCK-IN
See your favourite stand-up stars dive into a world of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners and explosive physicality as they join the jaw-droppingly talented Noise Next Door.
21ST february, 19th june, 5th december
EAT, SLAY, LOVE -A QUIVERS STAND UP SHOW
What do you get when you give an adult with a clown face a microphone and space to share their innermost thoughts? This show…
SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2024
SALLY-ANNE HAYWARD – EGG SHORTAGE
“Sally-Anne Hayward has figured out her niche is filling that accessible naughty but niceness of early Sarah Millican… whatever she’s selling, we’re buying: the pitch is so practised, so elegant, so unobtrusive you’ll struggle not to laugh.” British Comedy Guide.
FRIDAY 1ST MARCH 2024
ROB AUTON – THE ROB AUTON SHOW
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.
wednesday 13th march 2024
STEVE BUGEJA- SELF DOUBT (I THINK)
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.
SUNDAY 9TH JUNE 2024
RIA LINA – RIAWAKENING
In the aftermath of a global pandemic, comedian and scientist, Ria Lina has had a Riawakening and sees the world differently.
FRIDAY 14TH JUNE 2024
CATHERINE BOHART – AGAIN, WITH FEELINGS
Catherine Bohart’s back and older than ever. And adulthood frankly isn’t living up to her expectations.
tHURSDAY 4TH JULY 2024
THE NOISE NEXT DOOR – FREEWHEELING
The Noise Next Door are going hell for leather in this brand new show as they race through a priceless parade of off-the-cuff gags, scenes and songs, all based on your suggestions.
wednesday 4TH september 2024
CARL HUTCHINSON – TODAY YEARS OLD
Storytelling skills & ability to hold an audience is second to none. Rich in observations and exaggerated physical comedy, a night out with this Geordie is guaranteed to have you belly laughing from start to finish.
fRIDAY 27TH september 2024
ALFIE BROWN – RED FLAGS GALORE!
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.
FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2024
TRAVISTY – TRAVIS JAY
Expect Belly Laughs! Travis Jay is a seasoned performer and this show guarantees to be hilarious!
sATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2024
Released their debut critically acclaimed album “Life’s Machine” to rave reviews. Classic Rock described them as a cross between Heart and Tedeschi Trucks.
FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2024
As one of the most influential and innovative bands of the 21st century, with their stunning live performances, soaring anthems, and epic soundscapes.
SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2024
MICHAEL MCGOLDRICK, JOHN MCCUSKER AND JOHN DOYLE.
Folk music’s legendary triumvirate of musical magpies Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle are on tour again in 2024, bringing you their own blend of top-class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie.
THURSDAY 29TH FEBRUARY 2024
SOUNDS OF NOW – ROTATIONS
A unique performance of music and movement inspired by the physicality of Roosendael’s Rotations, created in collaboration with award-winning choreographer Sally Marie.
FRIDAY 8TH MARCH 2024
Tickets from £8
Martin Turner and his band return to the concert stages in 2024 to perform its sequel, Live Dates Volume II.
SUNDAY 10TH MARCH 2024
He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.
SUNDAY 17TH MARCH 2024
SOUNDS OF NOW – ANNA MEREDITH STRING QUARTETS WITH LIGETI QUARTET
Anna Meredith’s joyful, furious, energetic and restful music dazzles but is never too serious.
THURSDAY 21ST MARCH 2024
TICKETS FROM £8
WE ARE NOT DEVO.
Performing choice cuts of gonzo mutato classics from throughout the career of Akron, OHIO’s finest sons; a labour of love and sincerity bringing the message of Devolution to the good spuds of the UK.
THURSDAY 28TH MARCH 2024
THE BEST OF PETE WYLIE & THE MIGHTY WAH!
After last year’s sellout tour, The Mighty Wah! Is back, bigger and better.
sATURDAY 30TH MARCH 2024
NoGood Boyo take their genre-bending ‘trash-trad’ label from the purists out to stop them, and the traditional music they have proudly mashed, mixed and moulded into a 21st Century sound.
WEDNESDAY 3RD APRIL 2024
SOUNDS OF NOW – LULLABY WITH MANASAMITRA
Lullaby is an entrancing evening of music in which the hypnotic purity of Indian music meets contemporary electronica and live instrumental improvisation.
WEDNESDAY 1ST MAY 2024
TICKETS FROM £8
GORDON GILTRAP & JOHN ETHERIDGE – TWO PARTS GUITAR
Guitar supremos join forces for an unforgettable evening of top class musicianship performed by two of the UKs most respected and influential guitarists.
FRIDAY 3RD MAY 2024
Performed worldwide for over 25 years, wherever Steven Brinberg performs his breath taking live homage to the greatest diva of all, Barbra Streisand.
SATURDAY 4TH MAY 2024
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIEW
Creedence Clearwater Review are the UK’s premier tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, one of America’s greatest bands who, despite their relatively short career, left an enduring legacy of classic songs.
THURSDAY 23RD MAY 2024
International touring blues-rock powerhouse Catfish are making waves on the music scene in the UK and Europe.
SUNDAY 7TH july 2024
THE OFFSPIN & SOME 41
Replicating The Offspin and Some 41 raw punk rock sound to perfection. Touring since 2009, they combine an energetic and exciting stage performances.
friday 12th july 2024
OASIZ are one of the UK’s most authentic tribute bands, a point proved in 2023 when a short clip of front man Steve performing as Liam went viral on social media.
SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2024
TRANSMISSION: THE SOUND OF JOY DIVISION
Transmission: The Sound of Joy Division are the ultimate tribute to the music and legacy of post-punk legends Joy Division.
saturday 26TH OCTOBER 2024