The Guildhall

The Guildhall
Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AB
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The Guildhall

Portsmouth's fine neo-classical Guildhall was completed in 1890, but during WWII it was gutted by bombing and the subsequent restoration saw it lose its original dome and exterior decoration; it's still imposing but now has a curiously chopped-off look. It's one of the biggest event venues in the south-west, hosting art exhibitions, live music, festivals, theatre, magic shows, stand-up comedy, dance and conferences, with the main hall having a standing capacity of 2,500. It's also available as a spectacular wedding venue.

Portsmouth & Southsea station is adjacent to the hall, and it's served by the 7 and 19 bus routes.

Events at this venue

There are 48 events at this location

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ABBA Mania

Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.

Sat 23 May 2020

£21 / 023 9282 4355

AJ Pritchard's AJ Live 2020 UK Tour

Strictly favourite and serial semi-finalist AJ Pritchard is back out on the road in 2020 after his debut tour in 2019. “I am so excited to be bringing ‘AJ Live 2020’ out to theatres around the UK. I have been planning this tour since I first began dancing aged 12, so you are in for a real treat and I cannot wait to…

Mon 16 Mar 2020

£29–£49.65 / 023 9282 4355

Alex Edelman

Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart. Alex Edelman's first show, Millennial about very traumatic stock photos and young people - won an Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since 1997. The follow-up, Everything Handed to You - about identity and the availability of plug…

Fri 6 Mar 2020

£15 / 023 9282 4355

Sat 19 Sep 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 023 9282 4355

The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

Wed 10 Jun 2020

£29.50–£34.50 / 023 9282 4355

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

  • Written by: Haydn

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1893, has a remit to serve the south and southwest of England, and in 2014 was voted the winner in Bachtrack's World's Favourite Orchestra poll.

Thu 21 Nov

£17.95–£23.41 / 023 9282 4355

Thu 12 Dec

£17.95–£23.41 / 023 9282 4355

Sun 22 Dec

£17.95–£23.41 / 023 9282 4355

…and 7 more dates until 23 Apr 2020

The Boys Are Back! With 5ive, A1, Damage and 911

Showcase of pop classics from 5ive, A1, Damage and 911.

Wed 18 Mar 2020

£22.50–£32.50 / 023 9282 4355

Boyzlife

Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy perform pop hits by their former bands.

Fri 6 Mar 2020

£29.50 / 023 9282 4355

Chris Ramsey: Just Happy to Get Out of the House

The genial Geordie brings his Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show to the masses.

Thu 21 May 2020

£26.14 / 023 9282 4355

The Classic Rock Show

Air guitars at the ready for this incredible musical journey through the best moments in rock featuring music by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Dire Straits and Meat Loaf.

Sat 18 Jan 2020

£26.50–£36.50 / 023 9282 4355

A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music.

Sat 21 Nov 2020

£25 / 023 9282 4355

David Baddiel – Trolls: Not the Dolls

One-man show from David Baddiel about his interactions with internet trolls.

Sat 22 Feb 2020

£31.74 / 023 9282 4355

Deacon Blue

Pop-rock band on their biggest tour in over a decade.

Tue 17 Nov 2020

£34.50–£44.50 / 023 9282 4355

Wed 18 Nov 2020

£34.50–£44.50 / 023 9282 4355

The Dead South

Four-piece bluegrass/folk band based in Regina, Saskatchewan

Wed 26 Feb 2020

£22.50 / 023 9282 4355

Elbow

Strangely uplifting indie miserablists from Manchester.

Tue 21 Apr 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 023 9282 4355

Emeli Sandé

Chart-topping soul singer, songwriter and pianist from Aberdeen.

Tue 3 Dec

£41.85–£76.40 / 023 9282 4355

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Thu 25 Nov 2021

Times & prices to be confirmed / 023 9282 4355

Frank Skinner: Showbiz

Frank Skinner embarks on his first stand-up tour in four years.

Fri 29 Nov

£29.25 / 023 9282 4355

Sun 21 Feb 2021

Prices to be confirmed / 023 9282 4355

James Alderson's Bring Back The 80s!

Info: Award winning comedian James Alderson finally brings his solo show to Hampshire, Bring Back The 80s. Was the 80s better than now? Do we remember it all through rose tinted glasses, or shall we all fund a time machine, and go back forever!? Jump in your Cortina, back comb that hair, and wear your favourite…

Fri 17 Jan 2020

£14 / 023 9282 4355

Jamie Cullum

World-famous singer-songwriter and BBC Radio 2 presenter Jamie Cullum will headline next year’s jazz festival at Sage Gateshead on Friday 20 March, 2020. Jamie Cullum releases his eighth studio album Taller on 7 June, written and recorded at home and at the studio of his long-time friend and collaborator Troy Miller…

Fri 27 Mar 2020

£40–£55.95 / 023 9282 4355

Jason Donovan

First came Neighbours, then the West End beckoned, not forgetting an appearance in the celebrity jungle. And now he's singing again, especially for us.

Sat 24 Oct 2020

£25–£45 / 023 9282 4355

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Wed 27 Nov

£29.50 / 023 9282 4355

Fri 15 May 2020

£29.50 / 023 9282 4355

The Joe and Dianne Show

Variety show featuring a bit of music, comedy and dance from the Strictly finalists Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell.

Wed 1 Apr 2020

£29.50–£39.50 / 023 9282 4355

John Barrowman

The housewives' choice returns with a Christmas album.

Mon 9 Dec

£25–£195 / 023 9282 4355

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.

Sat 9 Jan 2021

£22.50–£24.50 / 023 9282 4355

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment.

Sat 23 Nov

£39.75–£47.45 / 023 9282 4355

Fri 17 Apr 2020

£23 / 023 9282 4355

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Live material from famous faces from TV panel shows and other comedy roadshows.

Fri 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 023 9282 4355

Tue 31 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 023 9282 4355

Fri 17 Jan 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 023 9282 4355

…and 2 more dates until 20 Mar 2020

Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again?

Comedian Lenny Henry recounts his experiences of growing up in the Black Country and his experiences of racism.

Sun 24 Nov

£29.50–£32.50 / 023 9282 4355

Lighthouse Family

British pop duo made up of vocalist Tunde Baiyewu and keyboardist Paul Tucker.

Sat 29 Feb 2020

£29–£53.75 (Family £126.50) / 023 9282 4355

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Thu 28 Nov

£33.15 (£30.95) / 023 9282 4355

Wed 11 Dec

£25 / 023 9282 4355

Sun 8 Dec

£3.50–£15 / 023 9282 4355

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Fri 3 Apr 2020

£27.50 / 023 9282 4355

Sun 29 Dec

£10–£12 / 023 9282 4355

Mo Gilligan

Highly-energetic stand-up from the actor, comic and social media star.

Fri 6 Nov 2020

£22.85 / 023 9282 4355

Money for Nothing

A Dire Straits tribute band.

Thu 30 Jan 2020

£28.75 / 023 9282 4355

The Music of Prince

Celebrate the life, legacy and the music of Prince, this brilliantly funky show featuring the world class New Purple Celebration delivers a non-stop 2-hour hit packed extravaganza. Expect to see, hear and feel all of the hits from one of the most loved Artists of all time. 1999, Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain, Kiss…

Sun 26 Jan 2020

£24 / 023 9282 4355

Paul Weller

The Modfather performs material from his 40-year career, including his latest album True Meanings.

Sat 16 May 2020

£48.25–£51 / 023 9282 4355

Portsmouth Vegan Festival

80+ fantastic stalls, world food caterers, exciting cookery demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops, yoga and children's activities.

Sat 9 May 2020

£5 / 023 9282 4355

Revolution Pro Wrestling

Wrestling evening.

Thu 20 Feb 2020

£20 / 023 9282 4355

Riverdance

The Irish dance sensation returns by popular demand. This shows feature an all-new production produced by Moya Doherty and directed John McColgan. Bill Whelan's Grammy-winning soundtrack remains.

Fri 20 Mar 2020

£37.50–£53 / 023 9282 4355

Sat 21 Mar 2020

£37.50–£53 / 023 9282 4355

Sun 22 Mar 2020

£37.50–£53 / 023 9282 4355

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Thu 14 May 2020

£26.50–£36.50 / 023 9282 4355

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Sat 30 Nov

£22 / 023 9282 4355

Susan Boyle

The Britain's Got Talent surprise hit is out promoting her newest album.

Sun 15 Mar 2020

£32.50–£55 / 023 9282 4355

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Cabaret as Australian actor/singer/songwriter Ruth Katerelos takes the audience on a musical journey through various states of love with Monique Kenny on guitar.

Wed 4 Mar 2020

£24.78 / 023 9282 4355

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Sat 19 Dec 2020

£23.45–£25.22 / 023 9282 4355

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