Events

Tyran Hawthorn: Exhibition

Wednesday 26 November 2014 - Wednesday 14 January 2015
Seven Ages of Woman

Portsmouth Cultural Trust are delighted to be the first to exhibit Tyran Hawthorn’s series, Seven Ages of Woman, since he graduated from UoP this summer with a First in BA (Hons) Photography. The series of seven photographs, showing the ageing process over time, are linked by Tyran to Shakespeare’s ‘Seven Ages of Man’ from ‘As You Like It’.

The Objects: Kate Bishop exhibition

Wednesday 26 November 2014 - Wednesday 07 January 2015
FREE. Cafe Guildhall

Kate founded Kroma her "Creative Identity", in April 2013 whilst in her final year at the Arts University Bournemouth where she studied. With a passion for colour and design and a drive to create, Kate now Freelances from her studio residency at Making Space where she works and surrounds herself with the things that maker her tick.

The Who's Tommy Exhibition

Wednesday 26 November 2014 - Saturday 01 August 2015
Portsmouth Music Experience - Access All Areas. FREE

The Access All Areas gallery not only features spectacular touring exhibitions, but visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall, and how this all fits into a wider historical context.

Guildhall Tours

Thursday 27 November 2014 - Tuesday 30 December 2014
Tuesday's 11am and Thursday's 3pm FREE

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the beautiful facade of Portsmouth Guildhall? Wonder no more, as we are opening our doors to the public for behind the scenes tours.

Lily Allen

Sunday 30 November 2014 Doors 7pm. £35.75 incl BF*

Chart topping, outspoken, pop diva Lily Allen comes to Portsmouth Guildhall.

La Serenissima

Monday 01 December 2014 £16, £14 concessions incl. BF* The Harlequin Room. Doors 7pm

Be transported to Venice for a concert celebrating the music of one of the great Italian violin virtuosi, Johann Georg Pisendel; two fabulous works by Vivaldi and one by Albinoni which are dedicated to Pisendel, a piece by Montanari which survives in Pisendel’s own hand, and two effervescent works by Pisendel himself.

Noel Fielding

Tuesday 02 December 2014 8pm. £25

Expect a magical mix of Noel's unique brand of stand up comedy, live animation, music and some of Fielding's best-known TV characters (such as The Moon and Fantasy Man).

The Three Belles

Friday 05 December 2014 Doors 7pm, Standard tickets £16.20 incl BF*

In The Mood- The Three Belles bring you their very own 1940s experience night! At this event you can expect to be whisked back in time for a night of nostalgia and fantastic entertainment.

2014 Darts Untouchables

Saturday 06 December 2014 Doors 7pm, 5.30pm for VIP. Standard tickets £20- £25 incl. BF*/ VIP tickets available

Portsmouth's annual darts night will be the 'biggest and best yet!' Some of the world’s top darts stars will be on show at The Guildhall in December for Portsmouth’s yearly ‘Untouchables’ event.

Gregory Porter

Sunday 07 December 2014 Doors 7pm - £27.50 / £33 / £38.50 incl BF*

GRAMMY award nominated Jazz and Soul singer Gregory Porter to visit Portsmouth.

Machine Head

Tuesday 09 December 2014 Doors 7pm, £27.50 incl BF*

American thrash metal Machine Head are set to rock Portsmouth Guildhall.

Brit Floyd - Discovery World Tour 2014

Thursday 11 December 2014 7.30pm. £32.45, Gold Circle £43.40 incl.BF*

We are excited to announce that Brit Floyd will be returning to the UK and Ireland in November and December for 21 shows, as part of the Discovery World Tour 2014.

Milton Glee Concert with the Royal Marines Association Concert Band

Sunday 14 December 2014 £8.50-£13

A Christmas concert for all of the family. Come and hear your Christmas favourites and come and join in on the singing. Upbeat band numbers and music from shows and movies too.

Joanne Hummel-Newell

Sunday 14 December 2014 - Sunday 14 December 2014
Panic of the Human Fancy

Isle of Wight based artist Joanne Hummel-Newell exhibits a selection of her solo show, Panic of the Human Fancy.

Rat Pack at Christmas

Wednesday 17 December 2014 Doors 7pm, £18.70 / £23.10 / £25.30 icl BF*

It's fun all the way as the 'Purveyors of Cool' swing into town with a sensational show with live orchestra featuring The Greatest Music Of The 20th Century.

Last Night of the Christmas Proms

Thursday 18 December 2014 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

Kick off Christmas with a fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring seasonal classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle. Enjoy a rollercoaster of Christmas favourites including Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, The Little Drummer Boy, All I Want for Christmas is You, Let it Snow Let it Snow, Mary’s Boy Child, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, So Here it is, Merry Christmas and much, much more!

Jimmy Carr - Funny Business

Friday 19 December 2014 - Friday 29 May 2015
8pm. £25

It's time to leave your moral conscience at home as Jimmy Carr brings his Funny Business tour to Portsmouth!

Portsmouth Beer Festival

Saturday 20 December 2014 - Sunday 21 December 2014
Tickets £11.25 unreserved incl BF*

Portsmouth Beer Festival returns for the 'Christmas Sessions' 2014.

The King is Back - Starring Ben Portsmouth

Monday 22 December 2014 £21.00 incl BF and £19.50 incl BF

Winner of Elvis Presley Enterprise Memphis Ultimate Elvis competition. UK Elvis tribute artiste, Ben Portsmouth topped the bill on David Letterman show 8th February 2013.

Great Beginnings

Thursday 15 January 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

In structure, Beethoven's Piano Concerto in B-flat Major shares many traits with Mozart’s piano concertos, but in style it displays many daring deviations which are unquestionably Beethoven and reveal a remarkably sure hand belying the youthfulness of its composer.

Showaddywaddy

Saturday 17 January 2015 Doors 7pm. £21.50 incl. BF*

Formed in the 1970’s in Leicester from several local bands Showaddywaddy have sold more than 20 million records and had audiences dancing the night away all over the world. So come and join the ‘Dancing party’…‘you’ve got what it takes’!

Benyounes Quartet

Monday 19 January 2015 £16, £14 concessions incl. BF* The Harlequin Room. Doors 7pm

“The polish of the Benyounes Quartet was new… they already seem seasoned veterans with their tight ensemble and confident projection” The Times

Children's Concerts 2015

Tuesday 27 January 2015 1.30 - 2.30pm. £4.00 incl BF*

An hour of wonderful music for 5-11 year olds performed by the Southern Pro Musica Orchestra.

An Evening of Stuff & Nonsense

Wednesday 28 January 2015 Doors 6.30pm / £10, £15 incl BF*

An evening celebrating the nonsensical and the absurd for Parkinson’s UK, inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear and Mervyn Peake.

Ross Noble

Thursday 29 January 2015 8pm, £25

The king of improvisational comedy is back with another mind-blowing UK tour. Ross’ on-stage presence is like no other, using his infinite imagination and plenty of tomfoolery, he is sure to have you in fits of laughter.

Joy and Triumph

Friday 30 January 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

Schumann’s Second Symphony was a personal triumph and marked the start of the final phase of his career. It is a reflection not only of his recent health issues but also the feeling of triumph of overcoming the despair that had gripped him for a year. It transports the listener towards redemption in a way that looks back to Beethoven but also predicts the future greats, like Mahler, who were to come.

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Saturday 31 January 2015 Doors 7pm. £19.50 / £21 incl. BF*

Prepare for a musical adventure unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash. The Johnny Cash Show is the only show to be endorsed by the CASH family!

Milton Glee Club: Marvellous, Magical, Music

Sunday 01 February 2015 - Sunday 01 February 2015
Free, North Corridor, Ground Floor

Exhibition organised by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust and the Milton Glee Club.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Portraits

Sunday 01 February 2015 - Sunday 01 February 2015
Free, South corridor, Ground floor

This exhibition shows highlights from a series of photographic portraits of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra players.

Brendan Cole

Wednesday 11 February 2015 Doors 7pm, £30.80, £35.20 & £38.50. incl BF*

Following his last sell out tour of Licence to Thrill, Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole is once again set to dazzle audiences across the UK with his brand new show, A Night to Remember.

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