Events

The Who's Tommy Exhibition

Tuesday 27 January 2015 - 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.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Portraits

Tuesday 27 January 2015 - Saturday 31 January 2015
A free exhibition. South corridor, ground floor.

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

An Evening of Stuff & Nonsense with Tim Vine, Harry Hill, Neil Innes and friends

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

Featuring live performances from Harry Hill, Tim Vine, Neil Innes as will Katherine Ryan, Aisling Bea & Abandoman, with exclusive video performances from Matt Lucas, Sheila Hancock Jenny Eclair and many other special guests, all hosted by award-winning double act Max and Ivan.

Ross Noble

Thursday 29 January 2015 Doors 7.30pm, £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*

The only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! Welcome back the Johnny Cash Roadshow featuring respected singer/songwriter Clive John. Also now an even bigger show than ever, introducing the ‘Carter Sisters’ and brass section the ‘JC Horns’ accompanied by emotive screen visuals. This is simply the best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world.

Music Revolution

Saturday 31 January 2015 - Saturday 28 March 2015
Free weekly sessions starting 24th January 2015

The Music Revolution is a newly formed Music Club at Portsmouth Guildhall in partnership with Portsmouth Cultural Trust.

Local Music Conference

Sunday 01 February 2015 Doors 6pm. Wedgewood rooms.

Are you in a band? Is music your business? Get down to the local artist music industry conference. Sunday 1st February at The Wedgewood Rooms with guest speakers.

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.

Tasmin's Mendelssohn

Thursday 12 February 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

There is perhaps no more popular or beloved violin concerto than Mendelssohn’s masterpiece. Taking a journey from darkness to light, it begins restless, mysterious and questioning, and ends in a blaze of colour, full of joy and exhilaration, sustained by virtuosic melodies and lively interplay between soloist and orchestra.

The Lord Mayor's Charity Valentines Ball

Saturday 14 February 2015 Doors 7pm. Tickets £45 each

A spectacular Valentine's Ball, with host for the evening Steve Kingsley, featuring the Dance Band of H.M Royal Marines.

Trio Martinu

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

Now in its 25th year and renowned for their interpretations of composers from their native Bohemia, Trio Martinu is in demand across Europe, with performances this season in the UK, Spain, The Netherlands and throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Sam Bailey - The Power of Love

Tuesday 17 February 2015 Doors 7pm. £27.50, £29.50.

Sam Bailey stole the hearts of a nation on X Factor and since winning her feet have barely touched the ground. Following the announcement of the imminent release of her debut album, Sam has now also confirmed a string of winter UK tour dates.

Heroes and Superheroes

Friday 20 February 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid", Doors 7pm

Back by popular demand, Pete Harrison and the BSO present another evening of some of the best film scores from the movies. Blockbuster soundtracks include those written by Maurice Jarre, Hans Zimmer, John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith and, of course, the master of the film-score, John Williams.

Dance-A-Thon

Saturday 21 February 2015 Doors 6pm

Keep dancing into the New Year with The Rowans Hospice and take part in this fantastic six-hour dance marathon featuring six different dance styles.

Chinese New Year Extravaganza

Sunday 22 February 2015 11am-4pm. Tickets £8.50/ 60+ & students £5.50/ Family £20 (2 x children plus 2 x adults). Prices incl. BF*

Portsmouth Chinese Association 35th Anniversary & Chinese New Year Extravaganza. Food & Art Workshop (free entry) 11am-1pm. Chinese New Year Variety Show 1-4pm.

Abba Mania

Saturday 28 February 2015 Doors 7pm.

It is 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now it's your chance to thank ABBA for the music!

Royal Blood

Monday 02 March 2015 Doors 7pm

After tickets for their upcoming UK and Ireland tour sold-out within just two minutes, Royal Blood can now announce details of a major European tour which includes their biggest headline show to date.

New Horizons

Thursday 05 March 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid", Doors 7pm

Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C minor is widely regarded as the culmination of his achievement in the field of the piano concerto, and demands a larger orchestra than any of the other concertos. The severe and inexorable mood of the two great outer movements, the lofty thought and depth of passion, mark it as the true forerunner to those of Beethoven, and it is certainly well documented that the latter regarded the work very highly indeed.

Paul Weller

Saturday 07 March 2015 Doors 7pm. £41.80 incl. BF*. SOLD OUT

Paul Weller has announced a 14 date tour for March 2015. The tour sees Paul play a more varied selection of towns across the UK than the usual run of arenas

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Monday 09 March 2015 7.30pm. £19.25/ £24.75 incl. BF* plus a number of higher priced gold circle tickets available

Having performed 500 major concert shows to over a half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to the UK to present a spectacular new stage production celebrating the music of the legendary rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac.

Annie Mac

Friday 13 March 2015 Doors 9pm. Tickets £16.50/ £22 including booking fee

BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac brings the rave to Portsmouth Guildhall supported by Mele, featuring Slick Don.

The Stranglers

Monday 16 March 2015 Doors 7pm, £25.30 adv. incl BF*

2014 marks 40 years in the music business for The Stranglers, with a sell out anniversary tour, European tour and many festival appearances. The Stranglers are back as strong as ever in 2015 with their 'March On' tour of the UK.

Soundsational

Thursday 19 March 2015 6.30pm

Held for the first time in the main auditorium of the iconic Guildhall, Soundsational is a platform to showcase the talents of the many musicians in Portsmouth's schools and colleges.

A Night at the Ballet

Friday 20 March 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid", Doors 7pm

When you think of ballet, do you think of sugar-plum fairies, beautiful swans and dashing princes? If so, this is the perfect concert for any young aspiring ballerina or indeed any lover of great music

Blue

Saturday 21 March 2015 £27.50 incl BF*, Doors 7pm

Lee Ryan, Antony Costa, Duncan James and Simon Webbe catapulted to fame in 2001 with their Top 5 single ‘All Rise’. The affable quartet quickly ascended to the top of the charts with three #1 albums, scored highly-respectable collaborations with Elton John and Stevie Wonder, and even represented the UK in 2011 at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Sleeping with Sirens vs Pierce the Veil

Monday 30 March 2015 £22 incl. *BF, Doors 7pm

After announcing the first leg of their world tour, Sleeping With Sirens & Pierce The Veil; two of the most exciting and compelling forces on the music scene today are proud to announce EU & UK dates for Spring 2015 in conjunction with Rockstar Energy Drink.

Timescape

Wednesday 01 April 2015 Time tbc

The new songbook from Portsmouth Music Hub's award winning composition team is published in the spring. Timescape is the world premiere of this show featuring 500 young people from across the city performing songs across time at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Simple Minds

Wednesday 15 April 2015 Doors 7pm. £43.45-£54.45 incl. BF*

Fresh from their renaissance and rightful reappraisal, Simple Minds will be releasing BIG MUSIC, their first album of new material in five years on November 3rd and will also be embarking on a major multiple date UK tour in 2015.

Country Folksongs

Friday 17 April 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

Khachaturian was a composer with an incredible gift for melody, and the Violin Concerto is a fun and playful example of this. Its lush, oriental-sounding tunes, high-flying virtuosity and yearning melodic intensity soon appealed to worldwide audiences. Musical elements drawn from the folk songs and dances of Khachaturian’s native Armenia add to the festive intoxication, which are also present in the lusciously evocative Adagio from his ballet Spartacus.

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