Events

Portsmouth Beer Festival

Sunday 21 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, Doors 7pm

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.

The Objects: Kate Bishop exhibition

Monday 22 December 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

Monday 22 December 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.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Portraits

Monday 22 December 2014 - 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.

Lines of Best Fit: Exhibition

Monday 22 December 2014 - Saturday 24 January 2015
AspexGuildhall Basement Gallery

The latest AspexGuildhall exhibition curated by Ashley John, features work from artists Ilse Black & Daniel Ginns.

Tyran Hawthorn: Exhibition

Monday 22 December 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’.

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 with Tim Vine, Harry Hill, Neil Innis and friends

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

Featuring live performances from Harry Hill, Sheila Hancock, Tim Vine, Neil Innes and The Noise Next Door, with exclusive video performances from Matt Lucas, Jenny Eclair and many other special guests, all hosted by award-winning double act Max and Ivan.

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!

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 £45.00 each

A spectacular valentines 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 Superheros

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.

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*

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.

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

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