Events

The Pie & Vinyl Poster Show: Gig posters from around the world

Saturday 30 May 2015 - Tuesday 29 September 2015
Free Exhibition, Zodiac Gallery & Café

This Summer, the Guildhall plays host to an exhibition of framed works of contemporary studios from all over the world: North, Central and South America, Europe and across the UK. Organised by Portsmouth Cultural Trust, Petting Zoo Prints and Collectables and Pie & Vinyl.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Portraits

Saturday 30 May 2015 - Saturday 30 May 2015
A free exhibition. South corridor, ground floor.

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

Castle Road: Exhibition

Saturday 30 May 2015 - Saturday 20 June 2015
A free exhibition. Freda Swain business lounge, first floor.

This is the first exhibition in a new project partnership between the The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Cultural Trust. Castle Road features photographs by BA (Hons) Photography alumnus Dainius Šciuka, from the Taste the Street series, 2013-14.

Rock Shots Exhibition

Saturday 30 May 2015 - Wednesday 30 September 2015
FREE. Access all Areas: The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery

Exhibiting 50 years of music photography in Portsmouth.

Mike Parry and Mike Graham in THE TWO MIKES – LIVE

Saturday 30 May 2015 £22.50 incl. booking fee. Group offer applies. Doors 7pm.

THE TWO MIKES are Britain's brightest broadcasters and light up the airwaves on TalkSPORT radio. Now they're live on stage with their heady mix of little-known facts and frivolity. Join the fun...

Illustrated - Neal Layton

Saturday 30 May 2015 - Saturday 30 May 2015
A free exhibition in our basement gallery - aspexGuildhall

Award winning, Southsea based illustrator Neal Layton will be displaying some of his original artworks from ‘Monster’, ‘Rover’ and ‘Howler’ by acclaimed author Michael Rosen, published by Bloomsbury.

BSO Rusty and Not So Rusty Musicians

Sunday 31 May 2015 10am-5pm, FREE 4pm concert

Have you ever dreamt of performing with a professional orchestra? Maybe you played a musical instrument in the past but not had the opportunity to play for many years? Then now is the time to dust off your instrument and revive your talent! This event is made possible by the support of the Portsmouth Cultural Trust.

Emma Johnson & John Lenehan

Monday 01 June 2015 £16, £14 concessions incl. BF*. Doors 7pm

In partnership with her long-time collaborator John Lenehan, Emma presents a sparkling programme that features at its heart two of the great landmark sonatas of the clarinet repertoire by Brahms and Saint-Säens, framed by dynamic and irresistible works by Weber, Chopin, Lutoslawski and Bernstein.

An Evening with Bryan Ferry

Friday 05 June 2015 Doors 7pm, £38.50/ £49.50/ £60.50/ £71.50 incl BF*

After an impressive set of performances around the world throughout 2014 including the lauded Glastonbury and Coachella debuts, British musical icon Bryan Ferry has announced a 20 date UK tour in May and June 2015.

Lou Lou's Vintage Fair

Saturday 06 June 2015 12pm-5pm, £2 entry under 12s FREE

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair, winner of ‘The Best Vintage Fair in the UK’ two years running, is coming to Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 6th June.

Rock Challenge & J Rock 2015

Wednesday 17 June 2015 - Saturday 20 June 2015
7pm/ 6pm. £12.95 incl.BF*

To Be Your Best Foundation presents: 2015 BE YOUR BEST ROCK CHALLENGE.

Berlioz and Verdi Te Deum

Sunday 21 June 2015 £15.12 incl.BF* - concessions available, Doors 7pm.

As part of the Portsmouth Festivities, The Portsmouth Choral Union will be performing Berlioz Te Deum Verdi. The Portsmouth Choral Union was founded in 1880 as the Portsmouth Temperance Choral Union. The choir is now one of the leading large amateur choruses in the south of England. The musical direction of distinguished conductor David Gostick has extended the repertoire to cover most of the established choral masterpieces and a range of contemporary works. These include new commissions by the PCU, such as Ian Schofield's Te Deum (2000) and previous musical director; Jonathan Willcocks's A Great and Glorious Victory.

Richard Digance in the Live Lounge

Thursday 25 June 2015 £13* standard/ £23* for ticket + two course dinner. Doors 7pm.

Enjoy an intimate evening of Cabaret and dinner in our Live Lounge café with Richard Digance, BAFTA Nominated entertainer and a Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

The Carpenters Story

Sunday 28 June 2015 £19/ £21/ £23 incl. booking fee. Group offer applies.

From the stable that brought you the incomparable Illegal Eagles, Phil Aldridge presents a sensational new production…..“The Carpenters Story”.

The News Hair & Beauty Awards 2015

Saturday 04 July 2015 Reception drinks 6.45pm

Now in their fifth year, The News Hair & Beauty Awards aim to provide a platform to recognise, reward and celebrate the talent within the local hair and beauty sector.

The Blues Brothers

Saturday 11 July 2015 Start 7.30pm. £25 incl. booking fee. Group offer available.

Presented by original Blues Brother, Dan Aykroyd, and Judith Belushi. Last time round they smashed box office records, crashed, crooned and rocked their way into the lives of anyone with a heartbeat! Featuring original members from the many West End runs the production has endured, this show brings you all those amazing, favourite and classic moments once again.

Mutiny Festival

Saturday 18 July 2015 - Sunday 19 July 2015
Tickets £38.50-£165.00 including booking fee.

The South Coast's biggest Festival line up lands this July with day, weekend and camping tickets on sale now!

Classical Extravaganza

Friday 31 July 2015 7.30pm. £9.75 to £24.50 incl. BF*

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is back with The Best Classical Music in the World.

Gin Festival

Saturday 01 August 2015 - Sunday 02 August 2015
12:30pm - 5pm or 6:30pm - 11pm. 3 Sessions. Tickets £7.83 incl BF*.

PLEASE NOTE WE ONLY HAVE SUNDAY EVENING TICKETS LEFT FOR THIS EVENT. The UK's largest Gin Festival comes to Portsmouth to the grand Guildhall, it's going to be the biggest ever gin event Portsmouth has even seen with over 80 gins.

Royal Marines School of Music Guildhall & Beating Retreat 2015

Saturday 08 August 2015 £12.95 incl.BF*, concessions £10.50 incl.BF*, 2pm

The Royal Marines School of Music will raise the roof when they return to the Guildhall this summer for their biggest and most exciting concert of the year.

Gordon Giltrap in the Live Lounge

Thursday 20 August 2015 £13* standard/ £23* for ticket + two course dinner. Doors 7pm for dinner.

Enjoy an intimate evening of Cabaret and dinner in our Live Lounge café with one of the most innovative acoustic guitarists in the UK today.

It Must Be Madness

Saturday 22 August 2015 Doors 8pm, Tickets £6.

Portsmouth Scene Promotions presents: It Must Be Madness - the ultimate nutty tribute.

An Audience with Gareth Thomas

Friday 11 September 2015 Doors 7pm. £20 including booking fee.

One of the most successful and well-respected Welsh athletes shares his life experiences and moving personal journey of his identity struggle amidst sporting triumph through to his work as a gay rights activist and icon.

Back to Bacharach

Friday 18 September 2015 Dinner 6.30pm / Doors 7pm - £19.75, £29.75 incl. booking fee.

CANCELLED - This is the first show to truly celebrate and showcase all of Bacharach's hits in one glorious production. Enjoy an intimate evening of dinner and a concert, cabaret style, in our main auditorium.

Darcy Oake

Saturday 26 September 2015 Doors 7pm - £21.45 / £32.45 / £49.45 incl BF*

Canadian magician Darcy Oake will be heading out on his first ever Nationwide UK tour with a series of thrilling live shows. Emerging in the world of illusion as a new generation of contemporary mysticism he has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting performers in magic right now.

Tonic 3

Saturday 03 October 2015 CANCELLED. First 1000 tickets £27.50 incl.BF* thereafter £33 incl.BF*, on the day £38.50 incl.BF*

CANCELLED. Festival of live music, DJs, art and spoken word is just the Tonic BRITPOP legends Cast are among a fantastic line-up of great acts set to perform as part of a one-day festival of music, art, spoken word, dance, comedy and much more at Portsmouth Guildhall later this year.

Milton Glee Club: SING! Featuring The RMA Band and Bath Chorus

Sunday 04 October 2015 3pm. Tickets £6.50-£14.00

Come and experience the wonderful sound of 150 singers. A 'coming together' of 2 choirs, the MGC and The Bath Chorus, combined with the renowned skills of the Royal Marine Association Band and the power of the Guildhall organ, in this musical spectacular.

UB40

Wednesday 21 October 2015 Doors 7pm. £35.75 including booking fee.

With over forty UK Top 40 hit singles and sales of over 100 million records, making them one of the most successful British groups of all-time. UB40 are heading back on the road to play their history of hits once again.

Hello Kitty Live

Thursday 29 October 2015 Doors 10.30am, 2pm Tickets: £17.60 / £27.50 incl BF*

See Hello Kitty like you’ve never seen her before as this fashion icon welcomes audiences into her world in a story that highlights the value of friendship, creativity, respect for nature and a love of learning.

Stewart Francis

Saturday 31 October 2015 Doors 7pm, £19.25 inc BF*

The star of 'Mock The Week', 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo', embarks on a brand new stand up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!

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