Events

Castle Road: Exhibition

Friday 27 February 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.

Here and There: Exhibition

Friday 27 February 2015 - Saturday 14 March 2015
A free exhibition in our basement gallery - aspex Guildhall

Here and There is the inaugural exhibition of works by members of aspex artists associates* and is being shown across two sites.

The Who's Tommy Exhibition

Friday 27 February 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

Friday 27 February 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.

Milton Glee Club Exhibition: Marvellous, Magical, Music

Friday 27 February 2015 - Thursday 30 April 2015
Free Exhibition, North Corridor, Ground Floor

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

Diversity: Exhibition

Friday 27 February 2015 - Friday 10 April 2015
FREE, Cafe gallery

The next in our series of local artists to exhibit in the Guildhall Cafe is Carol Ellen Stickland.

Music Revolution

Saturday 28 February 2015 - Saturday 28 March 2015
Free sessions on Saturdays 10am-2pm, starting 24th January 2015.

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

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 SOLD OUT. Doors 7pm.

SOLD OUT. 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.

Southbank Gamelan Players

Wednesday 11 March 2015 1.30pm concert, 3pm workshop. FREE

Collaborating with dancers, puppeteers and composers from Indonesia, Europe and the USA, the group has established an international reputation for its performances of both traditional Javanese and new music for gamelan.

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.

Jobs Fair

Friday 20 March 2015 10am - 2pm FREE

The Jobs Fair returns to Portsmouth and is open from 10am to 2pm at Portsmouth Guildhall on 20th March 2015.

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.

Rock Challenge & J Rock 2015

Monday 23 March 2015 - Saturday 28 March 2015
7pm/ 6pm on 16th - 20th June £12.95 incl.BF*

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

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.

Live in the Harlequin 2

Friday 03 April 2015 Doors 7.30pm, £5

Our very own Portsmouth Scene Promotions present 'LIVE IN THE HARLEQUIN'.

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.

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday 22 April 2015 Pre-show educational event 5pm. Doors for concert open 7pm. Tickets £15, £12, £5 incl. booking fee. Group offers available.

Visiting Portsmouth Guildhall for the first time and now celebrating 50 years of existence NYJO features some of the best, most gifted and talented next generation UK jazz musicians.

Chas & Dave - On The Road Tour

Friday 24 April 2015 Doors 7pm, £26.95 / £29.15 incl BF*

CANCELLED. 2014 sees Chas & Dave mark their 50th year in music together with their 'On the road tour'.

Status Quo 'Aquostic Live'

Friday 24 April 2015 Tickets £42.35 adv / £53.35 - Doors 7pm

Britain’s best-loved rockers Status Quo will undertake a truly special 5 date “Aquostic Live 2015” UK tour in April 2015.

Melvyn Tan

Monday 27 April 2015 £16, £14 concessions incl. BF* The Harlequin Room. Doors 7pm

A beautifully balanced programme featuring the incomparable keyboard music of JS Bach, a rare opportunity to hear the music of the Russian-based Irish composer John Field, and works by the great giants of the piano, Liszt and Chopin. At the heart of which lies a series of ‘meditations’ inspired by JS Bach’s setting of Bist du bei mir composed by some of Britain’s finest living composers, including Michael Berkeley, Diana Burrell, Peter Maxwell Davies, Jonathan Dove, Thea Musgrave, Tarik O'Regan and Judith Weir.

Sunwook's Rach Three

Friday 01 May 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

The BSO finishes its 2014/15 Portsmouth season with Principal Conductor Kirill Karabits and the BSO Artist-in-Residence Sunwook Kim. Rachmaninov said that he wrote the Third Piano Concerto “for elephants” and with its massive chords, cascading and leaping octaves, high-speed runs, dense counterpoint, and wide-spaced, busily embellished textures, it does demand a pianist with strength, dexterity, control, and stamina - and big hands! But the virtuosity always serves dramatic and expressive ends. A mood of dark, impassioned lyricism prevails throughout which builds with urgent expressiveness before reaching an almost delirious close.

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