Family Events

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.

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.

We Love Boybands

Monday 16 February 2015 10am - 3pm, £20

Prepare for a fantastic pop party themed day filled to the brim with songs from your favourite boybands!

Magical Fairy Tale

Tuesday 17 February 2015 10am - 3pm, £20

Once upon a time & happily ever after. A magic day to sing & dance to your favourite princess songs.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 Doors 7pm, Tickets £15,£12,£5 incl. BF*. 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.

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.

Dynamic Dance

Saturday 09 May 2015 Doors 6pm - £8, £10 incl BF*

‘Please Don’t Stop the Music' is a collaboration of all of Dynamic Dance Company’s classes. Dynamic Dance Company was formed in June 2006 by Emma Waters; teaching at a Primary School twice a week. Since then, Dynamic Dance Company has branched out to various schools and colleges over Hampshire and West Sussex and now has over 450 students.

Portsmouth Beer Festival

Friday 15 May 2015 - Saturday 16 May 2015
Tickets £11.25 unreserved incl. BF*

Just like the sell-out Portsmouth Beer Festival back in May 2014 there will be a mix of “tradition” with “new and innovative” - our aim is to deliver the best bits of the classic beer festival into a new era with a modern way of thinking.

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.

Gareth Malone

Sunday 29 November 2015 £27.50, £41.25, £49.50, £108.90 incl BF*

Join the nation’s favourite choirmaster and his choir ‘Voices’ for an all new show in 2015

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