Music Events

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 Tickets £6.50.

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 £5 incl. booking fee. One free adult per child.

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. SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT - 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*. 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.

Access all Areas Gallery Open Evening

Thursday 30 April 2015 Portsmouth Guildhall First Floor, FREE

The Open Evening offers a chance to see AaA’s recently completed 16 track digital and 8 track analogue recording studio and home of AaA Music Radio, soon to begin broadcasting online with an eclectic group of presenters playing music from the last 50 years.

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.

Michael Ball

Saturday 02 May 2015 Doors 7pm, £44 incl BF*

For more than 25 years Michael has been at the top of his game starring in musical theatre productions in the West End and on Broadway winning critical acclaim, a devoted following and awards for his stage work and recording career.

Belle & Sebastian

Tuesday 05 May 2015 Doors 7pm, £27.50 incl BF*

Belle & Sebastian are unique, unpredictable, and fiercely loved.

Mike and The Mechanics

Sunday 10 May 2015 Doors 7pm. £38.50, £33 incl. BF*

Following on from their sold-out UK tour earlier this year Mike and The Mechanics, the English Rock/Pop super group that have sold 10 million records worldwide have announced that 'The Hits Tour 2015' is coming to the Portsmouth Guildhall on 8th May, 2015.

The Milton Glee Club presents a Spring Concert

Sunday 17 May 2015 3pm, £9.00/£12.50/£14.00 incl. booking fee

Come along and 'Defy Gravity' from the musical, 'Wicked', enjoy the timeless music from 'My Fair Lady; and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the film, 'The Sound of Music'.

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!

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.

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. BF*

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

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.

Classical Extravaganza

Friday 31 July 2015 7.30pm. £9.75 to £24.50 incl. booking fee

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

Gordon Giltrap in the Live Lounge

Thursday 20 August 2015 Thursday 25 Jun 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.

Back to Bacharach

Friday 18 September 2015 Dinner 6.30pm / Doors 7pm - £19.75, £29.75 incl BF*

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.

Tonic 3

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

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.

Queen Extravaganza

Sunday 01 November 2015 Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £26.95 incl BF*

Roger Taylor’s Queen Extravaganza plays one special night in Portsmouth to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their platinum-selling album.

Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

Saturday 07 November 2015 Doors 7pm. £32.45 / £39.60 incl BF*

Jools Holland will be bringing the greatest boogie-woogie party around the UK once again with his annual tour.

Joe Satriani

Monday 09 November 2015 £41.80/ £37.95 incl BF*

Unstoppable Momentum certainly isn’t Joe Satriani’s first trip to the record-making rodeo. Prior to the new album, the guitar superstar had already released 13 landmark solo studio recordings that changed the landscape of six-string-oriented music, including his multi-platinum effort from 1987, Surfing With The Alien.

The Waterboys

Saturday 14 November 2015 Doors 7pm. £35.75, £31.35 incl. BF*

Now with the 'Modern Blues' album and tour, The Waterboys crash thrillingly back into the present with a new sound, a new line-up and, as always, the promise of the unexpected.

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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