Music Events

Recharge: 55+ singing workshops

Friday 06 May 2016 - Friday 30 September 2016
Singing Workshops for 55+ Fridays from April 22nd - 9.30am, £3

Singing makes you feel great! It exercises your heart and lungs. It can lift your mood no matter what the weather. No auditions necessary and there is no need to read music so come along and join in the feel good sessions.

Guildhall Introducing: Free Music - Joe Houghton

Friday 13 May 2016 12 - 1pm. Café.

We are delighted to announce the launch of Guildhall Introducing: Free Music with 4 fantastic acts. Joe Houghton is a 19 year old Blues singer and guitarist from Portsmouth who has taken heavy influences from the soul and funk genre.

The Milton Glee Choir with the Royal Marines Association Concert Band

Sunday 22 May 2016 3pm, £14.20, £12.75, £9.40, £9.25, £6.50

On a Spring afternoon in May you can visit Portsmouth Guildhall and enjoy a concert celebrating the huge variety and range of music available to choirs today. This includes Phantom of the opera (celebrating the 30th anniversary of it's opening in London), and Cantique de Jean Racine by Faure. More modern music by Snowpatrol, Carly Simon and Take That, then finishing with Beethoven's and Carl Orff's powerful 'O Fortuna' from Carmina Burana.

Matthew Barley

Monday 23 May 2016 £16, £14 concession including booking fee: book all six concerts and get a 20% discount. 7.30pm

Matthew is known right across the globe as an incredible cellist whose performances and musical choices focus on connecting people with music in different ways. A passionate collaborator, he has worked with the jazz pianist Julian Joseph, violinist Victoria Mullova, opera singer Matthias Goerne, folk fiddler Kathryn Tickell, Indian sarangi player Sultan Khan and many others.

Terry Reid in the Live Lounge

Thursday 26 May 2016 Dinner 7pm, Show 8pm. Tickets £15 standard £25 with dinner including booking fee.

An evening of intimacy and emotion for those who truly cherish the heritage of British rock and soul. Any evening spent with Terry will always leave the audience emotionally moved by what they’ve experienced. It really is something which defies simply description and is simply unmissable.

Adam Ant

Friday 27 May 2016 Tickets £30.80 / £35.75 including booking fee. Doors 7pm.

Adam Ant performs the iconic album Kings of the Wild Frontier Live and in Sequence plus much more.

Guildhall Introducing: Free Music - Robyn Grace

Friday 27 May 2016 12 - 1pm. Café. FREE.

We are delighted to announce the launch of Guildhall Introducing: Free Music with 4 fantastic acts. Robyn Grace is a POP/R&B artist signed with BGM Entertainment. After performing across Britain as a backing singer and a chorister, Robyn decided to embark on a solo music career. She is currently creating her debut album and is excited to introduce her new songs to a wider audience.

Choir of the Year 2016

Saturday 28 May 2016 10am & 2.30pm. Tickets £12 / £8 concession, combined ticket for two sessions £20 / £15 including booking fees.

Join choirs from across the region in a major celebration of singing as they compete in the first round of the UK’s biggest choral competition.

Southsea Skiffle Orchestra

Tuesday 31 May 2016 - Tuesday 31 May 2016
FREE lunchtime performances 12-1pm

Skiffle is a ‘home made’ English music style from the 1950s, based on American blues and folk music. Come along and listen to these fun, free lunchtime performances by the fantastic Southsea Skiffle Orchestra.

Last Night of the BSO Proms

Friday 03 June 2016 Doors 7pm. Tickets £29.50 / £24.25 / £21 / £19 / £14.75 including booking fee. Kids for a quid.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra returns with an evening of the best patriotic British classical music. Get ready for some fervent flag-waving, a good sing-along and a great night out with family and friends!

Guildhall Introducing: Free Music - Devin-Jade

Friday 03 June 2016 12 - 1pm. Café. FREE.

We are delighted to announce the launch of Guildhall Introducing: Free Music with 4 fantastic acts. Regularly performing in the Hampshire area has gained 15 year old old Singer Songwriter Devin-Jade a fantastic following of dedicated fans supporting her original music. With unique tones in place, her lyrics and ability to tell stories through her music are way beyond her years. Playing the festival scene across Hampshire in 2015 helped her step up to a new level of performances. Her first Ep is due in 2016 so well worth keeping an ear out for. 

Thank ABBA For The Music

Friday 10 June 2016 £24.20 including booking fee, Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

This two-hour theatre spectacular really does capture all the magic and excitement of ABBA, one of the world's most successful and entertaining live bands. This incredibly authentic show comes complete with superb vocals and beautiful ABBA trademark harmonies, stunning replica stage costumes plus  tongue-in-cheek Swedish humour and plenty of audience participation throughout so everyone is sure to be having the time of their life!

Signals.

Thursday 16 June 2016 The Harlequin. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £5 advance, £6 door.

Stiff promotions bring Signals. to Portsmouth Guildhall. Great melodies, interesting song structures, strong vocals and most importantly a cracking stage presence - Signals are definitely firmly on the radar a buzz band.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Friday 17 June 2016 Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm. £20.35 / £22.55 incl. booking fee. Group offer applies.

Has it really been 50 years since the most successful Folk/Rock Duo of all time recorded their first no1 hit single 'The Sound of Silence'? Following it’s WEST END success at the ‘Leicester Square Theatre’, London, ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story' is currently the biggest and the most successful No 1 International touring theatre show celebrating the lives and career of Folk/Rock sensation Simon and Garfunkel.

EVOLVE: Family Workshop

Saturday 02 July 2016 FREE // The Evolve Family workshops are specialist creative sessions for children with autism and SEN and their families.

The Evolve Family workshops are specialist creative sessions for children with autism and SEN and their families. The sessions are led by practising artists and supported by an occupational therapist. Sessions for children with autism run from 11am-12.30pm and for children with SEN from 1.30-3pm.

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Thursday 15 September 2016 Doors 7pm. Tickets £20.90 / £23.10 including booking fee.

The UK’s No1 celebration of Johnny Cash, fronted by award winning singer/songwriter Clive John, re-creates with astounding accuracy and truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show!

The Jive Aces

Tuesday 20 September 2016 Doors 7pm. Tickets £15.50 including booking fee.

Having become the first ever band to reach the semi finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 following up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and performances for both the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band.

The King of Pop

Wednesday 28 September 2016 Doors 7pm. Tickets £19.20 / £23.60 / £36.80 VIP Meet & Greet including booking fee & restoration levy.

Navi is regarded as the world’s No.1 MJ tribute artist and was hand-picked by Michael himself as his official body double.  Michael also hired Navi to perform at two of his birthday parties where he gave him a standing ovation and described his performance as “Incredible”.

EVOLVE: Family Workshop

Saturday 01 October 2016 FREE // The Evolve Family workshops are specialist creative sessions for children with autism and SEN and their families.

The Evolve Family workshops are specialist creative sessions for children with autism and SEN and their families. The sessions are led by practising artists and supported by an occupational therapist. Sessions for children with autism run from 11am-12.30pm and for children with SEN from 1.30-3pm.

The Milton Glee Choir

Sunday 02 October 2016 3pm, £14.20, £12.75, £9.40, £9.25, £6.50

Come along to Portsmouth Guildhall on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy our Autumn concert. This concert will be sure to lift your spirits and evoke wonderful memories.

Level 42: Sirens II Tour

Tuesday 18 October 2016 £30.80 including booking fee

Following on from the very successful Sirens shows of 2014 and 2015, Level 42 have today announced that they will be hitting the road once again in October 2016 for a tour of the UK in support of their new ‘Sirens II’ EP. Starting in Llandudno on the 3rd October the tour will play a further 19 shows, culminating at London’s Eventim Apollo on 29th October and will see the band play a host of their greatest hits as well as new material from the Sirens II EP.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Thursday 20 October 2016 Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm. Tickets £31.35-£43.45 incl BF.

Selling 4 million tickets worldwide and described by The Times as “The Gold Standard” and The Daily Mirror as “The Kings of the Genre”, The Australian Pink Floyd Show gave its first ever concert in Adelaide, Australia in 1988. Since then, they have performed in over 35 countries worldwide; played at David Gilmour’s 50th birthday celebration and were even joined on stage by Rick Wright. TAPFS is the leading and biggest show of its kind in the world.

The Musical Box

Monday 24 October 2016 £51.15 (golden tickets) £36.25 incl. booking fee & restoration levy.

‘THE MUSICAL BOX is The Exclusive, Authorised by PETER GABRIEL Recreation of GENESIS … using original production sets, props projection, lights provided by GENESIS. To prog fans everywhere, THESE PERFORMANCES are revered as the original GENESIS tours from 40 years ago, meticulously recreated by THE MUSICAL BOX under exclusive license from GENESIS. No ‘so-called tribute’ on earth is afforded this type of privilege, license, access to original tech specs AND support from the original band.’

Jamie Lawson

Wednesday 26 October 2016 Doors 7pm. Tickets £19.80 including booking fee.

Last year, Jamie was announced as the first signing to Ed Sheeran’s own label Gingerbread Man Records. In the whirlwind that followed, Jamie toured with Ed across the world, went from playing to 150 people at London’s Barfly to supporting One Direction on their final full UK arena tour. His self-titled album, released in October 2015, reached #1 in the UK and has sold over a quarter of a million copies worldwide. Furthermore, his juggernaut single Wasn’t Expecting That has to date sold over 400k copies in the UK. 

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

Thursday 03 November 2016 Doors 7pm, start 7.30pm. £40.70 / £32.45

Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced the run of dates and special guests of their 2016 Autumn/Winter UK tour.

Queen Extravaganza

Monday 14 November 2016 Doors 7pm, £31.85, £51.65 including booking fee & restoration levy

Created and produced by Queen’s Roger Taylor, the Queen Extravaganza returns to the UK to play a special tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of Queen’s iconic album, ‘A Night At The Opera’, long viewed as one of the greatest rock albums of all time, which produced such classic tracks as, ‘You’re My Best Friend’, “Love of My Life”, Taylor’s own “I’m In Love With My Car”, as well as the band’s legendary “Bohemian Rhapsody”. 

Julia Fordham

Sunday 27 November 2016 7pm dinner, 8pm show. £26 ticket, £36 with dinner including booking fee

The wonderful Julia Fordham is returning to the UK after three sell out tours and is set to delight and entrance her audience yet again with her stunning and sultry voice. Julia is looking forward to returning to the UK for what promises to be an evening of her classic hits including Happy Ever After, Where Does The Time Go, Love Moves in Mysterious Ways alongside fan favourites and possibly songs from her forthcoming album.

The Damned

Thursday 01 December 2016 Doors 7pm. Tickets £28 including booking fee & restoration levy.

Formed in London in 1976, The Damned were pioneers of the UK punk scene. Leading the way for bands such as The Clash and The Sex Pistols, the band now celebrate the 40th anniversary since the release of their debut single, 'New Rose', as they once again tour the UK.

Levellers

Friday 02 December 2016 Doors 7pm. Tickets £28 including booking fee and restoration levy.

Brighton folk punk band Levellers will play their classic album in full plus other hits on a mammoth UK tour supported by Ferocious Dog to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of their second full-length, and now classic, album.

The Milton Glee Club Christmas Concert

Sunday 11 December 2016 3pm, £14.20, £12.75, £9.40, £9.25, £6.50

Come along to Portsmouth Guildhall on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy our Autumn concert. This concert will be sure to lift your spirits and evoke wonderful memories.

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