Music Events

Aubrey Small

Thursday 26 November 2015 £8 including booking fee. 1st Floor Business Lounge. Doors 7pm.

AUBREY SMALL + support Scarlet Town & Eleanore Hodge.

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

Judas Priest

Monday 30 November 2015 Doors 7pm. Tickets £42.35 incl. booking fee.

There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their nearly 40 year career.

Get into Music: Industry Day

Wednesday 02 December 2015 Our second Industry Day with a Live Events focus

Following the first successful industry day last year, the Portsmouth Cultural Trusts' Get Into Music programme is holding another day aimed at young professionals aged 16+ who have a strong interest in the music industry looking to explore potential career routes, or those looking to further their careers.


Thursday 03 December 2015 £14.75 - £29.50 (incl. booking fees). Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

The concert celebrates Finnish composer’s Jean Sibelius’ 150th anniversary and features his last 3 significant compositions: music to Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, the tone poem Tapiola telling of mysterious northern landscapes, and his last symphony, No.7, which builds up to a beautiful final melodic sweep and hymn.

Spike Edney and his All Star Band

Tuesday 08 December 2015 Doors 7pm. Tickets £36.30 / £44.00 including BF*

We are excited to announce that Queen’s keyboard player and musical director, Spike Edney, will be bringing his all-star band and some Rock Star friends to Portsmouth Guildhall! Featuring legendary recording artists and some of the UK's finest musicians, who have performed with the band since their debut at Gosport Festival in 1994, the line-up announced to date includes Queen's Roger Taylor, Melanie C of The Spice Girls, 10cc's Graham Goldman, Soul/Jazz Icon Madeline Bell and Rock Legend Patti Rosso (Meatloaf).


Sunday 13 December 2015 3pm. £6.50 - £14 (incl. booking fees).

A Christmas concert for all the family. Come and hear your Christmas favourites and come and sing along.

Steeleye Span

Wednesday 16 December 2015 Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm. £23.50 incl. booking fee.

With a career that has taken in an astounding six decades, Steeleye Span is not just a legendary name in British music but also a link to the classic days of rock and folk music. Contemporaries of the likes of Led Zeppelin and Fairport Convention, they have gone on to change the face of folk music forever, taking it from small clubs and festivals into the world of chart topping albums and international tours.

Achoired Taste

Sunday 20 December 2015 £10.95, concessions £8.50 including booking fee, Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

After their very successful Christmas Concert at the Guildhall in December 2013, we are delighted to welcome back 'AChoired Taste' and the 'Art of Dance & Fitness' community choirs.


Monday 21 December 2015 £14.75 - £29.50 (incl. booking fees). Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

This fun-packed celebration of Christmas is fast becoming an annual tradition here at the Guildhall! Again conducted by Pete Harrison, who is this year joined by fantastic singers Stephen Weller and Shona Lindsay, kick off Christmas with a concert for all the family.

Thriller Live

Sunday 27 December 2015 - Thursday 31 December 2015
Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm. (except matinee at 3pm). Tickets: £21.45 to £33 including booking fee.

A Musical Celebration of Michael and the Jackson 5. Now in its record breaking 6th year after huge success in the West End, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer.


Thursday 14 January 2016 £14.75 - £29.50 (incl. booking fees). Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

Young extraordinary Ukranian violinist Valeryi Sokolov makes his debut with the BSO with favourite by Shostakovich, the First Violin Concerto, which requires huge technical and physical ability from the performer. The concert is conducted by Kees Bakels, a welcome regular BSO guest conductor.

The King is Back - Starring Ben Portsmouth

Saturday 16 January 2016 Doors 7pm. £22.55/ £24.75 incl. BF* Group offer applies.

Winner of Elvis Presley Enterprise Memphis Ultimate Elvis competition. UK Elvis tribute artiste, Ben Portsmouth, topped the bill on David Letterman show 8th February 2013.

Ensemble 360

Monday 18 January 2016 £16, £14 concession including booking fee: book all six concerts and get a 20% discount. 7.30pm

BBC Radio 3, Wigmore Hall and Portsmouth regulars, Ensemble 360, return with a unique programme. Perhaps best-known for his film music (2001 Space Odyssey, Shutter Island, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory), Ligeti’s Musica Ricerata is a set of extremely short piano pieces. He arranged six of them for wind quintet under the title Six Bagatelles and in this performance Ensemble 360 uniquely combines the remaining solo piano pieces and the quintet movements to mesmerising effect. Not to be missed.


Thursday 28 January 2016 £14.75 - £29.50 (incl. booking fees). Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

Fantastic pianist John Lill joins the BSO for Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, a transitional piece with references back to Mozart as well as forward to the Romantic period. Christoph König also conducts one of the big German symphonies, Brahms’ Third, a highly revealing self-portrait. The Dances of Galanta that open the concert are based on authentic gypsy themes.

Massive Attack

Sunday 31 January 2016 SOLD OUT £36.85 including booking fee

Massive Attack have today announced details of an extensive European tour. Taking place throughout January and February 2016, this will be Massive Attack’s first standalone headline tour in over five years. Young Fathers will be the support act on all the dates.


Thursday 04 February 2016 SOLD OUT £24,75, £32.45 including booking fee

Hozier, whose Global star continues to soar following 2 Billboard Awards, a coveted Ivor Novello, stunning sets at Glastonbury, Longitude and Redrocks, among other summer festival highlights, has announced his one and only UK tour for 2016.


Friday 05 February 2016 £14.75 - £29.50 (incl. booking fees). Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

Back by popular demand, the BSO brings another night of the best film music, this year based around a space theme. We’re bolding going where no Orchestra has gone before….!?Pieces include Star Wars, Star Trek, ET, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, War of the Worlds, Avatar, Apollo 13 and more. ?

Wessex Heartbeat Presents: Dancing with Choirs

Sunday 07 February 2016 £16 including booking fee, Doors 6pm

“Dancing with Choirs “is a show featuring all local choirs and dance academies performing together to all types of music. A show for everyone who enjoys dancing like ballet, ballroom and Street dance with choirs both young and old.

Ian Shaw in the Live Lounge

Thursday 11 February 2016 7pm dinner, 7.30pm show. Tickets £13 standard or £23 with dinner including booking fee.

Distinctive, creative and original, Ian Shaw is widely regarded to be one of the greatest male jazz vocalists in the world. This show at the Guildhall sees Ian solo at the piano in an intimate performance which will include old favourites as well as songs from the new recording.

Piatti Quartet

Monday 15 February 2016 £16, £14 concession including booking fee: book all six concerts and get a 20% discount. 7.30pm

Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, the Piatti Quartet is amongst the UK’s foremost young ensembles with a host of awards and critically-acclaimed recordings to its name. They have performed in all the major venues around the country, including a live BBC Radio 3 broadcast from the Wigmore Hall. The Quartet has also appeared in Italy, Australia, Spain, Austria, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Germany and Holland, with national broadcasts on ABC (Australia) and RTE (Ireland) radio.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Tuesday 16 February 2016 Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm. Tickets £24.75, plus a number of higher priced golden tickets available at £35.75 incl. booking fee

The Ultimate Tribute To One Of Rock and Roll’s Most Remarkable Groups.

Judie Tzuke in the Live Lounge

Thursday 18 February 2016 7pm dinner, 8pm show. £20 ticket or £34 with dinner including booking fee.

Judie is back on the road for a special gig; she will be performing acoustically at the wonderful Portsmouth Guildhall on Thursday 18th February 2016.


Friday 19 February 2016 £30.80 including booking fee

After a touring absence of 18 months, RUNRIG are ready to take to the road again to celebrate the release of their 14th studio album, The Story.

The Classic Rock Show

Tuesday 23 February 2016 £35.75, £24.75 incl. booking fee*, group offer applies. Tuesday 16 February 2016. Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

For 2016 Classic Rock Show will focus on a new batch of rock gems best known for their irresistible hooks, instantly recognisable songs that have earned a golden status in the history of classic rock music.


Thursday 25 February 2016 £14.75 - £29.50 (incl. booking fees). Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

Alexander Vedernikov conducts one of the groundbreaking pieces of classical music: Berlioz’ colourful, bold, surprising Symphonie Fantastique. He is also joined by Yevgeny Sudbin for Scriabin’s equally exciting, hugely passionate Piano Concerto.

Twenty One Pilots

Monday 29 February 2016 Doors 7pm. Tickets £18.15 incl.BF*

Twenty One Pilots, one of the most buzzed about bands in the world, have today announced their biggest UK headline tour to date.


Friday 11 March 2016 £14.75 - £29.50 (incl. booking fees). Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

One of the most colourful pieces of classical music, Rimsky-Korsakov’s depiction of 1001 Nights is the main piece in this concert. Scheherazade consists of snapshots of a world of magic and adventure, and many of its melodies have become instantly recognisable.

Magic of Motown

Saturday 09 April 2016 £28.05, £25.30 incl.BF*, Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7.30pm. Earlybird offer available, Group discount applies

Britain’s biggest Motown spectacular embarks on its 2015 nationwide tour with an all-new, all-star show.

The Hollies

Sunday 10 April 2016 Tickets £27.50 / £29.70 / £31.90 including booking fee. Doors 6pm.

No support act is needed as The Hollies perform their Classics - The Air That I Breathe, Bus Stop, Carrie Anne, Jennifer Eccles, Stop. Stop. Stop, Just One Look, Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress), He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother and many more of their classic hits in a brilliant two-hour performance.

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