Music Events

Ian Shaw in the Live Lounge

Thursday 11 February 2016 7pm dinner, 8pm 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. A virtuoso band of the finest musicians on the planet will take you on a two and a half hour foot-stomping ride featuring the music of The Who, Led Zeppelin, ELO, Bruce Springsteen, ZZ Top, Van Halen, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Queen, & much, much more!


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.


Wednesday 09 March 2016 6.30pm, £6*

Young people from schools and colleges from across Portsmouth will come together for a spectacular night of music and entertainment when Soundsational returns to the Guildhall in Portsmouth.


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.


Monday 21 March 2016 6.30pm, £7 including booking fee

Hundreds of children from across Portsmouth will bring their own particular brand of magic to the Guildhall when they perform the world premiere of Portsmouth Music Hub's new production Songscape.

Chase and Status DJ set plus special guests

Saturday 26 March 2016 £15.50 / £22 including booking fee. 9pm - 2am. Strictly 18 and over.

Chase and Status DJ set supported by Rude Kid x BITR8 & K1R3Y

Barb Jungr in the Live Lounge

Tuesday 05 April 2016 7pm dinner, 8pm show. Tickets £14 standard or £24 with dinner including booking fee.

Barb Jungr, one of the finest interpreters of popular song, is teaming up with renowned American jazz piano virtuoso, Laurence Hobgood for Shelter From The Storm – a brand new one-off UK tour taking place from 16th – 24th March 2016. Featuring original music as well as beautiful arrangements of classic tracks, Barb Jungr has created a show that is as meaningful as it is thought provoking, carrying with it a message of peace and hope.

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.

G4 Back for Good Tour 2016

Wednesday 13 April 2016 Tickets £30.25, £80.50 VIP Meet & Greet. Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

Having reunited in 2014, G4 are now officially 'Back For Good'.


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

World-renowned pianist Simon Trpceski joins the BSO and much-loved conductor Andrew Litton for Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, the Emperor, majestic, large and powerful.

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Friday 15 April 2016 Doors 7pm. Early Bird Tickets £8. Concessions £5.

NYJO is world-famous as a glittering showcase for the country’s best young jazz musicians. In this concert NYJO deftly mixes established classics from the big band repertoire, new work by composers at the leading-edge of the art-form and special arrangements by band members. From a hard-swinging rhythm section to a raft of hugely talented young soloists, this is a band in fine form.

Trio Martinu

Monday 25 April 2016 £16, £14 concession including booking fee: book all six concerts and get a 20% discount. 7.30pm

We are delighted to welcome back the Trio Martinu which gave such a memorable concert last season. This time they will perform one of Dvorák’s finest chamber works, his wonderful ‘Dumky’ trio, 125 years (almost to the day) after its Prague premiere. Martinu is a remarkable Czech composer, and perhaps the leading one of the 20th century, with an incredibly vibrant and distinctive sound. His third piano trio is a fully mature work dating from the final decade of his life.


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

Violinist Augustin Hadelich is the BSO’s Artist-in-Residence this season and joins the Orchestra for their season finale in Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, full of yearning and a spell of mystery. Conductor Thomas Dausgaard takes the Orchestra through Richard Strauss’ tone poem Don Juan, with its swashbuckling theme as the mainstay between romantic episodes and other scenes.

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.

Sing Out Loud Abba

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

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.

Direct from it’s success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back on the road! Using huge projection photos, original film footage and a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more.

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 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.

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