News

May
26
2016

Latest Wave of Artists Announced for Victorious Festival Line-up

Annie Mac, Public Service Broadcasting and Wretch 32 Announced for Victorious Festival 2016

Victorious Festival have announced another wave of acts ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

May
25
2016

Clocktower Classics Motor Show back for second year!

Bigger and better than last year

After such a successful event last year, Clocktower Classics is back, bigger and better than last year for everyone to enjoy!

May
18
2016

EVOLVE: Step Change

Funding to support an emerging disabled or neurodivergent musician available

As a part of the EVOLVE project, made possible through funding by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, this scheme is designed to support an emerging disabled or neurodivergent musician to develop their practice and take a ‘step up’ in their field. Funding of £3,000 will be available to support one emerging musician over an 8 month period

May
17
2016

Portsmouth Guildhall and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra support BBC Music Day

BBC Music Day is a UK-wide celebration of everything we love about music with the aim of bringing people from different generations and communities together, so come along to the Portsmouth Guildhall for a day of celebrating, enjoyment and learning. This year the Portsmouth Cultural Trust and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra have partnered to deliver an exciting day, suitable for all of the family to get involved. From a Family Orchestra with the BSO to singing workshops for 55+, a vegetable orchestra, open rehearsal and tour of the building, there is something for everyone.

May
6
2016

Guildhall Market

Cafe Guildhall, Monday - Friday 8.30am-5pm.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Guildhall Market selling local produce and products weekdays in Cafe Guildhall. 

Mar
29
2016

National Youth Jazz Orchestra - Young Concert Critics Competition

Enjoy Music? Writing? Critiquing? Enter our NYJO Young Critics Competition

Mar
24
2016

EVOLVE Family Workshops

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 monthly sessions are led by practicing 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.

Mar
23
2016

Students set to explore 40 years of provincial Punk in Pompey thanks to National Lottery support

This year marks the 40th anniversary of punk – a genre that profoundly changed the British cultural scene, particularly in cities like Portsmouth.

Mar
23
2016

What's On Programme - Spring 2016

The latest What's On Programme for Portsmouth Guildhall is now available to read online

Mar
3
2016

Street Food Friday returns

Friday 4th March 2016, 8.30am-2.30pm

Simple Frank’s (wraps and crêpes) Catch A Fire Pizza (woodfire pizzas) Pothead and Panface (pan-cooked hot food) Willow Street Food George’s Greek Specialities New Forest Steak Burgers

Feb
26
2016

Portsmouth Music Hub Wins Top Award

Portsmouth Music Hub has won the Music Education Council's Major Award at a ceremony in London.

Portsmouth Music Hub has won the Music Education Council's Major Award at a ceremony in London.

Feb
9
2016

We are delighted to announce the launch of EVOLVE

An Esmée Fairbairn-funded arts consortium

We are delighted to announce the launch of EVOLVE, an Esmée Fairbairn-funded disability arts consortium between the Trust, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth & Aspex gallery.

Feb
4
2016

I Was There! The Musical Heritage of Portsmouth Guildhall

For our 125th celebrations, Strong Island were commissioned by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust to create a short film of the public's donated memories and stories exploring The Guildhall's rich musical heritage over the years.

Jan
26
2016

Theatrical performance inspired by the musical heritage of Portsmouth Guildhall

I Was There - Five Senses

As part of Portsmouth Guildhall’s 125th birthday in 2015 the I WAS THERE! project collected memories from Portsmouth people of their favourite live music moments through out Portsmouth Guildhall’s history.

Jan
25
2016

In-house Promoter Sought

Portsmouth Guildhall is one of the country’s busiest concert venues. We are developing a new music venue, capacity 200. We are seeking an energetic and knowledgeable music industry expert to join the team as our in-house promoter. This person must be aware of the local, regional and national music scene, have some history booking acts and a passion for music. To find out more contact: andy.grays@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

Jan
14
2016

Live Lounge Events to return

Programme Announced

This Spring/Summer, the Portsmouth Guildhall has a line up of fantastic cabaret and jazz artists in the intimate and increasingly popular Live Lounge, including big names such as Ian Shaw & Judie Tzuke.

Jan
14
2016

Guildhall Introducing

A call-out for local talent

Are you aged between 16-25? Interested in performing at Portsmouth Guildhall? We are looking for singer/songwriters, musicians and bands – anyone who would like to perform in one of our spaces.

Jan
14
2016

Portsmouth in the Blitz: 75 year commemoration schools event

Monday 11 January 2016

On the night of 10/11 January 1941 Portsmouth suffered its largest bombing raid of the war. The Luftwaffe assaulted the city with as many as 40,000 incendiary bombs.

Jan
8
2016

CEO Andy Grays response to last year's user survey

An interview between Chief Executive Andy Grays and Acting Head of Marketing Charlotte Stamp regarding last year's user survey findings.

Dec
21
2015

Portsmouth Early Years Conference

The Portsmouth Early Years Conference is back!

An exciting and inspiring conference with a focus on adventurous play with highly regarded, experienced speakers and workshop leaders.

Dec
15
2015

D-Day Museum Transformation Project

Help us keep their story alive

Portsmouth City Council are planning to transform the D-Day Museum with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, but now need your help to raise an additional £200,000 in order to make the project a reality.   

Dec
14
2015

Portsmouth Cultural Trust delivers second Industry Day for “Get into Music” with a Live Events focus

Following the success of the programme’s first Music Industry Day at the Portsmouth Guildhall, we launched a second Industry Day on the 2nd of December.

Dec
1
2015

Christmas Carvery, Wednesday, 12pm - 2.30pm

Only £6.50

Christmas Carvery, Wednesday, 12pm - 2.30pm Every Wednesday in December we will be serving a delicious carvery in our Cafe Guildhall. This Wednesday we will be serving turkey and gammon with all of the trimmings for only £6.50. Why not treat yourself, and add on Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce for only £2. We look forward to seeing you there for an early Christmas treat!

Dec
1
2015

Spike Edney to be inducted into Portsmouth Guildhall Wall of Fame

We are excited to announce that Queen’s keyboard player and musical director, Spike Edney, will be bestowed with the Portsmouth Cultural Trust’s highest honours by being inducted into the Portsmouth Guildhall’s Wall of Fame on Tuesday 8th December

Nov
27
2015

Creative workshop spaces available for tomorrow morning

Creative workshop spaces available for tomorrow morning. Introduction to calligraphy at 10am, just £6 per person, Magic Lanterns and Snowflakes for children at 10:30am, £2/£1 for additional siblings, and take home a beautiful Christmas lantern

Nov
20
2015

ROGER TAYLOR OF QUEEN ANNOUNCED TO JOIN SPIKE EDNEY’S ALL-STARS AT THE PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL

A very special addition has been announced to the line-up of The SAS Band on December 8th.

Nov
11
2015

Logomania Christmas Tree by Chen Hangfeng Launch

Open from today, 9am - 5pm weekdays

The Shanghai-based artist’s acrylic and light box installation is now on display in our Bronze Gallery. This piece mixes corporate designs with traditional Chinese patterns and offers an insight into Chinese consumer culture. The beautiful tree is composed of neatly arranged snowflakes that are made out of brand logos.

Oct
23
2015

Statement from Portsmouth Cultural Trust regarding Guildhall Renaissance Project funding

A response to a recent factually incorrect petition from Portsmouth Cultural Trust's acting Head of Marketing

Oct
14
2015

LOVE YOUR GUILDHALL, support local culture

Here is how you can help with the City Council budget consultation

Cutting arts & culture goes beyond just reducing the city’s offer in live music, comedy, theatre, and performance arts. It will also affect the local economy and residents’ wellbeing in reducing services to young persons and participation opportunities for older people. PLEASE COMPLETE THE CITY COUNCIL'S BUDGET CUTS CONSULTATION SURVEY and help them make some difficult decisions.

Sep
17
2015

Portsmouth Guildhall Business Breakfast

Tuesday 13th October 2015, 7am

Business Breakfast includes continental buffet breakfast, free parking and an opportunity to network with your peers. With guest speaker Andy Logan, CEO The Sales Academy