News

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

Sep
14
2015

Designer announced for Portsmouth Guildhall Renaissance project

On Friday Portsmouth Guildhall management, the Portsmouth Cultural Trust (PCT), announced the ‘Design Champions’ behind the 15 million pound Renaissance project.

Sep
9
2015

Heroes' Tide by James Dunlop

A Live Recording Experience in aid of The Portsmouth D-Day Museum Trust, plus a programme of choral pieces by individual choirs introduced by D-Day Veterans.

Sep
4
2015

Team Guildhall Recruitment Day

Tuesday 15th September, 6pm-8pm

On Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th of September we will be having an open recruitment day to join Team Guildhall. Positions include: Front of House, Bars, Catering and Stage Technicians. If you would like to work for us go to Portsmouth Guildhall reception on Tuesday or Wednesday with a CV at 6pm.

Sep
3
2015

Portsmouth Guildhall nominated for Live Music Business Awards 2015

The Portsmouth Cultural Trust (PCT) team, who has been managing Portsmouth Guildhall since 2011, has been nominated for LIVE UK’s Music Business Award in the category “Best Teamwork”.

Aug
25
2015

Local Trust develops skills and brings new facilities to local community centre

Tech:Pro, a free 6 day lighting and sound course run by practitioners from the Portsmouth Cultural Trust, took place at the Hillside and Wymering Centre in June.

Aug
21
2015

Writers’ Performance Skills Workshop

Portsmouth Writers Hub, partnered with the Portsmouth Cultural Trust & ReAuthoring are presenting this performance skills workshop. Writers of fiction, prose and poetry from Portsmouth and beyond are invited to a workshop that will help you perform your writing. You do not need to be a performance poet or actor.

Aug
6
2015

Be part of Portsmouth Guildhall’s I WAS THERE! project

Share your favourite Guildhall experience and become part of its legacy as we celebrate the musical heritage of our glorious 125 year old building. Were you in the audience at that unique show with your favourite band, on stage for the first time, or perhaps part of the team that made it all happen? We’d love to hear about it.

Jul
17
2015

Guildhall's 125th Birthday Celebrations

A month of fun holiday activities as organised by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust.

A whole month of fun holiday activities as organised by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust . Events include the return of the Funky Town Family Festival, a Vintage Car Fest, lots of sports activities and of course a fantastic line-up of live music and art exhibitions!

Jul
13
2015

New co-commission with 'Unsigned'

Portsmouth Guildhall are proud to announce a co-commission with new play, 'Unsigned', written by Stephen Lloyd.

Jul
9
2015

Hold your party or special event at Portsmouth Guildhall

Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner, special birthday party, or a banquet for an awards evening, Portsmouth Guildhall has a space for you.

Jul
8
2015

All New Day Delegate Rates

A fantastic arts centre, and an established conference, meeting and events venue, Portsmouth Guildhall offer a unique and alternative venue solution, in an original and stimulating environment. We are excited to announce our new range of day delegate rates. Contact our professional and experienced events team today for more information 02393 870182