News

Dec
18
2014

Festive Season Opening hours

Please take note of our box office, reception, galleries and Café opening times during the festive season.

Nov
26
2014

Jump Start

A free day of workshops for schools at Portsmouth Guildhall.

A free day of workshops at Portsmouth Guildhall on Thursday 27 November 2014 for primary schools, including Music, arts, craft, story-telling, singing and drama.

Nov
14
2014

Statement Update

Further Statement update

Nov
13
2014

Concert Incident

Last night at a concert by the band ‘A Day to Remember’ a young man appeared to dive off of the Circle of the Portsmouth Guildhall.

Nov
13
2014

A big thank you!

Last night fans attending the concert ‘A Day to Remember’ witnessed a truly unfortunate incident when a ticket holder was badly hurt.

Oct
28
2014

Condensed What's On Brochure

Portsmouth Guildhall's condensed digital brochure Winter 2014/2015.

Oct
22
2014

Access All Areas New Exhibit

Lambretta TV 175 Series 2

“Back in the days when the Guildhall was a building full of council staff, who would have thought that one day it would be managed by a Cultural Trust who would open it up for community events and allow a large exhibition area dedicated to local music, clubs, pubs and venues, a 9' painted roundel and a Lambretta TV 175 on display on the first floor? But that is what has happened."

Oct
20
2014

October Half Term Deal

50% Off

This October South West Trains will be offering 50% off all standard off-peak day return tickets between Saturday 25 and Friday 31 October 2014.

Oct
20
2014

Portsmouth Cultural Trust launch new partnership with the Southern Co-operative for "Get Into Music"

Portsmouth Guildhall management, the Portsmouth Cultural Trust (PCT), today announced a new partnership with The Southern Co-operative. that will see £50,000 of funding support provided to their new programme “Get Into Music, Portsmouth”. The announcement was made at a breakfast gathering ahead of the programme’s first Music Industry Day at Portsmouth Guildhall which was attended by 250 students from local schools and colleges.

Oct
3
2014

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
30
2014

Missed the Portsmouth Street Games?

Did you miss out on the Portsmouth Street Games that were held on 31st May and 1st of June 2014 in Guildhall Square? Not to worry - watch the short recap video here.

Sep
23
2014

What's On in October 2014 at Portsmouth Guildhall

Watch a short video on what to look forward to during October at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Sep
16
2014

FUNKY TOWN FESTIVAL to come to Guildhall Square

Following the success of The Portsmouth Street Games at the end of May this year which attracted 7,000 across two days, The Portsmouth Cultural Trust presents the “Funky Town Fest” on Saturday 27th September: a free family day event where street theatre and carnival art comes alive, promising mythical and earthly delights with Big Noise Samba band and carnival parades.

Sep
5
2014

South West Summer

This September South West Trains are offering a 25% off-peak day return discounted ticket every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Friday 5 September until Sunday 28 September 2014.

Aug
27
2014

NOT the ice bucket challenge

The Guildhall Marketing department got nominated to participate in the latest social media craze, but decided not to go with the flow.

Aug
12
2014

JOIN TEAM GUILDHALL

Ever wanted to work in the events industry? Now's your chance to join Team Guildhall.

Ever wanted to work in the events industry? Now's your chance to join Team Guildhall.

Aug
6
2014

What's On Brochure 2014

Portsmouth Guildhall's first ever digital brochure 2014.

Jul
8
2014

Southsea Show 2014

Following the success of last year’s Southsea Show the Portsmouth Cultural Partnership is thrilled to announce that the biggest family weekend of the summer will this year be spread over three days instead of two. From Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd August 2014 Southsea Common will become a fun-packed showground with entertainment for the whole family by day, alongside the brand new Southsea Comedy Festival on site in the Big Top by night.

Jun
30
2014

More tickets for sold out Eddie Izzard

Discounted rate

Organisers of the Southsea Comedy Festival and Southsea Show just announced that an additional 120 tickets have been made available at a discounted rate for the sold out Eddie Izzard performance on Friday 1st August. Tickets will be sold at a discounted rate of £34, and 10% of the proceeds will go to McMillan Nurses, Eddie’s charity of choice.

Jun
19
2014

Russell Kane announced for Southsea Comedy Festival

Comedian Russell Kane is to replace Rich Hall at the Southsea Comedy Festival’s ‘Live in the Big Top’ show on Saturday 2nd August.

May
13
2014

Eddie Izzard to Headline Brand New Comedy Festival in Southsea

Eddie Izzard headlines the SOUTHSEA COMEDY FESTIVAL on Thursday 31st July and Friday 1st August. Doors open at 7pm at the Big Top on Southsea Common and the line up will include a variety of comedians as well as Eddie’s full length show, FORCE MAJEURE.

May
6
2014

Arts Council funding for the Portsmouth Cultural Trust

The Portsmouth Cultural Trust (PCT) is delighted to announce their successful application for a £15,000 grant from Arts Council England towards a programme of three outdoor festivals in Portsmouth Guildhall Square.

May
5
2014

Access All Areas needs you!

Contribute your memories to The Portsmouth Music Experience exhibition

Were you in a band or a soloist performing in the Portsmouth area during the 70's, 80's, 90's or 00's? If so we would like to put a picture of you or your band on our wall of music within the free Portsmouth Music Exhibition at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Apr
17
2014

Vacancies at Portsmouth Guildhall

The Portsmouth Cultural Trust is currently recruiting for the vacancies of Events Administrator and Marketing Assistant.

Apr
14
2014

Portsmouth Street Games to bring the language of the streets to Guildhall Square

The Portsmouth Guildhall Square and surrounding area is set to open as an outdoor festival venue with its first showcase being the Portsmouth Street Games on 31st May and 1st June, organised by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust and Big Adventures.

Apr
3
2014

Foreigner's Mick Jones first to be inducted into Portsmouth Guildhall Wall of Fame

In recognition of legendary guitarist Mick Jones’ contribution to rock music he will be bestowed with the Portsmouth Cultural Trust’s highest honours by being the first person to be inducted into the Portsmouth Guildhall’s new Wall of Fame on Wednesday 9th April.

Mar
7
2014

Aspex to launch new gallery space at Portsmouth Guildhall

New venture will see two of Portsmouth’s cultural destinations collaborate to bring contemporary visual art to thousands more every year.

Two of Portsmouth’s cultural destinations have announced plans to create a new gallery space at the heart of Portsmouth Guildhall. aspex guildhall will show some of the very best in Contemporary Art from emerging artists based in the south of England, with up to six different exhibitions a year.

Feb
11
2014

New Chef Set To Liven Up the Guildhall

The Portsmouth Cultural Trust is excited to welcome new Head Chef Nick Clarke who has previously been the Captain’s chef on board the HMS Illustrious, cooked for the soldiers in Afghanistan as well as catering for the likes of Tony Blair and Gordon Ramsey.

Feb
4
2014

Real Moments: Bob Dylan by Barry Feinstein

Dates TBC £3 entry/£2 when bought with concert tickets. £8 family of x4

Access All Areas: The Portsmouth Music Experience, brings you Real Moments - a Bob Dylan photographic exhibition by Barry Feinstein.

Jan
30
2014

Coffin Mew sponsor the London Symphony Orchestra at the Portsmouth Guildhall

Coffin Mew Solicitors announce their partnership with the Portsmouth Guildhall, which is hosting the London Symphony Orchestra(LSO)on 21 March 2014.