News

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

Jul
6
2015

Guildhall Graduate Award 2015 Exhibition

Business Lounge, FREE.

Bhavisha Vadgama is the recipient of the first Guildhall Graduate Award and was selected for her work ‘The Deconstruction of Fairy Tales through Architecture’.

Jun
2
2015

Street Food Thursday Launch

Every Thursday 12-2.30pm

This Thursday we are launching Street Food Thursday's in our Café Guildhall Alfresco area. Thursday is set to be a scorcher, what better way to celebrate than with some fresh, delicious street food? 12-2.30pm every Thursday.

Jun
1
2015

BSO Rusty Musicians

Sunday 31st May 2015

On Sunday 31st May the Portsmouth Cultural Trust and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra came together to create beautiful music. The BSO community music-making days encourage people of all ages to come together and share their talents.

Jun
1
2015

Access All Areas Gallery

The Portsmouth Music Experience

In 2013, as part of the Portsmouth Cultural Trust's development programme, Dave Allen, Mick Cooper and Nigel Grundy, all with historical knowledge of the Portsmouth music scene, worked with curator Simon Poole to establish Access all Areas: The Portsmouth Music Experience to celebrate and document the vibrant Portsmouth music scene since the late 1950s.

Jun
1
2015

Access All Areas

Recording Studio

The Recording Studio can record to 16 track digital media and 8 track analogue reel to reel tape. The resource will include basic level music instruction and recording and editing workshops for all ages.

May
5
2015

Portsmouth Festivities announces biggest line-up yet!

For 10 days at the end of the June, Portsmouth Festivities captures imaginations, celebrates diversity and explores Portsmouth’s amazing heritage.

Mar
30
2015

Gamelan in the Portsmouth News

Traditional Indonesian entertainment marked the opening of World Music event

The first in a series of events showcasing World Music took place on Wednesday 11 March at the Portsmouth Guildhall. Organised in partnership with the University of Portsmouth and the Portsmouth Cultural Trust, the event featured an interactive performance by the Southbank Gamelan Players, Ensemble in Residence at Southbank Centre in London, at 1.30pm, followed by a workshop at 3pm.

Mar
18
2015

Creative Choices Day

On Wednesday 25th February students had the opportunity to speak to experts from the industry and try out their jobs for themselves.

Mar
18
2015

Southsea Skifflers

40 years ago Dave Allen and Denis Reeve-Baker started playing together in an acoustic skiffle and blues band. They are still playing in a new band today, but after retiring recently from lecturing at the University they ran a skiffle workshop last October as a part of Portsmouth’s 60+ Festival. It proved so popular that the group has continued to meet at the Guildhall every month.

Mar
3
2015

National Youth Jazz Orchestra plus free workshop

Wednesday 22 Apr 2015. Pre-show educational event 5pm. Doors for concert open 7pm. Tickets £15, £12, £5 incl. booking fee. Group offers available.

NYJO is world-famous as a glittering showcase for the country’s best young musicians. Since NYJO’s founding, by Bill Ashton OBE in 1965, most of the current generation of top British jazz musicians have risen through its ranks, often becoming established jazz stars whilst still playing with the band.

Mar
3
2015

Sponsorship Opportunities at Portsmouth Guildhall

Our sponsorship packages range from £200 right up to an opportunitiy to rename the Guildhall auditorium, and are always combined with concert tickets for you and your colleagues or clients. We could also arrange for hospitality in a private area ahead of the show you and your group are attending.

Mar
2
2015

Portsmouth Cultural Trust New Partnership With University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth Music Director, Colin Jagger, has secured a new partnership with the Portsmouth Cultural Trust to launch a UoP World Music Series.

Mar
2
2015

Top Banana Circus Workshops

Top Banana is back at Portsmouth Guildhall this month on Saturday the 7th, 14th and 21st of March, and they are open to new members who are interested in a fun filled Saturday morning.

Feb
27
2015

Music Revolution: Free Rock Music Workshops for 11-16 year olds

Free rock music drop-in sessions every Saturday at Portsmouth Guildhall, beginning on the 24th January, from 10am – 2pm for 11 – 16 year olds.

Feb
12
2015

South West Trains Spring Fanfare

£15 return fanfare

‘SPRING FANFARE’ £15 RETURN PROMOTION.

Jan
29
2015

New project partnership agreement between Creative & Cultural Industries and Portsmouth Cultural Trust.

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is delighted to announce a new exhibition space dedicated to showcasing CCI students and alumni creative works in the Freda Swain Business Lounge at the Guildhall in Portsmouth. This is a new project partnership agreement between CCI Faculty and Portsmouth Cultural Trust.

Dec
19
2014

Your thoughts on how we are managing Portsmouth Guildhall

In this period of giving, please spare 5 minutes to let us know your thoughts on how the Portsmouth Cultural Trust is running the Guildhall? You might just be the lucky winner of a luxury night for two at Champneys Forest Mere Spa.

Dec
18
2014

Festive Season Opening hours

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

Dec
15
2014

Milton Glee Club Exhibition: Marvellous, Magical, Music

Free exhibition for duration of 2015. North Corridor, Ground Floor.

Photo exhibition presented by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust and Milton Glee Club Choir.

Nov
26
2014

Jump Start partnership launch

A new arts partnership working with schools.

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. Presented by JUMP START, a new arts partnership between the Portsmouth Cultural Trust, aspex Galleries and the New Theatre Royal.

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.