An exciting programme of #unity for the Spring/Summer 2022 season.

The Guildhall Studio promotes the best in contemporary art and culture in the heart of the city of Portsmouth and is thrilled to announce an exciting programme of #unity for the Spring/Summer 2022 season.

Featuring a broad range of music, comedy, theatre and family theatre shows, people are invited to explore an immersive, quirky, funny, thought-provoking, exciting, raw, mesmerising and feel-good programme that offers something a little bit different in the more intimate performance space of the Guildhall Studio.

Support your local venue, artists and small performance companies and give yourself something to look forward to this Spring/Summer at the Guildhall Studio. Or why not treat a friend or loved one to tickets as a Christmas gift? Check out the brilliant shows we are announcing today!



Join local singing group Timeless for a music extravaganza, celebrating and showcasing each string to their musical bow in a ‘one night only’ event.

19th August 2022 | BOOK NOW


Gutter Brothers

Join the Gutter Brothers in the Guildhall Studio as they return for another great show – great tunes, rare funk grooves, a slab of ska and a small pinch of metal to taste.

27th May 2022 | ON SALE SOON



The Noise Next Door’s Comedy Lock In

The UK’s premier improv troupe are bringing their must-see, star-studded evening of off-the-cuff anarchy to Portsmouth!

22nd Apr, 3rd Jun, 21st Oct, 21st Dec | BOOK NOW


LOL Comedy Club

The best in live stand-up with four fab comics from shows such as Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats with a top-notch host and MC! Different comedians at each show.

21st Jan, 16th Apr, 18th Jun, 19th Aug, 30th Sep, 15th Oct, 4th Nov, 16th Dec | BOOK NOW


Sean McLoughlin

The world may be a strange and scary place but there’s no need for the bastards to get you down – International microstar Sean McLoughlin is back on the road with a scintillating new stand-up show.

12th November | ON SALE 17TH DEC



Dracula in Space

Forget everything you think you know about string quartets, Bowjangles is an irreverent, anarchic group of genre spanners, bringing music, theatre and comedy together in a way you never seen before.

14th March 2022 | BOOK NOW


A Cold War Double Bill: Tales from Star City & The Letter of Last Resort

This double-bill of short plays explores the most fascinating periods of the 20th century, examining two of the untold narratives of the Cold War from opposing perspectives.

28th April 2022 | BOOK NOW


Catch of the Day

Ireland, 1966. Queen Elizabeth. Some nuns. One weird fish. Catch of the Day is a side-splittingly funny mash-up of live music, comedy and theatre that retells an unbelievable true story.

19th May 2022 | BOOK NOW


A Room of One’s Own

Virginia Woolf’s celebrated pre-TED talk, exploring the impact of social inequality on creative expression; a wry, amusing and incisive trip through the history of literature, feminism, and sexual politics.

13th June 2022 | BOOK NOW



Baby Bear

Join Baby Bear in a story of courage and curiosity, exploring nature and wildlife in an uplifting, beautiful and comical production.

6th March | BOOK NOW


We are not Shellfish 

A provocative, heartfelt puppet show about the power of friendship and how it can change our lives. With fish!

26th March | BOOK NOW


Ugg & Ogg 

A mind boggling tale of how two Yorkshire hunter-gatherers palled up with the wolves and saved us from doglessness. A hilarious new play for the whole family!

3rd April | BOOK NOW


Little Grimm Tales 

Head into the woods with Hansel & Grethel, help elves make beautiful shoes and meet the princess who is the champion of hide-and-seek! An adventure featuring beautiful puppets and spellbinding music..

21st May | BOOK NOW


Oskar’s Amazing Adventure 

The tale of a puppy’s search for friendship in the wilderness of the Alps featuring a rich mix of storytelling, physical theatre, clowning, puppetry, music and song.

12th June | BOOK NOW





LMSUK Presents: Sahara – 7pm, 16th Dec 2021

LOL Comedy Club – 7.30pm, 17th Dec 2021

Sleeping Beauty – 2.30pm, 22nd Dec 2021

Mike Zito 7.30pm, 21st Feb 2022

Tom Bertram – 8pm, 26th Feb 2022

Fern Brady – 8pm, 27th Feb 2022

Professional Development Day – 10am, 27th Feb 2022

Simon Brodkin – 8pm, 5th Mar 2022

Jamali Maddix – 7.30pm, 10th Mar 2022

Jonny Pelham – 7.30pm, 12th Mar 2022

Steve Hall and Steve Williams – 8pm, 2nd Apr 2022

The Dark Room – 8pm, 14th Apr 2022

Carl Hutchinson LIVE 2022 – 8pm, 2nd Jun 2022

Larry Dean – 8pm, 4th Jun 2022

Harriet Kemsley – 8pm, 3rd Nov 2022


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