Following the latest Government Roadmap announcements, Arthur’s Dream Boat, due to be performed at Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday the 8th of May 2021, has been rescheduled to the new date of Saturday the 10th of July 2021 and will now take place in the Upper Stalls area of the main hall.

All tickets remain valid for the new date, we look forward to seeing you there!


One night, Arthur has an amazing dream about a beautiful pink and green boat with a stripy mast. He can’t wait to tell everyone about it but no one (not even his dog!) is interested. In fact, they don’t even notice that this very same boat is growing on his head, getting larger and larger by the minute! Soon, Arthur is bouncing along the waves in his very own dream boat. Maybe now his family will listen to him! A magical playful children’s show with breathtaking puppets, so enchanting that everyone will want to sail away with Arthur’s in his dream boat! This brand new show is brought to you by Long Nose Puppets, makers of Shoe Baby and Penguin.

The music is by Tom Gray, of the Mercury Award winning band Gomez.

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The innocence, wonder, magic and joy that exuded from this puppet show was awesome and inspiring.

Clever, witty, enchanting, fun and beautifully, impeccably performed, it turned out to be a surprisingly, refreshingly regressive 45 minutes that genuinely rekindled the vibrant, youthful spirit of my inner child.

Reviewed by Jamie Caddick for – the leading events and entertainment website for Bristol.


The show takes the time to remind us to reconsider the richness of our own imaginations and the joy of immersing ourselves in innocent fantasy. Anne- Marie Krolick- The Argus Brighton

Event details

Drama Family

Age: 14's and under to be accompanied by an 18+ adult


Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.


No flash photography or iPads are allowed.


Kindly note the advertised price includes a booking fee (BF) of 10%.


No externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our house rules for more information.


All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy.


See our house rules.


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