Dance Live! is an exciting dance competition for Schools and Colleges brought to you by The Guildhall Trust.

Embracing an ever-evolving digital world and how this is changing the face of modern performance, Dance Live! sees young people compete with choreographed routines to the backdrop of a giant digital screen with pupils showcasing a range of skills from dance, performance and off-stage technical skills to creative design.

Following their two minute ‘Journey to Dance Live!’ video, audiences will see each School or College perform their rehearsed dance routines which are then critically judged by a panel of industry professionals.

Different Schools/Colleges perform each night. Please check the date of your child’s performance with your School or College.


The following Covid Safety measures are in place for this show:

  • Proof of full vaccination – both doses received at least 14 days prior to the event demonstrated via the NHS Covid Pass, or with your official vaccination card.
    Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Device (LFD) demonstrated via a text message or email from NHS Test and Trace or via the NHS App. The test must be taken within the 24 hours preceding the event. This will be necessary for anyone aged 18 years and older.

More details and links to get your NHS Covid Pass can be found here
Please have your certificates etc downloaded/saved as a screen shot ready to be checked on your device on arrival.

  • Face Coverings – as per government guidance, we encourage you to continue to wear a face covering whilst in the venue & crowded places.
  • Enhanced Sanitisation & Cleaning – we will carry out enhanced cleaning procedures and ask that you sanitise your hands on entry and regularly throughout your visit at the sanitisation points provided.

Whilst we know that many of you are enjoying attending live events once more, we also know that some might be feeling a bit more apprehensive, so we ask everyone to please be kind, be thoughtful and consider the person sitting or standing next to you and our team.

Event details


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 12%.


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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