The Dance Live! Finals are here! happening on the 24th and 25th April, we are thrilled to welcome back the successful schools and colleges from our heats, where we whittled down over 2,000 students and 39 schools.

We are delighted to announce that Dance Live! will be returning to Portsmouth in 2021 with the dates for the Heats confirmed as w/c 8th February 2021. Registration for schools/colleges will open in May 2020.

If you work in a school or college and are interested in finding out more about participating in Dance Live next year please get in touch.

Dance Live! is a brand-new annual dance event 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! will see schools and colleges able to 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.

With a focus on raising aspirations and developing skills for creative career choices, Dance Live! also delivers a range of supportive workshop opportunities for schools.

Please see the Information Pack below for more information in our 2020 event.

Please direct any queries to:

Or you can call us on 023 9387 0196


Tickets for the finals are currently on sale to schools and colleges only. The schools booking period will end on the 24th March at 5pm, where payment will need to have been made.

Following that, we will be releasing the remaining tickets to the public on the 25th March at 10am. 


If you are looking for the schools booking form please click this link to download it. 


Event details

Dance Workshops & Activities

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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