It is with a very heavy heart that following the latest statement from the Government regarding social distancing to include the avoidance of pubs, clubs and theatres we have made the difficult decision to cancel the finals of Dance Live 2020, which were due to take place in April.

At this point, we can’t be certain when Government advice will be lifted and we understand the difficult and changing situation schools and colleges also find themselves in. We realise how disappointing this news will be but the safety and wellbeing of all concerned has to be our priority.

Teachers were notified of this decision by email yesterday. Any schools that have purchased tickets already for the finals, should get in touch with the point of purchase, and will be issued a refund.

We still plan to open registration for 2021 in May/June and will keep you posted on this. Please spread the word about the amazing experience you had at this year’s Heats and encourage as many schools and pupils to participate next year and make 2021 the best ever!

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! will deliver a range of supportive workshop opportunities for schools.

Event details

Dance Family 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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