Gamers! You will not want to miss Guildhall Games Fest coming to Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February. 6 zones, spread over 3 floors, across 2 days and now with INSOMNIA Gaming Festival announced as a major new Content Partner!

In a unique partnership outside of their NEC mega event, INSOMNIA Gaming Festival will be uniting players for a weekend of gaming fun in Portsmouth, showcasing the biggest games including Fortnite and Overwatch, hosting multiplayer tournaments and bringing Virtual Reality experiences to Guildhall Games Fest.

Guildhall Games Fest celebrates more than 40 years of gaming, from Pong and Pac Man to Mario and Minecraft, with an unbeatable selection of board games, retro and modern games and VR experiences.

This event is a collaboration between Portsmouth Guildhall, Dice Portsmouth, Game Over and Novatech, building on the success of Comic Con 2018 & 2019 and two previous Guildhall Games Fests.

A fantastic line up featuring experiemntal VR experiences from the University of Portsmouth, Tabletop party games brought to you by Asmodee, competitive wooden games supplied by ET Games, Queen Games will be showing off a rare chance to try games that are currently in-development, Dice Southsea will be bringing a slew of boardgames to the main auditorium as well as tournaments of Keyforge, Game Over will be providing a fantastic collection of arcade set ups and running a Saturn Bomberman tournament – It’s going to be one of the most gaming filled weekends of the year!

Play on every games console imaginable, from the Vectrex to the Game Cube, from Playstation 1 to Pong on the Binatone TV Master IV and XBOX. Browse the library of hundreds of exciting board games to play, with dedicated staff members on hand to recommend a game for you and then teach you how to play it. Why not challenge your friends and family with 2-player games and compete in tournaments to be the Games Fest champion! And for an other-worldly experience, step into our dedicated VR room and battle space aliens in another dimension…

A collaboration between The Guildhall Trust, Dice Portsmouth and Game Over, supported by Official Sponsor, Novatech, tickets for Guildhall Games Fest are the perfect Christmas gift for the gaming lovers in your life.

Sessions run 11am-4pm and 5-10pm on Saturday 1st and 11am-4pm on Sunday 2nd February 2020. For all ages – under 14s to be accompanied by an adult, under 4s free. The Guildhall’s casual dining space, The Square Kitchen, will also be open serving their signature square pizzas from just £4.50!

Tickets on sale now at

Event details

Family Festivals & Events

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


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


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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