Important information for customers coming to Jimmy Carr on 16th or 17th December:

Your safety and that of our colleagues is our priority and we want you to have an enjoyable and stress-free experience with us whilst ensuring the wellbeing of all.

Arriving at Portsmouth Guildhall
You will have previously received an email about seat moves so that we can maintain social distance in the auditorium.
Please check your emails for where you are seated and ensure that you arrive at the time and entry point stated below:

Stalls Seating/Special Access:    Door A, enter at 19:00
Upper Stalls Seating:                    Door B, enter at 19:15
Circle/Side Circle Seating:           Door C, enter at 19:30

If you need to collect your tickets from Box Office please do this before 5pm on the evening of your show.
Our Box Office is open from 9am – 5pm every day.

Covid Safety

  • Your temperature will be checked on arrival. Should this be 37.8 degrees or higher, you will not be permitted entry.
  • Your name and contact details will be taken for Track & Trace.
  • There will not be a cloakroom available at this show. Please bring minimal belongings (a small bag only) and outer wear.
  • In Tier 2, you are required to maintain a social distance from anybody who is not in your household/bubble. Please keep a 2m distance from others, follow the one-way systems in place and limit your movement once you are seated.
  • Face coverings must be worn for the duration of time in the venue.
  • You must refrain from shouting, chanting or singing during the performance.

Our full range of safety measures for throughout your visit can be seen here.


Please pre-order your refreshments online or download our app.
Alcoholic refreshments will be available from 60 minutes before the show start time and only one person from your household bubble should go to the bar/collection point whilst the rest of the party remain seated. Please note we are a cashless venue.

Getting to Us

Please consider how you will travel to the venue with minimum risk.
Please note that there is very limited on-street parking outside Portsmouth Guildhall. The Isambard Brunel multi-storey car park is only 200 metres from our venue. If you are attending a show here you can buy a parking ticket from our Box Office for £4.50, valid from 6pm until midnight.

Please do not come to the venue if you may be infected with Covid-19, are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 or have been instructed to self-isolate. Please contact your point of ticket purchase.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Portsmouth Guildhall!


Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things.

Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.

But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things.

Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo.

Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket.


Please note: 17th Dec is the original Jimmy Carr show scheduled for this date and 16th Dec is a new date added. 

If you had tickets for the 15th May 2020 show, this was rescheduled to 19th August 2020 and then again to 26th April 2021. This is a different event. Any updates for that show will be added on the other show page here:

Event details


Age: 16+


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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