Portsmouth Guildhall

About This Attraction

Portsmouth Guildhall is the primary Events and Conference Centre in the South of England!

With a packed entertainment programme of world-class live music, comedy, classical, dance, family shows and a popular public events programme, there is something for everyone to enjoy within the historic and iconic 2000 seat venue in the heart of Portsmouth.

By day, Portsmouth Guildhall offers a wide range of activities, workshops, groups and courses through its active ‘Get Involved’ programme for the community and changing programme of exhibitions.

The grandeur and history of Portsmouth Guildhall is something to behold. Only the outer walls and tower of the original 1881 Town Hall building survived a WWII raid on the city in 1941, with the venue rebuilt and reopened by HM Queen Elizabeth II as a Concert Hall in 1959.

To find out the vast range of performances and exhibitions taking place at Portsmouth Guildhall, visit the website.

For performance times – please check the website .

Box Office Open:
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
And from 1 hour before performances.
(Closed on Bank Holidays if there are no performances)

Varies with each performance/ event – please see website for details.

Book tickets online 24 hours a day

Why should I visit?

    • A packed programme of live entertainment with something for everyone!
    • See world-class Music and Comedy
    • Enjoy thrilling Classical Music Series
    • Watch Dance, Drama and Family entertainment
    • Visit festivals and Events including Portsmouth Comic Con, Guildhall Games Fest and Takedown Festival
    • Take part in Exhibitions & Workshops


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Hearing loop / hearing aids available on request
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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Next event

You Are The Sun

25th May 2024

Portsmouth Guildhall

£6 for an adult & child ticket. Show times 11am and 12:30pm. Suitable for ages 0-2. You are the Sun is a very first opera for babies... 

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Where to find us


Portsmouth Guildhall
Guildhall Square

Find us online

By Car

There is easy access into Portsmouth on the M275 from Junction 12 of the M27, with links to the M3 and A3 connecting the city with Southampton, Chichester, London and beyond. Post code for Sat Nav: PO1 2AB There is a Park & Ride service situated at a purpose built location on the M275 entrance to Portsmouth. Portsmouth Guildhall is within a Clean Air Zone, if you are travelling into the city and Clean Air Zone by private car, motorcycle or van, you will not be charged. There is a charge for non-compliant HGVs, buses, coaches, taxis and private hire vehicles. We encourage the use of public transport wherever possible to reduce the impact on the environment.


Isambard Brunel Multi Storey Car Park has 460 spaces and is 0.2 miles from Portsmouth Guildhall. When attending a show with us you can purchase an ‘exit ticket’ for this car park, either at the point of booking or on the day of the show. There are a very limited number of on street parking spaces outside the venue.

By taxi

There is a taxi rank for metered taxis on Guildhall Walk outside the venue. Our featured Taxi partner, Aquacars, is the 3rd largest taxi provider in the UK and taxis can be ordered on 023 9265 4321 or via their app.


By train

Portsmouth Guildhall is just across the square from Portsmouth & Southsea Train Station with frequent services operating to London Waterloo, Southampton and Brighton.


By water

Services to Isle of Wight are operated by: Hovertravel Wightlink Ferries Frequent 4 minute crossings to Gosport are operated by: Gosport Ferry

By bus

Local and regional bus services stop at Commercial Road City Centre which is a 5 minute walk from Portsmouth Guildhall. National coach services will stop at The Hard Interchange, a 15 minute walk or short taxi ride away.

Kids activities

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  • A great range of family friendly shows
  • Most family shows in The Lens Studio are just £6 Adult with Child
  • Portsmouth Comic Con is the largest family friendly Comic Con of its kind
  • Free activities for children and young people – UVG singing group, Mrs Blossom Makes craft activities and more
  • The Base – opening in Spring 2024 – is a creative space for young people

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