Portsmouth Guildhall

About The Portsmouth Guildhall

A registered charity that is serious about music, art, education and entertainment. Situated in the heart of Portsmouth, the Guildhall is not only a 2,500 capacity music venue, but also provides a programme of education, learning and participatory activities to engage the whole community.

The Guildhall's overarching aim is that 'music should help transform lives', and to thereby;


  • Encourage increased music appreciation
  • Improve levels of music participation
  • To identify pathways into music education and future employment
  • To target young and old in hard to reach areas of the city

What we offer

The Portsmouth Guildhall offers bespoke workshops in both performance and offstage skills development, tailored to your needs.

Pre-concert events

Through working with partners who come in to the venue, the Guildhall offer various pre-concert events, such as interactive talks and workshops.

Concerts and Shows

From Classical and Jazz, to Rock and Pop, the Guildhall offers a programme that will inspire and entertain.


The Guildhall has a range of exhibitions that are free to the public.


See the hidden secrets of this iconic building in the heart of Portsmouth. Visit corners of the building not open to the public, including the backstage areas and dressing rooms, where stars have prepared for shows, see the chambers and much more.


Don't forget to check out the Portsmouth Music Experience at the Portsmouth Guildhall!

2015 marked Portsmouth Guildhall's 125th birthday.

 Portsmouth Cultural Trust
Portsmouth Guildhall
Guildhall Walk

Website: portsmouthguildhall.org.uk
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Twitter: @PortsmouthGhall

Tel: 02393 870 200