Background

Portsmouth Guildhall holds over ten of our orchestral concerts each year, including everything from monumental symphonies right down to crooning Christmas classics as part of our Last Night of the Christmas Proms! Explore our concerts below.

History

Found on a pedestrian square close to the Portsmouth and Southsea railway station, Portsmouth Guildhall has stood since 1890. The building was originally called the Town Hall until 1926, when Portsmouth was granted city status. But the original Guildhall was set for a dark fate when, on 10th January 1941, a series of WWII incendiary bombs rained down onto the building and city, completely destroying the building’s interior and roof. Leaving only the outer walls and tower, which suffered enormous fire damage, the building was reopened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1959 after a rebuild project.

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