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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 Christmas Crackers! 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.

Location

Parking

Isambard Brunel Multi Storey Car Park is 200m from Portsmouth Guildhall.
When attending a show you can purchase an ‘exit ticket’ for this car park from the Portsmouth Guildhall Box Office at the discounted price of £4.50. Exit tickets must be exchanged for the ticket taken at the barrier and are valid from 6pm – 12am on the evening of the show.
There are a very limited number of on street parking spaces outside the venue.