Friday, June 8, 2018
Guildhall Square Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB
phone: 0844 847 2362
Purchase tickets online click here to purchase tickets
Doors for Dinner 7pm, Start time 8pm. Tickets £30.50 with meal / without meal £14.50 including booking fee & levy
14's and under to be accompanied by an 18+ adult
The Guildhall was originally completed in 1890. It was designed by Leeds architect, William Hill, who was inspired to improve upon an almost-identical model that he had designed as Bolton Town Hall in 1873. Unfortunately, Hill’s Guildhall was not even to last a century before the angry skies of the Second World War rained down a series of incendiary bombs onto the city in 1941.
On the 10th January, bombs gutted the original Guildhall, completely destroying the interior and roof and leaving only the outer walls and tower, which suffered enormous fire damage. In the course of the bombings that rocked the city, 930 civilians were killed, 1,216 were hospitalised and over 1,500 more were injured. However, the spirit of Portsmouth that survived the Blitz also ensured the survival of the Guildhall, which was rebuilt after the War and re-opened by HM The Queen on 8th June 1959. The building has stood as a memorial to the spirit and determination of Portsmouth and her people ever since.
How to Find Us and Parking
Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB
Isambard Brunel Multi Storey Car Park has 460 spaces and is 200m 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, at the 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. Exit tickets can be collected during Box Office opening hours and before the start of a show.
For more information on car parking in Portsmouth please see www.portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Portsmouth Park & Ride operates daily until 8pm, Monday – Saturday, and 6.45pm on Sundays. www.parkandrideportsmouth.gov.uk
Blue Badge holders are exempt from pay and display charges in Portsmouth City Council owned car parks – just display your badge. This is not the case with NCP owned car parks or the Isambard Brunel Multi Storey car park.
Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.