In accordance with the Government’s Roadmap out of lockdown, at Step 3 from 17th May, Portsmouth Guildhall is able to re-open with a range of Covid secure measures in place. The iconic venue is ‘Good to Go’ having successfully met the Industry Standard Mark of Visit Britain and ‘See it Safely’ mark of UK Theatre, which demonstrates that the venue is adhering to all Government and Public Health Guidance, has carried out all necessary risk assessments and has the required processes in place. Full details of the Covid Safety measures that have been put in place, including contactless processes, temperature checks, social distancing, face coverings, track and trace and enhanced cleaning and sanitisation, can be seen on the venue’s website.
These measures will be updated in line with changing Government guidance and any new measures that are implemented. Portsmouth Guildhall is also offering a ‘Book with Confidence Guarantee’ to those buying tickets for shows this summer. Under the scheme, if you’re unable to attend due to Covid (if you have tested positive for or have symptoms of Covid, are required to self-isolate or if the show is cancelled or postponed), you will get your money back, or you can exchange your tickets for a future show if you prefer. Re-opening the city’s premier entertainment venue with a bang on Saturday 29th May will be Paul Young’s fun-filled, Tex-Mex show, Los Pacaminos, which is followed by a mix of shows throughout the summer to suit all tastes: Los Pacaminos Saturday 29th May, 7 pm Wooly Bully, La Bamba and Speedy Gonzales are just some of the foot-stomping hits that feature in this Tex-Mex style journey with Paul Young. Carl Hutchinson Sunday 6th June, 8 pm After two consecutive sell-out years Carl returns with stories, observations and audience interaction for an unmissable evening of comedy. Here Come The Boys Thursday 10th June, 7 pm A dance extravaganza of ballroom, Latin, contemporary, ballet, acro and tap featuring Aljaz, Pasha and Graziano.
Portsmouth Chamber Music – Ensemble 360 Monday 14th June, 7 pm A fascinating concert including music by the giants of Czech music, Dvorak, Martinu, Lutoslawski and Britten. Daniel Sloss Thursday 17th June, 6 pm The all-new, 11th solo show by Scotland’s international comedy star! Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals Monday 5th July, 7 pm The stunning line-up of pro-dancers ready to race back to the dancefloor includes Dianne Buswell, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Johannes Radebe and Kai Widdrington. Arthur’s Dreamboat Saturday 10th July, 11 am A magical, playful 45 minute children’s show with breath-taking puppets and an enchanting tale.
King of Pop Friday 30th July, 7 pm An incredible production starring the world’s leading Michael Jackson tribute artist, Navi. The Style Councillors Saturday 31st July, 7 pm The ultimate tribute to The Style Council, with Swirling Hammond Organ and classic horn section, this is as close as it gets to arguably one of Paul Weller’s best periods as a songwriter. Russell Howard Sunday 1st August, 7.30 pm Critically acclaimed comedian Russell Howard is back on stage where he belongs with his Respite tour, making sense of a world that is spinning out of control. Rumours of Fleetwood Mac Friday 6th August, 7 pm The world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac returns to the stage with a brand-new show, channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best. Sausage & Cider Festival Saturday 21st August, 12 pm & 6 pm the world’s biggest sausage party returns with new flavours, more cider varieties and the best in live music. Give yourself something to look forward to and don’t miss out on tickets to the best music, comedy, dance, classical music and family theatre this summer! Book now at: www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk, or in person at the venue. Enquiries to Box Office on 023 9387 020