Capacity increased for concerts at Portsmouth Guildhall

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THE capacity for concerts at the Guildhall has increased by more than 10 per cent.

The Portsmouth Cultural Trust has been relicensed to hold up to 2,500 people in the standing section.

It makes it one of the biggest venues of its kind in the south. 

Chief executive Andy Grays, said he was ‘staggered’ that audience numbers have grown 18 per cent during the past financial year and that approximately 220,000 people have come through the doors in that time.