Portsmouth's glorious old theatres remembered | Nostalgia

A glimpse of just a handful of some of Portsmouth’s fabulous old theatres.

Wednesday, 10th November 2021, 6:57 pm
The Hippodrome Theatre in Commercial Road (now Guildhall Walk). The caption on the card read: '1st House, Easter Monday, 1911.'
The Hippodrome Theatre in Commercial Road (now Guildhall Walk). The caption on the card read: '1st House, Easter Monday, 1911.'

Of course, two of them are still very much with us today, the Theatre Royal in Guildhall Walk and The Kings in Albert Road, Southsea.

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The Kings Theatre, Southsea, undated.
The Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk, in its heyday.
A rarely-seen view of the Hippodrome Theatre in Commercial Road (now Guildhall Walk). Picture: Barry Cox collection
Theatre Royal staff outside the building, about 1922.