Portsmouth Guildhall announces summer shows including Russell Howard, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, and festival

THE Guildhall has announced a dozen shows due to go ahead this summer after the venue reopens next month.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 10:10 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 10:12 am

Portsmouth Guildhall will be offering a guarantee system for all its summer shows, which means if ticket holders are unable to attend – due to a Covid positive test, self-isolation, or due to the performance being cancelled - refunds and exchanges will be offered.

The performance space has been working to ensure it is Covid-secure, putting in place contactless processes, temperature checks, social distancing, and face coverings, as well as enhanced cleaning programs.

The Guildhall will reopen on Saturday, May 29, with the Tex-Mex show Los Pacaminos at 7pm.

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Portsmouth Guildhall will have a dozen shows ranging from puppet shows to dance tropes as part of its summer schedule.

Comedian Carl Hutchinson returns from two consecutive sell-out years as he takes to the stage on Saturday, June 6, 8pm.

Dance troupe Here Come The Boys will show off their ballroom, Latin, tap, and ballet skills on Thursday, June 10, 7pm.

The Portsmouth Chamber Music Ensemble will play a collection from Czech composers on Monday, June 14, 7pm. Comedian Daniel Sloss brings his 11th solo show to the stage on Thursday, June 17, 6pm.

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Portsmouth's Guildhall is set for a summer full of shows.

The pro-dancers from Strictly Come Dancing will see Dianne Buswell, Karen Hauer, Johannes Radebe, and more at the venue on Monday, July 7, 7pm.

Children’s puppet show Arthur’s Dreamboat is set to provide family friendly entertainment on Saturday, July 10, 11am.

Michael Jackson tribute artist Navi will show off his moonwalking skills during the King of Pop show on Friday, July 30, 7pm.

The Style Councillors, a tribute to Paul Weller’s The Style Council, is due to perform on Saturday, July 31, 7pm.

Hit TV comedian Russell Howard is back on the stage with his Respite tour, appearing on Sunday, August 1, 7.30pm.

The following week will see tribute band Rumours of Fleetwood Mac playing the band’s biggest hits on Friday, August 6, 7pm.

The summer line-up ends with the Sausage & Cider Festival, billed as ‘the world’s biggest sausage party’, on Saturday, August 21, 12pm and 6pm.

Tickets are available in person at the box office or at portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

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