THEATRES IN PORTSMOUTH
Portsmouth is home to a thriving theatrical scene, with both professional and amateur productions being regularly staged. The details of theatres in the Portsmouth area are shown below.
Home of the Groundlings Theatre Group, this classical building was originally built in 1784 by the Beneficial Society, as a public hall and charity school for poor boys.
Address: The Old Beneficial School, 42 Kent Street, Portsea, PO1 3BT.
Telephone: 02392 737370
Opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales (later Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) on August 9th 1890, Portsmouth Guildhall was designed by Leeds architect William Hill.
Address: Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AB.
Telephone: 0844 847 2362
Portsmouth Guildhall History
NEW THEATRE ROYAL
This beautiful theatre, designed by renowned theatre architect Frank Matcham, hosts a wide range of entertainment, including dance, theatre, drama, music, children's shows and comedy.
Address: Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PO1 2DD.
Telephone: 02392 649000
Website: New Theatre Royal.
New Theatre Royal history.
ST PETER'S THEATRE
Seating approximately 200, this is one of only about six amateur venues in the country with flying facilities for scenery.
The theatre, is used for performances by several local amateur companies and a Theatre School.
Address: Fraser Road, Southsea, Hants, PO5 1EE.
Telephone: 02392 823158
THE KINGS THEATRE
The Kings Theatre is one of the best examples of the elegant Edwardian playhouses to be found in the UK having most of its original features.
Address: Albert Road, Southsea, Hants, PO5 2QJ.
Telephone: 02392 828282
Website: The Kings Theatre
THE WEDGEWOOD ROOMS
The Wedgewood Rooms is a live music and comedy venue on Albert Road in the heart of Southsea, with a capacity of approximately 500.
There is also a smaller venue attached The Edge Of The Wedge, which has a capacity of 100.
Address: 147b Albert Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0JW
Telephone: 02392 863911
Website: Wedgewood Rooms