Art in Portsmouth

Portsmouth has a thriving art and performance scene, this page lists details of various organisations involved in the arts in the Portsmouth and Southsea area.

Art Space Portsmouth

Artist-run space founded in 1980. Provides studio space for 49 artists.
Address: Art Space Portsmouth, 27 Brougham Road, Portsmouth, PO5 4PA
Telephone: 02392 874523

Art and Soul Traders

Address: Flat 16, 1/6 Carlton House, Western Parade, Southsea, PO5 3ED
Telephone: 07787 798341

Aspex Portsmouth

Aspex Portsmouth, Portsmouth's leading contemporary art gallery, is located at Gunwharf Quays in the historic Vulcan Building just behind Loch Fyne restaurant. Aspex has four main exhibitions a year plus a seasonal programme of craft shows, community projects and free art activities for families.
Aspex Portsmouth is also home to an independent cafe and coffee shop providing locally sourced food and produce.
Address: The Vulcan Building, Portsmouth, PO1 3BF
Telephone: 02392 778080

Groundlings Theatre Company

Address: The Old Beneficial School, 42 Kent Street, Portsea, Hampshire, PO1 3BT.
Telephone: 02392 737370
The Groundlings Theatre Company was founded by Professional Actor Richard Stride in 2000.

Portsmouth Film Society

The society shows the best in world cinema, documentary, independent film, animation and classic movies. Members see great films in a social environment, and meet and chat about movies with other film fans, and gives you the chance to watch great films that you might not otherwise get a chance to see.
Address: Omega Centre, Omega Road, Portsmouth, PO5 4LP
Telephone: 02392 291346

Portsmouth Music Club

Founded in 1942, the Portsmouth Music Club, seeks to nurture musicians by providing an excellent facility that enhances their talent. A series of live performances are planned each year sometimes premieres of new works.
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday in the month, 7.30pm - 9.30pm.
Visitors £6, Members £5
Venue: Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar, High Street, Old Portsmouth.
Free Car Parking in the School Grounds.
Telephone: Annamarie Ewing 07757 356453 or

Portsmouth Players

Founded In 1926, the Portsmouth Players, aim to work to the highest possible professional standard.
Employing professional directors and choreographers, musical directors and musicians, scenery and costumes.
Address: The Portsmouth Players, PO BOX 18, Portsmouth, Hants, PO4 8TX
Telephone: 02392 660880

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre

Formerly known as Havant Arts Centre & Havant Museum.
Address: Havant Museum, East Street, Havant, Hants, PO9 1BS.
Telephone: 02392 249063

Tongues & Grooves

A non-profit organisation which aims to raise the profile of poetry and music in Portsmouth by showcasing the best of local talent.

Southsea Shakespeare Actors

The South's Longest Running, Award Winning,Record Breaking, Shakespeare Drama Company. The Southsea Shakespeare Actors were formed in 1947 and since then have produced nearly two hundred plays, of which about two-thirds have been Shakespeare.
Address: Omega Centre Annexe, Omega Street, Portsmouth, PO5 4LP
Telephone: 02392 688070
Website: Southsea Shakespeare Actors