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Portsmouth Guildhall

Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AB
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Our Main Auditorium has seen the likes of The Beatles and more recently Mumford and Sons, to name but a few, grace its famous stage, with state-of-the-art technical facilities used for the most unique events you can imagine. This sits alongside eight other multi-purpose spaces, including small meeting rooms for 2 people, a cafe, bars and our famous Guildhall Steps - making your arrival that little bit more special.

Whether you are planning a meeting, conference, exhibition, reception or dinner; Portsmouth Guildhall offers the best in both corporate and private packages. Any of these events will be made more memorable set against the backdrop of the fascinating history and stories that surround Portsmouth Guildhall.

Over recent years the building has been transformed into one of Hampshire's leading cultural platforms for the arts, providing an inimitable venue for private and corporate events.

Main Auditorium
Max Capacity 2009

A flexible space with the wow factor, the Main Auditorium can be dressed to fit all types of event from large exhibitions and conferences to dinners and parties.

Easily accessible on the ground floor, the space has its own stage, draping and curtains with options to screen off sections if required.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 420
Cabaret 336
Dinner Dance 380
Reception 1000
Theatre 2009
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
39.00 18.00 13.00
The Portsmouth Room
Max Capacity 100

An elegant, light-filled space with iconic décor that creates a stunning backdrop to any event.

Located on the first floor, the Portsmouth Room is perfect for conferences, meetings, team building events and dinners and is complete with its own bar and lounge area.


Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 70
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 50
Dinner Dance 40
Reception 100
Theatre 100
U-Shape 25
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
15.60 10.30 4.00
The Solent Suite
Max Capacity 5

An elegant, light-filled suite with relaxed furniture and décor offering a five star effect is available for corporate hospitality, interviews and small meetings.

This is the ideal space to have an informal meeting in a comfortable setting.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 5
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
3.00 5.00 4.00
Guildhall Studio
Max Capacity 210
Rates from £300.00

Following a £130,000 investment, the Guildhall Studio is now available for conferences, meetings, dinners and team building for up to 170 delegates seated or 210 standing reception.

Bathed in natural light, the accessible ground floor Studio benefits from its own entrance, full AV and tech support, highly acclaimed on site catering and can be set in traditional or contemporary formats.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 100
Boardroom 35
Cabaret 70
Classroom 40
Dinner Dance 80
Reception 210
Theatre 170
U-Shape 35
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
14.00 12.00 5.00
Meeting Room 1
Max Capacity 40

A bright, spacious and airy room situated on the third floor with views of the iconic clock tower.

Filled with natural daylight and high ceilings, this is a perfect space in the heart of the city for meetings and training sessions.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 25
Cabaret 25
Classroom 24
Theatre 40
U-Shape 20
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
9.30 7.40 3.00
Meeting Room 2
Max Capacity 30

The adjoining room to Meeting Room 1 on the third floor, this smaller space is also bright, spacious and airy.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 16
Cabaret 16
Classroom 16
Theatre 30
U-Shape 12
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
6.00 7.00 3.00
Zodiac Gallery
Max Capacity 200

Featuring the largest acid-stained glass mural in the world, this exquisite space offers something a little different for your event.

Located on the first floor overlooking Guildhall Square, the Zodiac Gallery is perfect as a meeting, dining or break out space.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 80
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 60
Classroom 50
Dinner Dance 80
Theatre 120
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
15.60 10.30 4.00
Lord Mayor's Banqueting Room
Max Capacity 110

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 110
Boardroom 50
Cabaret 66
Dinner Dance 80
Reception 110
Theatre 110
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
15.50 12.30 5.50
Freda Swain Lounge
Max Capacity 200

Adjacent to the Zodiac Gallery, this charming space has floor to ceiling windows, a bar and stunning views across Guildhall Square.

Located on the first floor, the Freda Swain Lounge is perfect as a meeting, dining or break out space.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 80
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 60
Classroom 50
Reception 80
Theatre 120
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
15.60 10.30 4.00

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