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Portsmouth, Guildhall Square

Guildhall Square in the heart of Southampton’s new Cultural Quarter, is a versatile and contemporary space – a perfect setting for performance art shows, seasonal events, community activities and a unique showcase space for promotional exhibits. The Square was refurbished in 2010 and has created a unique public space for the city that comes alive with arts, heritage, entertainment, events, music, colour and dramatic architecture.

 

La traviata

Come and join us for The Royal Opera’s La traviata on Tuesday 20 May, 2014 at 7pm duration approximately 3 hours

Pre-performance screening starts at 6.30pm

Performance starts at 7pm
Act I lasts 35 mins
Interval starts at  7.35pm and lasts 30 mins
Act II scene 1 begins at 8.05pm and lasts 44 mins
Pause during which the audience is asked to remain seated
Act II scene 2 lasts 22 minutes
Interval starts at  9.10pm and lasts 30 mins
Act III begins at 9.40pm and lasts 35 mins
Curtain down at 10.15pm All timings are approximate

 

La bohème

Come and join us for The Royal Opera’s La bohème on Tuesday 15 July, 2014 at 7.30pm duration approximately 3 hours

Pre-performance screening starts from 7pm

Performance starts at 7.30pm
Act I lasts 36 mins
6-minute pause during which the audience is requested to remain seated
Act II begins at 8.12pm and lasts 21 mins
Interval starts at 8.33pm and lasts 25 mins
Act III begins at 8.58pm and lasts 28 mins
Interval starts at 9.26pm and lasts 20 mins
Act IV begins at 9.46pm and lasts 34 mins
Curtain down at 10.25pm
All timings are approximate

 

Rigoletto

Come and join us for The Royal Opera’s Rigoletto on Wednesday 17 September, 2014 at 7.30pm duration approximately 3 hours

Pre-performance screening starts from 7pm

Performance starts at 7.30pm
Act I lasts 60 mins
Interval starts at 8.30pm and lasts 30 mins
Act II begins at 9pm and lasts 33 mins
There is a short pause during which the audience is requested to remain seated
Act III begins at 9.40pm and lasts 32 mins
Please note that strobe lighting will be used during
Act III Curtain down at 10.15pm
All timings are approximate

 

What I need to know before I attend:

Guildhall Square is accessible to all. A slope alongside the Civic Offices enables access for wheelchair users. Guildhall Square has some occasional seating around the trees and also in front of the Civic Offices. There are also stone steps in front of the Civic Offices and Guildhall, which you can sit on – but you may wish to bring your own cushions or blankets. There will be food and non-alcoholic drinks available to buy from stalls in the square, alternatively please bring your own picnic.  All litter should be disposed of in bins provided or taken home.  Please dress appropriately for the anticipated weather conditions.

In the interest of public safety, the following conditions will apply in Guildhall Square:

- Event stewards will be entitled to search persons &/or their possessions in the Guildhall Square. Staff will not take responsibility for any prohibited items.

- Prohibited items include, but are not restricted to, alcohol, large parasols, gazebos, awnings and portable barbecues.

- All children (under 16) must be accompanied by an adult.

All litter should be disposed of in the bins provided or taken home. This is an outdoor event; please dress appropriately for the anticipated weather conditions.

For further information visit www.visitportsmouth.co.uk or call 02392 826722.

How do I get here?

Car - Follow signposts to the city centre. As well as on street parking across the city, parking is available at various city centre car parks, which are signposted.

Train - Portsmouth and Southsea railway station is less than 1 minute from the Guildhall Square with regular direct links to London, Bristol, Southampton, Cardiff, Exeter, Reading and Brighton.BP

Buses - All routes to the city centre:
Stagecoach 21, 23 and 700 (Coastliner)
First Bus services 1, 1a, 1c, 5, 5a, 13, 13a, 14, 14a, 16a, 17, 18, 19, 40, 40c, x40, 41, x41, 45, 45a, 57, x57