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Address: 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD, England
Phone Number: 442392649000
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A recently refurbished beautiful Victorian theatre in the heart of...

A recently refurbished beautiful Victorian theatre in the heart of Portsmouth.

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Great night with a Beatles tribute band.

We bought the tickets well in advance and took up the very reasonable offer of included parking.The walk from the car park took about 2 minutes and there was no queue when we got... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Andy D
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We bought the tickets well in advance and took up the very reasonable offer of included parking.The walk from the car park took about 2 minutes and there was no queue when we got to the theatre .We were a bit early but were shown straight into the bar small but well staffed.After a short wait we were shown to... More 

Thank Andy D
Fareham, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would sit in this theatre just for the novelty of a comfortable seat that doesn't feel like I should chop 6" off my legs. Great acts too

Thank krcb197
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a beautiful theatre with excellent shows. A great deal of money has been spent in the last 3 years.

Thank Richard T
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit back the the New Theatre Royal in over 40 years and it brought back memories. The restoration is still ongoing and you can see the efforts they are taking to preserve the original design, layout and facilities whilst bringing the place up to a modern standard. The staff were welcoming and helpful, the atmosphere was... More 

Thank steve01957
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We watched two comedians in the Minghella Studio, which according to The New Theatre Royal website, can be turned into a 90 seat theatre. I would call it a theatre in the loosest possible terms. There was no stage. The seats were not banked. So everyone was on the same level. The seats were so uncomfortable, we will never see... More 

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NewTheatreRoyal, Manager at New Theatre Royal, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the comedians on your visit to see Suzi Ruffell and Tom Allen, and that the staff were all working hard that night. Unfortunately, it was a rather warm evening and the totally show sold out, so the windows were open to try and help keep the atmosphere pleasant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful theatre, lovingly restored to its original 1860's architecture. Facilities are excellent, seats comfortable, well stocked bar and very friendly, helpful staff. 👍

Thank Alex H
Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Staying in the area for the weekend we decided to go to the theatre. The show was a selection of songs etc from Broadway shows. The theatre does not look much from outside, but the interior is lovely retaining much of its character. The modern seats were comfortable if a bit narrow. Despite their only being a small audience the... More 

Thank Pat W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

This was the first time Id been to the theatre & I liked it ! I went with my granddaughter to see Santa Trap & it was a great show. The moment I stepped inside the staff were very helpful & the actors/actresses were amazing & very talented playing musical instruments too ( this show didn't have an orchestra, like... More 

Thank samdriscoll
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

I'm not usually excited by theatre shows but have to say that we enjoyed seeing Mouse Trap on 19th March. The theatre is quite small but comfortable and the renovations have restored a magical essence that adds to the experience. Stage setup and performance was fantastic with meticulous attention to detail and lighting. Sound quality was crystal. Would have given... More 

Thank Mushpercush
Portsmouth, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

I have been visiting this theatre since I was a young boy growing up in the area and have seen many attractions over the years from concerts, plays, panto and even wrestling. I was fortunate enough to get a good look last week to see some of the recent changes. The theatre has so much history oozing from it's pores... More 

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