In order to provide a high level of customer service and keep booking fees to a minimum, tickets for most Portsmouth Festivities events are managed by King's Theatre.  This applies to all events, unless otherwise indicated. 

Public booking opens Friday 17 March 2017, 10am. Box Office closes at 6pm each day. Advance booking must be made before 6pm on the previous day.


Buy Tickets

  • Search what’s on and Book Now online!
  • By phone: 023 9282 8282
  • Group Bookings (10+): 023 9285 2232
  • In person: Our Box Office is open 10.00am-6.00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Payment and Fees

We accept the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • Debit/Credit Card – Visa/Master/Maestro
  • Kings Theatre Gift Vouchers

(The Kings Theatre no longer accept National Theatre tokens as payment)

Our fees explained

The price you see advertised is the price you pay inclusive of fees. Our fees cover all costs associated with processing your booking and also Building Improvement Fund charge (applies to shows at the theatre only) which goes towards improving our beautiful Grade II listed building and future development in our Big Project.

There is a £1 charge for posting tickets. You can now print your own tickets at home for free.

Please note that tickets are sent out on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays via Royal Mail Second Class. Please allow up to 7 days for delivery.

On the Door

Any unsold tickets will be available on the door.  Please check availability in advance by calling the Portsmouth Festivities office on 023 9268 1390. Tickets on the door may be purchased by cash or card. Please note card payments may only be accepted at certain events and venues. Tickets purchased on the door will not incur any booking fees.

Exchanges / Refunds

Once purchased, tickets may not be exchanged or refunded.

Seating Plans

Most of Portsmouth Festivities events offer unreserved seating.  However, customers booking tickets may be able to reserve specific seats in the Kings Theatre Auditorium. Please check the seating arrangements at the point of booking. 


Concessions are available where stated. Please note that all discounts are subject to discretion of the Kings Theatre Box Office and Portsmouth Festivities Front of House staff (relevant ID must be shown).

We offer a 50% discount for people with disabilities and their companion, subject to ticket availability.


Who are Portsmouth Festivities?

Portsmouth Festivities is a non-profit charity organisation, promoting arts, culture and heritage for all of Portsmouth, holding over 100 events in just 10 days.

We would like to offer you the exciting opportunity to become a Friend of Festivities.

What’s in it for you?

We want to provide our Friends with the opportunity to get their hands on our brochure, and book tickets early. Furthermore, we will offer discounted tickets and last minute deals on selected events.

As a Friend of Festivities, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Invite to the Launch Event in March
  • Early release of Portsmouth Festivities 2017 brochure
  • Early bird tickets (one week priority booking)
  • 10% off selected full priced events (highlighted in brochure)
  • Regular e-newsletters

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of Festivities, we offer two types of membership:

Single Membership - £25

Joint Membership - £35

If you would like to find out more click here



A processing fee of £1.50 will be added to each online order.

If you have any questions regarding booking online, email


Wedgewood Rooms Box Office 023 9286 3911, open Monday-Friday 12.00-7.00pm, Saturday 12.00-6.00pm. Charges apply.

In Person

Box Office 147b Albert Road, Southsea PO4 0JW. Open to personal callers from 3.30pm-7.00pm (10.00pm on a show day) Wednesday-Friday, and 12.00-6.00pm on Saturdays.

Tickets may be available to buy on the door.  Please check availability in advance.

Portsmouth Guildhall

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10 - 2 pm (later on performance days)
Sunday and Bank Holidays - 1 hour before performances

24/7 Telephone 0844 847 2362