An impressive Artists Alley, welcoming some of the greatest artists and writers in the industry, alongside stars of the screen and the wonderful world of cosplay is complemented with incisive panels, exhibitions, displays, workshops, a Comic City and Village full of merch and interactive fun in the form of VR, robots, steampunk, retro and board gaming and more!
If you’re serious about comics, love Marvel films, Star Wars, cult series like Dr Who or simply looking for a family fun day out – this is the event for you!
It is with a heavy heart that following the latest Government statement and advice regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, The Guildhall Trust with our event partners, Tripwire Magazine and GoGeek Events CIC, has taken the decision to postpone Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics to Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May 2021.
The event had previously been rescheduled to 15th & 16th August 2020 due to the pandemic, but with the new quarantine restrictions for international guests announced and re-opening restrictions for venues and events still unclear, we are sad to confirm that we are no longer able to proceed with plans for an event this summer.
For more information, and for the process for keeping hold of your ticket for 2021, please head to our announcement bulletin here: https://bit.ly/2zSoyXw
We want to ensure that you have the best possible experience when visiting our Grade II listed venue. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to discuss your requirements on 023 9387 0200.
If you require assistance whilst in our building please ask a member of staff and we will help in any way we can.
There is gentle ramp access into our main foyer for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. From the main foyer you can access the stalls, our café and lifts to all other floors. Our staff can advise on the best routes and access points at the time of booking or on your arrival.
Portsmouth Guildhall has accessible toilets on the Basement level which can be accessed by lifts on both sides of the main foyer areas.
Hearing and Guide dogs are welcome but please inform Box Office at the time of booking.
Please see Access Guide for Isambard Brunel Multi Storey Car Park which is 200m from Portsmouth Guildhall.
There are a very limited number of on street parking spaces outside the venue.
Food & Drink
There will be a number of bars and catering outlets at Comic Con and Guildhall Café will be serving a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks!
Please note Food & Drinks brought externally will not be allowed on the premises and Guildhall Café will not be open to non-ticket holders on this day.
Tickets – Where to buy
You can buy tickets here, or by ringing 0844 847 2362 (Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.)
If you want to buy in-person, you can do so at Portsmouth Guildhall,.
Timings & Dates
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd May 2021
10am – Priority Entry
12pm – Standard Entry
6pm – Event Close
Described as the “Beating Heart” of the city, Portsmouth Guildhall is the area’s premier entertainment venue, and one of the most dramatic additions to the city’s horizon. Best known for playing host to artists including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and more recently Oasis and Gorillaz, Portsmouth Guildhall offers more than just legendary concerts.
Portsmouth Guildhall attracts over 260,000 visitors a year, attending concerts and events including large annual festivals and conventions including Portsmouth Beer Festival, Portsmouth Tattoo Convention, Cheese Fest, Big Mouth Comedy Festival and much more.