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!
Following the Government’s roadmap announcement in February, it was sadly made clear that Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics could not go ahead as planned on Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd May 2021. We thank you for your patience and understanding since this announcement while we have worked with our partners, suppliers and sponsors to agree the way forward.
We had been looking at moving the event back to later in 2021 but given the continued uncertainty around International travel and whether we would be able to welcome our American guests and the availability of some of our key partners, we have had to conclude that we are unable to deliver the event we had promised this year.
Therefore, Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics with its special features of ‘She-Quential’ Female Superheroes (Saturday), ‘World of Witchcraft and Wizardry’ (Sunday) and stellar line-up of international guests is being rescheduled to the new dates of:
Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th May 2022.
Ticket holders will be contacted by their point of ticket purchase. All tickets are automatically transferred over to the new dates in 2022 and ticket holders do not need to do anything further.
This is not the outcome we had hoped for, but we promise will be back bigger and stronger in 2022! The Guildhall Trust (the organisation behind Portsmouth Comic Con) with our Event Partners, Tripwire Magazine and GoGeek Events CIC, would like to thank you all for your wonderful support and we can’t wait to see you all next year!
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
Timings & Dates
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May 2022
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.