Hampshire - Portsmouth
42 Kent Street
ON PEAK WORKING HOURS
|Monday||10:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday||10:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||10:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday||10:00 - 18:00|
|Friday||10:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday||10:00 - 18:00|
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- Single-vehicle day pass ( £ 5.00 )
A Midsummer Night's Dream - A One-Man Show
27th April 2018 7.30pm Shakespeare’s story concerns the night before a society wedding, during which two lovers elope, two fairy monarch’s have a row, the mischievous Puck causes all sorts of magical mayhem - and some poor bloke gets the head of...
From £ 12.00 to £ 14.00
Cinderella Pantomime Thursday 6th December 2018 – Sunday 6th January 2019 If there is one thing you should ask your Fairy Godmother is to take you to the Groundlings Panto. Traditional family Christmas Pantomime comes to life on the stage of...
From £ 14.00 to £ 56.00
The building went on to serve rich and poor, the downstairs floor serving as the classroom for impoverished children and the upstairs used by high society for meetings, concerts and theatre. The school applied a strict disciplinarian attitude to education. It was not until 1837 that the boys-only school was opened to girls, and a junior school was opened in 1873. The school had to be closed in 1939 due to the outbreak of WW2 and it is said that a Nazi sympathiser used the roof of the school to shine a torch to direct bombers targeting Portsmouth Dockyard.
The school finally closed in 1962. In 2010 Richard Stride bought the meanwhile fire-damaged building – then embarked on a major restoration job. He appealed to locals to roll their sleeves up, so builders and local volunteers came to lend a hand. With Groundlings Theatre finally fully restored, a team of actors, locals and volunteers run a varied programme of events for young and old from pantos to comedy, new productions to Shakespeare.
Today Groundlings Theatre is buzzing with life and watching a performance is in it is a truly unique, intimate experience.
Just walk along the B2154 and turn down College Street, just between the Tin Tin Chinese restaurant and Victory pub.
Down a few dozen yards on your left is Groundlings!