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The Groundlings Theatre

42 Kent Street | Portsea, Portsmouth PO1 3BS, England
+44 23 9273 7370
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The oldest theatre in England I'm told

The Groundlings Theatre in Portsmouth is a brilliant experience.We took 5 grandchildren aged from 6... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2015
Linda M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Very Intimate and friendly old theatre,visited by Queen Victoria. Charles Dickens was nearly... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2015
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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42 Kent Street | Portsea, Portsmouth PO1 3BS, England
+44 23 9273 7370
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

The Groundlings Theatre in Portsmouth is a brilliant experience.We took 5 grandchildren aged from 6 to 10 to see the panto Jack in the Beanstalk.they were all totally entranced.Didn't take their eyes off the stage.We laughed from start to finish. It is a unique intimate...More

2  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Very Intimate and friendly old theatre,visited by Queen Victoria. Charles Dickens was nearly born there, when his mother went into labour while attending a dance! My wife Pat and I saw 'Jack and the Beanstalk' for our 58th wedding anniversary on the 7th December 2015....More

1  Thank 263mikeo
Reviewed 26 November 2015

A small friendly theatre, offering a range of productions, many with meal options. Both reasonable priced. In a historic building made famous by Charles Dickens, hiden in the backstreets of Old Portsmouth. We particularly like the Murder Mystery productions. If your ever in Portsmouth its...More

Thank john h
Reviewed 17 September 2015

This a wonderful find and in the middle of a big city. The theatre was a school and a theatre. The tour was fantastic and the guide, Dudley, very knowledgeable. A very informative and fun experience that I would thoroughly recommend especially if you love...More

Thank Alyson S
Reviewed 14 September 2015

This building - originally built in 1784, housed a school for the poor children in the area (classroom was on the ground floor), with the first floor used by the more wealthy locals for meetings, concerts and theatre. Went on a 1 hour tour of...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Went to groundlings Theatre for a Fawlty Towers Murder mystery evening which was absolutely fantastic. The evening consisted of a three course meal with acts inbetween and during contributing the murder mystery case for £30 per person. All of the general staff were very friendly...More

Thank Jess H
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

What a lovely place to go, love the interior very theatrical venue intimate seating Portsmouths best kept secret has some interesting shows throughout the year and a pantomime at Christmas something for everyone

Thank Auror123
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

The best beer festival in the world. A great annual event with a superb selection of Real Ales (plus some ciders apparently), beautifully presented and served by knowledgable volunteer servers who clearly love the stuff. Decent entertainment too and great sausages (hot dogs) available.

Thank Jim_wsc2014
Reviewed 25 April 2015

visited the groundlings theatre with my family for the first time last night to see the jungle book.an amazing evening made by the fantastic cast and staff.the theatre is a unique experience in itself.i wish i could rate this wonderful old theatre even higher.

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Went to see a show for the first time here would go back again take a jacket it's very cold upstairs also the seats are round tables sometimes they do seats in rows like other theatres was told it depends what shows are on.Also the...More

1  Thank Littlemissfrugal
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