New Theatre Royal

About the Theatre

The New Theatre Royal is an iconic Victorian building in the heart of Portsmouth and one of the remaining few Phipps / Matcham theatres in the world. Working with and for Portsmouth, the theatre seeks to create a programme which engages with and reflects the vitality of the city. Throughout the year, the New Theatre Royal presents and produces a diverse range of performances and is constantly seeking out new partnerships to increase the offering and create a strong ‘Made in Portsmouth’ brand. The theatre has undergone extensive expansion and renovation works in recent years, to update the theatre and improve its offering. Along with closer ties to the University of Portsmouth – including physical doorways between the theatre and university buildings. RARE Productions are looking forward to producing shows on the New Theatre Royal stage from 2019!


New Theatre Royal 20-24 Guildhall Walk Portsmouth PO1 2DD


New Theatre Royal 20-24 Guildhall Walk Portsmouth PO1 2DD

Hampshire Auditions

Hampshire Productions


My daughter is on her third show with Rare now She honestly can’t get enough of it! The only issue is the post show blues! The team at Rare are great. Shows are suitable for all ages. We have been impressed from open auditions right through to when the curtain closes on the final show. Highly recommend getting young people involved with Rare Productions. Go for it! Lisa Desborough

The Show Team

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