opening summer 2024:

work is almost complete!

The BASE, a welcoming and safe space for young people based at Portsmouth Guildhall, will open this summer as one of the most unique and innovative creative facilities in the country.

WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE NOW!

what is the base?

The basement of Portsmouth Guildhall is being transformed into an exciting, new creative space where 11-25 year olds can meet and explore their creative potential!

The BASE will give young people access to:

what can you do in the base?

Connect & Grow

Free WiFi, a variety of study spaces and plenty of opportunities if inspiration strikes. The BASE is the ideal space to work collaboratively or alone. A venue to meet friends without needing to buy something or be quiet.

Chill & Study

Nurture your talents and try new skills through free workshops. Regular jam nights and daytime gigs to tech demos and art projects. Meet others who are into the same things and learn from a wide variety of freelance creatives.

Create & Design

Whether you're into music production, murals, songwriting, video projections or not sure yet, this is your space. With a band practice room, AV suite and tonnes of workshops, the BASE is the perfect place to get that project started.

Jam & Perform

Whether you're building a following or just starting out, the BASE has the space and network you need. The BASE has bookable rehearsal space and opportunities for industry mentoring. Find collaborators, experiment, and let your creativity soar.

Connect & Grow

Free WiFi, a variety of study spaces and plenty of opportunities if inspiration strikes. The BASE is the ideal space to work collaboratively or alone. A venue to meet friends without needing to buy something or be quiet.

Chill & Study

Nurture your talents and try new skills through free workshops. Regular jam nights and daytime gigs to tech demos and art projects. Meet others who are into the same things and learn from a wide variety of freelance creatives.

Create & Design

Whether you're into music production, murals, songwriting, video projections or not sure yet, this is your space. With a band practice room, AV suite and tonnes of workshops, the BASE is the perfect place to get that project started.

Jam & Perform

Whether you're building a following or just starting out, the BASE has the space and network you need. The BASE has bookable rehearsal space and opportunities for industry mentoring. Find collaborators, experiment, and let your creativity soar.

join the basepanel!

Aged 13-21? Want to be the foundation of youth music in Portsmouth? Keen to make a difference and help shape an exciting, new creative youth space?

The BASE is an exciting new space being created at Portsmouth Guildhall where young people will be able to explore performing, access tech or just hang out.

Set to open in Spring 2024 we want you to help shape The BASE into the space that you want it to be! Become a member of The BASEpanel and:  

Applications will re-open in Spring 2024

join the basepanel!

AGED 13-21? WANT TO IMPACT THE FOUNDATION OF YOUTH MUSIC IN PORTSMOUTH? KEEN TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND HELP SHAPE AN EXCITING, NEW CREATIVE YOUTH SPACE?

The BASE is an exciting new space set to open soon at Portsmouth Guildhall where young people will be able to explore performing, access tech or just hang out.

Due to open in Summer 2024 we want you to help shape The BASE into the space that you want it to be! Become a member of The BASEpanel and: 

APPLICATIONS WILL RE-OPEN SOON!

design concepts

follow the progress!

the base on instagram

SUPPORT THE BASE!

A range of opportunities for individuals, businesses and organisations to support The BASE and young people in our community are now available.

Post-pandemic, it has been widely reported that young people have become more disengaged and isolated, with 1 in 4 suffering heightened anxiety and poor mental health. The benefit that music and arts-based activities can have on a young person’s resilience, mental health and wellbeing is powerful.

We want all young people in our community to have access to creative opportunities and to fulfil our vision to inspire, entertain and transform lives. 

Find out how you can support The BASE:

who are the guildhall trust?

We are a charitable organisation responsible for the operation of Portsmouth Guildhall and The Base! It is our vision to become one of the country’s leading cultural organisations placing our communities at the centre of everything we do – inspiring, entertaining and transforming lives.