After 5pm, there is no parking on Guildhall Walk itself, but there is a pay-and-display car park situated opposite the theatre on Alec Rose Lane. Parking tickets can be bought via the car park’s ticket machines, using credit or debit card, cash, or you can use your telephone to make a booking via RingGo.

There is also the Isambard Brunel Multi-Storey car park (postcode for sat-navs PO1 2BX) which is 500 metres ( 5 minutes walk) from the theatre. The car park is open 24/7 and monitored by CCTV. Methods of payment are the same as those listed above.
We have a limited number of discounted parking tickets for the Isambard Brunel Multi-Storey Car Park, that you can purchase when booking online. If you still need to collect your tickets from the theatre, you can still access the car park. On arrival at the Car Park, take a ticket to enter and find a parking place.  Take your car park entry ticket with you to the theatre, and when you collect your theatre tickets, you can also collect your exit ticket.

Disabled Parking

Please note that Blue Badge holders are exempt from pay and display charges in Portsmouth City Council owned car parks, you only have to display your badge. However this is not the case in NCP owned car parks. This does not include the Isambard Brunel Multi-Storey car park as you have to get a ticket in order to gain access. Portsmouth City Council suggests Stanhope Road car park or Guildhall Walk car park for Blue Badge holders. There is space to drop off outside New Theatre Royal for those who find it hard to walk long distances.

  • No disabled parking in Exchange Road (behind New Theatre Royal) after 6.00pm.
  • In Guildhall Walk Car Park, PO1 2BX (behind Starbucks) there are some disabled parking bays but blue badge holders can park anywhere.
  • In Stanhope Road Car Park, PO1 1DU (next to old Zurich building) blue badge holders can park anywhere.

Park and Ride

The Park and Ride service in Portsmouth is open 7 days a week and operates from the Tipner Interchange, just off the M275. Tickets are priced at £4 per car for a day and direct access into Portsmouth via priority bus lanes. The buses depart every 12 minutes and serve the city centre, Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays; reaching the city centre in 7 minutes and The Hard transport interchange in approximatley 12 minutes.