20-24 Guildhall Walk

By Car

Postcode for satnavs: PO1 2DD

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The M275 will bring you directly into the city centre and the main road links to the M3, A3 and M27 connect Portsmouth to east and west from Southampton, Guildford and Chichester.


Guildhall Walk outside of the New Theatre Royal is a pedestrianised area. You will not be able to park directly outside the theatre.

We recommend parking in the Isambard Brunel Multi-Storey car park (postcode for sat-navs PO1 2BX) which is 500 metres (a 5 minute walk) from the theatre.
The car park is open 24/7 and monitored by CCTV. For this car park we offer a limited number of discounted parking tickets for Theatre Patrons using the Isambard Brunel Multi-storey Car Park. These tickets will discount your parking if you are using the car park for more than 4 hours. They can be purchased online along with your tickets or at the Box Office or bars when you arrive at the venue. Please ask Box Office for more details.

How to use a discounted parking ticket at the Isambard Brunel Multi-storey Car Park
On arrival at the Car Park, take a ticket to enter. 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. When exiting the car park put the ticket we have given you into the barrier. There is no need to use the payment machine. If you have not pre-ordered a car park ticket you can purchase one on arrival to the theatre from the Box Office or bars.

Alec Rose Lane: Dorothy Dymond Car Park: The pay-and-display car park (the Dorothy Dymond) situated opposite the theatre on Alec Rose Lane, behind Starbucks, is now for University permit holders only from 6am – 6pm Monday to Friday (from September 2022).
After 6pm to 6am weekdays it is a flat charge of £3.20 payable via paybyphone, and after 6pm Fridays, over the weekend until 6am Mondays it is a variable hourly rate, starting at £3.20 for 2 hours, again payable via paybyphone.  Phone payment only. You cannot pay with cash or card. Blue Badge holders do not get free parking

King Henry Street: South – Public and Blue Badge holders cannot park here 6pm-8am. North – Public can park on the meter and Blue Badge holders for free 8am-6pm.

Exchange Road: West – Public and Blue Badge holders cannot park here 5pm-8am. East – Public can park on the meter and Blue Badge holders for free 8am-5pm.

White Swan Road: Public can park on the meter and Blue Badge holders for free 8am-6pm. No parking 6pm-8am.

Fleet Car Park: Open to public and Blue Badge Holders at all times but charges always apply.

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.
There is no longer space to drop off right outside New Theatre Royal, as Guildhall Walk is pedestrianised. However there are places you can stop close to the front of the theatre, to drop off passengers.

  • No disabled parking in Exchange Road (behind New Theatre Royal) after 5.00pm.
  • There are dedicated disabled parking spaces in the Isambard Brunel Multi-storey Car Park, but you will have to pay to park.
  • In Stanhope Road Car Park, (PO1 1DU – next to old Zurich building) blue badge holders can park anywhere.
  • Dorothy Dymond Street bays

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 approximately 12 minutes.

 By Train

Portsmouth and Southsea train station is situated a short walk across Guildhall Square from the theatre. Trains run until approximately midnight on weekdays and Saturday evenings, and around 11pm on Sundays, but please do check timetables for specific timings.

By Bus

The nearest bus stop is situated around 500 metres from Guildhall Walk, and buses connect to most other areas of the city. For timetable information, visit: www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/hampshire/

By Taxi

There is a taxi rank right outside our door. On show nights, the rank will be filled with metered cabs, but there are also a number of other taxi companies that serve the Portsmouth area. For more information, give them a call on the numbers below:

Aquacars: 02392 666666 / 654321
Andicars: 02392 350350