Alice's Adventures in the Underworld


Come and see our Halloween show from 27th October - 1st November

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Alice's Adventures in the Underworld, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. This nightmare of Alice with fantastic creepy music will give you a Halloween experience you're not likely to forget.

Only performances that are marked Family Friendy are suitable for children.
Tuesday 27th October 7pm 
Wednesday 28th October 7pm
Thursday 29th October 7pm
Friday 30th October 2pm (Family Friendy) & 7pm
Saturday 31st October 2pm (Family Friendy), 5.30pm & 9pm
Sunday 1st November 2pm (Family Friendy) & 6pm

Tickets £14 adults
Concessions £12
Family Tickets £42 (4 tickets)
Box Office 023 9273 7370




Grow Your Own Business with Groundlings Theatre

Jack and the Beanstalk


Grow your Business with the Beanstalk

Following the record-breaking success of 2014’s Cinderella, Groundlings Theatre presents not only its new pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, but unique offers for sponsors to attain valuable growth and development by supporting the largest beanstalk in the world.

The beanstalk is a project to build a papier-mâché beanstalk in the theatre that grows along the ceiling of the ground floor into the first floor of the theatre to sprout into an awe-inspiring giant’s castle underneath the auditorium’s sky-painted ceiling. This beanstalk will be visible throughout the entire theatre and will be the largest of its kind, and is guaranteed to be an eye catcher.

Potential sponsors have the opportunity to sponsor parts of the beanstalk and receive sponsorship packages, which include a plaque with their names, logos and Christmas messages hung from the section of the beanstalk they sponsored for all theatre visitors to see; their names, logos and Christmas messages displayed in the theatre programme; as well as an invitation to the Press Launch on the 7thOctober 2015. Further package additions are included with larger sponsorships, with unlimited potential for growth.

In working together with sponsors and businesses Groundlings Theatre offers training in a variety of viable skills such as public speaking, pronunciation and interpersonal communication as well as conference spaces and consultation. These offers are a must-have for businesses looking to improve their image, grow their trade or simply improve themselves.

Groundlings Theatre’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk offers comedic entertainment of the highest calibre, with experience from past performances such as the previous year’s Cinderella, acclaimed by The Stage newspaper as the best pantomime on the South Coast. Hoping to top this achievement, Groundlings Theatre proudly presents a holiday opening of Jack and the Beanstalk with a red carpet opening night.

Join the troupe for some fee fi fo fun this holiday season in the biggest and best Christmas pantomime in Hampshire!

To partake in this experience of giant proportions, contact Groundlings Theatre at 42 Kent Street, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3BS, Box Office: 023 (92) 737 370 or write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Upcoming Auditions at Groundlings Theatre


- Festival of Christmas - 24th September, 5pm - 9pm - Click here to sign up

- Jack and the Beanstalk - 5th October, 5pm - 7.30pm - Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up

Groundlings Theatre - Cinderella Lost Show

 Daily Echo

THE Jungle Book is a dark tale of a boy, Mowgli (Elliot Swann), raised by wolves and mentored by Bagheera (Jack Tutt) and Baloo (Chevin Dash), who teach him jungle lore and morals about heroism, safety and friendship and protect him from the hypnotic Kaa (Leah Lloyd) and the arrogant Shere Khan (Steve Arnold of Coronation street fame, amongst other credits).

I took my four-year old son as my companion, wondering if a show could appeal to both of us.

The Groundlings Theatre is entrancing in itself, but the set was something else, given the complexities of the unique building. From the get-go the children were spellbound, despite the intricacies of the language.

That is testament to the performances, given in the round, with the audience both within and outside the action and the characters’ interactions with them.

The actors became the animals, with the wonderfully elaborate costumes and subtle make-up cleverly implying their origin, while highlighting they individuality.

Each animal told their story through movement and expression and the rich prose became a backdrop to the story.

The monkey’s antics were a firm favorite with the children, as was the mongoose, Rikki Tikki (Rachel Webb).

The adults appreciated the production on a different level but watched it equally wide-eyed.

This is a production with integrity and artistry that appeals to all ages, performed by a talented cast in a beautiful theatre. I will be beating my jungle drums about it for some time.

Portsmouth News


The Jungle Book at Groundlings theatre: A bear necessity


Atmosphere and adventure combine in this family-friendly adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This play tells the classic tale of Mowgli and his jungle friends, Baloo and Bagheera, as well as the antics of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the snake-fighting mongoose and other well-known characters to bring about a performance that guarantees a fun evening out for the whole family. The unique set design means that characters can walk through the audience to create a 360 degree performance- but watch out for those monkeys!

The play starts with Lucy, a girl who is denied a bedtime story from her mother, and so she begins to tell her own. She serves as a narrator to the play, not only describing the story as it unfolds but also creating an atmosphere of storytelling.

Each character has a distinct personality. Baloo’s protectiveness over Mowgli often leads to amusing fights with the more playful Bagheera, but that doesn't stop Mowgli from provocatively flaunting his knowledge of the many languages in the jungle.

But Kaa’s hypnotic powers of deception and Shere Khan’s frightening reputation are never far away.

The story unfolds as Mowgli is hunted by Shere Khan and is led back towards his own kind by Bagheera. Only time will tell where Mowgli chooses to go: will he go back to his own people or will he stay in the jungle?

All in all, The Jungle Book promises a fun evening out and won’t fail to provide a few giggles here and there, so what are you waiting for?