One of Southsea's oldest landmarks, The Wedgewood Rooms in it's past, has served as a storage space in WW2, a Ballroom, a Jazz Cub and a Community Function Room where Arnold Schwazenegger competed in a Body Building competition in 1968.
It is as a Music and Comedy Venue however that The Wedgewood Rooms gained it's international reputation. Since launching in 1992, it has seen some of the world's biggest international touring artists take to its stage, earning a reputation as one of the UK's most prestigious independent venues. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Mercury and Brit Award Winners have been regular visitors to the venue since the early 90s. In addition, the Comedy Club has also played host to the likes of Jo Brand, Michael McIntyre, and Lee Evans, and is currently the longest running Comedy Club in Portsmouth.
The Wedgewood Rooms has step-free access into all areas of the building, including the Venue itself, toilets and bars, from the street.
They provide personal assistance tickets for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. These are on an individual and show by show basis.
We would ask that you contact the venue in advance.
In some cases evidence may be requested to support a personal assistance ticket request.
Unfortunately, owing to the size of the venue and the siting of the fire exits, they are unable to provide a viewing platform.
For seated shows, they can provide space and safe access for wheelchairs - please notify them in advance of the show.
They welcome customers who need to bring medicines, medical equipment, food or drink to manage a medical condition into the venue.
We request that you notify the venue in advance if this is the case, or this is a concern.