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Music Hall – Sun 6th Dec 2015

The Portico Picture Palace is pleased as punch to present their latest Music Hall & Illusion Emporium!  (Graciously sponsored by The Great North Wood…see details below.)

Come for a magical evening of new acts and old favourites, magic, comedy and delightful sing along songs – not to mention fabulous food and drink.

Music Hall Fairy 1    Music Hall levitationAdvance tickets £15/£10 concessionary – just click on the Paypal button below.

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£18.50 on the door, on the night.

For more information or to reserve tickets please contact The Portico Gallery on 0208 761 7612 or email: info@porticogallery.org.uk and type Music Hall into the Subject box.


The Portico Gallery regularly hosts our very own Music Hall & Illusion Emporium – an exciting evening of music, comedy and magic taking place on the original music hall stage.  West End singers, comedians, and superb actors and musicians entertain you with songs like ‘The Boy I Love is Up in The Gallery’, ‘Under The Bed’, ‘Oh, Oh, Antonio’, and many more.

Details of our next Music Hall extravaganza will be posted here just as soon as we have them – so watch this space.

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The Great North Wood
3 Knight’s Hill, West Norwood London SE27 0HS
For a great atmosphere, lots of festive drink and fabulous seasonal food.


Art & Soul.

We’ve made a lovely lovely thing for you all, it is an A5 limited edition, informative magazine. It contains up to the minute info on a whole load of local art news as well as some amazing creative writing. We would like your articles, thoughts, poems, reviews or suggestions for the next one which is due to be published early spring!

And the best thing is it is only a £1! …buy it from us right now. Or you could download it for nothing, but we will not fix the leaking roof without your help.

Click on the link below

Dec. 2014 A5 magazine

Festival Events

Over the weekend of 12-13-14th september,

To coincide with the Heritage festival we will be providing vast swathes of cultural events kicking off with:


Friday 12th September 7:30pm 

The first of the 


Ardman Animations Films Introduced by Director Andy Symanowski.

These are family films with a few extras thrown in.

£4 on the door (kids on Carpet £1) 


Saturday from 10am Animation Workshops 

Click here for more details (external Facebook page).

 Saturday 13th September 7:30pm FREE.


A local premier of a film art installation inspired by real life

accounts of the first world war.

Followed by 

Gerry Lyseight DJ set of ‘Mango Landing’ fame. 


Sunday 14th September 7:30pm £12.50 in advance £9 concs.




A stirling salute to our courageous lads and lasses off to  fall-in and follow the call to victory.



Bar serves snacks locally brewed beer(draft and bottled), wine

and soft drinks



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The Portico Picture Palace Music Hall and Illusion Emporium returns with a musical 1914 salute to the courage and good will of the soldiers and volunteers of the First World War.

Join us for comedy, mystery and illusion, sing along songs and words from the front, Sunday, 14th September, at 7.30pm, as the last event of the first ever Portico Festival of the Arts!

Licensed bar, local beer from Late Knights, goodies from Blackbird Bakery and more…not to mention prizes for sartorial excellence!

To note: This event is featured in the Lambeth Heritage Festival published brochure HOWEVER  please do note that there has been a CHANGE OF DATE: in the brochure the date is stated as the 7th of September. The actual date is the 14th of September.

To Purchase Tickets for the Music Hall click below!



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Tickets: £15 on the door
Concession: Students, JSA, 70+.

The Painting of the Sea Side Novelty

So, people of the internet, you have reached Portico. And here you see the creation of ‘The Sea Side Novelty’ ….What, I hear you ask, is ‘The Sea Side Novelty’? Well, if you have passed through the doors of Portico in the last couple of weeks, you may have seen it – standing in the corridor awaiting your heads. Yes, friends, that is correct, your heads. However before we carved those holes out the three edwardian holiday makers did indeed have faces! …And here, for the first time we reveal to you, the internet perusing public, their rather happy little faces.


Of course this is all beside the point. What, you ask, is the point? …Well the point is this: SEA SIDE MUSIC HALL IS ON ITS WAY. Yes lucky lucky people of London, once again the Portico Picture Palace Hosts an evening of music hall entertainment, this time with a salty theme and candy floss in its hair. On the last weekend in May we will whisk you away to the sunny sea side for a spectacular evening of music hall tunes…. did you know this old place, the building itself, used to be a Music Hall? So this is not some museum piece kept behind glass. No this is real West End stars doing real music hall songs in a real music hall. Right here in the Great North Wood*.


Do come, get tickets via phone, email or just turn up and we will sell you one.

For more info see the music hall page.


*Not the new (and truly fantastic) Pub, just the old name for West Norwood….

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Music Hall 25th May 2014

This event has now occurred. Watch this space for news of the next Music Hall event.


Come Josephine In My Flying Machine

Click the link above for a taste of songs to come!

For our next Music Hall and Illusion Emporium, we will be bringing the West End to West Norwood – AND the Pier to the Portico!  Sail along with our Seaside theme, and sing along with sunny abandon.  That’s the way to do it!

Sun, 25th May 2014 – doors open at 7pm.  Join Auntie Rose and her vintage Victrolas, West End Singers Gentleman Jim and Lovely Lara,  Comedienne Charmian, Illustrious Illusioneer Barrie, our own Miss Gypsy Hill and all our lovely others…and if you’re good, very, very good, you may be visited by Fairy Snowdrop.

Our Music Hall evening last December was the first such performance in one hundred years on the original West Norwood Public Hall Music Hall stage.  Come and join us as the bring the spirits of Music Halls past back to glorious, if not rude, health.

Tickets may be reserved by phone (put gallery number), and may be paid for at the Portico Gallery between 3 and 7pm each day, or before 7.15pm on Sunday 25th May


Music Hall Sing Along

Our next Music Hall Sing Along night will be 15th May – once more we’ll be singing songs of days gone by, crowd pleasers such as  ‘I do like to be Beside the Seaside’, and tongue teasers like ‘What I Want is a Proper Cup of Coffee’, so ‘Don’t Dilly Dally!’ Join us from 7.45 to 8.45 pm, doors open 7.15 to share drinks and chat. Raise your voice and lift your spirits, and get in the mood for our Music Hall event on the 25th May.