Guildhall Square Events

Residents Information

Guildhall Square, nestled in the heart of Southampton's Cultural Quarter is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and central location.
It serves as an ideal venue for hosting a wide array of events, exhibitions, community gatherings and activities and with its picturesque surroundings and convenient amenities, this versatile space ensures a memorable experience for both event organisers and attendees alike.

To ensure the smooth running of events and minimise disruptions to residents and businesses in the area, please find below important information and updates regarding upcoming activities in Guildhall Square.

Please regularly visit this page for the latest information, and we look forward to welcoming you to Guildhall Square to enjoy your next event or activity.

6 June - D-Day 80 Beacon Lighting

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Notification of road closures

This year, the UK commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings on 6 June 1944 and as part of the special events and activities taking place in the City, Southampton will participate in the National Beacon Initiative, orchestrated by Bruno Peek CVO OBE OPR.

This will include an 80th-anniversary D-Day international beacon, set to be lit in the evening at the British Normandy Memorial, overlooking Gold Beach.
Additional beacons will also be positioned in Utah, Omaha, Juno, and Sword, all within Normandy, France.

The Southampton beacon will be lit in Guildhall Square on the evening on Thursday 6 June, marking the culmination of a military parade.

There will be some temporary road closures around Guildhall Square between approx. 20:00hrs - 20:30hrs to allow the Parade to march from Holyrood Church in the High Street and into the Square. 
More details to be announced soon.
Find more about the Beacon Lighting and all the D-Day 80 events and activities here.

Any issues or concerns on the day please contact:

June - Southampton Summer Sessions

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Notification of road closures

Throughout June 2024 you will see Southampton's Guildhall Square transformed into a buzzing live music hub welcoming artists from across the globe to form the highly anticipated 'TK Maxx Presents Southampton Summer Sessions'.

You can view the confirmed dates and full line up on the Summer Sessions web page here.

On each concert date, there will be temporary road closures around the Square on West Marlands Road, Commercial Road by the City Art Gallery / Library and Above Bar Street.

More information and contact details to be announced soon.

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