Another One – a BIG one – Gone


From Facebook- passed on by ‘Fossy’

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the closure, for good, of The Cellars at Eastney, as a music, comedy and theatre venue, on Saturday 1st August 2015.

Despite changes of ownership, The Cellars has been run largely by the same team for nearly 18 years. The current landlord has been amazingly supportive and without him, the venue would certainly have closed in 2011 when, then owner, Enterprise Inns were selling the freehold for development. However, he is simply no longer in a position to subsidise our rent, as he has done for some considerable time and the business is just not in a position to pay the rent in full. He is as gutted as we are that there is no viable way for the venue to continue …


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

4 thoughts on “Another One – a BIG one – Gone

  1. All I can say is someone deserves a big pat on the back for doing what they’ve done so far (S.P.) and my only comment would be that maybe too much effort gets little reward….again…….Sad indeed….Wake up Pompey !!!

  2. sorry too here that from ” THE PARKAS” (limiteds)

  3. Great Shame. Especially as I was able to tune in a few times and watch performances on their web cam.

  4. It is a real tragedy. There have been some really wonderful nights in the Cellars. It has been a chance to see and hear some of our favourite performers at close quarters.
    Many thanks to Steve Pitt and all the team to have made it possible to have a brilliant venue for many years. Good luck for the future .

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