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About Kings Theatre Edinburgh

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One of Britain’s most opulent touring venues, the King’s Theatre has recently undergone a major refurbishment which has seen big improvements for the beloved Edinburgh venue, not least of which is the brand new seating which affords much more legroom and an altogether more comfortable audience experience.

The clean, fresh design of the modernised Box Office sits nicely alongside the Art Nouveau splendour of the original foyer, but it is the King’s auditorium that commands the wow factor; an Aladdin’s cave of Viennese Baroque, with plush gilt fittings and a glorious chandelier above.

Now the King’s is Edinburgh’s home of West End drama and quality touring theatre, ensuring local audiences have the chance to see some of the UK’s most prolific actors and best touring productions on home turf. Over the years the King’s has played host to some of the world’s biggest stars of screen and stage, including Sir Laurence Olivier, Maria Callas, Lesley Neilsen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellan, Penelope Keith, Simon Callow – and Sir Sean Connery even worked backstage here!

Upcoming Events at Kings Theatre Edinburgh

The Weir

The Weir

20th February 2018 - 24th February 2018
Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic The Weir comes to the King's Theatre, Edinburgh.
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

27th February 2018 - 3rd March 2018
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show returns to the King's Theatre with an evening of comedy, music & mayhem.
Hello Dolly

Hello Dolly

6th March 2018 - 10th March 2018
Southern Light Opera presents Hello Dolly, packed full of romance, dancing and some of musical theatre’s greatest songs.
The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company presents Footloose

The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company presents Footloose

14th March 2018 - 17th March 2018
The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company presents Footloose the Musical, sizzling with rebellion and romance.
EDGAS H.M.S. Pinafore

EDGAS H.M.S. Pinafore

20th March 2018 - 24th March 2018
All aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore for a production from The Edinburgh Gilbert & Sullivan Society at the King's Theatre!
The Case of the Frightened Lady

The Case of the Frightened Lady

26th March 2018 - 31st March 2018
The Classic Thriller Theatre Company brings 'The Case of the Frightened Lady' to the King's Theatre in March!
Teletubbies Live

Teletubbies Live

7th April 2018 - 8th April 2018
Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in their first ever theatre show at the King's Theatre Edinburgh in April!
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

10th April 2018 - 14th April 2018
Phil Daniels stars as the extraordinary Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller.
What the Ladybird Heard

What the Ladybird Heard

26th April 2018 - 28th April 2018
Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun in this stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks' colourful farmyard adventure.
Edinburgh Music Theatre presents Guys and Dolls

Edinburgh Music Theatre presents Guys and Dolls

2nd May 2018 - 5th May 2018
A guaranteed spectacular evening of entertainment at the King's Theatre - so roll the dice, get lucky and book now!
Birdsong

Birdsong

8th May 2018 - 12th May 2018
Birdsong, the critically acclaimed stage show based on the best-selling novel by Sebastian Faulks, comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh from 8th May!
Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue

Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue

13th May 2018
Join us for 90 mins of brand new 'full-fat', 'batteries included' comedy from the mistresses of grump!
Double Feature

Double Feature

18th May 2018 - 19th May 2018
Edinburgh’s favourite comedy double act, Andy Gray & Grant Stott, are back at the King's Theatre in a brand-new play written by Only an Excuse’s Phil Differ.
Sunshine On Leith

Sunshine On Leith

22nd May 2018 - 26th May 2018
The essential Scottish musical returns to the King’s Theatre for the first time since 2010 in a brand-new production!
Peppa Pig’s Adventure

Peppa Pig’s Adventure

30th June 2018 - 1st July 2018
Peppa Pig, George and friends are back at the King's Theatre with a brand new live stage show - Peppa Pig’s Adventure!

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