Kings Theatre Edinburgh

Kings Theatre Edinburgh

About Kings Theatre Edinburgh

2 Leven Street, Edinburgh South EH3 9LQ
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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

Edinburgh International Festival:  The Beggar’s Opera

Edinburgh International Festival: The Beggar’s Opera

16th August 2018 - 19th August 2018
The Beggar’s Opera is brought into the modern day in this brand new production from Paris’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, resident company at the 2018 International Festival.
Edinburgh International Festival: HOME

Edinburgh International Festival: HOME

22nd August 2018
HOME is a breathtaking spectacle of illusion, choreography, inexplicable construction and storytelling, capturing all the drama and emotion of our everyday lives.
Rip it Up - The 60s

Rip it Up - The 60s

15th September 2018
It’s Rip it Up the 60s! Starring Strictly Come Dancing champions Harry Judd, Aston Merrygold and Louis Smith at the King's Theatre Edinburgh on 15th September.
Iain Stirling

Iain Stirling

20th September 2018
Due to phenomenal demand the Bafta-winning stand-up and voice of Love Island comes home to Edinburgh and you can catch him at the King's Theatre on 20th September!
Little Baby Bum

Little Baby Bum

21st September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
Little Baby Bum - Join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their Nursery Rhyme Friends at the world premiere of a brand new live show.
Still Alice

Still Alice

25th September 2018 - 29th September 2018
Starring Sharon Small, Still Alice is a tender and touching insight into the world of a 50 year old woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Rain Man

Rain Man

1st October 2018 - 6th October 2018
Based on the Oscar winning film which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, Bill Kenwright's production of Rain Man is coming to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in October!
Rebus: Long Shadows

Rebus: Long Shadows

8th October 2018 - 13th October 2018
Ian Rankin is bringing his beloved creation to the stage for the very first time alongside award-winning playwright Rona Munro. See it at the King's Theatre in October.
Fame

Fame

23rd October 2018 - 27th October 2018
Catch the definitive 30th anniversary tour of Fame, one of the best loved musicals across the world, when it comes to the King's Theatre in October!
Dracula

Dracula

30th October 2018 - 3rd November 2018
The World Première of a brand-new multi-sensory stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula comes to the King's Theatre and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!
Edinburgh Gang Show

Edinburgh Gang Show

20th November 2018 - 24th November 2018
The Edinburgh Gang Show returns to the King’s Theatre in November for a night of music, comedy, drama and dance.
King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast

King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast

1st December 2018 - 20th January 2019
Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray & Grant Stott return to the King's Theatre in Beauty and the Beast!

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Historic Underground
Discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century in this tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults with Mercat Tours.
Rebus: Long Shadows
Ian Rankin is bringing his beloved creation to the stage for the very first time alongside award-winning playwright Rona Munro. See it at the King's Theatre in October.
Festival Fireworks Cruise
Toast the end of Edinburgh’s festival season in seafaring style and soak up the magnificent Fireworks Concert display with an exclusive Festival Fireworks Cruise with Maid of the Forth!
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions will take place at the Ross Bandstand this August bring world-class acts to Princes Street Gardens.
Cirque Berserk
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut at EICC!

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