Kings Theatre Edinburgh

Kings Theatre Edinburgh

About Kings Theatre Edinburgh

2 Leven Street, Edinburgh South EH3 9LQ
01315296000
Kings Theatre Edinburgh Website
Follow captheatres on Twitter
Facebook information can be found here

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!

All information (whether in text or photographs) is supplied in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact. We take every opportunity to ensure the details for Kings Theatre Edinburgh are accurate, please contact us at hello[@]whatsonnetwork.co.uk if any of the above information is incorrect.

Upcoming Events at Kings Theatre Edinburgh

Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

28th January 2021 - 31st January 2021

From the acclaimed producers of Billionaire Boy and Awful Auntie comes the award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.
Read more

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever - CANCELLED

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever - CANCELLED

5th February 2021 - 6th February 2021

Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh, packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!
Read more

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

23rd February 2021 - 27th February 2021

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation.
Read more

Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

24th March 2021 - 27th March 2021

The Bohemians present Shrek the Musical, bringing all the beloved characters you know from the film to life and proving there's more to the story than meets the ears!
Read more

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

28th March 2021

Iain Stirling is taking his 'extremely funny' comedy back on the road for his biggest ever nationwide tour, don't miss him at the King's Theatre Edinburgh on March 28th 2021!
Read more

Gary Meikle: Surreal

Gary Meikle: Surreal

3rd April 2021

After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal! Catch him at the King's Theatre in April!
Read more

The Croft

The Croft

6th April 2021 - 10th April 2021

In this bold and haunting play the present interweaves with the past as ancient tales surface and the terrifying truth lurking In the Croft is revealed.
Read more

Yotam Ottolenghi: A life in flavour

Yotam Ottolenghi: A life in flavour

12th April 2021

An exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Yotam Ottolenghi about his life in flavour, and find inspiration for your own cooking.
Read more

A Murder is Announced

A Murder is Announced

13th April 2021 - 17th April 2021

Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd is delighted to present their acclaimed production of a classic Miss Marple mystery.
Read more

Sandi Toksvig Live! - The National Trevor Tour

Sandi Toksvig Live! - The National Trevor Tour

17th May 2021

Sandi Toksvig is touring her new, one-woman comedy show, The National Trevor, don't miss it when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh on 17th May!
Read more

In the Night Garden Live

In the Night Garden Live

29th May 2021 - 30th May 2021

In the Night Garden Live is the perfect musical theatre experience for the entire family and comes to the King’s Theatre in May as part of a UK tour.
Read more

Funbox present Jungle Party

Funbox present Jungle Party

13th June 2021

It's time to stop 'lion' around, pack up your 'trunks', be a 'snappy dresser' and get up to some 'monkey business' because FUNBOX are having a JUNGLE PARTY in Edinburgh - and you're all invited!
Read more

Groan Ups

Groan Ups

15th June 2021 - 19th June 2021

Multi award-winning Mischief Theatre return to Edinburgh with their brand-new comedy all about growing up.
Read more

Levison Wood: The Art of Exploration

Levison Wood: The Art of Exploration

23rd September 2021

Join critically acclaimed author and explorer Levison Wood as he takes to the stage for his third UK tour, The Art of Exploration.
Read more

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

28th September 2021 - 2nd October 2021

The blockbuster story that captivated the world is now an epic stage thriller, don't miss it when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in September 2021!
Read more

King’s Panto: Sleeping Beauty

King’s Panto: Sleeping Beauty

27th November 2021 - 16th January 2022

Rise and shine! Allan Stewart, Andy Gray, Grant Stott and Jordan Young return in the pantomime of your dreams!
Read more

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

8th February 2022 - 12th February 2022

Direct from London, the acclaimed production of The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is coming to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in February!
Read more

More Theatres in Edinburgh

New Town Theatre

New Town Theatre

96 George Street, Edinburgh New Town EH2 3DH

The New Wee Theatre @ New Town Theatre is the ideal venue for experiencing the very best of the Fringe!
Read more

The Queens Hall Edinburgh

The Queens Hall Edinburgh

85 - 89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh South EH8 9JG

The Queen's Hall is a 900-capacity music venue, situated on Clerk Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. Originally built in 1823 as Hope Park Chapel, it was...
Read more

Scottish Storytelling Centre

Scottish Storytelling Centre

43 - 45 High Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1SR

The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a vibrant arts venue with a seasonal programme of live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, workshops, family...
Read more

Bedlam Theatre

Bedlam Theatre

11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1EZ

Bedlam Theatre is a unique, entirely student-run theatre in the centre of Edinburgh. Clearly visible from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the heart of the...
Read more

Edinburgh Playhouse

Edinburgh Playhouse

18 - 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh New Town EH1 3AA

The Edinburgh Playhouse is a former cinema which now hosts touring musicals and music concerts. Find out what's on at the Edinburgh Playhouse and book your tickets online with What's On Edinburgh!
Read more

North Edinburgh Arts

North Edinburgh Arts

15a Pennywell Road, Edinburgh North EH4 4TZ

North Edinburgh Arts provides opportunities for individual and community development through contact with the professional arts, particularly for Forth...
Read more

The Brunton Theatre

The Brunton Theatre

The Brunton Theatre Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6A

The Brunton is the place to be for the best in quality music, theatre, dance, comedy, children's shows and film - all year round.With fantastic state...
Read more

Assembly Rooms

Assembly Rooms

54 George Street, Edinburgh New Town EH2 2LR

The Assembly Rooms are one of Edinburgh City Centre's largest and most impressive multi-purpose unique event spaces, perfect for any occasion from conferences, dinners and performances to exhibitions!
Read more

Assembly Hall

Assembly Hall

Assembly Hall Mound Place, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2LX

The Assembly Hall is a well known feature located in the heart of Edinburgh, with a memorable backdrop at the top of the city's Mound, and is a great location for holding a special event!
Read more

Royal Lyceum Theatre

Royal Lyceum Theatre

Royal Lyceum Theatre Grindlay Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH3 9AX

Welcome to The Lyceum, home to one of Scotland's largest and most successful producing companies. Our main output is our Season of high-quality drama...
Read more

All Theatres listings in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in 2021!
Royal Highland Show 2021
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' returns to the Royal Highland Centre from 17th June!
Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh
Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Edinburgh for an exciting festive experience at Santa's Grotto!
The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Edinburgh
The magic of Christmas lives on at The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival... featuring pantomimes, huge Christmas parties, festive movie screenings, fireworks, comedy, food trucks & more!
Christmas at the Botanics
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience when it returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre