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!

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Upcoming Events at Kings Theatre Edinburgh

Motionhouse presents Nobody

Motionhouse presents Nobody

28th January 2022

Motionhouse’s renowned dance-circus style combines with mesmerising choreography to tell this emotional and ultimately uplifting story, full of twists and turns.
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Round the Horne

Round the Horne

29th January 2022

Take a step back in time to the BBC’s Paris Studios and experience this comedy classic live!
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Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction

1st February 2022 - 5th February 2022

Starring British pop and TV sensation Kym Marsh, James Dearden's intoxicating new stage play of Fatal Attraction, brings the definitive movie thriller to the UK stage.
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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!
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The Dresser

The Dresser

15th February 2022 - 19th February 2022

Julian Clary and Matthew Kelly star in this funny and affectionate portrait of backstage life at the King's Theatre Edinburgh in February!
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Ed Gamble

Ed Gamble

20th February 2022

Ed Gamble tours the UK with his new show Electric in 2022 and you can catch him at the King's Theatre Edinburgh on Sunday 20th February!
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The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

21st February 2022 - 26th February 2022

Follow sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget when Richard O'Brien's timeless musical The Rocky Horror Show comes to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh!
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Sheila’s Island

Sheila’s Island

1st March 2022 - 5th March 2022

Sheila’s Island is a sparkling, sharp-witted new comedy from writer Tim Firth, starring Sara Crowe and Judy Flynn! Catch it at the King's Theatre in March!
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Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

16th March 2022 - 19th March 2022

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!
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EDGAS presents The Pirates of Penzance

EDGAS presents The Pirates of Penzance

22nd March 2022 - 26th March 2022

The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society are back! Taking to the stage once again we’re bringing you the timeless, The Pirates of Penzance.
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Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show 2022

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show 2022

29th March 2022 - 2nd April 2022

Allan Stewart has decided to bring his Big Big Variety Show back to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in March. Expect sketches, music and surprises!
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Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver – Does History Repeat Itself? - CANCELLED

Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver – Does History Repeat Itself? - CANCELLED

3rd April 2022

It is time to meet the common folk as Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver turn the spotlight on those who gave their all for the Britain, we know today.
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The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

6th April 2022 - 9th April 2022

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 April 2022!
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Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

10th April 2022

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 10th April 2022!
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Orphans

Orphans

12th April 2022 - 16th April 2022

Orphans is a darkly comic musical about family, grief and forgiveness, don't miss the stage adaption of the multi award-winning cult film by Peter Mullan when it comes to the King's Theatre in April!
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Johannes Radebe: Freedom

Johannes Radebe: Freedom

17th April 2022

TV dancing sensation and international champion Johannes Radebe brings his first UK Tour, Johannes Radebe: Freedom to the King's Theatre Edinburgh on 17th April!
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Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

23rd April 2022 - 24th April 2022

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!
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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

26th April 2022 - 30th April 2022

The world premiere of a brand new kick-asspirational pop musical bursts to life as the Fantastically Great Women take to the stage at The King's Theatre Edinburgh to tell their stories.
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A Murder is Announced

A Murder is Announced

3rd May 2022 - 7th May 2022

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

Cluedo

10th May 2022 - 14th May 2022

Based on the classic detective board game loved by generations and the hit 1985 film CLUE, the brand new stage play of CLUEDO is coming to the King's Theatre Edinburgh!
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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

24th May 2022 - 28th May 2022

Shot through with music, dance, passion and hope, Emma Rice transforms Emily Brontë’s masterpiece into a uniquely theatrical experience.
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Funbox present Jungle Party

Funbox present Jungle Party

5th June 2022

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!
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Sunshine On Leith

Sunshine On Leith

7th June 2022 - 18th June 2022

Don't miss this fresh new production of Sunshine On Leith, an audience favourite which is sure to delight yet again!
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