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: Oedipus

Edinburgh International Festival: Oedipus

14th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
A revelatory updating of Sophocles’ tragedy, Oedipus becomes a deeply human figure, destined to face the tragic repercussions of his unwitting mistakes.
Edinburgh International Festival: Breaking the Waves

Edinburgh International Festival: Breaking the Waves

21st August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Breaking the Waves, the European premiere of a new opera from Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek, is a wrenching moral drama about a woman’s twisted bargain with God.
Stick Man

Stick Man

6th September 2019 - 8th September 2019
Touching, funny and utterly original, Freckle Productions' delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's STICK MAN is back at the King's Theatre!
Scottish Ballet’s Wee Hansel and Gretel

Scottish Ballet’s Wee Hansel and Gretel

13th September 2019 - 15th September 2019
Join Hansel & Gretel as they go on an adventure deep into the woods! This specially adapted show is the perfect way for young children and their families to discover the magic of ballet.
Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm

17th September 2019 - 21st September 2019
Multi award-winning Theatr na nÓg present an unmissable original musical play that’s guaranteed to seize your heart and capture your mind.
A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

24th September 2019 - 28th September 2019
A Taste of Honey, is coming to the King's Theatre Edinburgh this Autumn. This British classic is an exhilarating depiction of working-class life in post-war Salford.
A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

1st October 2019 - 5th October 2019
In A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama created a vivid new theatrical voice.
J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls

J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls

8th October 2019 - 12th October 2019
Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns to the King's Theatre after a sell out West End season.
The Night Watch

The Night Watch

15th October 2019 - 19th October 2019
Catch The Night Watch, the thrilling and beautiful story from the award-winning, number one best-selling author, Sarah Waters, at the King's Theatre in October!
Frankenstein

Frankenstein

21st October 2019 - 26th October 2019
An eighteen year-old girl, Mary Shelley, dreams up a monster whose tragic story will capture the imaginations of generations to come.
Prism

Prism

28th October 2019 - 2nd November 2019
Terry Johnson’s Prism returns to the stage as part of a national tour with Robert Lindsay reprising his role as the double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff.
James Acaster

James Acaster

3rd November 2019
James Acaster, one of the UK's finest stand up comedians, brings his new show 'COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999' to the King's Theatre Edinburgh on November 3rd!
The Exorcist

The Exorcist

5th November 2019 - 9th November 2019
Experience The Exorcist live when this spine-tingling new stage production, direct from London's West End, comes to the King's Theatre in November!
Little Miss Sunshine - CANCELLED

Little Miss Sunshine - CANCELLED

12th November 2019 - 16th November 2019
Don't miss the touching and hilarious musical comedy, Little Miss Sunshine, when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in November!
Edinburgh Gang Show

Edinburgh Gang Show

19th November 2019 - 23rd November 2019
The Edinburgh Gang Show returns to the King’s Theatre in November for a night of music, comedy, drama and dance .
King’s Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

King’s Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

30th November 2019 - 19th January 2020
Roll up, roll up! Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott are back in a circus-inspired King's Panto spectacular packed full of the thrills, spills, dazzling stunts and jaw-dropping special effects!
Oor Wullie

Oor Wullie

28th January 2020 - 1st February 2020
Jings, crivvens! Help ma boab! Don't miss the the awfy braw brand new musical, Oor Wullie, when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in January 2020!

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