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Full cast and creative team announced for ‘James IV – Queen of the Fight’

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In autumn 2022 it was announced that Rona Munro would be returning to Scottish stages with a bold new production: 'James IV – Queen of the Fight', directed by Laurie Sansom - the formidable...

‘Ocean Mist’ hosts stars of ‘Anything Goes’ prior to Festival Theatre opening

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The critically acclaimed show, 'Anything Goes', features a new star cast including: WhatOnStage Award Winner, Kerry Ellis, as Reno Sweeney and Olivier Award Winner, Denis Lawson, as Moonface Martin. Joining them on board is...

‘Sunshine on Leith’ to be final production before King’s refurbishment

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Featuring hits Sunshine on Leith, I’m On My Way, Letter from America and I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), 'Sunshine on Leith' is both a funny and moving story about Davy and Ally, two soldiers...

Panto star running to aid King’s Theatre redevelopment fund

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Star of the King’s Panto, Jordan Young, will be running a half marathon as part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival in May of this year. He’ll be joined by a team of Capital Theatres...

Capital Theatres announce a new corporate partnership with Stewart Brewing

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A new corporate partnership with Stewart Brewing, a craft brewery based right here in Edinburgh, has been announced by Capital Theatres. Stewart Brewing’s values chime well with Capital Theatres’ ethos, encompassing a commitment to excellence;...

Scottish Ballet to present ‘The Scandal at Mayerling’ at Festival Theatre in May

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'The Scandal at Mayerling', Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic ballet about a dysfunctional royal family was boldly created in 1978 and is now reimagined and redesigned by Scottish Ballet, in a sumptuous production that is...

Rosslyn Chapel welcomes stars of ‘The Da Vinci Code’

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Edinburgh’s iconic Rosslyn Chapel played the backdrop to Olivier-award winning actor Nigel Harman, Red Dwarf and Death in Paradise star Danny John-Jules and Edinburgh actress Leigh Lothian who made the trip to Roslin in...

Capital Theatres presents ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ at The King’s

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Step through the wardrobe into the enchanted kingdom of Narnia. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and embark on the most magical of adventures in a frozen,...

‘Sunshine on Leith’ to be The King’s final show before it closes for redevelopment

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See the King’s go out on a high before the theatre closes to undergo its exciting capital redevelopment. With a soundtrack from world-renowned 'Leithers', The Proclaimers, 'Sunshine on Leith' is both a funny and...

Scottish tour dates go on sale for ‘James IV – Queen of the Fight’

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In autumn 2022 Rona Munro returns to Scottish stages with a bold new production: 'James IV – Queen of the Fight', directed by Laurie Sansom - the formidable duo who brought us James I,...

Scottish Ballet launches 2021-22 tour with ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Festival Theatre

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Originally choreographed by Scottish Ballet founder, Peter Darrell, in 1972, Scottish Ballet’s 'The Nutcracker' was re-imagined in 2014 by CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, working with multi-award-winning Designer Lez Brotherson. It includes unforgettable scenes such...

New corporate partnership announced by Capital Theatres

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A new corporate partnership with Brewgooder - a Scottish-based craft beer company whose ‘Brewed on Purpose’ commitment to create waves of people-positive change through their business - has been announced by Capital Theatres that...

Tim Firth’s new comedy, ‘Sheila’s Island’, cast announced

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Bonfire night 2019 and Sheila, Denise, Julie, and Fay are Team C in Pennine Mineral Water Ltd.’s annual outward bound team-building weekend. Somehow, Marketing Manager Sheila has been nominated team leader, and, using her...

‘Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage’ at Festival Theatre in November

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Returning to the stage, following two successful West End runs, three hit UK tours, and multiple international productions, 'Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage' is the iconic story of Baby and Johnny,...

Live Festive theatre returns to Edinburgh this Christmas

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Edinburgh’s favourite pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, returns to the King’s for 2021-22. Allan Stewart and Grant Stott return to their pantomime home as Queen May and Carabosse. They’ll be accompanied by panto-favourite Jordan Young in...

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ comes to The Kings

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The full casting has been announced for the thrilling new touring production of Washington Irving’s 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'. Taking on the role of Ichabod Crane is Sam Jackson alongside Rose Quentin, Lewis...

The Play That Goes Wrong – King’s Theatre

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A goofy sleuth spoof tour de farce of cock-up, clockwork precision. "…it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious/periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags,/ to split the ears...

‘An Unexpected Hiccup’ to premiere at The Studio

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Touring theatre company Plutôt La Vie and Edinburgh-based Lung Ha Theatre Company are pleased to announce their collaboration on 'An Unexpected Hiccup', a new play directed by Ian Cameron and Maria Oller and written...

Southern Light to sing for The King’s

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Southern Light will kick start the public phase of fund-raising for the transformational redevelopment of Edinburgh’s historical King’s Theatre with the performance of SOUTHERN LIGHT SINGS FOR THE KING’S With the recent announcement of Scottish...

£6.5M Government grant contribution secured by Capital Theatres toward King’s redevelopment

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The Minister for Culture and International Development, Jenny Gilruth MSP, has confirmed total grant funding of £6.5 million from the Scottish Government for the £25 million King’s Theatre Redevelopment Project. Opened in 1906, the King’s...

New musical finalists face judges’ choice

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Capital Theatres and Pitlochry Festival Theatre have announced that three new Scottish musicals have been selected as finalists of their first Musical Commissioning Hub call out. Niloo-Far Khan impressed the panel with The Light Travels...

‘James IV – Queen of the Fight’ brings Rona Munro back to Scottish stages

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Raw Material and Capital Theatres in association with the National Theatre of Scotland announce today (Fri 25th June) a new large-scale production 'James IV – Queen of the Fight' that will come to stages...

Capital Theatres will welcome audiences from the end of June

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Capital Theatres have confirmed today that they can invite audiences back to theatres for the first time in 15 months. The performances over this summer will be socially distanced and enhanced Covid safety measures are...

‘When the Sun Meets the Sky’ – presented by Capital Theatres in association with...

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A new project has been announced by Capital Theatres developed in partnership with Traverse Theatre which is aimed at people with a lived experience of dementia and older people experiencing isolation and sensory deprivation. Delivered...

Shows which will reopen the Festival Theatre and King’s Theatre announced

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The first shows to appear on the stages of the Festival Theatre and King’s Theatre in more than a year have been announced by Capital Theatres. Both The Donmar Warehouse’s 'Blindness' and Original Theatre Company’s...

Post-Covid recovery drives Capital Theatres recruitment

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Capital Theatres seeks to appoint 3 key individuals to its team – Director of Finance & Business Services, Director of Development & Head of Creative Engagement. Under the leadership of a new Chief Executive Fiona...

Festival Theatre transformed by new artwork from emerging artist Sophie Fields

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A statement of thanks to all who have supported Capital Theatres over the past few months has created by Edinburgh-based emerging artist Sophie Fields with her textile-based installation 'Hanging by a Million Threads'. The work...

Broomsticks new tricks – with knobs on!

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks - The Musical will come to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh from 19 – 23 January 2022. Yes, January 2022 already! That is when our friends at Capital Theatres will be hosting a...

Capital Theatres’ work with the Children’s Hospital Charity continues with ‘Curtains Up’

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A transformation has been afoot at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children this week. Capital Theatres’ Learning and Participation Coordinator Cat Sheridan has been working with Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity’s (ECHC) arts team at...

Panto stars say a big Thank You for the donations to #SaveOurTheatres

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The stars of the panto at the King's - Allan, Andy, Grant and Jordan have recorded a thank you video to tell the public how grateful they are for their help. Capital Theatres, the...

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