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King’s lights up in purple to remember Andy Gray

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The King's Theatre window lights were lit up in Purple yesterday (13th Sept.) in tribute to the late actor Andy Gray.Details surrounding the King's tribute can be found in Remembering Andy tonight at The...

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’SWith the recent announcement of Scottish...

Discover behind-the-scenes at The King’s with a new virtual tour

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Edinburgh’s favourite panto venue has teamed up with professional photographer Tom Duffin to create a virtual theatre tour and find a brand-new way to open the doors of the King’s Theatre during these unprecedented...

King’s Theatre staff return to celebrate the anniversary of its opening on 8 December...

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Edinburgh's King’s Theatre opened for the first time on 8 December 1906 with a performance of Cinderella, and today members of the staff gathered (safely!/at a distance) to celebrate its 114th Anniversary in the...

Celebrating over a century at the King’s

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Staff of King’s Theatre celebrate the anniversary of its opening on 8 December 1906.The King’s Theatre Edinburgh opened for the first time on 8 December 1906 with a performance of Cinderella, and today members...

Government announce emergency funding for The King’s and Festival Theatres

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The Scottish Government has announced emergency funding for Capital Theatres who run The King’s Theatre and Festival Theatre.Capital Theatres – which operates the Festival Theatre, the King’s Theatre and The Studio in Edinburgh...

Creative Scotland provides new funding for arts venues

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Performing arts venues across Edinburgh and the Lothians have received £1,325,698 from the open call for applications to the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund through Creative Scotland.Awards made to Edinburgh and the Lothians performing...

Crowds roll up for Goldilocks with a circus twist

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Allan Stewart has admitted in interviews that he originally did not wish to appear in pantomime but, 44 years after he first appeared in a seasonal stage show, he’s back. Stewart (pictured with the cast)...

Review – A Woman of No Importance

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You don’t expect a civilised matinée performance to erupt with applause early in Act 1 but when Lord Illingworth declares: “I have nothing to say against the House of Commons. It is the last...

Caps off to Capital Theatres this winter

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Tickets for Capital Theatres Autumn/Winter Season 2019/20 go on general sale on Monday 2 September 2019.Already on sale to ‘Friends’ since 26th August and on general sale from 10am on Monday 2 September, Capital...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – Opera Ventures and Scottish Opera bring ‘Breaking the Waves’ to...

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'Breaking the Waves' is a wrenching moral drama about a woman’s twisted bargain with God. Based on Lars von Trier’s controversial film, US composer Missy Mazzoli’s opera won the 2017 Best New Opera Award...

At the King’s – Strictly 70s Retro-Pop lets rip

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Smash Hit Jukebox Theatre Show Returns To Sing & Dance Through the 1970s.Monday 14 October 2019 King's TheatreFrom the Producers of ‘Rip it Up The 50s’ and ‘Rip It Up The 60s’ – Rip...

At the King’s Theatre: Abigail’s Party★★★★

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It’s 1977 and Abigail is having a party. She’s 15, into punk music, safety pins and boys. But despite the title of Mike Leigh’s iconic play, we’re not invited to Abigail’s party – in...

At the King’s Theatre this week: EDGAS: The Mikado****

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A world where ‘I am right and you are right, and all is right as right can be.’ Or in other words, a world where no-one is wrong, and words can be...

At the King’s Theatre: The Lady Vanishes***

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First the good news.  The Classic Thriller Theatre Company’s production of The Lady Vanishes has a stunning, atmospheric set and a faultlessly professional cast, all of whom play their roles with great energy.This stage...

At the King’s Theatre – Lost At Sea

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Perth Theatre’s world premiere production of Morna Young’s epic fishing drama comes to the King's Theatre from 20 to 22 May 2019A storm is brewing in a small fishing village. A young...
Three actors pose with the word ART

Comedy at the King’s in February – Art

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ARTKing’s Theatre Edinburgh Monday 11 to Saturday 16 February 2019After breaking box office records in 2018, David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers will produce the 2019 UK tour of the Old Vic production of Yasmina Reza’s...
Allan Stewart and Grant Stott

At the King’s – Beauty and the Beast – for the first time in...

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Beauty and the Beast comes back to The King's this year for the first time in over fifty years. We are promised that this production will be brought up to date with songs and...

At the King’s Theatre: Shakespeare in Love

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Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard’s Shakespeare in Love is loud, funny and occasionally heartbreaking – but how does it translate from screen to stage? Lee Hall’s adaptation, showing at the King’s Theatre this week,...

At the King’s – Abigail’s Party

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At the King's Theatre 16-20 April 2019.  Directed by Sarah Esdaile.Re-awaken retro fondu memories as domestic hostesses turn desperate harpies. Cheesy becomes sleazy as semi-detached social mores become ever more fractured and raw in this classic...

Theatre – Dracula – Your lives are at stake!

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DRACULA - King's Theatre 30 October - 3 November 2018Fangs are looking up as the autumnal nights draw in and Tollcross grocers stock up on garlic.Dracula is one of the most universally iconic novels...

Theatre – Rebus latest – Edinburgh sleuth following new lead

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REBUS: LONG SHADOWSBy Ian Rankin. Adapted by Rona MunroAt King’s Theatre Edinburgh Monday 8 to Saturday 13 October 2018On the wagon and on the case again, auld reeking skeletons from the past are about to rattle...

Theatre preview – So, Rebus Positive

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 REBUS: LONG SHADOWS by Ian RankinAdapted by Rona MunroKing’s Theatre Edinburgh Monday 8 to Saturday 13 October 2018This new story exploding on to a home territory stage features crock 'n roll Oxford Bar-fly shamus, John...

Love Cycle – Love Chapter 2

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Part 2 of L-E-V Dance Company's 'Love Cycle'Sharon Eyal is one of the most exciting choreographic talents to emerge in recent years. Working with multimedia designer Gai Behar, she formed L-E-V Dance Company, creating...

Love Cycle – OCD Love

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First piece in the two-part 'Love Cycle'.One of the most exciting choreographic talents to emerge in recent years, Sharon Eyal, worked with multimedia designer Gai Behar, and formed L-E-V Dance Company, creating work that is...

Ooh Ya Beauty! – Rowan Glen renew King’s Theatre Panto Sponsorship

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Our friends at Capital Theatres have announced the return of Rowan Glen as the official sponsor of the King’s Theatre Edinburgh pantomime for the second year running.Beauty and the Beast unites dame Allan Stewart,...

Review – Agatha Christie’s Love From A Stranger ***

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Neither Lucy Bailey's taut direction or Mike Britton's ingenious and brooding lateral-shifting set designs, lit with viscous blood-red menace by Oliver Fenwick, can gainsay the inarguable axiom that you can not put lipstick on...

At the King’s – Double Feature

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Double Feature by Phil Differ. A Gilded Balloon production | King’s Theatre Edinburgh |Friday 18 & Saturday 19 MayDelightfully pun playing and based on a long time ago cinematic format, the A & B movie programme, this...

Capital Theatres 2018/19 Programme is packed with goodies

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This is the first brochure under the new organisational name, Capital Theatres,  as they announce their redesigned Autumn/Winter 2018/19 programme, now available online  or by picking up a copy at their venues.There are details...

Theatre – Sherlock Holmes : The Final Curtain at the King’s Theatre

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Monday 28 May to Saturday 2 June 2018Directed by David GrindleyIt is Holmes on home territory for Conan Doyle's savant sleuth. Doyle took inspiration from the pioneering work of Doctor Joseph Bell whose application...

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