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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 2019
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...
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...

Theatre preview – Birdsong at The King’s Theatre

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Tuesday 8th - 12th May 2018Few who have read this landmark novel will forget the early explosive erotic scene involving the naive, protagonist Stephen and the highly charged, marriage-stifled, provincial beauty, Isabelle. Equally, the climatic...

Dementia friendly projects at Festival and King’s theatres

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The Festival City Theatres Trust, which runs the Festival and King’s Theatres and The Studio in Edinburgh, marks the culmination of three years funding from The Life Changes Trust for its dementia friendly communities...

Theatre – Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show, King’s Theatre

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 27 February –  3 March 2018| King's TheatreAllan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show is back at the King’s for another fabulous night of comedy and song, promising the best in entertainment and the biggest...

Theatre – Pressure @ The King’s Theatre

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DAVID HAIG TO STAR IN TRUE WARTIME THRILLER PRESSURE
 King’s Theatre | 13-17 February 2018D Day, June 1944. 350,000 lives depend on the most important weather forecast of all time. Based on the remarkable real-life tale of two...

Theatre – King’s and Festival Theatres and the Studio Spring programme on sale now

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In an absolutely packed programme the King’s and Festival Theatres and the Studio are showcasing the very best in live drama, dance, comedy and music and in its role as Scotland’s largest cinema, the Festival...
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