King’s Theatre Listings

Upcoming shows at the King’s Theatre

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000

Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.

November 2019

James Acaster
Sunday 3 November 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
James Acaster’s latest show is called Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999. He has his reasons, but if you haven’t already got a ticket you’ll not find out, as he has already sold out. Details.

The Exorcist
Tue 5 to Sat 9 November 2019
Evenings Tue to Thu 7.30pm, Fri & Sat 8.30pm, Matinees Wed 2.30pm, Fri & Sat 5pm
When desperate mother Chris is unable to get any answers from a succession of doctors about her young daughter’s strange symptoms, she reluctantly turns to a local priest for help. But before Father Damien can tackle what’s before him, he must overcome his own shaken beliefs, as this fight is for more than just one girl’s soul… Book here.

Little Miss Sunshine Cancelled
Tue 12 – Sat 16 Nov 2019
The Edinburgh dates of the Little Miss Sunshine tour have been pulled “due to unforeseen circumstances”.

Edinburgh Gang Show 2019
Tue 19 to Sat 23 November 2019
Evenings 7pm; Matinee Sat 2.15pm
It’s November… it’s the King’s Theatre… it’s GANG SHOW time! Over 250 young people from Scouting and Girlguiding return to the King’s with their spectacular production – the 60th Edinburgh Gang Show. As always there will be show-stopping musical numbers, fabulous choreography, stunning individual performances and hilarious comedy routines. Book here.

December 2019

Goldilocks And The Three Bears
Sat 30 November 2019 to Sun 19 January 2020
Evenings 7pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
The King’s Panto is back, reuniting Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott as they run away to the circus for the ultimate pantomime spectacular! Joining them this year in his first Kings’ Panto is River City’s Jordan Young. Packed full of hilarious comedy routines, laughter, dazzling special effects and hair-raising displays, Goldilocks and the Three Bears will blend the worlds of circus and pantomime featuring magic, music, mayhem and plenty of porridge. Book here.


Oor Wullie
Tue 28 January to Sat 1 February 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Jings, Crivvens, Help Ma Boab! Scotland’s cheekiest, spiky-haired scamp is back! Only question is; where’s his bucket?! Join Wullie, Fat Boab, Soapy Soutar, Wee Eck, and the rest of The Sunday Post gang, in a brand-new musical adventure celebrating their 80th anniversary as Scotland’s most beloved comic strip. Noisemaker prove that even at 80 years old he’s still Oor Wullie! Your Wullie! A’body’s Wullie! Book here.

February 2020

Ben Fogle: Tales from the Wilderness
Sunday 2 February 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
The much-loved TV adventurer will recount, with warmth and honesty, his thrilling tales. If you like Ben’s TV shows then you’ll love this personal and intimate evening of stories from around the world. The show will include multi-media. Book here.

Ten Times Table
Mon 3 – Sat 8 Feb 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Set in the once grand ballroom of The Swan Hotel, Ten Times Table follows the increasingly raucous attempts of a village committee to organise the first Pendon Folk Festival. The opening of the festival, as envisaged by chairman Ray, will be a supposedly uplifting pageant based on an incongruous piece of local history, The Massacre of the Pendon Twelve. Book here.

Wed 12 – Sat 15 Feb 2020
Wed 4pm, Thu 11am & 3pm, Fri 10.30am & 3pm, Sat 10am & 1pm
Zog is eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school in this adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s children’s book. He bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three. Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet…a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great! Book here.

I Think We Are Alone
Tue 18 – Sat 22 Feb 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
From those electric moments of discovery and connection to the dark hours of isolation, we all seek connection and resolution. But sometimes what connects us is what we need to escape from. Frantic Assembly celebrate their 25th anniversary with a delicate and uplifting play about our fragility, resilience and our need for love and forgiveness. Book here.

Dial M for Murder
Mon 24 – Sat 29 Feb 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Can you ever get away with the perfect crime? TV and Stage favourite, Tom Chambers, stars as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Margot. When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’. Book here.

March 2020

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show
Tue 10 – Sat 14 March 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
There I am, standing on stage at the Barrowland Ballroom, just 10 years old. 60 years, two Royal Variety performances, two TV game shows, my own TV series, one record produced by George Martin, countless gigs all over the world, and – can you believe it – 39 Pantos later, here I am. Book here.

Tue 17 – Sat 21 March 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Sat 2.30pm
EdGAS present Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience – Inspired by the Victorian aesthetic movement, with willowy poets, sighing maidens, hearty milkmaids and burly officers galore, this Savoy opera tells the story of two rival poets and the superficiality of the women who blindly follow and adore them. Book here.

Shrek the Musical
Wed 25 – Sat 28 March 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Sat 2.30pm
The Bohemians present the musical adaptation of the animated movie about a big big, green, terrifying ogre who is turfed out of his lonely swamp and sets off with a wisecracking Donkey to save the feisty princess Fiona from a fire-breathing dragon. Book here.

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards
Sunday 29 March 2020
Two shows: 5pm & 7.30pm.
NB: These shows will be be filmed for Amazon Prime. Do you ever wonder how people manage to be normal? Iain does. So much so he’s written a brand new stand-up show about it in which he explores his inability to function in the most basic of public settings, social media’s constant pressure to “live your best life” and that one time a man stole his shoes. Book here.

April 2020

The Habit of Art
Tue 31 Mar – Sat 4 Apr 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Alan Bennett’s play about a meeting between two of the 20th centuries most remarkable artists, the poet WH Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten. Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this multi-layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity. Philip Franks directs Matthew Kelly, David Yelland and Veronica Roberts. Book here.

A Monster Calls
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Apr 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Patrick Ness’s piercing novel is brought vividly to life in the Olivier award-winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson. Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved away. But now his mum is sick and not getting any better. His grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye. Book here.

Ghost Stories
Tue 14 – Sat 18 April 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
There’s something dark lurking in the theatre. Enter a nightmarish world, full of thrilling twists and turns, where all your deepest fears and disturbing thoughts are imagined live on stage. A fully sensory and electrifying encounter, Ghost Stories is the ultimate twisted love-letter to horror and an edge-of-your-seat theatrical experience like no other. Book here.

The Woman in Black
Tue 21 – Sat 25 April 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story… Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Book here.

May 2020

A Murder is Announced
Tue 28 Apr – Sat 2 May 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock. Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired.Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer… Book here.

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
Tue 26 – Sat 30 May 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
This sensational multi award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. Now it triumphantly returns to Edinburgh as part of its landmark 30th Anniversary Tour. Book here.

June 2020

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever
Sat 6/Sun 7 June 2020
Three shows daily: 10am, 1pm, 4pm.
Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more! Book here.

October 2020

The Mousetrap
Mon 19 – Sat 24 Oct 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? Book here.

That’s as far into the future as we can see for now…