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.

May 2018

Edinburgh Music Theatre presents Guys and Dolls
Wed 2 to Sat 5 May 2018
This sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers features some of Broadway’s greatest show-stopping tunes, including Luck be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat and My Time of Day. A guaranteed spectacular evening of entertainment – so roll the dice, get lucky and book now!

Tue 8 to Sat 12 May
Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, Birdsong is the critically acclaimed stage show based on Sebastian Faulks’s best-selling novel.

Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue
Sun 13 May
Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement.

Double Feature
Fri 18 & Sat 19 May
The latest film-antics from pals Andy Gray and Grant Stott.

Sunshine on Leith
Tue 22 to Sat 26 May
The essential Edinburgh musical returns home for the first time since 2010 in a brand new production, with stunning songs like I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Sunshine on Leith, Letter From America, and I’m On My Way. See Æ’s news preview here: Sunshine on Tollcross. Full casting details here: Sunshine cast on Leith.

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain
Mon 28 May to Sat 2 June
Could this be the final curtain for the world’s greatest detective?

June 2018

Love from a Stranger
Tue 5 to Sat 9 June
Agatha’s Christie Love from a Stranger is an electric suspense with a shocking twist in its tail. A rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is rediscovered in a brand new production by Lucy Bailey.

Cross Currents
Fri 15 June
It showcases the talent, diversity and expertise of the dance training on offer at Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS), featuring our signature choreographic collaborations between staff and students.

Sat 16 June
Get ready for some Stone Age singalong silliness as Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle) go on their most roarsome adventure yet!

Danny Bhoy
Fri 22 & Mon 25 June
Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically-acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational story telling.

Caitlin Moran Live
Wed 27 June
There’s no Glastonbury this year, and so Caitlin Moran thought she’d put on her own version – but bring it a bit closer to your home, so you don’t have to get on a coach on Monday morning covered in mud, hung-over, and do a 154-mile journey quietly being sick into your rucksack.

Peppa Pig’s Adventure
Sat 30 June & Sun 1 July
Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe.

July 2018

Shoogly Peg presents RENT – CANCELLED.
Thu 12 and Fri 13 July
This event is cancelled.

Chris Ramsey Live
Sat 14 July
Chris sets out the rules of modern existence for his infant son.

Wizard of Oz – The Beyond Broadway Experience
Thu 19 – Sat 21 July
Join Dorothy and all her friends for this enchanting, epic production based on the 1939 film.

August 2018

Edinburgh International Festival: Cold Blood
Sat 4 to Mon 6 August
Cold Blood is a remarkable live, feature-length cinema-dance show. It’ll make you smile, laugh, and gasp in amazement. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.

Edinburgh International Festival: Love Cycle
OCD Love: 9 & 11 August, Love Chapter 2: 10 & 12 August
OCD Love and Love Chapter 2 Two shows from L-E-V Dance Company 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 work that is stark, uncompromising and fiercely beautiful, powerful in its expression of emotion and obsession.

Edinburgh International Festival: The Beggar’s Opera
Thur 16 to Sun 19 August
Swarming with highwaymen, thieves, jailors, pimps and prostitutes, John Gay’s savagely satirical and wildly entertaining ‘ballad opera’ invites you into a world of greed, crime, poverty, inequality – and outrageous comedy. Where politicians and officials are just as corrupt as the lowlife below them. And where, if you want to get ahead, all you can do is join them.

Edinburgh International Festival: Home
Wed 22 to Sun 26 August
You are cordially invited to a magical house party on the grandest scale. HOME builds an entire house before your very eyes, and then explores how it turns into a home. With fixtures, fittings, and finally inhabitants. And even – maybe – a little help from you.

September 2018

Rip it Up – The 60s
Sat 15 September
Following the smash hit success of Rip It Up Dancing Through The 50s last year – which sold over 50,000 tickets and was acclaimed as the most exciting Strictly Come Dancing spin-off tour ever – Rip It Up brings the fabulous soundtrack of the 1960s to life in an explosion of song and dance!

Little Baby Bum
Fri 21 to Sun 23 September
Step into the magical and colourful world of Little Baby Bum. Join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their Nursey Rhyme Friends at the world premiere of a brand new live show.

Still Alice
Tue 25 to Sat 29 September
Alice Howland is stubborn, clever and driven – a professional at the top of her game. But, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 50, she is compelled to confront her new reality and draw on her resilience to remain independent for as long as possible.

October 2018

Rain Man
Mon 1 to Sat 6 October
Inspired by the heart-warming Oscar winning movie.

Rebus: Long Shadows
Mon 8 to Sat 13 October
Alongside award-winning playwright Rona Munro, Ian Rankin is bringing his beloved creation to the stage for the very first time.

Fame the Musical
Tue 23 to Sat 27 Oct
Follow the lives of students as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life.

Tue 30 October to Sat 3 Nov
Emotionally fulfilling, utterly terrifying, spellbindingly addictive, will this Dracula ever die?

November 2018

Vulcan VII
Mon 5 to Sat 10 November
Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer shot to fame with The Comic Strip Presents…and as Vyvyan and Neil in the massive cult classic The Young Ones. They co-star in this hilarious new comedy about the actor’s life, which they have also co-written.

Shakespeare in Love
Mon 12 to Sat 17 November
This epic Elizabethan extravaganza is exuberant, witty, funny, and a beautiful homage to love, art, and theatre itself.

Edinburgh Gang Show
Tue 20 to Sat 24 November
Over 250 young people from Scouting and Girlguiding present music, comedy, drama and dance – it can only be the Edinburgh Gang Show back again for more fun!

December 2018-January 2019

Beauty and the Beast
Sat 1 December 2018 to Sun 20 January 2019
Allan, Andy and Grant return in a BEAST of a Pantomime!

January 2019

Beauty and the Beast
RUN ENDS: Sun 20 January 2019
Allan, Andy and Grant return in a BEAST of a Pantomime!

Scottish Opera: Anthropocene
Thu 31 January & Sat 2 February 2019
This fourth collaboration between composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh promises a night of unrelenting dramatic tension and superb storytelling.

February 2019

Scottish Opera: Anthropocene
Thu 31 January & Sat 2 February 2019
This fourth collaboration between composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh promises a night of unrelenting dramatic tension and superb storytelling.

Scottish Opera: National Opera Studio
Fri 1 Feb
This year, Scottish Opera, English National Opera and the National Opera Studio are working in partnership, culminating in the young artists’ week-long residency with Scottish Opera and a performance at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, accompanied by The Orchestra of Scottish Opera.

Barbara Dickson
Sun 10 February
Multi-million selling recording artist Barbara Dickson with her accomplished band returns to Edinburgh.

March 2019

EDGAS present The Mikado
Tue 12 to Sat 16 March
Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society present Gilbert & Sullivan’s legendary smash hit, The Mikado.

The Girl on the Train
Mon 25 to Sat 30 March
Adapted from Paula Hawkins’s novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.

An Audience with Simon Reeve
Sun 31 Mar 2019
Simon Reeve’s first-ever theatre tour will feature the world-famous BBC TV presenter and journalist recount tales from over 15 years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet.

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