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.

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!

Iain Stirling
Thurs 20 September
Due to phenomenal demand the Bafta-winning stand-up and voice of Love Island comes home to Edinburgh!

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!

Glasgow Girls
Wed 23 to Sat 26 January
The life-affirming, song-filled Scottish musical drama, based on the true story of seven feisty teenagers fighting for the rights of their asylum-seeking best friend. Biggest selling show Edinburgh Fringe 2016.

Sandi Toksvig Live! National Trevor
Sun 27 Jan
Sandi thinks that being called a National Treasure is bit embarrassing and she has decided instead to become a National Trevor – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster.

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.

Trust Fast Health with Dr Michael Mosley
Sun 17 February
In this informative and entertaining live show, Michael Mosley, the man behind the iconic 5:2 Diet, will explode common health myths and offer fascinating insights into the workings of the human body.

March 2019

Southern Light: My Fair Lady
Tue 5 to Sat 9 March
My Fair Lady sparkles with wit, elegance and romance, telling the story of an Edwardian cockney flower girl’s transformation into the pride of London society.

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…