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.

NB: The King’s Theatre has now re-opened in line with current Scottish Government advice on Covid mitigation measures.

May 2022

A Murder is Announced
Tue 3 – Sat 7 May 2022
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.

Tue 10 – Sat 14 May 2022 
Evenings: 7.30pm, Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm
Based on the classic detective board game loved by generations and the hit 1985 film Clue. Hilarious spoof thriller with Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard and all, directed by Mark Bell (Play that Goes Wrong), promising “a nostalgic, fun and thrilling evening of entertainment”. Book here.

Wuthering Heights
Tue 24 – Sat 28 May  2022 
Evenings: 7.30pm, Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm
Emma Rice’s adaptation of Emily Bronte. Rescued from the Liverpool docks as a child, Heathcliff is adopted by the Earnshaws and taken to live at Wuthering Heights. He finds a kindred spirit in Catherine Earnshaw and a fierce love ignites. When forced apart, a brutal chain of events is unleashed that will haunt generations to come. Book here.

June 2022

Funbox present Jungle Party
Sun 5 June 2022 
Matinee: 2pm
Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle) as they swing into their latest musical adventure and follow the sound of the drums in search of the ultimate jungle boogie. There are songs to sing, keys to find and new friends to discover along the way. Book here.

Sunshine on Leith
Tue 7 – Sat 18 June  2022 
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm
The King’s goes out on a high with this fresh new Pitlochry Festival Theatre production. With a soundtrack from The Proclaimers, it is both a funny and moving story about Davy and Ally, two soldiers from Edinburgh returning to their hometown after serving in war-torn countries, who are questioning what ‘home’ really means. Book here.

August 2022

Burn (EIF)
Thurs 3 – Wed 10 August  2022 
Thurs – Wed (not Mon): 8pm; Mats Sun, Tue, Weds: 3pm
Alan Cumming returns to the International Festival with a performance exploring the true character of Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns, going beyond the poetry to focus on the man himself – his poverty, his personal tragedy, his struggles with mental health and his spectacular success. Book here.

Room (EIF)
Sat 13 – Wed 17 August  2022 
Evenings: 8pm.
Following his sell-out 2016 show The Toad Knew, James Thierrée returns to the International Festival with a spectacular new show that blends live music, dance, mime and curiosities into a hallucinatory spectacle that defiantly rejects categorisation. Book here.

An Untitled Love (EIF)
Sat 20/Sun 21 August  2022 
Evenings: 8pm; Sun Mat: 3pm
Acclaimed choreographer Kyle Abraham’s newest full-length work tells stories of love, solidarity and friendship against a rich score of R&B and soul music by D’Angelo. Book here.

The Magic Mountain (EIF)
Fri 26 – Sun 28 August  2022 
Fri/Sat 6pm, Sun: 5pm
Thomas Mann’s magnum opus is adapted by radical theatre makers Stef Aerts and Marie Vinck (FC Bergman), praised for their highly visual and poetic performances. Together with the ITA ensemble they transform Mann’s text into an epic work that speaks to us today. Book here.

The King’s is due to go dark after EIF 2022 for major redevelopment work which is scheduled to take 20 months. The theatre is due to reopen in Summer 2024.