King’s Theatre Listings

Upcoming shows at the King’s Theatre

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

The King’s has cancelled or rescheduled all performances until June 21 2020. Tickets for postponed events are being refunded. Tickets for rescheduled events will automatically be valid for the new dates.

Further details are available on the Capital Theatre’s website:

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


Shrek the Musical
Wed 25 – Sat 28 March 2020 Production rescheduled to 2021
Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards
Sunday 29 March 2020 Rescheduled to March 2021

April 2020

The Habit of Art
Tue 31 Mar – Sat 4 Apr 2020
Production cancelled, but producers The Original Company have filmed a version of the show which can be purchased for online viewing:

A Monster Calls
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Apr 2020 Production cancelled.
Ghost Stories
Tue 14 – Sat 18 April 2020 Production cancelled.
The Woman in Black
Tue 21 – Sat 25 April 2020 rescheduled to February 2021.

May 2020

A Murder is Announced
Tue 28 Apr – Sat 2 May 2020 – Rescheduled to April 2021.
The Birthday Party
Tue 5 – Sat 9 May 2020 Production cancelled.
Educating Rita
Mon 11 – Sat 16 May 2020 Productin cancelled.
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
Tue 26 – Sat 30 May 2020 production cancelled.

June 2020

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever
Sat 6/Sun 7 June 2020 Production cancelled.

The Cat and the Canary
Mon 22 – Sat 27 June 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Twenty years after the death of Mr. West, his descendants gather at a remote mansion to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and the hidden family jewels. When the heir is revealed, the heritage hunters turn into prey and a chain of macabre events is set in motion; walls crack open, shadows loom and dark secrets are revealed. Will the heirs dare to face the haunting presence toying with them? When the cat prowls, the flock takes fright… Book here.

July 2020

High School Musical
Thurs 23 – Sat 25 July 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Matinees Fri/Sat: 2.30pm
The Beyond Broadway Experience bring Disney’s smash-hit movie musical to life. Follow Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High in this modern day cult-classic as they get you dancing in the isles to hits such as “We’re All In This Together” and “Status Quo” Book here.

September 2020

Funbox present Jungle Party
Sat 5 September 2020
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.

Yotam Ottolenghi: A life in flavour
Wed 16 Sept 2020
Evening: 7.30pm
Is flavour at the heart of your cooking? Do you dream of taking your food to the next level? Chef and cookery writer Yotam Ottolenghi discusses the tastes, ingredients, and flavours that excite him, and how he has created a career from cooking. Book here.

Gary Meikle: Surreal
Friday 18 September 2020
Evening: 8pm.
After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal! A word that perfectly describes Gary’s last twelve months. He started the year performing in comedy clubs, and ended it selling out big theatres in the UK as well as tours in America, Canada and Europe! Book here.

Sandi Toksvig Live! The National Trevor Tour
Sat 19 Sept 2020 
Evening: 7.30pm.
Sandi realises some people harbour an ambition to be a National Treasure but following a misunderstanding with a friend has decided instead to become a National Trevor – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster. Book here.

Still Gaun
Sunday 27 Sept 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Join lifelong friends Paul, Jane and Mark for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show with an opportunity for you, the audience, to ask anything you’ve ever wanted about the iconic multi-award winning Still Game! Book here.

October 2020

Groan Ups
Tue 6 – Sat 10 Oct 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Following their phenomenal rise to global success, multi award-winning Mischief Theatre return to Edinburgh with their brand-new comedy all about growing up. Do we choose who we become? Is the story of our lives already written? Do we ever really grow up? Follow an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the challenges of adulthood. Book here.

Soweto Gospel Choir
Sun 11 Oct 2020
Matinee: 3pm.
In this uplifting and joyous repertoire, The Choir will perform a rousing program of freedom songs celebrating the life of the father of their Rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela as well as international gospel classics including a spine-tingling take on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and an extraordinary rendition of “Amazing Grace” which has had over 15 million views on YouTube. Book here.

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.

November 2020

Mon 9 – Sat 14 November 2020
The tour of Quiz has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted by Box Office for a refund.

December 2020

Sleeping Beauty
Sat 28 Nov 2020 – Sun 17 Jan 2021
Tue to Sat, 2pm & 7pm; Sun 1pm & 5pm
Rise and shine! Allan Stewart, Andy Gray, Grant Stott and Jordan Young return in the pantomime of your dreams! Friends booking from Tue 14 Jan, Groups from Tue 21 Jan general on-sale from Feb 24 2020. Book here.

February 2021

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Tue 9 – Sat 13 February 2021
Evenings: 7.30; Wed, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch. Book here.

The Woman in Black
Tue 23 – Sat 27 February 2021 (rescheduled from 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.

March 2021

Shrek the Musical
Wed 24 – Sat 27 March 2020 (Rescheduled from 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 28 March 2021 (rescheduled from 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 2021

A Murder is Announced
Tue 13 – Sat 17 April 2021 (Rescheduled from April 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.

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