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 May 2021. 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.

March 2021

Shrek the Musical
Wed 24 – Sat 27 March 2021. Rescheduled to March 2022.
Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards
Sunday 28 March 2021. Rescheduled to 10 April 2022.April 2021
Gary Meikle: Surreal
Saturday 3 April 2021. Rescheduled to 24 Oct 2021.
The Croft
Tue 6 – Sat 10 April 2021 Production cancelled.

Yotam Ottolenghi: A life in flavour
Mon 12 April 2021
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.

A Murder is Announced
Tue 13 – Sat 17 April 2021.. Rescheduled to May 2021.

Still booking:
May 2021

Sandi Toksvig Live! The National Trevor Tour
Mon 17 May 2021 
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.

In The Night Garden
Sat 29/Sun 30 May 2021 
Three shows daily: 10am, 12 noon, 2pm.
Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are back in their fun-filled live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny sounds until he finds them all!  Book here.

June 2021

The Woman in Black
Tue 1 – Sat 5 June 2021
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.

Funbox present Jungle Party
Sun 13 June 2021
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.

Groan Ups
Tue 15 – Sat 19 June 2021
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Mischief Theatre return 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.

September 2021

Levison Wood: The Art of Exploration
Thurs 23 September 2021
Evening 7.30pm
In this entertaining two-hour one-man show, Levison shares his experiences and learnings from a lifetime of travel, from his army career and the front-lines of Afghanistan to his photo-journalism assignments in the Congo and Nepal, as well as world-renowned expeditions through some of the most testing environments on earth, including the Nile, Himalayas and the Arabian peninsula. Book here.

Philly Philly Wang Wang
Sun 26 September 2021
Evening 7.30pm
Phil has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell! Book here.

October 2021

Looking Good Dead
Tue 5 – Sat 9 Oct 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
No good deed goes unpunished…hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind on a train seat, to try to return it to its owner, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger… Book here.

Gary Meikle: Surreal
Sunday 24 October 2021
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.

November 2021

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Mon 8 – Sat 13 Nov 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Ichabod Crane arrives to teach in Sleepy Hollow with a sense of wonderment and catches the eye of wealthy heiress Katrina Von Tassel. What he doesn’t realise is that he is about to unleash the very devil himself… Philip Meeks adapts Washington Irving’s classic slice of American Gothic.  Book here.

Sleeping Beauty
Sat 27 Nov 2020 – Sun 16 Jan 2022
Tue to Sat, 2pm & 7pm; Sun 1pm & 5pm
Rise and shine for the pantomime of your dreams! Grant Stott and Allan Stewart return with a script that will no doubt provide tribute to the late great Andy Gray amidst its bundle of fun and laughter. Book here.

February 2022

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Tue 8 – Sat 12 February 2021
Evenings: 7pm; Wed, Sat Mat: 2pm.
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.

March 2022

Shrek the Musical
Wed 16 – Sat 19 March 2022
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.

April 2022

The Da Vinci Code
Tue 5 – Sat 9 April 2022
Evenings: 7.30. Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
The curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered, and alongside his body are a series of baffling codes. Follow the pulse-racing journey leading to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and beyond, deep into the vault of history. Book here.

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards
Sunday 10 April 2022.
Two shows: 5pm & 7.30pm.
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.

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.

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