Capital Theatres

Help Save the King’s

Help Save the King’s

Capital Theatres in desperate straits:

Edinburgh’s Festival, King’s and Studio theatres have put out an emergency appeal for money and vocal support, in the face of going dark permanently.

September 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Letter to FM

Letter to FM

Full text of Capital Theatres’ letter to the FM:

This is the full text of the letter sent from Capital Theatres to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday 9 September 2020.

September 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
King’s Double Jeopardy

King’s Double Jeopardy

Jobs or King’s, Capital Theatres tells FM:

Capital Theatres has sent a stark warning to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that without emergency funds it will either have to sack workers or risk the King’s theatre closing for good.

September 10, 2020 | By | 2 Replies More
Threat to King’s refurb

Threat to King’s refurb

“Double Jeopardy” for King’s over refurbishment funds:

Money collected by Capital Theatres and allocated for the proposed £25million refurbishment of the King’s Theatre has, ironically, put the future of the theatre in doubt.

August 5, 2020 | By | 2 Replies More
King’s Panto cancelled

King’s Panto cancelled

Beauty sleeps on until 2021:

The Edinburgh King’s has announced that this year’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, has been postponed until 2021, with all performances this year cancelled.

August 5, 2020 | By | 2 Replies More
Covid latest news

Covid latest news

Latest updates on effects of Covid lockdown

EdFringe to announce this week; Creative Scotland announces funding package for creative community; Traverse shutters to June; King’s refurb on ice.

March 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
King’s, Festival & Studio dark

King’s, Festival & Studio dark

Capital Theatres “cancels or postpones” all March & April shows

Capital Theatres, which runs the King’s, the Festival and the Studio theatres, has announced that it is cancelling or postponing all performances at the three venues in March and April 2020.

March 16, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
New boss for Capital Theatres

New boss for Capital Theatres

Fiona Gibson to replace Duncan Hendry:

Fiona Gibson, currently CEO of Liverpool’s Everyman and Playhouse Theatres has been announced as the new CEO of Capital Theatres, the charitable trust that runs Edinburgh’s Festival and King’s Theatres and The Studio.

November 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
£174K for Kings

£174K for Kings

Funds for heritage stage of redevelopment:

Capital Theatres has been awarded £174,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund towards the first development phase of its planned £25M transformation of the King’s Theatre.

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Festival Theatre Birthday Bash

Festival Theatre Birthday Bash

Variety show to mark Festival’s silver anniversary in June:

The 25th anniversary of the Festival Theatre will be marked in June with a one-off night of variety, featuring specially commissioned pieces and work produced over the last year in a packed evening of dance, music, film and song.

April 4, 2019 | By | Reply More