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 Scottish Government advice. Patrons will be asked to check in to Scotland Test and Protect on arrival and everyone over the age of 5 will have to wear a mask while in the theatre. Full details here: welcomeback.

Tickets for productions which were cancelled or re-scheduled because of Covid should have now been either refunded or re-allocated to the new performance. Patrons who have to cancel tickets due to Covid should call Box Office on 0131 529 6000 to arrange a refund. Details of how to do this are here: welcomeback.

January 2022

Round the Horne
Saturday 29 Jan 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Ooh, Mr Horne! How bona to vada your dolly old eek! From 1965 to 1968 there wasn’t a bigger radio programme in Britain than the ground-breaking Round the Horne. For half-an-hour every Sunday afternoon, audiences of up to 15 million people would gather around the wireless to listen to Kenneth Horne and his merry crew get up to all sorts of mischief. Book here.

February 2022

Fatal Attraction
Tue 1 – Sat 5 February 2021 – Cancelled due to Covid Regulations.

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.

The Dresser
Tue 15 – Sat 19 February 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; Wed, Thurs, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
Ronald Harwood’s evocative, portrait of backstage life was inspired by memories of working as Donald Wolfit’s dresser as a young man. Matthew Kelly stars as an ageing actor manager, known to his loyal acting company as ‘Sir’, with Julian Clary as Norman, Sir’s devoted dresser who ensures that in spite of everything, the show goes on. Book here.

Ed Gamble: Electric
Sunday 20 February 2022
Evening 7.30pm
After a sell-out tour of his house in 2020 (extended into 2021 due to popular demand), Ol’ Broken Pancreas is charged up and ready to flick the switch on another night of attention seeking. Book here.

The Rocky Horror Show
Mon 21 – Sat 26 Feb 2022
Mon – Thurs: 7.30pm; Fri/Sat: 6pm, 9pm.
Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to the UK in 2021. Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp.  Book here.

Northern Ballet’s Pinocchio
Sun 27 February 2022. 
Two Shows: 2pm & 4pm.
In a far away land, a hard-working and lonely carpenter wishes for his puppet Pinocchio to come to life. By the magic of a wishing well his dream comes true. Northern Ballet’s original ballet is based on The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.  Book here.

March 2022

Sheila’s Island
Tue 1 – Sat 5 March 2022
Evenings 7.30pm, Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm
Bonfire night 2019 and Sheila, Denise, Julie, and Fay are Team C in Pennine Mineral Water Ltd.’s annual outward bound team-building weekend. But somehow, they have unwittingly stranded themselves on an island in the Lake District in Tim Firth’s comedy in the fog. Book here.

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.

The Pirates of Penzance (EdGaS)
Tue 22 – Sat 26 March 2022
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Sat 2.30pm
Frederic, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates in Gilbert and Sullivan’s 5th opera. Brought to the stage by Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Book here.

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show 2022
Tue 29 March – Sat 2 April 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm, Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm
“Ok, what do we need? We need to laugh. And I do as well. So I’ve decided to bring the Big Big Variety Show back to the Kings one more time before it closes for the refurb it so badly needs. It will be full of sketches, music and surprises. Personally, I can’t wait to see you all again…” 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.

Tue 12 – Sat 16 April 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Glasgow, 1998, one hell of a storm is ripping through the city. The Flynn siblings just need to survive the night and make it to their mother’s funeral in the morning. Cora Bissett directs this darkly comic nedw musical about family, grief and forgiveness based on Peter Mullan’s 1997 movie. Book here.

Johannes Radebe: Freedom
Sunday 17 April 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
TV dancing sensation and international champion Johannes Radebe presents his first UK Tour. The show is a celebration of music and dance, from African fusion to fiery Latin, classic dance arrangements and huge party anthems, with a company of exciting dancers. Book here.

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever
Sat 23/Sun 24 Apr 2022
Three shows daily: 10am, 1pm, 4pm.
Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more! Book here.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World
Tue 26 – Sat 30 Apr 2022
Evenings: 7pm; Fri, Sat mats: 3pm.
The brand new kick-asspirational pop musical bursts to life as the Fantastically Great Women take to the stage to tell their stories. Join our inquisitive heroine Jade as she breaks away from her class to take a peek behind the scenes at the not yet open Gallery of Greatness in the local museum…  Book here.

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 May  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.

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