Capital Theatres

35 Days to Save the Kings

35 Days to Save the Kings

£8.9M funding gap as city loses out on Levelling Up fund

The King’s is in “last chance saloon” as Edinburgh fails to secure part of the UK Government’s Levelling Up fund, leaving Capital Theatres with an £8.9 million hole in its King’s redevelopment project.

January 20, 2023 | By | Reply More
The Gift

The Gift

★★★★★ Magical

Barrowland Ballet’s jewel of a dance theatre show, The Gift, is pitched perfectly towards its intended audience of eighteen months to five year olds.

December 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
James IV – Queen of The Fight

James IV – Queen of The Fight

★★★★☆ Resonant

James IV – Queen of The Fight at the Festival Theatre until Saturday and then on tour, is epic in scope and highly satisfying.

October 5, 2022 | By | Reply More
Sunshine cancels

Sunshine cancels

Covid blow to King’s final show

Covid-19 has caused the remaining performances of Sunshine on Leith at the Edinburgh King’s to be cancelled, from today, Tuesday 14 June 2022.

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Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

★★★☆☆ Sunshine and showers

With the Edinburgh King’s set to bring down the curtain for a refurbishment, what could be better than a good old Sunshine on Leith singsong to send it on its way?

June 8, 2022 | By | Reply More
Leitheatre’s £5k appeal

Leitheatre’s £5k appeal

Crowdfunding appeal to cover cancelation losses

The cancellation of The Odd Couple because of Covid in the cast has cost Leitheatre dearly, the company has revealed as it has set up a crowdfunding appeal to cover its costs.

May 25, 2022 | By | Reply More
Bring It On cancels

Bring It On cancels

Selladoor pulls UK tour of Bring It On

Bring It On: The Musical, has  been cancelled at the Festival Theatre after producers Selladoor Worldwide pulled the show’s UK tour, blaming the impact of rising Covid-19 cases and self-isolation requirements.

January 10, 2022 | By | Reply More
Post-Christmas shows cancelled

Post-Christmas shows cancelled

Panto and ballet to close on Christmas Eve

The King’s panto Sleeping Beauty and Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Festival Theatre will close on Christmas Eve, cancelling all remaining performances, as Nicola Sturgeon limits theatre audiences to 200 and re-imposes one metre social distancing.

December 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Sunshine on the King’s

Sunshine on the King’s

June dates for Proclaimers Musical

Sunshine on Leith, Stephen Greenhorn’s musical based around the songs of the Proclaimers will be the final show in the Edinburgh King’s season before the venue goes dark for refurbishment.

December 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
£6.5M for King’s

£6.5M for King’s

Refurb dates set for Sept 2022-July 2024

Edinburgh’s King’s theatre has secured £6.5 million in grants from the Scottish Government and is now set to go dark from September 2022 until July 2024 for a major £25 million redevelopment.

July 30, 2021 | By | Reply More