Kings Theatre

Kings Theatre
Kings Theatre
Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 2QJ
  • Telephone 02392 828282
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–6pm; closed Sun.
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The dignified and beautiful Kings Theatre with its Italian Renaissance style of decor is one of the most elegant Edwardian playhouses in the British Isles. The Kings Theatre is the primary theatre in the city of Portsmouth, seating 1600 people and providing a vast and exciting programme for its valued patrons, playing host to touring West End productions.

The Kings is situated on the corner of Albert Road and Exmouth Road in Southsea among a hub of activities – shops, salons, bars, restaurants and art galleries.

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The Adult Panto: Hansel & Gretel Go Down in the Woods

Now in their 15th year of touring The Market Theatre company are here with latest Adult Panto – Hansel & Gretel Go Down in the Woods. In their own unique style, they’ve taken a traditional fairy story and corrupted it beyond belief – packing it with corny jokes, raunchy plots and blatant sexual innuendo! With a…

Thu 7 Feb 2019

£19–£21 / 02392 828282

Avenue Q

Muppet/puppet musical tale – packed full of risqué songs – pondering what one can really do with their BA in English.

Fri 25 Jan 2019

£15–£38 (£22–£36) / 02392 828282

Sat 26 Jan 2019

£15–£38 (£22–£36) / 02392 828282

Mon 28 Jan 2019

£15–£38 (£22–£36) / 02392 828282

…and 5 more dates until 2 Feb 2019

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

A selection of exhilarating sports and adventure films.

Wed 13 Feb 2019

£15 (£13.50) / 02392 828282

Tue 2 Apr 2019

£15 (£13.50) / 02392 828282

Beauty and The Beast

Join the NODA award winning All Souls Dramatic Club as they present their modern family pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ This classic tale will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of sensational song and dance numbers, heaps of comedy, fabulous costumes and incredible special effects. " Show Times…

Sun 10 Feb 2019

£29.50–£35 (£27.50–£33; Children £15) / 02392 828282

Blood Brothers

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s…

Tue 30 Apr 2019

£20–£39 (£18–£33) / 02392 828282

Wed 1 May 2019

£20–£39 (£18–£33) / 02392 828282

Thu 2 May 2019

£20–£39 (£18–£33) / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 4 May 2019

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie. Featuring songs including 'Space Oddity', 'Starman', 'Fashion', 'Life on Mars', 'China Girl', 'Rebel Rebel', 'Golden Years' and 'Modern Love'.

Fri 15 Feb 2019

02392 828282

Bugsy Malone

The Kings Theatre and Jack Edwards production brings together a large cast of talented young performers from the Southern Region to perform in Bugsy Malone. It is 1929 in New York and the city is divided by gang warfare. On one side, Dandy Dan’s mob terrorise the district, taking out those they turn against with their…

Wed 17 Apr 2019

£19.50 (Children £13.50) / 02392 828282

Thu 18 Apr 2019

£19.50 (Children £13.50) / 02392 828282

Fri 19 Apr 2019

£19.50 (Children £13.50) / 02392 828282

Sat 20 Apr 2019

£19.50 (Children £13.50) / 02392 828282

Cinderella Panto 2018

Christmas at the Kings Theatre. Throw on your glad rags, order your pumpkin and dust off those glass slippers because with your help, Cinderella will go to the ball! Enter the entrancing happy-ever-after-land of a fairytale princess as Cinderella returns to the Kings Theatre this Christmas with two ugly sisters, one…

Tue 11 Dec

£13.50–£30 (£16.50–£28; Children £16.50–£28) / 02392 828282

Wed 12 Dec

£13.50–£30 (£16.50–£28; Children £16.50–£28) / 02392 828282

Thu 13 Dec

£13.50–£30 (£16.50–£28; Children £16.50–£28) / 02392 828282

…and 20 more dates until 6 Jan 2019

Circus of Horrors

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation ‘The Psycho Asylum’. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts act’s all woven into a sensational shock / horror storey and the darkest of…

Sun 17 Feb 2019

£24–£28 (£21–£25) / 02392 828282

An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson

An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson celebrates the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson is a unique…

Thu 21 Feb 2019

£25–£28.50 (£23–£26.50) / 02392 828282

Genesis Connected

Genesis Connected is a tribute show celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike Turn It On Again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, Solsbury Hill, You Can’t Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more. The…

Fri 22 Feb 2019

£18–£24 (£16–£22) / 02392 828282

Giovanni Pernice: Dance is Life!

The smash hit dance spectacular DANCE IS LIFE, directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison, Strictly Come Dancing’s creative director, returns in 2019…..and Giovanni is ready to raise the temperature just a little bit more this time round! The action packed production combines the Italian’s wit and charm, with…

Mon 11 Mar 2019

£29.50 (£27.50; Children £27.50) / 02392 828282


HAIR The Musical – 50th Anniversary Production Welcome to the ‘Age of Aquarius’. It’s 1967 and HAIR’s hippie ‘tribe’ youngsters in the East Village of New York are yearning to change the world, questioning authority and the American flag. Wild, colourful, sexually liberated and free, they are united in protest and…

Mon 10 Jun 2019

£22.50–£39.50 (£20.50–£37.50) / 02392 828282

Tue 11 Jun 2019

£22.50–£39.50 (£20.50–£37.50) / 02392 828282

Wed 12 Jun 2019

£22.50–£39.50 (£20.50–£37.50) / 02392 828282

…and 3 more dates until 15 Jun 2019

The House on Cold Hill

Following the incredible sell-out stage success of Not Dead Enough, The PerfectMurder and Dead Simple, the No. 1 best-selling author Peter James is back with the world premiere of this spine-chilling thriller. BAFTA nominated actor and winner of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing 2017, Joe McFadden (Heartbeat, Holby City,…

Mon 25 Feb 2019

£22–£31.50 (£20–£27.50) / 02392 828282

Tue 26 Feb 2019

£22–£31.50 (£20–£27.50) / 02392 828282

Wed 27 Feb 2019

£22–£31.50 (£20–£27.50) / 02392 828282

…and 3 more dates until 2 Mar 2019

In The Night Garden

Join Igglepiggle and Upsy Daisy at In the Night Garden Live! Brand new In the Night Garden Live show coming to The Kings in 2019! Join Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends at In the Night Garden Live for a brand new show on their first ever UK theatre tour in 2019! You’ll see all your favourite…

Sat 13 Apr 2019

£16.50–£20.50 (Children £14.50–£18.50) / 02392 828282

Sun 14 Apr 2019

£16.50–£20.50 (Children £14.50–£18.50) / 02392 828282

It's A Wonderful Life

  • 5 stars
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to…

Sat 22 Dec

£8.50 (£6.50) / 02392 828282

Josh Widdicombe

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

Tue 19 Nov 2019

£21 / 02392 828282

Little Mix Experience

If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports you’re sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience! Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK’s finest Girl-Bands. With breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show from beginning to end…

Sun 26 May 2019

£17 / 02392 828282

Octopus Soup

Simon Fielder and Belgrade Theatre Coventry present The WORLD PREMIERE of a brand new British farce A razor-sharp new comedy with Nick Hancock, star of West End hit An Evening with Gary Lineker and host of iconic TV shows, Room 101 and They Think It’s All Over. Meet Seymour, the safest man in Britain. An insurance…

Tue 19 Mar 2019

£15–£27.50 (£13–£25.50) / 02392 828282

Wed 20 Mar 2019

£15–£27.50 (£13–£25.50) / 02392 828282

Thu 21 Mar 2019

£15–£27.50 (£13–£25.50) / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 23 Mar 2019

Portsmouth Players – Grease

Join Danny and Sandy, along with the sassy Pink Ladies, super-cool Burger Palace Boys and the rest of the gang at Rydell High for this electrifying rock ‘n roll show. When Danny, a popular tough guy, and Sandy, a shy good girl, go back to school after a summer fling, Sandy finds that Danny is a different boy to the one…

Tue 5 Mar 2019

£17–£20 (Children £15–£16) / 02392 828282

Wed 6 Mar 2019

£17–£20 (Children £15–£16) / 02392 828282

Thu 7 Mar 2019

£17–£20 (Children £15–£16) / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 9 Mar 2019

Respect – Aretha Franklin

Life-long Aretha Franklin fan and power-house vocalist, Letitia George stars in this heartfelt and uplifting dedication to the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin’s extraordinary career as a singer and songwriter spanned over sixty years. She rose from church gospel singer to international stardom at a young age and is…

Sat 23 Feb 2019

£24.50 (£22.50; Children £22.50) / 02392 828282

Romeo & Juliet

Moscow City Ballet returns to the Kings Theatre with two stunning ballets, each presented in classic Russian style with full orchestra. Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet is the perfect marriage of a powerful dramatic musical score with a passionate love story – every dancer’s dream. The choreography, interpretation and…

Fri 8 Feb 2019

£29.50–£35 (£27.50–£33; Children £15) / 02392 828282

Sat 9 Feb 2019

£29.50–£35 (£27.50–£33; Children £15) / 02392 828282

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

Russell Kane discusses why it's perfectly okay to be 20 but feel 40 (or vice versa) and explains why nobody really feels their age.

Wed 2 Oct 2019

£21 / 02392 828282

Seven Drunken Nights

Musical tribute to Irish music giants The Dubliners.

Sun 28 Apr 2019

£20–£24 (£18–£22; Children £18–£22) / 02392 828282

Sinatra, Sequins & Swing

Sinatra, Sequins & Swing: The Capitol Years Live! The visually-evocative, spectacular-sounding swing extravaganza like no other and only UK Sinatra production endorsed by President of Sinatra Music Society is back – and newly revamped for 2019. Wowing audiences for over six years, the show relives the iconic hits…

Sun 17 Mar 2019

£23–£25.50 / 02392 828282

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.

Thu 14 Feb 2019

£23.50 (£21.50) / 02392 828282

Spice – The Live Stage Show

Spice – The Live Stage Show (Previously called WANNABE) is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the World’s biggest girl band, the Spice Girls. Featuring the greatest Spice Girls hits, this musical celebration recreates the era of Girl Power! From the chart stomping ‘Spice Up Your Life’ through…

Sun 24 Mar 2019

£24.50 / 02392 828282

That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show

Topped with lashings of Christmas spirit get ready to party as That’ll Be The Day returns with its Brand New 2018 Christmas Show! The UK’s most popular Rock ‘N’ Roll variety show celebrates the festive season with all your favourite Christmas classics from the 50s, 60s & 70s, plus plenty of hilarious comedy!

Tue 18 Dec

£22–£28 / 02392 828282

Tom Gates

Tom’s doing everything possible to stay out of trouble but somehow he’s got THREE sad faces on the school achievement chart! And getting another sad face means Mr Fullerman won’t let him go on the SCHOOL TRIP! Moany Marcus Meldrew is making things worse and now Tom’s annoyed his grumpy sister Delia. EVEN Amy Porter (who’s…

Wed 27 Mar 2019

£15–£22.50 / 02392 828282

Thu 28 Mar 2019

£15–£22.50 / 02392 828282

Fri 29 Mar 2019

£15–£22.50 / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 31 Mar 2019

UK Pink Floyd Experience

A tribute show that spans PF's Gilmour-led catalogue from Dark Side to The Division Bell.

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Walk Right Back

After a phenomenal sell-out tour in 2018, Walk Right Back is…BACK! From the Producers of That’ll be the Day, the show tells the story of the most successful duo of all time – The Everly Brothers. Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream and Cathy’s Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines…

Thu 4 Apr 2019

£24.50 (Children £22.50) / 02392 828282

Wannabe – The Spice Girls Show

WANNABE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the World’s biggest girl band, the Spice Girls. Featuring the greatest Spice Girls hits, this musical celebration recreates the era of Girl Power! From the chart stomping ‘Spice Up Your Life’ through to the hip shaking ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’…

Sun 24 Mar 2019

£24.50 / 02392 828282

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