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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Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen: The Final Tribute

The day before the presidential election last year, Leonard Cohen finally fell silent. In ‘Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen - The Final Tribute’, Arthur, in the melodious company of the glamourous Smithereens, revisits and revises the acclaimed show they performed in Edinburgh, London, Galway and Berlin. ‘touching…

Fri 28 Jul

£19.50 (£17.50) / 02392 828282

Awful Auntie

David Walliam's tale of Stella, who goes to London with her parents and wakes up three months later with no idea what has happened.

Wed 12 Sep 2018

£15–£24 (£20.50–£22; Children £17–£22) / 02392 828282

Thu 13 Sep 2018

£15–£24 (£20.50–£22; Children £17–£22) / 02392 828282

Fri 14 Sep 2018

£15–£24 (£20.50–£22; Children £17–£22) / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 16 Sep 2018

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

The master of surreality tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness in his latest show. His musical interludes include fashioning a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagining the Stars and Stripes.

Sun 30 Jul

£20.50–£25.50 / 02392 828282

The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

Sat 14 Apr 2018

£31.50 / 02392 828282

Bowie Experience

Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promises an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy. Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an…

Sat 17 Feb 2018

£25.50 / 02392 828282

CANCELLED* RSC: Titus Andronicus

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare's most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare's gory revenge tragedy presents us…

Mon 4 Sep

£14 (£12; Children £12) / 02392 828282

Chicago Blues Brothers

The award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up that presents the best material from the original Blues Brothers movies and is jam-packed full of songs by legends such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis…

Sat 24 Mar 2018

£25.50 / 02392 828282

Comedy Club 4 Kids

  • 4 stars

Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. And they have to keep it clean.

Sat 29 Jul

£7.50 / 02392 828282


The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a new show and UK tour for 2017. The Dreamboys are without shadow of a doubt the UK's top male strip show, with massive sold out worldwide tours and guest appearances on some of the country’s biggest TV shows, this is the perfect girl’s night out. An action-packed 2…

Fri 6 Oct

£24.50–£29.50 / 02392 828282

Fame The Musical JR. Technical Summer School

Ages: 11-18yrs The Kings Theatre Backstage Experience runs alongside both of our week long summer schools ‘What a Knight!’ and ‘Fame- The Musical JR.’ Working with members of our backstage team and industry professionals, Students will learn about all technical aspects involved in staging a musical theatre…

Mon 7 Aug

£170 / 02392 828282

Flashdance - The Musical

‘Dance like you’ve never danced before! Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she…

Mon 14 May 2018

£14–£50 (£23–£36; Children £23–£36) / 02392 828282

Tue 15 May 2018

£14–£50 (£23–£36; Children £23–£36) / 02392 828282

Wed 16 May 2018

£14–£50 (£23–£36; Children £23–£36) / 02392 828282

…and 3 more dates until 19 May 2018

Girl Power: The Spice Girls Experience

Journey back to the 90s. To a time of platform boots and Union Jack print dresses… a time of Girl Power! With nine Number 1 singles, 80 million record sales worldwide, two worldwide concert tours, plus movies and musicals to their name, there is no doubt that the Spice Girls were the biggest girl band of all time!

Sun 29 Oct

£23.50 / 02392 828282

Illegal Eagles

The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship. This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and…

Fri 13 Apr 2018

£27 (£25; Children £25) / 02392 828282

Joe Pasquale: The Devil in Disguise

The television comedian and popular panto performer supplies his unique brand of madcap humour.

Thu 27 Jul

£20.50 / 02392 828282

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Wed 18 Oct

£21.50 / 02392 828282

KYT: Through The Looking Glass

“How very peculiar!” Join the Kings Youth Theatre for their next great adventure as they venture through the looking glass into Lewis Carroll’s fantastical world of Alice. Stepping through the magic mirror, Alice will face her greatest challenge yet, as she journeys across the chessboard world, filled with strange…

Sat 22 Jul

£12 (£10; Children £10) / 02392 828282

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

Serial sneaker-into-places-he-shouldn't-be, Lee Nelson, returns with a new standup show.

Mon 2 Oct

£23.40 / 02392 828282

Madama Butterfly

The Russian State Opera presents one of the most colourful and exotic operas – Puccini's Madama Butterfly.

Thu 14 Sep

£30–£32 (£28–£30; Children £23) / 02392 828282

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live UK Tour

The CBeebies arts and crafts hero embarks on another live theatre tour. Join Mister Maker and his colourful pals The Shapes for arty adventures, songs and dancing.

Sat 16 Sep

£15.50 / 02392 828282

Ocean Film Festival World Tour

Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Portsmouth with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface. Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this collection of short films celebrates divers…

Wed 4 Oct

£14 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 02392 828282

One Night of Elvis: Lee Memphis King

Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King; ‘The ’68 Comeback Special’ and The ‘Vegas’ years with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance. Lee Memphis King is the…

Fri 19 Jan 2018

£28 / 02392 828282

Our House

A fast-moving romantic comedy set in North London featuring the music of Madness.

Mon 30 Oct

£29.90–£35.07 / 02392 828282

Tue 31 Oct

£29.90–£35.07 / 02392 828282

Wed 1 Nov

£29.90–£35.07 / 02392 828282

…and 3 more dates until 4 Nov

Peppa Pigs Adventure

Peppa Pig’s Adventure Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving…

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£17–£19 (Children £15–£17) / 02392 828282

Thu 18 Jan 2018

£17–£19 (Children £15–£17) / 02392 828282

Peppa Pig's Surprise

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis

Fun family show following the adventures of little Peppa Pig, who's having fun playing outside, but Mum and Dad have a surprise …

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£16–£18 / 02392 828282

Thu 18 Jan 2018

£16–£18 / 02392 828282

Portsmouth Players: The Wizard of Oz

Award winning Musical Theatre Company The Portsmouth Players present ‘The Wizard of Oz’ After a tornado whisks away a young Kansas farm girl, Dorothy, to the magical land of OZ, she starts her quest to find the mighty Wizard of Oz who has the power to send her home. Along the way she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and…

Tue 10 Oct

£14–£19 (Children £12–£17) / 02392 828282

Wed 11 Oct

£14–£19 (Children £12–£17) / 02392 828282

Thu 12 Oct

£14–£19 (Children £12–£17) / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 14 Oct

The Real Thing & Odyssey

The Real Thing are a British soul group formed in the 1970s. In addition to a string of British hits, the band charted internationally with their song "You to Me Are Everything", which reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. By number of sales, they were the most successful black rock/soul act in England during the…

Thu 21 Sep

£27.95 / 02392 828282

The Real Thing

1970s soul band celebrating 40 years in the business perform their classic hits including 'You To Me Are Everything', 'Can't Get By Without You' and 'Can You Feel The Force?'.

Thu 21 Sep

£27.95 / 02392 828282

Seven Drunken Nights

Following its sold out smash hit debut tour, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres in 2018 with an even bigger production. The show brings to life the music of Ireland's favorite sons 'The Dubliners’. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew…

Wed 28 Mar 2018

£23 (£21; Children £21) / 02392 828282

Snow White

New Pantomime Productions Ltd presents Snow White, coming to the Kings Theatre Portsmouth in 2017. Magic Mirror in my hand which is the fairest pantomime in the land? Why, Snow White at the Kings Theatre of course! Join us for traditional family pantomime fun with Snow White, her charming Prince, the Wicked Queen…

Tue 5 Dec

£12.50–£29.50 (£15.50–£25.50; Children £15.50–£25.50) / 02392 828282

Wed 6 Dec

£12.50–£29.50 (£15.50–£25.50; Children £15.50–£25.50) / 02392 828282

Thu 7 Dec

£12.50–£29.50 (£15.50–£25.50; Children £15.50–£25.50) / 02392 828282

…and 21 more dates until 1 Jan 2018

Some Guys Have All The Luck

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and…

Sat 20 Jan 2018

£21.50–£23.50 (£19.50–£21.50; Children £19.50) / 02392 828282

Stewart Lee: Content Provider

Lee's latest live show is undoubtedly just as caustic as ever.

Sat 23 Sep

£23 / 02392 828282

Summer Stage Experience

JUL MON 31 – AUG FRI 4 9am-5pm Show: FRI 4, 7pm Ages: 7-11 years Join Lou Bundy and her team on our junior performance arts summer school focussing on the skills of acting, singing and dancing! At the end of the week students will perform live on the Kings Theatre Stage the hilarious musical What a Knight!

Mon 31 Jul

£170 / 02392 828282

Thank ABBA for the Music

Big ABBA tribute night.

Sat 9 Sep

£24 (£22; Children £22) / 02392 828282

That'll Be The Day

The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production features a fantastic…

Sat 19 Aug

£24–£27 / 02392 828282

The Wedding Singer

Musical based on the Adam Sandler movie of the same name, about a wedding singer whose only dream is to be married himself.

Tue 26 Sep

£22–£48 (£25–£46; Children £25–£46) / 02392 828282

Wed 27 Sep

£22–£48 (£25–£46; Children £25–£46) / 02392 828282

Thu 28 Sep

£22–£48 (£25–£46; Children £25–£46) / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 30 Sep

What A Knight Technical Summer School

Ages: 11-16yrs The Kings Theatre Backstage Experience runs alongside both of our week long summer schools ‘What a Knight!’ and ‘Fame- The Musical JR.’ Working with members of our backstage team and industry professionals, Students will learn about all technical aspects involved in staging a musical theatre…

Mon 31 Jul

02392 828282

What A Knight Technical Summer School Performance

Presented by students of our Summer Stage Experience: A castle full of colourful characters joins in the fun, including precocious princesses, a talking dragon - and not forgetting Merlin and his magic mirror! When young squire Watt Cobblers is expelled from Knight School, he reluctantly becomes Merlin's new…

Fri 4 Aug

£7 (£5) / 02392 828282

You Win Again: The Story of the Bee Gees

A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.

Wed 11 Apr 2018

£26.85 / 02392 828282

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