- Telephone 02392 828282
- Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–6pm; closed Sun.
- Website www.kingsportsmouth.co.uk
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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80s Invasion Tour
Pop, rock and soul covers from the decade that favoured the mullet. Boogie to classics from Madonna, Duran Duran and Prince.
All Star 1960s
Brian Poole And The Tremeloes, The Troggs, Badfinger, The Ivy League and The Pacemakers perform their hits.
All The Kings A Stage: Summer School 2015 (Ages 10-15)
Students will cover acting, singing, dancing and musical theatre. Budding young stars will be given the unique opportunity to learn performing arts skills with other students who share their passion for theatre.
Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
AWARD-WINNING opera producer Ellen Kent returns after critically acclaimed tours of Madama Butterfly, Traviata and Rigoletto, bringing the heat and passion of Spain in this magnificent production of Carmen, inspired by Kent's childhood in Andalucia.
Cantando: Workshop (Ages 3-5)
Learn basic music theory and classic tunes.
Mon 10 Aug
Mon 17 Aug
Cantando: Workshop (Ages 8-16)
Learn chart-topping songs along with music theatre and songs from various genres.
Tue 4 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Tue 18 Aug
Dara O'Briain: Crowd Tickler
The Irish comedy star and host of BBC2's Mock the Week returns to with his observational humour in a new show – Crowd Tickler.
David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything
Armed with a teeny keyboard and an incredible wit, David presents his latest solo show of comedy and songs, the ledge.
David O’Doherty: We Are All In The Gutter, But Some Of Us Are Looking At David O'Doherty
David O'Doherty, the Lidl Enya, the broken Buble, is delighted to present a new hour of talking and songs played on a stupid keyboard from 1986. Life is like a box of chocolates, but one where somebody else has eaten all the chocolates. And replaced them with mouse heads and dishwasher tablets.
Mon 5 Oct
£16 (£14; £14) / 02392 828282
Derek Acorah: Enlightenment
The Most Haunted medium calls upon the spirits of the dead in a dramatic stage show.
Dreamboats and Miniskirts
- Written by: Maurice Gran
Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits 'Twist & Shout', 'Handy Man', 'Pretty Woman' and 'One Fine Day'.
Ellen Kent's Tosca
Traditional setting of Puccini's opera mixing true love, torture and treachery.
Freddie Flintoff: 2nd Innings
The cricketer shares his memories of the historic 2005 Ashes victory for the England team.
Heritage Open Day Tours
A detailed tour of the Kings Theatre and its history run by one of the Kings Theatre trust members, all of which have extensive knowledge about the building.
Thu 10 Sep
Fri 11 Sep
Sat 12 Sep
The Hollywood Special Effects Show
An opportunity to see how effects in films are created.
Thu 8 Oct
International Ocean Film Festival
A selection of documentaries celebrating the beauty and power of the world's oceans.
The Irish House Party
An award-winning music and dance show celebrating the best of Irish culture.
Multi award-winning, MBE awarded artist with a sublime voice, playing self-penned soul and sophisticated pop from her impressive back catalogue. These solo dates form part of her final world tour.
The Lindisfarne Story
Billy Mitchell and Ray Laidlaw tell the story of Tyneside's favourite band in music and words.
Marie Clarke: For The Love Of Dance
Dances will include songs from famous musicals and west end shows inclduing Fame, Gypsy, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Frozen.
Mister Maker & The Shapes Live UK Tour
The CBeebies arts and crafts hero embarks on his first ever live theatre tour in the UK.
Sat 3 Oct
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers
Powerful rhythms and theatrical choreography from the energetic drumming group.
National Gilbert And Sullivan Opera Company: The Mikado
- Written by: W S Gilbert
A performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's tale of love set in the fictitious Japanese town of Titipu.
Fri 4 Sep
The Main Auditorium
£23.50–£27 ( £20.50–£24; £20.50–£24; Children £20.50–£24; Children £20.50–£24 under 15s) / 02392 828282
Oink: Summer School 2015 (Ages 7-12)
Drama course for youngsters, with a chance to showcase new skills in a performance at the end of the week.
Oink: Technical Summer School 2015 (Ages 10-16)
A week-long workshop culminating in a show.
One Night Of Elvis
In this brand new show for 2015, Europe's most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist- Lee Memphis King, presents the ultimate tribute to The King- celebrating the entire career of the musical legend. This spectacular show begins with an authentic recreation of the groundbreaking '68 comeback special. The second half…
- Written by: Claude-Michel Schonberg
One of the country's most popular crossover singers returns to the stage.
Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake
- Written by: Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.
The Searchers have survived multiple line-up changes as well as a schism of People's Front of Judea-style bitterness, the echoes of which twang across the internet to this day. Longest-lasting original member John McNally leads the band that gave us 'Needles and Pins' and 'Sweets for my Sweet'.
Sing And Sign
Young children can learn signs and gestures to help them communicate, using action songs, props, pictures and toys in musical activities.
Thu 6 Aug
Thu 13 Aug
Thu 20 Aug
Summer Art School: Workshop (Ages 8-12)
Simon Whitcomb guides students to understand composition, drawing and painting skills whilst creating a cardboard theatre with working mechanisms.
Sunset Boulevard: Portsmouth Players
Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical based on Billy Wilder's 1950 film.
Tue 13 Oct
Wed 14 Oct
Thu 15 Oct
Thank You For The Music
Double the tribute trouble.
That'll Be the Day
Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.