Kings Theatre

Kings Theatre
Kings Theatre
Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 2QJ

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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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There are 43 events at this location

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Absent Friends

  • Directed by: Michael Cabot
  • Written by: Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn's acerbic play set in 1974 and following a group of friends and spouses at a well-intentioned tea party goes wrong.

Wed 27 May

£15.50–£17.50 ( £13.50–£15.50; £13.50–£15.50) / 02392 828282

Abstract Dance & Performing Arts: Happily Ever After

The company presents a dance showcase featuring performers from Parent & Toddler, Pre-School, Infant and Primary classes.

Abstract Dance & Performing Arts: Written In The Stars

The company presents a dance showcase featuring students from Junior, Senior, Graded, Vocational and Adult classes.

Alan Carr: Yap, Yap, Yap

The camp face of Chatty Man proves his status as the King of bitchy comedy.

Fri 26 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Sat 27 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Alverstoke School Of Dance: Sweet Musicals

The students present a dance showcase featuring ballet, tap, modern, jazz, pointe work, acrobatics and musical theatre.

Sun 28 Jun

£10 (£8.50) / 02392 828282

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Back to Broadway

  • Written by: Gina Price

A sparkling stage production celebrating the best of Broadway and the West End.

Thu 11 Jun

£19.50 ( £17.50; £17.50) / 02392 828282

The Basil Brush Show

Basil Brush and his human chum Mr Stephen (aka Chris Pizzey) present to you a show jam packed with fun, storytelling and song.

Sun 19 Jul

£14 (Children £12) / 02392 828282


  • Written by: Rachel Wagstaff (adapt)

Adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' best-selling novel of love, courage and sacrifice set before and during WWI.

Mon 1 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 02392 828282

Tue 2 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 02392 828282

Wed 3 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 02392 828282

…and 3 more dates until 6 Jun

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Producer Phil Aldridge presents a new production of The Carpenters Story, featuring Claire Furley as Karen Carpenter.

Thu 2 Jul

£20 ( £18; £18; Children £18) / 02392 828282

Classique School Of Dance: HMS Classique

The talented young students of the company presents a themed dance showcase.

Sun 5 Jul

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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.

Wed 23 Sep

£23 / 02392 828282

Thu 24 Sep

£23 / 02392 828282

Des O'Connor

TV legend Des O'Connor performs live.

Sat 30 May

£19.50 ( £17.50) / 02392 828282

Wed 22 Jul

£20 ( £18; £18; Children £18) / 02392 828282

An Evening With Manic And Friends

Manic Stage Productions celebrates their 10th anniversary with a song-and-dance show in aid of charity. Acts include high-kicking showgirls, acrobats, singers and other local talent.

Sun 26 Jul

Flintoff & Holcroft: Balls Out

Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff and Clyde Holcroft present this lads-on-tour show as they tour their podcast.

Tue 20 Oct

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Give My Regards To Broadway: Classique School Of Dance

The school presents a dance showcase celebrating the best of Broadway.

Sun 5 Jul

£15 (£12; Children £8) / 02392 828282

House Of Burlesque

Joe Black is the gin-addled ringmaster of a provocative burlesque and cabaret show featuring Eliza Delite, Fancy Chance, Frank Sanazi, Delores Deluxe, Lolo Brow, Lilly Snatchdragon, Chi Chi Revolver and others.

Sat 25 Jul

£15.50–£13.50 (£13.50–£11.50) / 02392 828282

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Sat 13 Jun

£22.50–£24.50 / 02392 828282

Jackson Live In Concert: Amir Sharma: Michael Jackson Tribute

The tribute act performs pop and R&B covers by the late American star known as the King Of Pop.

Fri 10 Jul

Justin Hayward

The Swindon-born singer-songwriter and long-time member of the Moody Blues, performs his classic rock material.

Sat 4 Jul

£35 / 02392 828282

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Ladies Rock

Classic rock and pop covers.

Wed 1 Jul

£20 ( £15; £15; Children £15) / 02392 828282

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 29 May

£24.50 ( £22; £22; Children £22) / 02392 828282

Mindful Living Club

A fun and informative socialising session.

Wed 27 May

Phone for prices / 02392 828282

The Movement Initiative Cic: Celebrate

The talented students present a dance showcase.

Thu 28 May

£9.50 (£7.50) / 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.

Mon 27 Jul

£150 / 02392 828282

Tue 28 Jul

£150 / 02392 828282

Wed 29 Jul

£150 / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 31 Jul

Oink: Technical Summer School 2015 (Ages 10-16)

A week-long workshop culminating in a show.

Mon 27 Jul

£150 / 02392 828282

Tue 28 Jul

£150 / 02392 828282

Wed 29 Jul

£150 / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 31 Jul

Purple Zeppelin

Deep Purple nad Led Zeppelin tribute acts on the same bill.

Fri 17 Jul

£17.50–£16.50 (£15.50–£14.50) / 02392 828282

Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

Fri 6 Nov

£32 / 02392 828282

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Doo wop nostalgia merchants, big in the 70s, with thinning quiffs these days, tour in celebration of their 40th year together.

Fri 12 Jun

£19.50 ( £17.50; £17.50) / 02392 828282

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The story of one of music's most compelling duos.

Wed 8 Jul

£19–£17 (£17–£15) / 02392 828282

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 28 May

Phone for prices / 02392 828282

Solid Gold 70s

The producers of Abba-Cadabra present another suitably cheesy show, with more than 30 hit songs from the likes of The Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, T-Rex, Tina Turner and Queen.

Fri 3 Jul

£21–£19.50 / 02392 828282

Swansea City Opera: Faust

Gounod's dark tale about Faust, who exchanges his soul for eternal youth and is granted his hedonistic wishes.

Sat 6 Jun

£21 ( £19; £19) / 02392 828282

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Theatre Tours

Guided tour behind the scenes.

Sat 6 Jun

£6 (Children £1) / 02392 828282

Sat 4 Jul

£6 (Children £1) / 02392 828282

Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior & The Aristocats Kids: The Academy Of Musical Theatre

A double bill of musicals: A 30-minute condensed version of Disney's The Aristocats by younger pupils followed by the main show.

Timestep Academy Of Dance & Performing Arts: The Greatest Dance Of All

The talented students presents a dance showcase featuring ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary.

Tree Fu Tom

An adventure through the magical world of Treetopolis with the Beebies star.

Sun 31 May

£12 (Children £10) / 02392 828282

West End 2 Broadway: Portsmouth Players

A compilation of songs from musicals that have had their debut in the West End or on Broadway since the year 2000.

Wed 17 Jun

Thu 18 Jun

Fri 19 Jun

Whitney: Queen Of The Night

A celebration of the music and life of Whitney Houston. This award-winning production features a stellar line up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton.

Thu 18 Jun

£19–£21 ( £17–£19; £17–£19) / 02392 828282

The Wizard Of Oz: Kings Youth Theatre

The classic story of Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion on their journey to see the wizard. Featuring the songs If I Only Had A Brain, We're Off To See The Wizard, Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead and the classic Over The Rainbow.

Wed 24 Jun

£10 (£8) / 02392 828282

Thu 25 Jun

£10 (£8) / 02392 828282

The Young Irish Tenors: Rhythm of the Dance

Irish dance at its most thrilling, with beautiful costumes, experienced dancers and high production values.

Tue 7 Jul

£22 / 02392 828282

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