- 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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The hits of one of the most successful and influential English pop bands of the 70s, revisited by original member Graham Gouldman and some new faces. The original line-up of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme assumed the name 10cc in 1972. Their first single 'Donna' peaked at number two in the…
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
- Directed by: Rob Bettinson
- Written by: Alan Janes
Celebrate the man and the music as the popular touring production of the rock musical rolls into town again.
Carols At The Kings
The 25th annual festive celebration with The Salvation Army, plus St John's College School Choir and Portsmouth High School Nursery Children, who will present the Nativity.
A Celebration Of Children 2016
The Sexton School Of Dance and The Sheen School Of Dance present a dance showcase.
Chris & Pui Roadshow
CBeebies favourites Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee present a show packed with songs, games and fun for the smallest members of the family.
Tue 25 Oct
Crazy For You: Portsmouth Grammer School.
A production of the 1930s set musical by George and Ira Gershwin about playboy dancer, Bobby Child.
Thu 24 Nov
Fri 25 Nov
- Directed by: Sarah Tipple
- Written by: Eleanor Bergstein
See Baby not put in the corner in the musical based on the late Patrick Swayze's popular film.
Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story
Adaptation of the smash hit film Dirty Dancing
Mon 14 Nov
Tue 15 Nov
Wed 16 Nov
The world famous male strippers strut their stuff.
Elio Pace: The Billy Joel Songbook
Pace plays the songs of the Piano Man.
Ellen Kent's La Bohème
Puccini's romantic opera is staged traditionally, directed by Ellen Kent and starring international soloists.
Ellen Kent's Opera & Ballet International: Aida
Verdi's drama about an enslaved Ethiopian princess stars Olga Perrier in the title role and Liza Kadelnik as Amneris. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Forbidden Nights is made up of a male vocalist, aerial artist, pole performer and fire act all with an element of strip tease – think Cirque du Soleil meets Magic Mike.
- Written by: David Walliams
The world premiere performance of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny book, about a Friday night with Granny that ends up being more exciting than expected. Presented by the Birmingham Stage Company (Horrible Histories).
Thu 16 Feb 2017
Fri 17 Feb 2017
House Of Burlesque
Hosted by Joe Black, international burlesque stars take to the stage to present glamorous adult entertainment.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack trades his cow for some 'magic beans' – is it any wonder his Mum is angry? Lucky for him, the beans grow into a massive beanstalk – surely fame and fortune await? Presented by Promenade Productions.
Fri 11 Nov
Sat 12 Nov
Sun 13 Nov
Made In Dagenham
Upon hearing that the girls in the sewing room at Ford's Dagenham car plant are to have their pay grades dropped, Rita O'Grady decides to battle not only her employers but the union who are supposed to be looking out for the workers, whilst trying to keep together her happy home. Musical adaptation of the 2010 British film.
Thu 10 Nov
Fri 11 Nov
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.
Rock and blues with a twist of jazz.
Maximum Rhythm & Blues
Join 60s luminaries The Manfreds, PP Arnold and Zoot Money for a fabulous evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia, and some of the greatest hits ever written! The Manfreds with an all star line up of original members Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie…
Meet The Archivists
Meet theatre archivists and learn about the history of panto at the Kings.
Meet The Archivists
Meet theatre archivists and learn about the future of archiving.
Moon River And Me: Jimmy Osmond's Tribute To Andy Williams
The former child star has a special place in the heart of many who grew up in the 1970s. He began his performing career at three years old with the crooner, appearing as part of his television series. This year marks Jimmy's 50th anniversary in show business as he stars in the only official Andy Williams tribute show.
Thu 20 Oct
£29–£31.50 (£26–£29.50) / 02392 828282
Damion Scarcella and Belinda Wolliston bring to life the music and story of songwriting partners Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield who gave the world 'Calendar Girl', 'Breaking Up is Hard to Do', 'Is This the Way to Amarillo', 'Stupid Cupid' and 'Oh! Carol'.
Thu 8 Jun 2017
Times to be confirmed / 02392 828282
Oliver! : The Portsmouth Players
The Portsmouth Players present Lionel Bart's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' original story about an orphan as he navigates the London's underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and love.
Tue 1 Nov
Wed 2 Nov
Thu 3 Nov
One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' King
An evening in the company of top Elvis impersonator Lee 'Memphis' King, performing a selection of Presley's hip-shaking greatest hits.
Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic
New show from Sally Morgan.
Puppetry of the Penis
Puppetry of the Penis features two Australians who manipulate their genitals into various shapes, objects and landmarks.
Royal Shakespeare Company: Cymbeline
Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance.
Royal Shakespeare Company: King Lear
RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher plays King Lear in one of the bard's most powerful plays, directed by RSC Artist Director Gregory Doran.
Royal Shakespeare Company: The Tempest
Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in a production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. The play is brought to life with the help of Intel and Andy Serkis' Imaginarium, featuring advanced technology in a bold reimagining of this Shakespearean classic.
Rule the World
Tribute to the reformed 90s boy band featuring classic tunes such as ‘Never Forget’, ‘Greatest Day’, ‘Back For Good’, ‘Relight My Fire’, ‘Everything Changes’, ‘Shine’ and ‘Pray’.
Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker
- Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
- Written by: Tchaikovsky
Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.
Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake
- Written by: Russian State Ballet
Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.
Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium of Sally Morgan.
SD Studios Presents "Read All About It"
Students present dance, singing and drama performances from musical theatre to pop chart hits.
Sean Lock: Keep it Light
The team captain of Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats presents his latest live show.
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.
Thank You For The Music
Double the tribute trouble with a night of ABBA and Bee Gees covers.
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.
A tour of the theatre's backstage, wardrobe and technical areas.
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.