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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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.

Tue 26 May

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

Wed 27 May

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

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

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

Birdsong

  • 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

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Tue 2 Jun

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Wed 3 Jun

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Cantando: Workshop (Ages 3-5)

Learn basic music theory and classic tunes.

Mon 4 May

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Mon 11 May

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Mon 18 May

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Mon 25 May

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Cantando: Workshop (Ages 8-16)

Learn chart-topping songs along with music theatre and songs from various genres.

Tue 5 May

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Tue 12 May

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Tue 19 May

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Tue 26 May

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Cantando: Workshop (Over 16s)

Learn chart-topping songs along with music theatre and songs from various genres.

Mon 4 May

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Mon 11 May

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Mon 18 May

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Mon 25 May

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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

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The Dreamboys

The ultimate ladies night featuring some of the best looking boys in an all male glamour extravaganza.

Thu 21 May

£13.50–£15 / 02392 828282

Flintoff & Holcroft: Balls Out

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

Tue 20 Oct

Gems Dance School: West End To Broadway

The talented students present a dance showcase.

Sat 23 May

£9–£11 (£8–£10) / 02392 828282

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Sat 13 Jun

£22.50–£24.50 / 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

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Mindful Living Club

A fun and informative socialising session.

Wed 27 May

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The Movement Initiative Cic: Celebrate

The talented students present a dance showcase.

Thu 28 May

£9.50 (£7.50) / 02392 828282

Showaddywaddy

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

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 7 May

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Thu 14 May

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Thu 21 May

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Thu 28 May

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Stand Up and Rock

An evening of stand-up starring Brum comedian Jasper Carrott and his pals Bev Bevan, Trevor Burton, Geoff Turton, Joy Strachan-Brain and Danny King.

Wed 20 May

£25 / 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

Swinging To Victory

A celebration of the morale-boosting hits of the star singers and big bands from WWII.

Sun 10 May

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

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.

Sat 9 May

£22–£25 / 02392 828282

Theatre Tours

Guided tour behind the scenes.

Sat 9 May

£6 (Children £1) / 02392 828282

Sat 6 Jun

£6 (Children £1) / 02392 828282

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Tree Fu Tom

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

Sun 31 May

£12 (Children £10) / 02392 828282

The Vicar Of Dibley: Portsmouth Players

The players present a version of three episodes taken from the popular TV series starring Dawn French as the controversial, chocolate-loving vicar.

Wed 20 May

Thu 21 May

Fri 22 May

Voca People

The YouTube sensations take their show on the road – expect a capella / beatboxing and mouth music like you've never heard before.

Fri 8 May

£18.50–£20 ( £15.50–£18; £15.50–£18) / 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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