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 26 events at this location

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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

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Fri 1 May

The Billy Fury Years

Michael King performs a tribute to rocker Billy Fury, alongside music by several more 60s acts.

Thu 5 Mar

£18 / 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

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

Calamity Jane

  • Directed by: Nick Winston

Jodie Prenger stars in this Watermill Theatre touring production of the Wild West musical, which also features a cast of multi-talented actor-musicians. Directed by Nikolai Foster.

Tue 31 Mar

£25 (£23; £22) / 02392 828282

Wed 1 Apr

£25 (£23; £22) / 02392 828282

Thu 2 Apr

£25 (£23; £22) / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 4 Apr back to top

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

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

Easter Art School (Ages 8-12)

Draw and sketch our beautiful Edwardian theatre and use these as inspiration to create a cardboard construction featuring mechanical movement. With resident artist, Simon Whitcomb.

Tue 7 Apr

£120 / 02392 828282

Wed 8 Apr

£120 / 02392 828282

Thu 9 Apr

£120 / 02392 828282

Fri 10 Apr

£120 / 02392 828282

English Youth Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

An updated version of the classical ballet in which the princess Aurora is cryogenically frozen and looked after by ice fairies.

Fri 6 Mar

£20–£22 (£18–£20; £17–£19) / 02392 828282

Sat 7 Mar

The Essence Of Ireland

  • Directed by: Ross Mils
  • Written by: Susie Parsley

Traditional Irish dance and music show, following the tale of Sean Dempsey and Cora McGowen, friends who are forced apart when Sean moves to New York to find work, and their ongoing friendship through their letters.

Sun 15 Mar

£22 (£20; £19) / 02392 828282

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Flintoff & Holcroft: Balls Out

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

Tue 20 Oct

Forever In Blue Jeans

High energy, hit songs and hot dance in one show as the cast of eight singers take the audience on a musical journey starting in the 50s and ending in the present, passing the likes of Brenda Lee, The Carpenters and Abba on the way.

Sun 26 Apr

£17–£20 / 02392 828282

The Fureys & Davey Arthur

The Irish legends perform with Davey Arthur.

Sun 19 Apr

£18–£20 / 02392 828282

Godspell

  • Directed by: Kenneth Avery-Clark

A parable of Christ's life featuring a rock musical score by Stephen Schwartz.

Tue 28 Apr

£25–£27.50 / 02392 828282

Wed 29 Apr

£25–£27.50 / 02392 828282

Hairspray: The Portsmouth Players

  • Directed by: Jack O'Brien
  • Written by: John Waters

A jolly musical based on the 1988 film by John Waters about a plump girl with big hair and a passion for dance.

Sat 28 Feb

£12–£13 (Children £10 under 15s; £40–£42) / 02392 828282

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Jurassic Adventures

Fun family show about dinosaurs and the people that study them.

Fri 27 Mar

£14–£18 / 02392 828282

The Ladykillers By Graham Linehan

'The Ladykillers' is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady, alone is her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing…

Thu 19 Mar

£12–£14 (£10–£12; £9–£11) / 02392 828282

Fri 20 Mar

£12–£14 (£10–£12; £9–£11) / 02392 828282

Sat 21 Mar

£12–£14 (£10–£12; £9–£11) / 02392 828282

Let's Hang On: A Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Tight falsetto vocals and doo-wop harmonies, featuring all those insanely catchy hits such as 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' and 'Dec '63 (Oh What A Night)'.

Fri 10 Apr

Milkshake! Live 2015

A musical extravaganza for families and small children featuring well-known Channel 5 Milkshake characters plus Milkshake Monkey and two Milkshake presenters.

Sun 1 Mar

£12 (Children £10) / 02392 828282

Portsmouth Music Festival Gala Concert 2015

The event features performers from the festival's dance, drama and music sections.

Sun 29 Mar

£8–£10 (Children £5–£7; £6–£8; £6–£8) / 02392 828282

Puppetry Of The Penis

A comedy show featuring what might politely be termed the ancient art of genital origami, featuring such wonders as The Hamburger, the Wristwatch and the Windsurfer. Not suitable for under 18s.

Sat 28 Mar

£19–£21 / 02392 828282

Return To The Forbidden Planet

  • Directed by: Frederick 'Frido' Ruth
  • Written by: Bob Carlton

Join Captain Tempest and his fearless crew on a stellar adventure into hyperspace in this intergalactic musical. The show includes plenty of rock favourites such as 'Rattle and Roll', 'Great Balls of Fire' and' Johnny B Goode'.

Mon 13 Apr

£22; £23–£27; £26–£28 / 02392 828282

Tue 14 Apr

£22; £23–£27; £26–£28 / 02392 828282

Wed 15 Apr

£22; £23–£27; £26–£28 / 02392 828282

…and 3 more dates until 18 Apr

The Solid Silver 60s Show 2014

Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop in the company of Vanity Fare, Chris Montez, Chris Farlow and Brian Poole & the Tremelos.

Wed 8 Apr

£23.50–£27.50 / 02392 828282

Talbot House – A Home From Home

  • Written by: Peter Gill

Peter Gill's drama tinged with humour and music about the house in Poperinge, Belgium, which became a refuge for Allied troops during the Great War.

Sun 15 Mar

£12 (£10; £9) / 02392 828282

The Woman in Black

  • Directed by: Robin Herford
  • Written by: Stephen Mallatratt (adapt)

Theatre experience with a heavy film noir influence, about a young lawyer trying to exorcise his metaphorical demons.

Mon 9 Mar

£17–£20; £21–£24 / 02392 828282

Tue 10 Mar

£17–£20; £21–£24 / 02392 828282

Wed 11 Mar

£17–£20; £21–£24 / 02392 828282

…and 3 more dates until 14 Mar

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