Kings Theatre

Kings Theatre
Kings Theatre
Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 2QJ
  • Telephone 02392 828282
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–6pm; closed Sun.
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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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Alice In Wonderland

Ballet Theatre UK present a ballet based on Lewis Carroll's much-loved Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Suitable for all ages.

Sat 17 Jun

£20 (£18; Children £16) / 02392 828282

Arthur Smith Sings Leonord Cohen: The Final Tribute

The day before the presidential election last year, Leonard Cohen finally fell silent. In ‘Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen - The Final Tribute’, Arthur, in the melodious company of the glamourous Smithereens, revisits and revises the acclaimed show they performed in Edinburgh, London, Galway and Berlin. ‘touching…

Fri 28 Jul

£19.50 / 02392 828282

Awful Auntie

When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Aunt Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her…

Wed 12 Sep 2018

£15–£24 (£20.50–£22; Children £17–£22) / 02392 828282

Thu 13 Sep 2018

£15–£24 (£20.50–£22; Children £17–£22) / 02392 828282

Fri 14 Sep 2018

£15–£24 (£20.50–£22; Children £17–£22) / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 16 Sep 2018

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

The master of surreality tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness in his latest show. His musical interludes include fashioning a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagining the Stars and Stripes.

Sun 30 Jul

£25.50 / 02392 828282


★★★★★ ‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’ Radio Times All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps…

Sun 11 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £12) / 02392 828282


The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a…

Thu 22 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £12) / 02392 828282

CANCELLED* RSC: Titus Andronicus

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare's most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare's gory revenge tragedy presents us…

Mon 4 Sep

£14 (£12; Children £12) / 02392 828282

Comedy Club 4 Kids

  • 4 stars

Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. And they have to keep it clean.

Sat 29 Jul

£7.50 / 02392 828282


The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a new show and UK tour for 2017. The Dreamboys are without shadow of a doubt the UK's top male strip show, with massive sold out worldwide tours and guest appearances on some of the country’s biggest TV shows, this is the perfect girl’s night out. An action-packed 2…

Fri 6 Oct

£24.50–£29.50 / 02392 828282

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards: Try Hard

The Olympic ski jumper talks about his life and career.

Sun 28 May

£17 / 02392 828282

ELVIS - The King In Concert Starring Mark Anthony

Internationally renowned Mark Anthony returns with his brand new production, ELVIS - The King In Concert, recreating all the electrifying magic of the Madison Square Gardens and On Tour performances. Elvis’ concert years are some of the most exciting performances in music history. In 1972 Elvis returned to conquer New…

Sat 10 Jun

£18.50–£48 (£20–£23; Children £20–£23) / 02392 828282

Fame The Musical JR. Technical Summer School

Ages: 11-18yrs The Kings Theatre Backstage Experience runs alongside both of our week long summer schools ‘What a Knight!’ and ‘Fame- The Musical JR.’ Working with members of our backstage team and industry professionals, Students will learn about all technical aspects involved in staging a musical theatre…

Mon 7 Aug

£170 / 02392 828282

Girl Power: The Spice Girls Experience

Journey back to the 90s. To a time of platform boots and Union Jack print dresses… a time of Girl Power! With nine Number 1 singles, 80 million record sales worldwide, two worldwide concert tours, plus movies and musicals to their name, there is no doubt that the Spice Girls were the biggest girl band of all time!

Sun 29 Oct

£23.50 / 02392 828282

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Sat 27 May

£26.50 (£24.50; Children £24.50) / 02392 828282

Islands in the Stream

Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Thu 29 Jun

£24.75 (£22.55) / 02392 828282

Joe Pasquale: The Devil in Disguise

The television comedian and popular panto performer supplies his unique brand of madcap humour.

Thu 27 Jul

£20.50 / 02392 828282

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Wed 18 Oct

£21.50 / 02392 828282

KYT: Through The Looking Glass

“How very peculiar!” Join the Kings Youth Theatre for their next great adventure as they venture through the looking glass into Lewis Carroll’s fantastical world of Alice. Stepping through the magic mirror, Alice will face her greatest challenge yet, as she journeys across the chessboard world, filled with strange…

Thu 20 Jul

£12 (£10; Children £10) / 02392 828282

Fri 21 Jul

£12 (£10; Children £10) / 02392 828282

Sat 22 Jul

£12 (£10; Children £10) / 02392 828282

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

Serial sneaker-into-places-he-shouldn't-be, Lee Nelson, returns with a new standup show.

Mon 2 Oct

£23.40 / 02392 828282

Madama Butterfly

The Russian State Opera presents one of the most colourful and exotic operas – Puccini's Madama Butterfly.

Thu 14 Sep

£30–£32 (£28–£30; Children £23) / 02392 828282


An interactive musical spectacular featuring children's television presenters.

Mon 29 May

£16.50 (Children £14.50) / 02392 828282

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live UK Tour

The CBeebies arts and crafts hero embarks on another live theatre tour. Join Mister Maker and his colourful pals The Shapes for arty adventures, songs and dancing.

Sat 16 Sep

£15.50 / 02392 828282

Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.

Sat 24 Jun

£24–£26 (£22–£24; Children £22–£24) / 02392 828282

Oh! Carol

Damion Scarcella and Belinda Wollaston 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

Times to be confirmed / 02392 828282

One Night Of Rock

A rock musical experience that packs in 48 songs from the likes of Queen, the Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Jimi Hendrix and many more.

Fri 30 Jun

£28.05 (£25.85) / 02392 828282

Our House

From the writer of smash hits Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots comes the feel good, Olivier Award-winning MADNESS musical, OUR HOUSE. On the night of Joe’s 16th birthday, a split-second decision forces him to choose between himself and his heart. As two very different paths unfold before him, the consequences of that…

Mon 30 Oct

£17–£31.50 (£20–£29.50; Children £20–£29.50) / 02392 828282

Tue 31 Oct

£17–£31.50 (£20–£29.50; Children £20–£29.50) / 02392 828282

Wed 1 Nov

£17–£31.50 (£20–£29.50; Children £20–£29.50) / 02392 828282

…and 3 more dates until 4 Nov

Peppa Pigs Adventure

Peppa Pig’s Adventure Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving…

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£17–£19 (Children £15–£17) / 02392 828282

Thu 18 Jan 2018

£17–£19 (Children £15–£17) / 02392 828282

Play Time Collaborative Exhibition

A collaborative work by Joe Ross, Andreea Stan, and Mollie Beacher who bring together their different disciplines to explore the relationships between play and the creative process.

Fri 16 Jun

Free / 02392 828282

Sat 17 Jun

Free / 02392 828282

Sun 18 Jun

Free / 02392 828282

…and 7 more dates until 25 Jun

The Real Thing & Odyssey

The Real Thing are a British soul group formed in the 1970s. In addition to a string of British hits, the band charted internationally with their song "You to Me Are Everything", which reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. By number of sales, they were the most successful black rock/soul act in England during the…

Fri 9 Jun

£27.95 / 02392 828282

Thu 21 Sep

£27.95 / 02392 828282

The Real Thing

1970s soul band celebrating 40 years in the business perform their classic hits including 'You To Me Are Everything', 'Can't Get By Without You' and 'Can You Feel The Force?'.

Fri 9 Jun

£27.95 / 02392 828282

Thu 21 Sep

£27.95 / 02392 828282

Sam Bailey

The former prisoner officer who won the 2013 X Factor takes her new album, Sing My Heart Out, on the road.

Fri 16 Jun

£29.62 / 02392 828282

The Searchers

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', with Frank Allen, Spencer…

Sun 4 Jun

£23 / 02392 828282

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

2016 Olivier Award Winners – Best Entertainment and Family Show Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest - direct from the West End and now heading to Portsmouth! With nine years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 Series, a critically acclaimed West End run and now an Olivier Award to their name…

Thu 1 Jun

£19.50 (£17.50) / 02392 828282

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

The Showstoppers’ Kids Show takes kids’ ideas and turn them into marvellous, musical adventures from scratch, right away and in front of your very noses. Together, we’ll explore magical kingdoms as you decide where the story is set, what happens next and who the characters are. You can even join us on stage if you…

Thu 1 Jun

£10.50 / 02392 828282

Sing-a-Long-a Grease

  • 1978
  • US
  • 110 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Randal Kleiser
  • Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Get dolled up as a T-bird or a Pink Lady for this fully interactive sing-along to the classic film, with dancing in the aisles.

Fri 7 Jul

£17 (Children £12) / 02392 828282

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Mind Over Matter

Sir Ranulph, who received the Guinness Book of Records accolade as ‘Greatest Living Explorer’, discusses his new biography Mind Over Matter.

Wed 28 Jun

£21 (£19; Children £19) / 02392 828282

Snow White

New Pantomime Productions Ltd presents Snow White, coming to the Kings Theatre Portsmouth in 2017. Magic Mirror in my hand which is the fairest pantomime in the land? Why, Snow White at the Kings Theatre of course! Join us for traditional family pantomime fun with Snow White, her charming Prince, the Wicked Queen…

Tue 5 Dec

£12.50–£29.50 (£15.50–£25.50; Children £15.50–£25.50) / 02392 828282

Wed 6 Dec

£12.50–£29.50 (£15.50–£25.50; Children £15.50–£25.50) / 02392 828282

Thu 7 Dec

£12.50–£29.50 (£15.50–£25.50; Children £15.50–£25.50) / 02392 828282

…and 21 more dates until 1 Jan 2018

Soul Legends

A night of soul classics.

Thu 15 Jun

£28.05 (£25.85) / 02392 828282

Stewart Lee: Content Provider

Lee's latest live show is undoubtedly just as caustic as ever.

Sat 23 Sep

£23 / 02392 828282

Summer Stage Experience

JUL MON 31 – AUG FRI 4 9am-5pm Show: FRI 4, 7pm Ages: 7-11 years Join Lou Bundy and her team on our junior performance arts summer school focussing on the skills of acting, singing and dancing! At the end of the week students will perform live on the Kings Theatre Stage the hilarious musical What a Knight!

Mon 31 Jul

£170 / 02392 828282


Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of one of pop history's most successful and entertaining live bands. Featuring all of ABBA's…

Sat 9 Sep

£24 (£22; Children £22) / 02392 828282

That'll Be The Day

The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production features a fantastic…

Sat 19 Aug

£11.50–£27 (Children £10.50) / 02392 828282

That's Life - The Frank Sinatra Story

That’s life is a brand new theatre production celebrating the life and music of one of the 20th centuries greatest icons, Frank Sinatra. The authentic show takes you from his first early recordings with the big bands, his rise, fall and the women, notorious connections and collaborations that assured his rise again to…

Fri 26 May

£19.50–£21.50 (£17.50–£19.50; Children £17.50–£19.50) / 02392 828282

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.

Tue 26 Sep

£22–£48 (£25–£46; Children £25–£46) / 02392 828282

Wed 27 Sep

£22–£48 (£25–£46; Children £25–£46) / 02392 828282

Thu 28 Sep

£22–£48 (£25–£46; Children £25–£46) / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 30 Sep

What A Knight Technical Summer School

Ages: 11-16yrs The Kings Theatre Backstage Experience runs alongside both of our week long summer schools ‘What a Knight!’ and ‘Fame- The Musical JR.’ Working with members of our backstage team and industry professionals, Students will learn about all technical aspects involved in staging a musical theatre…

Mon 31 Jul

£170 / 02392 828282

What A Knight Technical Summer School Performance

Presented by students of our Summer Stage Experience: A castle full of colourful characters joins in the fun, including precocious princesses, a talking dragon - and not forgetting Merlin and his magic mirror! When young squire Watt Cobblers is expelled from Knight School, he reluctantly becomes Merlin's new…

Fri 4 Aug

£7 (£5) / 02392 828282

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Fri 2 Jun

£24–£26 (£22–£24; Children £22–£24) / 02392 828282

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