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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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…

Tue 11 Oct

£33 / 02392 828282

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

Thu 22 Sep

£24.50 / 02392 828282

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.

Tue 27 Sep

Thu 29 Sep

…and 2 more dates until 1 Oct

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.

Sun 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Tue 25 Oct

£12 (Children £10; £40) / 02392 828282

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Dirty Dancing

  • 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.

Mon 14 Nov

£20–£45 / 02392 828282

Tue 15 Nov

£20–£45 / 02392 828282

Wed 16 Nov

£20–£45 / 02392 828282

…and 3 more dates until 19 Nov

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story

Adaptation of the smash hit film Dirty Dancing

Mon 14 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Tue 15 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Wed 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

…and 3 more dates until 19 Nov

The Dreamboys

The world famous male strippers strut their stuff.

Fri 7 Apr 2017

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Elio Pace: The Billy Joel Songbook

Pace plays the songs of the Piano Man.

Wed 26 Oct

£24 (£21.50) / 02392 828282

Ellen Kent's La Bohème

Puccini's romantic opera is staged traditionally, directed by Ellen Kent and starring international soloists.

Sun 26 Feb 2017

£22.50–£31.50 (£18.50–£28.50) / 02392 828282

Starring Olga Perrier and Ecaterina Danu.

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Forbidden Nights

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.

Wed 5 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Gangsta Granny

  • 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).

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Thu 16 Feb 2017

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Fri 17 Feb 2017

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Sat 18 Feb 2017

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Gerry Cross the Mersey

Sixties icon Gerry Marsden of Pacemakers fame performs some of his old hits and tells stories from the good old days.

Sun 18 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

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

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Sat 12 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Sun 13 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

…and 28 more dates until 1 Jan 2017

Jimmy Osmond: Moon River and Me

Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond.

Thu 20 Oct

£29–£31.50 (£26–£29.50) / 02392 828282

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Kings Theatre Arts Award Summer School (11-16 Years)

A week-long creative course for young people to explore different art and drama-based workshops including improvisation, physical theatre, animation and stage make up.

Thu 25 Aug

Fri 26 Aug

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 23 Sep

02392 828282

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

£14.50 (£12.50) / 02392 828282

Performed by South Downe Musical Society.

Fri 11 Nov

£14.50 (£12.50) / 02392 828282

Performed by South Downe Musical Society.

Sat 12 Nov

£14.50 (£12.50) / 02392 828282

Performed by South Downe Musical Society.

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.

Sun 23 Oct

The Manfreds

Rock and blues with a twist of jazz.

Wed 19 Oct

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With PP Arnold and Zoot Money.

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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…

Wed 19 Oct

£27–£29 / 02392 828282

Nathan Carter

Irish charmer Nathan Carter and his band play an easy listening mix of Irish, country and popular songs.

Wed 14 Sep

£26.50 / 02392 828282

National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea

  • 180 min
  • 12A

Set in London in 1952, The Deep BlueSea is the story of Hester Collyer who attempts suicide following an affair with a former RAF pilot. Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production stars Helen McCroy and Tom Burke.

Ocean Film Festival

A selection of documentaries celebrating the beauty and power of the world's oceans.

Sat 24 Sep

£13 (£10.50–£11.50) / 02392 828282

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.

Sun 15 Jan 2017

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Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic

New show from Sally Morgan.

Wed 12 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Puppetry of the Penis

Puppetry of the Penis features two Australians who manipulate their genitals into various shapes, objects and landmarks.

Sat 8 Oct

£15 / 02392 828282

Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational

In this brand new show, Ranganathan explores the rationality of his worldview and explains why it's everyone else who is wrong.

Wed 7 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Thu 15 Sep

£20 / 02392 828282

Royal Shakespeare Company: Cymbeline

  • 2016

Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance.

Royal Shakespeare Company: King Lear

  • 12A

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher plays King Lear in one of the bard's most powerful plays, directed by RSC Artist Director Gregory Doran.

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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.

Wed 18 Jan 2017

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’.

Sat 4 Feb 2017

£20.50 (£16.50–£18.50) / 02392 828282

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.

Fri 21 Oct

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.

Sally Morgan

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.

Wed 12 Oct

£23.50 / 02392 828282

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Sean Lock: Keep it Light

You know fine well who he is, now pop along and see his latest show.

Thu 13 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Fri 14 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 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.

Sat 15 Oct

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Talents of Britain

The stars of Britain's Got Talent and other shows come together for this special live stage show.

Sat 17 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8807 6680

Thank You For The Music

Double the tribute trouble with a night of ABBA and Bee Gees covers.

Fri 7 Oct

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.

Sun 4 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

Theatre Tour

A tour of the theatre's backstage, wardrobe and technical areas.

Sat 1 Oct

£6 (under 15s £1) / 02392 828282

Sat 5 Nov

£6 (under 15s £1) / 02392 828282

Sat 3 Dec

£6 (under 15s £1) / 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 2017

£34–£48; £31–£45 / 02392 828282

Wed 27 Sep 2017

Thu 28 Sep 2017

£34–£48; £31–£45 / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 30 Sep 2017

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