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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 35 events at this location

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80s Invasion Tour

Pop, rock and soul covers from the decade that favoured the mullet. Boogie to classics from Madonna, Duran Duran and Prince.

Wed 2 Mar 2016

£34.50 / 02392 828282

All Star 1960s

Brian Poole And The Tremeloes, The Troggs, Badfinger, The Ivy League and The Pacemakers perform their hits.

Wed 21 Oct

£27.50 ( £25.50) / 02392 828282

All The Kings A Stage: Summer School 2015 (Ages 10-15)

Students will cover acting, singing, dancing and musical theatre. Budding young stars will be given the unique opportunity to learn performing arts skills with other students who share their passion for theatre.

Mon 10 Aug

£150–£165 / 02392 828282

Tue 11 Aug

£150–£165 / 02392 828282

Wed 12 Aug

£150–£165 / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 14 Aug

Bizet Carmen

AWARD-WINNING opera producer Ellen Kent returns after critically acclaimed tours of Madama Butterfly, Traviata and Rigoletto, bringing the heat and passion of Spain in this magnificent production of Carmen, inspired by Kent's childhood in Andalucia.

Thu 1 Oct

£21–£28 / 02392 828282

Cantando: Workshop (Ages 3-5)

Learn basic music theory and classic tunes.

Mon 3 Aug

Phone for prices / 02392 828282

Mon 10 Aug

Phone for prices / 02392 828282

Mon 17 Aug

Phone for prices / 02392 828282

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Cantando: Workshop (Ages 8-16)

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

Tue 4 Aug

Phone for prices / 02392 828282

Tue 11 Aug

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Tue 18 Aug

Phone for prices / 02392 828282

…and 6 more dates until 29 Sep

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

David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything

Armed with a teeny keyboard and an incredible wit, David presents his latest solo show of comedy and songs, the ledge.

David O’Doherty: We Are All In The Gutter, But Some Of Us Are Looking At David O'Doherty

David O'Doherty, the Lidl Enya, the broken Buble, is delighted to present a new hour of talking and songs played on a stupid keyboard from 1986. Life is like a box of chocolates, but one where somebody else has eaten all the chocolates. And replaced them with mouse heads and dishwasher tablets.

Derek Acorah: Enlightenment

The Most Haunted medium calls upon the spirits of the dead in a dramatic stage show.

Fri 25 Sep

£19.50 / 02392 828282

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Dreamboats and Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits 'Twist & Shout', 'Handy Man', 'Pretty Woman' and 'One Fine Day'.

Mon 3 Aug

£25.50–£29 / 02392 828282

Tue 4 Aug

£25.50–£29 / 02392 828282

Wed 5 Aug

£25.50–£29 / 02392 828282

…and 3 more dates until 8 Aug

Ellen Kent's Tosca

Traditional setting of Puccini's opera mixing true love, torture and treachery.

Fri 19 Feb 2016

£21.50–£28 / 02392 828282

Freddie Flintoff: 2nd Innings

The cricketer shares his memories of the historic 2005 Ashes victory for the England team.

Tue 20 Oct

Heritage Open Day Tours

A detailed tour of the Kings Theatre and its history run by one of the Kings Theatre trust members, all of which have extensive knowledge about the building.

Thu 10 Sep

Fri 11 Sep

Sat 12 Sep

Sun 13 Sep

The Hollywood Special Effects Show

An opportunity to see how effects in films are created.

Thu 8 Oct

£13.50–£15.50 ( £50) / 02392 828282

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International Ocean Film Festival

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

Tue 22 Sep

£11 (£9.50) / 02392 828282

The Irish House Party

An award-winning music and dance show celebrating the best of Irish culture.

Mon 19 Oct

£11–£21 / 02392 828282

Joan Armatrading

Multi award-winning, MBE awarded artist with a sublime voice, playing self-penned soul and sophisticated pop from her impressive back catalogue. These solo dates form part of her final world tour.

Sat 1 Aug

£29.50 ( £27.50) / 02392 828282

The Lindisfarne Story

Billy Mitchell and Ray Laidlaw tell the story of Tyneside's favourite band in music and words.

Thu 22 Oct

£18.50; £15.50 OAP mems (£16.50; £16.50) / 02392 828282

Marie Clarke: For The Love Of Dance

Dances will include songs from famous musicals and west end shows inclduing Fame, Gypsy, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Frozen.

Fri 30 Oct

Phone for prices / 02392 828282

Sat 31 Oct

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Mister Maker & The Shapes Live UK Tour

The CBeebies arts and crafts hero embarks on his first ever live theatre tour in the UK.

Sat 3 Oct

£13.50 (Children £10; £42) / 02392 828282

Sun 4 Oct

£13.50 (Children £10; £42) / 02392 828282

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Powerful rhythms and theatrical choreography from the energetic drumming group.

Sun 18 Oct

£20.50 (£17.50; £15.50) / 02392 828282

National Gilbert And Sullivan Opera Company: The Mikado

  • Written by: W S Gilbert

A performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's tale of love set in the fictitious Japanese town of Titipu.

Fri 4 Sep

The Main Auditorium

£23.50–£27 ( £20.50–£24; £20.50–£24; Children £20.50–£24; Children £20.50–£24 under 15s) / 02392 828282

Oink: Summer School 2015 (Ages 7-12)

Drama course for youngsters, with a chance to showcase new skills in a performance at the end of the week.

Fri 31 Jul

£150 / 02392 828282

Oink: Technical Summer School 2015 (Ages 10-16)

A week-long workshop culminating in a show.

Fri 31 Jul

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One Night Of Elvis

In this brand new show for 2015, Europe's most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist- Lee Memphis King, presents the ultimate tribute to The King- celebrating the entire career of the musical legend. This spectacular show begins with an authentic recreation of the groundbreaking '68 comeback special. The second half…

Sat 12 Sep

The Main Auditorium

£21.50 ( £19.50; £19.50; Children £19.50; Children £19.50 under 15s) / 02392 828282

Russell Watson

  • Written by: Claude-Michel Schonberg

One of the country's most popular crossover singers returns to the stage.

Tue 27 Oct

£38.50–£45 ( £36.50–£43) / 02392 828282

Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

Fri 6 Nov

£32 / 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'.

Wed 30 Sep

£20 ( £18) / 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 6 Aug

Phone for prices / 02392 828282

Thu 13 Aug

Phone for prices / 02392 828282

Thu 20 Aug

Phone for prices / 02392 828282

…and 5 more dates until 24 Sep back to top

Summer Art School: Workshop (Ages 8-12)

Simon Whitcomb guides students to understand composition, drawing and painting skills whilst creating a cardboard theatre with working mechanisms.

Tue 25 Aug

£125 / 02392 828282

Wed 26 Aug

£125 / 02392 828282

Thu 27 Aug

£125 / 02392 828282

Fri 28 Aug

£125 / 02392 828282

Sunset Boulevard: Portsmouth Players

Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical based on Billy Wilder's 1950 film.

Tue 13 Oct

£13–£14 (Children £11–£12; £44–£48) / 02392 828282

Wed 14 Oct

£13–£14 (Children £11–£12; £44–£48) / 02392 828282

Thu 15 Oct

£13–£14 (Children £11–£12; £44–£48) / 02392 828282

…and 2 more dates until 17 Oct

Thank You For The Music

Double the tribute trouble.

Sat 26 Sep

£22.50 ( £21.50; £21.50; Children £21.50; Children £21.50 under 15s) / 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 15 Aug

Main Auditorium

£22–£25 / 02392 828282

Theatre Tours

Guided tour behind the scenes.

Sat 1 Aug

£6 (Children £1) / 02392 828282

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