Beautifully preserved, the beloved King’s Theatre is a treasured piece of Edinburgh history. Built as a variety theatre in 1906, the King's now presents a seasonal mix-bag of treats for the people of Edinburgh; in spring and autumn the King's is home to West End plays and touring drama, in summer Edinburgh International Festival, and in winter the ever-popular King's panto.
Over the years countless legends of screen and stage have treaded the King's boards, from heroes of variety Rikki Fulton and Jimmy Logan, to superstars Maria Callas, Sir Sean Connery and Sir Ian McKellen. we defy anyone not to fall in love with the charm of this iconic venue.
A major refurbishment was undertaken in the mid 1980s when new seating was installed at every level.
The King's Theatre was built as a variety theatre and has a long tradition of pantomime with such stars as Stanley Baxter, Rikki Fulton and Jimmy Logan. There is also a long tradition of amateur operatic and musical work in Edinburgh which for some years now has taken place at the King's Theatre.
Visitors to Edinburgh’s beloved King’s Theatre can look forward to a brighter, cooler and altogether more comfortable experience following a £2.6 million refurbishment.
For more information and to see listings and book tickets please visit edtheatres.com/kings
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