Kings News

March 2020



Coronavirus Update

25 Mar 2020

Update from our CEO, Paul Woolf With the recent statements from the UK government regarding social distancing, and ongoing conversations with the Producers of shows coming to the theatre, we are sad to announce that the Kings is extending its temporary closure up to Sunday 31 May 2020. We are working tirelessly to reschedule our fabulous […]



How You Can Support the Kings Theatre 🎭

25 Mar 2020

Like many in our industry today, as both an unsubsidised venue and a charity (1088254), these unprecedented times will impact on us greatly. Throughout its 113 year history the Kings Theatre has continued to entertain the community and the support of our audiences and patrons is hugely appreciated. During this period where the curtain is […]



Theatre Closure Information

20 Mar 2020

We are sad to announce that following the recent statements from the Government, regarding social distancing to include “avoidance of pubs, clubs and theatres” the Kings Theatre is currently closed to the public and all shows up to Friday 1st May 2020 have been rescheduled. If you hold tickets for any of these shows please […]

February 2020



Sponsor a Seat and be part of the Kings Theatre’s future

26 Feb 2020

Whatever your connection with the Kings Theatre is, you don’t have to be a performer to play a starring role and show your support for our historic venue. Following the news of our exciting regeneration project, we are delighted to be able to offer a unique way you can invest in the Theatre’s future – […]



Emma Barton becomes a Patron of the Kings Theatre

21 Feb 2020

EastEnders and Strictly Come Dancing star Emma Barton has been announced as a patron of the Kings Theatre and will be helping in the Theatre’s regeneration efforts. Portsmouth-born Emma, who most recently wowed audiences with her appearance on the hit BBC dance show will join EastEnders’ co-star Lorraine Stanley alongside West End and comedy star Brian Conley for Sunday Night […]



RELEASE: Kings Theatre confirms funding for stunning regeneration project

14 Feb 2020

The Kings Theatre Trust has received confirmation of a £3 million loan from Portsmouth City Council for an unprecedented regeneration project, which will also see it develop a restaurant and rooftop bar.  The renowned Portsmouth theatre is bucking the trend of failing regional playhouses, with many across the country facing demolition amid rising costs and falling […]



Buddy Interview | True Love Ways

13 Feb 2020

TRUE LOVE WAYS Rick Thorne Interviews Maria Elena Holly If such a thing as love at first sight really does exist, then Maria Elena Holly, Buddy’s widow, says the two experienced that very thing the first time they met, one June morning in 1958. Puerto Rican-born Maria Elena Santiago was working at the New York […]



Miss Rabbit’s Best Day Ever!

08 Feb 2020

Miss Rabbit is a very busy rabbit. She has lots of jobs and has spent the week helping Portsmouth ahead of Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever at the Kings Theatre. She captained the Wightlink Ferry, took tickets and cleaned the windows at the Spinnaker Tower, visited the children at Queen Alexandra Hospital and even drove […]

January 2020



Our Best Group Rates of 2020

23 Jan 2020

Did you know we offer great group rates on the majority of our shows? Just buy 10+ tickets to take advantage. Check out some of our favourite shows below with these fantastic offers. Group bookings must be bought through the Box Office. Please call Lisa Kennedy on 023 9285 2210 or email for all […]



Casting Announced for Giovanni Pernice’s spectacular show!

22 Jan 2020

Casting has been announced for Strictly Come Dancing favourite Giovanni Pernice’s brand new show, This Is Me and features a glittering line-up of dancing pros who have performed across the globe. With the Italian’s natural charm, combined with beautiful choreography perfectly complemented by a fabulous soundtrack, This Is Me pays homage to the music and dances that […]

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