Kings News

October 2020



Here’s how Schools can enjoy Panto this Christmas!

30 Oct 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Kings Theatre will be bringing the festive season to schools, with our pantomime Dick Whittington available to stream.  Due to current restrictions, many regular school groups will be unable to attend the show in-person, but the package is a safe alternative in keeping with Christmas tradition. The show, filmed live at the Theatre, will be available from Monday 7th December with access for 5 days for […]

September 2020



We’re Open, We’re Safe, Book Now!

21 Sep 2020

As you can see, the Kings is now open, safe and ready to take your booking for all of our upcoming shows and events – and of course our Pompey Panto – Dick Whittington! We are so grateful to everyone who has supported us during the reopening by buying tickets, coming to see our events, and for […]

August 2020


COVID 19 Update

Update from our CEO: 07 AUG

07 Aug 2020

Plans for re-opening are gathering pace, and we’re really excited to be announcing the latest addition to our panto cast today – X Factor finalist Sean Smith who will play Dick Whittington. Portsmouth-born Sean shot to fame as one half of the duo Same Difference after reaching the final of the X Factor and being […]

July 2020


COVID 19 Update

Update from our CEO: 17 JUL

17 Jul 2020

Another busy week here for Team Kings as we begin our seven-week countdown to get our beautiful venue ready to welcome audiences back. The first event in our Film+ season on Saturday 5 September is 42nd Street, which includes a pre-show Q&A with the star of the show Bonnie Langford. Thank you all for your […]



Key Workers Ballot for Panto Tickets

17 Jul 2020

We are thrilled that we are able to offer 400 tickets for Key Workers and their families to come and see Dick Whittington | The Pompey Panto on Wednesday 2 December at 7pm. To enter the ballot email no later than 5pm on Friday 24 July 2020 with the following details: Name: Address: Contact Telephone: […]


COVID 19 Update

Update from our CEO: 06 JUL

06 Jul 2020

The Kings welcomes the news of the government support package for the Arts. live entertainment and heritage sectors in the UK announced yesterday. We read with interest the press release last night and now await the detail to advise how this will help regional venues in the theatre and music sectors, large and small. The […]

June 2020


COVID 19 Update

Update from our CEO: 26 JUN

26 Jun 2020

This week I wanted to share with you my letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden which formed The Kings submission to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Task Force for re-starting the theatre industry. We’ve watched with a sense of dismay as the narrative for the entire UK theatre industry has been predicated […]


COVID 19 Update

Update from our CEO: 12 JUN

12 Jun 2020

Following our news about Panto last week I am very pleased to say ticket sales are strong with many Peter Pan ticket holders rolling over their tickets to 2021 and buying new tickets for Dick Whittington. Please encourage your family and friends to support the Kings this Christmas by buying a ticket. Remember all tickets are […]

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