Kings News

November 2021



Introducing our biggest ever community production | Titanic the Musical

09 Nov 2021

We are delighted to announce that our in-house team will be producing Titanic the Musical in 2022, showcasing the best local talent Portsmouth has to offer, with audition registration now OPEN! The epic production featuring the largest cast of adults and children ever to appear on our stage opens on 11th April 2022 the week […]

October 2021



New Trustee at the Kings Theatre

29 Oct 2021

The Kings Theatre is pleased to welcome Portsmouth Councillor Rob Wood to its board of Trustees.  Rob brings with him an extensive knowledge of Portsmouth and the arts, and previously served as the Lord Mayor of the city during 2020/2021, representing the Theatre as a Patron during this period.  The appointment comes at a time when the Kings plans to kick-start its regeneration project and continue its diverse programme into 2022 and beyond.  Elsewhere, the Theatre is delighted to […]



Pompey Panto fun at the Great South Run!

10 Oct 2021

Fee Fi Fo Fum, what a weekend it was at the Great South Run! Our cast of Jack and the Beanstalk were THRILLED to be involved earlier this month, as thousands of runners and spectators gathered at Southsea Seafront to take part in the races and show their support. As part of their royal duties, Dame […]

September 2021



John Challis

20 Sep 2021

We are devastated to learn of the passing of John Challis. John was not only a brilliant actor who performed on stage at the Kings, but also a wonderful friend and supporter of the Theatre as one of our patrons. John’s support of the Kings was unrivalled and it was a privilege to keep in […]

May 2021



Update regarding our summer pantomime, Dick Whittington

17 May 2021

Statement from Paul Woolf – Kings Theatre CEO: The Kings of Theatre team is committed to bringing our audiences first class entertainment in a safe environment. As leader of this great team I have had to make some tough decisions in the last year. I have always driven the team with an optimistic heart keeping […]

March 2021



Give the Gift of Theatre this Mother’s Day!

11 Mar 2021

Mothering Sunday is this week – Sunday 14 March, and so we’re celebrating Mums everywhere – ours, yours, your children’s (!) and encouraging them to treat themselves to a night out at the Kings. Something to look forward to, now that it feels like we’re finally on our way back to normal! We’ve picked out […]

January 2021


COVID 19 Update

Update from our CEO: 08 JAN

08 Jan 2021

I hope you, your family and friends are well. As you may know our fabulous Pantomime, Dick Whittington, was cut short in December, and although we wanted to remount it over the February school half term to complete the run, sadly this cannot happen now. I am really proud that the Kings was able to […]

November 2020


COVID 19 Update

Update from our CEO: 06 NOV

06 Nov 2020

We’re delighted that our Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington, is still going ahead this year despite the lockdown. We’ve had the set, props and costumes delivered early, and the Kings crew have worked non-stop over the last few days so that we’ll be ready to go in December when we re-open on the 2nd. We are allowed […]



Update: Revised dates for Dick Whittington

01 Nov 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have extended our pantomime run of Dick Whittington with performances now scheduled until Sunday 3rd January 2021. As a result of the latest restrictions, the Theatre will be closed from Thursday 5th November for four weeks, with the first pantomime performance moved to Tuesday 8th December. All shows […]

October 2020

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