Kings News

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 […]


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 […]


COVID 19 Update

Update from our CEO: 05 JUN

05 Jun 2020

Good Afternoon, It’s a busy day at the Kings Theatre, as you will have seen if you caught our Facebook Live earlier. If you missed it you can re-watch it here. During our Facebook Live we announced that because of the enforced closure of theatres and after liaison with our creative team and co-producer, we will […]

May 2020


COVID 19 Update

Update from our CEO: 29 MAY

29 May 2020

Good Evening, Hopefully you are well and have had a chance to enjoy some of this glorious weather. Slowly the lockdown is easing – but we still have no clarification about when it will be possible to open our doors and raise the curtain. In the meantime we are preparing for when we can open, […]


COVID 19 Update

Update from our CEO: 15 MAY

15 May 2020

As the days merge into one I start by hoping you are well. This week the Kings has cause to reflect on the remarkable achievements of Frank Matcham, the architect of the theatre. Sunday 16 May marks the 100th anniversary of his death and in remembering him it gives us the chance to celebrate what an […]


COVID 19 Update

Update from our CEO: 01 MAY

01 May 2020

I cycled past the Kings last weekend and the sun was shining on Aurora – our golden statue standing guard high above the Kings. She was standing so bright and strong it filled me with a sense of optimism for the future amidst the uncertainty. So what does that future look like? We at the […]

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