To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Search Attractions & Activities

Keyword (Optional)

Things to Do

Epsom Downs Racecourse

Epsom Downs Racecourse

Epsom Downs racecourse, just 30 minutes outside Central London is a spectacular location overlooking the stunning North Downs on one side and the...

My Itinerary

Build your own itineraries by clicking the Add to Excursion button to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Kings Theatre


Albert Road

Tel: +44 (0)23 9282 8282

Add Kings Theatre to your Itinerary

Kings Theatre

The dignified and beautiful Kings Theatre, situated on Albert Road in Southsea, is one of the best examples of an elegant Edwardian playhouse to be found in the British Isles with many of its original features and Italian Renaissance style of décor still intact.

The theatre, a result of the vision and business acumen of John Waters Boughton and the architectural prowess of Frank Matcham, one of the greatest theatre architects of his time, opened in 1907 in “a most glittering of occasions”.

Since that night numerous productions have visited the Kings - the theatre was the venue for the opening of the famous ‘Aldwych Farces’ and in 1974, Director Ken Russell filmed the Pinball Wizard sequence of the rock opera ‘Tommy’ featuring The Who and Elton John here.

Many stars of the stage and screen have performed at the Kings including Sarah Bernhardt, Noel Coward, Sean Connery, Rex Harrison, Spike Milligan, Ivor Novello, Sybil Thorndike and HB Irving to name but a few of the greats of the last century and the theatre is proud to include Dillie Keane, Hugh Dennis and Lisa Reilly as their current Patrons.

Since 2003 the theatre has been operated by Kings Theatre Trust Ltd and over £2million has been spent on an extensive restoration programme to carry out vital repairs, restoration and improve facilities.

The Kings has a full and varied programme of shows throughout the year to suit all tastes including Musicals, Ballet, Opera, Dance, Music and Tribute acts, Drama, Comedy, Family Shows, Film and of course traditional Pantomime!


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)


Prices and tickets vary by show and performance – please see our website or brochure for all prices.
Concession prices available for some shows.

What's Nearby

  1. Cumberland House Natural History Museum

    Portsmouth is a very special place for wildlife in Britain. It has many different habitats in a...

    0.51 miles away
  2. D-Day Museum

    The D-Day Museum is temporarily closed to the public, for an extensive transformation project. It...

    0.55 miles away
  3. Southsea Castle

    Built in 1544, Southsea Castle was part of a series of fortifications constructed by Henry VIII...

    0.63 miles away
  4. Blue Reef Aquarium

    Enter the Blue Reef Aquarium and take a safari from the depths of the Solent to the tropical coral...

    0.66 miles away
  1. Portsmouth Museum

    Portsmouth Museum is the museum of and for the people of Portsmouth with exciting and varied...

    0.84 miles away
  2. Portsmouth Guildhall

    Portsmouth Guildhall is one of the premier event and entertainment venues on the South Coast, with...

    0.93 miles away
  3. Krazy Kaves

    A purpose-built play and party centre for toddlers through to 12-year olds.

    1 miles away
  4. Gunwharf Quays

    One of the South Coast's most popular shopping destinations, Gunwharf Quays is filled with almost...

    1.31 miles away
  5. Emirates Spinnaker Tower

    View things differently at the top of Britain’s best viewing tower – the stunning 170 metre tall...

    1.36 miles away
  6. Harbour Tours

    Portsmouth is still the home of the modern Royal Navy and taking the Harbour Tour offers...

    1.41 miles away
  7. Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

    Pay a visit to the small terraced house of 1805, in which the famous novelist Charles Dickens was...

    1.48 miles away
  8. Eastney Beam Engine House

    Eastney Beam Engine House will be open free of charge on certain weekends. There will be some...

    1.51 miles away
  9. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard takes the guesswork out of planning the perfect day out for the family...

    1.5 miles away
  10. Action Stations at Boathouse 6

    Action Stations is a high-tech, interactive indoor attraction housed in Boathouse 6. The boathouse...

    1.52 miles away
  11. HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    HMS Warrior 1860 was Britain’s first iron-hulled, armoured warship and the pride of Queen...

    1.54 miles away
Previous Next