The King’s plays host to major touring drama, including West End, National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Shakespeare Company productions. The venue was built as a variety theatre in 1906 and over the years has played host to legendary performers such as Stanley Baxter, Rikki Fulton and Jimmy Logan. The 1350-seat venue continues to play a prominent role in the community, hosting the ever-popular King’s pantomime and a number of productions from local amateur societies throughout the year.
Festival City Theatres Trust is responsible for the operation and management of two of Scotland’s major presenting venues – The Festival and King’s Theatres in Edinburgh. The Trust, which is a registered charity, was formed in July 1998 with the merger of the two theatres. It is the largest independent theatre management in Scotland.
King's Theatre Edinburgh
2 Leven St,
0131 529 6000
"Festival City Theatres Trust manages two of Scotland’s major presenting venues, the Festival and King’s Theatres in Edinburgh, and we are thrilled that the Touring Consortium Theatre Company will be bringing their productions to the King’s over the next few years – the only Scottish dates. We know that our audiences will delight in this quality work."Duncan Hendry, Chief Executive, Festival City Theatres Trust