One of the most prominent theatres in Scotland, the King’s Theatre dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. It’s primarily known for its world class musicals and pantomimes, however also receives many top touring comedies, dance performances and circus productions. Over the years, the theatre has seen many famous faces in its longstanding history, including Laurence Olivier, Katherine Hepburn and Michael Jackson.
The theatre was designed by English theatrical architect Frank Matcham, who was responsible for the design of several theatres dotted around Glasgow. The King’s Theatre remains among his most renowned work, with a marble foyer, decorative auditorium and Matcham’s speciality of using fibrous plasterwork. The Edwardian theatre is one of Scotland’s listed buildings, thanks to its spectacular, intact baroque design and importance in the community.
Its significance was further eminanted when it provided the venue for the 1930s Legendary Half-Past Eight Show, the site where Queen Elizabeth met country superstar Dolly Parton at the Silver Royal Jubilee Gala in 1977, and the host for the opening ceremony of Glasgow’s European City of Culture in 1990.
Performance dates: Monday- Saturday at 7:30pm, Thursday and Saturday at 2:30pm.
Performance running time: Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes (including a 20 minute interval).
The Box Office and Royal Circle are on street level; patrons with limited mobility are recommended to sit in the Royal Circle. Other areas of the auditorium can only be accessed using stairs and unfortunately there is no lift. Please speak to our Box Office staff to discuss your requirements when booking your tickets.
The Foyer Bar serves the Royal Circle and is accessible via ramp or 3 steps. The Front of House team are available to assist with bar orders and will ensure that all audience members are comfortable during their visit.
The Theatre is equipped with an infra-red system and headsets are available on request; please speak to the Front of House team when you arrive if you require one.
Guide dogs and Hearing dogs are welcome at the Theatre. They may sit with you in the auditorium or our Front of House team will look after them whilst you enjoy the performance.