Location hire

The Kings Theatre is a beautifully restored Grade II* listed Edwardian playhouse. Built-in 1907 the magnificent auditorium, proscenium arch stage, backstage areas, foyers, bars and function rooms make an ideal setting for film, TV and photo shoots.  

The theatre was famously used in Tommy (1974) for the Pinball Wizard sequence (see below) and has featured in BBC's The Bill and The Phoenix and the Carpet (1997).

To hire the theatre for filming or for further information, contact Alaina Blight on 02392 852206 or email alaina.blight@kingsportsmouth.co.uk 

Tommy (1974)

In 1974, director Ken Russell filmed the Pinball Wizard sequence of the rock opera Tommy at the theatre, featuring The Who and Elton John on the stage.


Pinball Wizard filmed at the Kings