Tours and Talks

From footings to opening night the building of the Kings Theatre in 1906/7 took thirteen months.

Since its opening in 1907, it has been an integral part of Portsmouth and Southsea cultural landscape providing over 100 years of entertainment. The Grade II* listed theatre is an important and complete example of Edwardian playhouse from one of the world’s most renowned architects Frank Matcham.

The Kings Theatre’s team of volunteer champions have a range of talks from general interest to a specialist theatre subject that can be delivered to your group, society or school.

Do get in touch with Katrina Henderson

Remembering Bally

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Remembering Bally

21 Sep

The ultimate tribute to a football icon comes to Portsmouth as we look back and celebrate the legend that is Bally. 

An Audience with Paul Gascoigne

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An Audience With Paul Gascoigne

09 Nov

An Audience with Paul Gascoigne celebrates the life of a football legend and your chance to see “the most naturally gifted English midfielder of his generation”.


Led by knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides our Theatre Tours offer fascinating insights into this Grade II* Listed Edwardian playhouse. Giving rare access to areas of the theatre you’ll literally see behind the scenes of a busy theatre. Hear about the theatre’s history, our renovation project and the origins of famous theatrical expressions. Experience what it is like to stand centre stage in front of thousands, gaze up into the fly tower and see the complexity of lighting and set hanging plot and visits parts of the building that you wouldn’t normally see.

  • Tours are on the first Saturday of each month
  • Bespoke tours for groups of 10+ can be arranged.
  • Adults £8
  • Children £5.50
  • Tours last 90 – 105 minutes and culminate with tea and coffee.

Toddler Tours

This interactive tour allows your toddlers to visit our beautiful Edwardian Theatre in their own time and at their own pace. Through songs, music and stories they will learn about the characters that have performed on our main stage.

  • The tours will take in the dress circle, the stalls and boxes with interactive activities throughout! 
  • Each tour date will be a new interactive story for your toddler to enjoy.
  • For more information contact Rachel Goodall on 023 9285 2218 
  • Price – £4 per child (1 adult free per full paying child)
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