Calling all Students!

Alongside the temptations on offer throughout student life and the likely struggle of managing your finances whilst fitting in fun activities, we wanted to offer an alternative. The chance to enjoy a diverse range of shows and productions at the Kings Theatre at a discounted rate.

With our Student Standby offer, you can pick-up theatre tickets for a number of our shows for just £10 on the day of the performance! Read on to find out more and discover all our shows with Student Standby on offer..

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Piggy Bank Image  How many tickets can I buy?

You can buy up to 4 Student Standby tickets per performance with one student ID. These tickets must be booked by the student themselves at our Box Office or over the phone on the day. Relevant ID must be shown on collection at the Box Office. Tickets can be purchased by cash, card or by using Theatre Tokens.

  What ID do you accept?

A few types! Our Student Standby is available to those in full time education if they hold a valid form of ID such as TOTUM, NUS or the card issued to them from their college or university.

 Can I reserve my Student Standby ticket in advance?

Unfortunately not. Tickets can only be purchased on the day of performance.

  Where can I sit?

We want you to have an unforgettable experience at the Kings Theatre! The Student Standby offer does not restrict where you sit and we will offer the best seats available.

  How do I find out which shows include Student Standby?

Check out the list below for all shows with special student rates available alongside those with Student Standby. Keep your eyes peeled and your inboxes refreshed for our latest offers via email.

Ballroom Boys

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The Ballroom Boys

01 Oct

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are joining forces in 2019 with their brand new production – THE BALLROOM BOYS.

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An Evening of Eric & Ern

05 Oct

This is a show for all the family from 8 to 80! A brilliant homage crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches, that hits all the right notes! From Greig’s Piano Concerto to Mr Memory, “Arsenal!” It’s a show full of Morecambe and Wise’s most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest. This wonderful show evokes memories of times when whole families would huddle around the telly to watch those fantastic Christmas specials. You’ll feel you’ve experienced the real thing and been taken back to a world of sunshine and laughter.

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The Mousetrap

14 Oct - 19 Oct

The Mousetrap has become the longest running show of any kind in the world by keeping audiences on the edge of their seat in this masterful whodunit by the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie.

A snowstorm closes in on a guest house, trapping a group of strangers inside with a murderer… Who is it and why have they come to Monkswell Manor?

Experience the mystery and suspense of one of Agatha Christie’s greatest plays, and remember – keep the secret!

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Dick V Dom

29 Oct

The multi BAFTA-winning legends Dick and Dom are coming to the Kings Theatre for the first time for a monumental battle.

The audience is split in half and you lot in the crowd will battle it out with … with everything from slapstick to the serious theatre, game shows to comedy.

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03 Nov

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s most famous and successful show of its kind in history. Their breath-taking show spectacular has been perfectly created for hen nights, birthday parties and girl’s nights out with all your friends.

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Murder, Margaret & Me

04 Nov - 09 Nov

Agatha Christie and Margaret Rutherford should never have been friends. But they were. Their paths crossed when they found themselves at the heart of one of British cinema’s most successful franchises. However, the Miss Marple films almost didn’t get made.

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ELO Again

10 Nov

ELO AGAIN are back with their stunning ‘Re-Discovery Tour’ celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. Now in their 8th year ELO AGAIN really give you a dramatic taste of what a legendary ELO concert would have been like back in their heyday, the whole experience is professionally re-enacted with great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects.

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Peter Panties

02 Feb

They’re back again! Oh yes, they are! The Market Theatre Company return to corrupt another traditional pantomime classic beyond recognition.

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The Woman in Black

03 Feb - 08 Feb

A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story…

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Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

26 Feb - 27 Feb

Get ready for a road trip full of adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more!

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ABBA Forever

28 Feb

ABBA – Forever is one of the UK’s leading International tribute Shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world‘s greatest pop band.

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Friends! The Musical Parody

14 Mar

Friends! The Musical Parody is a hilarious good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show in an uncensored, hilarious, fast-paced, music-filled production.

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Burn The Floor

04 Apr

The famous siblings will tour together for the very first time and will play on their individual successes in an ‘Anything You Can Do…’ inspired them. And what better way to do it than in the world’s leading Ballroom show BURN THE FLOOR!

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Buddy | The Buddy Holly Story

22 Jun - 27 Jun

This sensational multi-award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. Now it triumphantly visits the Kings Theatre as part of its landmark 30th Anniversary Tour.

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Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

30 Jun - 04 Jul

Starring Joe Pasquale (New Faces, I’m a Celebrity, Spamalot) as the lovable accident-prone Frank Spencer,  Susie Blake (Coronation Street, The Victoria Wood Show) as his disapproving Mother-in-Law and Sarah Earnshaw as long-suffering wife Betty.

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