King's Theatre

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The King's opened in 1906 and is much loved among Edinburgh's residents. Originally built as a variety theatre, the King's has recently undergone a major refurbishment which has seen brand new seating and the redesign of the domed auditorium ceiling by renowned Scottish artist John Byrne. This unique and beautiful artwork was unveiled just in time for the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival.

Getting to the King’s Theatre

The following Lothian Buses will take you to the King’s Theatre: 10, 11, 15, 15A (Sundays only), 16, 23, 24, 27, 45

If you are arriving by car, there is limited single yellow line parking on Tarvit Street, approximately 30 metres away, and in the side streets opposite the theatre.

Box Office Opening Hours

Open for unsold Festival tickets for one hour before the show.


There are bars on all levels for pre-performance and interval drinks but they are only accessible by stairs. Theatre staff will be pleased to bring refreshments to those who require assistance. View the auditorium seating plan.

Accessing the King's Theatre

The following access facilities are available at the venue:

  • Level access through the Box Office with level access to the foyer. Platform lift to the stalls
  • Wheelchair spaces in the stalls
  • Sennheiser infrared system, receivers for use with or without a hearing aid can be collected from staff in the main foyer
  • Accessible toilet in box office area and another on stalls level
  • Bars only accessible by stairs, please ask staff for refreshments before the performance to have them brought to you

Venue website: 

2 Leven St,