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The King’s plays host to major touring drama, including West End, National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Shakespeare Company productions. The venue was built as a variety theatre in 1906 and over the years has played host to legendary performers such as Stanley Baxter, Rikki Fulton and Jimmy Logan. The 1350-seat venue continues to play a prominent role in the community, hosting the ever-popular King’s pantomime and a number of productions from local amateur societies throughout the year.
(From Princes Street) The King's Theatre is in the Tollcross area of the city, on Leven Street. To walk from Princes Street, turn up Lothian Road, the main road leading south of Princes Street at the west end (the Caledonian Hilton Hotel is on the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road.) At the very top of Lothian Road, there is a large junction, with three forks (known as Tollcross) - take the right hand fork. The King's Theatre is on the left hand side of the main road, about a two-minute walk from the junction. The King's is approximately 15 minutes walk from the west end of Princes Street.
The nearest rail station to the King's Theatre is Haymarket, however to get to the theatre from a rail station it is easier to use Waverley Station and a local bus.
The King's Theatre is in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh. The main Lothian bus routes that serve the King's Theatre are: numbers 1, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 27, 28, 34, 35 and 45.
From the west end of Princes Street. The King's Theatre is in the Tollcross area of the city, on Leven Street. Turn right up Lothian Road at the Caledonian Hilton Hotel. At the very top of Lothian Road, there is a large junction, with three forks (known as Tollcross) - take the right hand fork. The King's Theatre is on the left hand side of the main road about 500m from the Tollcross junction. There are on-going roadworks in preparation for the introduction of trams, so for up to date information please check www.edinburgh.gov.uk/internet/Transport or AA Route Planner
The only parking available in the immediate vicinity of the King's Theatre is street parking. There is an NCP car park about 15 minutes walk from the theatre, towards Princes Street, on Castle Terrace (24 hours, 7 days). For further car park information visit Central Car Parks
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