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Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Muddy says: This glorious Edwardian theatre located in the trendiest part of Portsmouth brings epic shows, side-splitting comedy and musical extravaganzas to all who enter through its doors.

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One of the most iconic buildings in Portsmouth is the Kings Theatre on Southsea’s Albert Road. This beautiful Edwardian theatre was designed by legendary architect Frank Matcham and opened to the public in 1907. Over its 113-year history, this 1,600 capacity theatre has seen many shows and events tread its boards and even appeared in The Who’s famous rock opera Tommy for Pinball Wizard (and yep, that’s means, Elton John, too). On top of rock gods, the theatre has also played host to legends Laurel & Hardy, THE Ivor Novello, James Bond himself aka Sean Connery and even Michael Mcintyre.

In recent years the theatre continues to be an active community hub for music, theatre and comedy, with both local and international acts appearing on a regular basis. And for those who appreciate a beautiful building, the Grade II listed proscenium arch theatre is of major historical significance and has been designated by the Theatres Trust as a ‘theatre of national architectural importance’.

Grab a ticket and head on in to be as astounded by this gorgeous theatre as much as the production appearing on its stage as well.

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