Opened in 1906, King’s Theatre important cultural and architectural history is embedded into the city of Edinburgh and welcomes over 200,000 visitors each year. Located in the Tolcross area of the city, the building was designed by James Davidson and the interiors by JD Swanston; the exterior defined by its recognisable Edwardian baroque facade featuring decorative Art Nouveau doors, stained glass and carved stonework.
Now over a century old, we were tasked by Capital Theatres to revitilise and safeguard the theatre's reputation and give it a renewed sense of destination. Many spaces will be open to the public for the first time and a new flytower and technical infrastructure will extend the artistic programme.
The transformational project will preserve and revitalise the King’s Theatre, one of Scotland’s oldest and most loved theatres, making it a vibrant, dynamic and accessible cultural destination for generations to come.