The King’s Theatre opened in 1906 and welcomes over 200,000 visitors each year. Its important cultural and architectural history is embedded into the city of Edinburgh. Located in the Tollcross area of the city, the building was designed by James Davidson and its interiors by JD Swanston; the exterior is defined by its recognisable Edwardian baroque facade featuring decorative Art Nouveau doors, stained glass and carved stonework.
Now over a century old, Bennetts Associates 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 what is one of Scotland’s oldest and most loved theatres, making it a vibrant, dynamic, and accessible cultural destination for generations to come.