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The King’s prides itself in showcasing one of the finest Christmas pantomimes in the UK, featuring an all-star cast each and every year. Over the years, the King’s has attracted a cornucopia of Scottish household names to its scintillating pantomime season, including Ricky Fulton, Stanley Baxter, Jack Millroy, and in more recent times, Elaine C Smith and Gerard Kelly.
Complimenting its pantomime season in December and January, The King’s presents a host of performances from emerging amateur theatre groups and budding talents from Glasgow’s amateur dramatics circuit, and its repertoire covers a wide range from groundbreaking choreography to musicals. Throughout the year, theatregoers are treated to a diversity of high profile stage musicals and comedies from the West End and Broadway, each assuring an evening of energising entertainment and appealing to most tastes in theatre.
Not only acclaimed for its scintillating menu of world-class theatre, The King’s has also served as a significant venue for prestigious events and shows in Glasgow’s eclectic cultural calendar. This 1700 seat Edwardian theatre was the selected venue for the opening ceremony to Glasgow’s series of cultural events when it was crowned European City of Culture in 1990. The King’s also plays an integral part showcasing high-profile stand-up shows and performances in the increasingly popular Miller Glasgow International Comedy Festival in March with Karen Dunbar, Vagina Monologues and Jerry Springer, The Opera topping the bill in 2006.
Managed under the auspices of the Ambassadors Theatres Group since
2002, The King’s Theatre in Glasgow also promotes is a strong
promoter of amateur theatre and provides a prestigious platform
for young, emerging artistes to showcase their talents before audiences.
Those new to world of performing arts have the opportunity to practice
their undiscovered talents by attending a range of theatrical workshops
as part of the King’s Theatre’s Summer School Programme,
encompassing the whole spectrum of professional theatre from drama
and choreography to stage lighting.
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