The King’s Theatre is one of Britain’s most opulent touring venues. During August it plays host to Edinburgh International Festival productions.


2 Leven Street


Venue location
In Tollcross at the south end of Lothian Rd, opposite Scotmid.


Parking information
Pay and display spaces on surrounding streets. Car park at Princes Exchange. Drop off outside theatre.
Taxi information
No rank but many taxis passing.
Bus/Tram information
Bus stops on Home Street and Leven Street 10, 11, 15, 16, 23, 27, 36, 45.
Haymarket 0.6 miles West or Waverley 1 mile East.

Venue map

Venue access information

Main doors are heavy and up two steps. Wheelchair access through the Box Office at the right hand side of the building.

Platform lift on right of main foyer for access to the Stalls. Five spaces for wheelchair user and companion. Wheelchair spaces at front and rear of the Stalls. Box Office has a lower counter.

No lift access to other levels at the theatre.  Two wheelchairs to borrow.

Two accessible toilets – one on Stalls level and other in the Box Office.

There is no level access to the bars, but staff will bring drinks to the Stalls on request.

Infrared system covering all areas of the auditorium – best coverage is in the central area. Collect headsets from the programme box in the foyer.  Induction loop in auditorium (Stalls and Dress Circle levels) and at the Box Office.

Meet at Box Office for touch tours.

Assistance dogs are welcome and can be looked after by venue staff.

Access service information

Audio Description information
Optimum seating position: Avoid first couple of rows in the Stalls
BSL Interpretation information
Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
Captioning information
Optimum seating position: Centre Stalls and Dress Circle

Events at Edinburgh International Festival @ King's Theatre

No forthcoming events found.