One of Scotland’s finest comediennes and King’s panto favourite Karen Dunbar will play a new role, Slave of the Ring, Stand Up and Capital Scotland’s Des Clarke returns as the loveable yet loopy Wishee Washee, son to Widow Twankey played by Gordon Cooper who was last seen as an awfy Ugly Sister alongside panto stalwart Gavin Mitchell who this year will be pure dead evil Abanazar. Completing the cast we are thrilled to welcome back Steven McNicoll as a Palace Guard, Kieran Brown as Aladdin, Jenny Douglas as Princess Jasmine and John Ramage as The Emperor.... Read more >>
Running time: 2h 30m inc 1 interval
We’re delighted to announce that we are reuniting the cast from last year’s critically acclaimed panto Cinderella. The cast were such a huge hit and we have changed the title to Aladdin to better match their talents both as individuals and as a team.
One of Scotland’s finest comediennes and King’s panto favourite Karen Dunbar will play a new role, Slave of the Ring, Stand Up and Capital Scotland’s Des Clarke returns as the loveable yet loopy Wishee Washee, son to Widow Twankey played by Gordon Cooper who was last seen as an awfy Ugly Sister alongside panto stalwart Gavin Mitchell who this year will be pure dead evil Abanazar. Completing the cast we are thrilled to welcome back Steven McNicoll as a Palace Guard, Kieran Brown as Aladdin, Jenny Douglas as Princess Jasmine and John Ramage as The Emperor.
An audience favourite, Aladdin promises to build on last year’s production, widely hailed as the best for many years, with a new script, costumes and will contain all the magical ingredients which makes the King’s the only place to be this festive season.
Press on Cinderella 12/13
'Beg, borrow, or steal a few tickets and head for the King’s. If you want to see the Scottish pantomime tradition at its very best then the King’s Theatre in Glasgow is the place to be.
'Long reign the King's panto! This production of Cinderella adds another jewel to the sparkling crown of one of Glasgow's most beloved theatres.
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
There are five wheelchair spaces and three transfer seats available in the stalls of the King’s Theatre. Wheelchair positions are provided in the rear stalls area with level access from Elmbank Street.
We have an infra-red audio enhancement system in the auditorium. Patrons can choose between a headset or a necklace depending on their hearing needs. These are available from Front of House staff in the foyer.. There are two devices available. Induction Loop Necklace Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor of the King’s Theatre.
The King’s is located at 297 Bath St at the junction of Elmbank St in the western end of Glasgow city centre. It is extremely well served by motorway access, secure parking, trains and buses – all within yards of the theatre.
Glasgow City Council operates a supervised 24hr, pay-on-foot (credit cards accepted) multi-storey car park behind the theatre in Elmbank Crescent with access via Elmbank St. Parking after 6pm costs £2.50 and this charge entitles you to park until 8am the following day. This car park has spaces reserved for people with disabilities.
Northbound on the M8
Exit at J19 and follow signs for the City Centre. At the first set of traffic lights turn left into Pitt St, then first left into St Vincent St and then second right into Elmbank St. Turn first left into Elmbank Crescent and the car park is on your right.
Southbound on the M8
Take the right hand lane to exit at J18 and follow signs for Charing Cross and Kelvingrove. Staying in the left hand lane turn left into Sauchiehall St and then right into Elmbank St. Turn second right into Elmbank Crescent and the car park is on your right.
Eastbound from A814 Clydeside Expressway
Turn left from the Expressway for M8 (signed Stirling, Edinburgh, Carlisle) but do not join the motorway. Follow the A804 towards Charing Cross, moving towards the middle lane. At the third set of traffic lights turn right into Sauchiehall St and then second right into Elmbank St. Turn right into Elmbank Crescent and the car park is on your right.
Charing Cross station is on the low level line between Queen Street (connections with main line trains and Buchanan Street Underground) and Partick (connection with Underground) stations. Turn right outside the station entrance then right again on reaching Bath Street. The Kings' front door is around one hundred yards on your right. For full timetable information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.
Routes 18, 42, 44 & 57 go past the theatre on Bath Street travelling west and along Sauchiehall Street travelling east. For full local timetable information call Traveline on 0870 608 2608. For other bus information, including fares and ticket information, please call 0141 423 6600 between 8.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 12.30pm Saturday.
Coaches may drop off but not park in front of the theatre. Coach parks are located at High Street (call in advance 0141 552 7276) and Buchanan Bus Station (call in advance 0141 333 3762). Charges apply.
There is an official rank on Sauchiehall Street but taxis can be in short supply around the King's around the beginning and end of performances. You can call for or book a black cab from Glasgow TOA on 0141 429 7070.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7648 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0333 009 5389 Calls charged at local rate.
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971
Stage Door / Admin:* 0141 240 1300
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
The King’s Theatre Box Office will open 90 mins before each performance, ticket sales for that show only. If you are collecting tickets we recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes prior to curtain up.
The Theatre Royal Box Office (282 Hope Street) open 10am - 6pm, Mon - Sat, operates advance sales for both venues.
Take our pantomime quiz to decide which show is the one for you. Are you young at heart like Peter Pan, a bit of a clean freak like Cinderella, a fan of exotic climates like Aladdin, not a morning person like Sleeping Beauty, one of the lads like Snow White, keen on heights like Jack and the Beanstalk or all about the gold like Dick Whittington?
As the cast rehearse Aladdin we dropped by to capture them in action.
Gavin Mitchell, Jenny Douglas and Gordon Cooper joined shoppers at The Avenue to switch on the Christmas lights
This year's King's Theatre panto ad for Aladdin was filmed at Mulberry Bank Auction House in Glasgow which was ideal given the theme selected for this year; the Lamptiques Road Show.
Abanazar and the Slave of the Ring (AKA Gavin Mitchell and Karen Dunbar) have teamed up with SPT to promote a panto-tastic ticket offer for subway travellers for this years production of Aladdin
Aladdin (Kieran Brown ) and Princess Jasmine (Jenny Douglas) took their magic carpet to Glasgow's Silverburn shopping centre
First Family Entertainment's 2013-14 pantomimes have come up trumps with a whole host of stars from different walks of showbiz life. Here's a quick look at who you'll be cheering/booing (delete as appropriate) this Christmas, and where to find them.