Book your seats early for our 2016/2017 pantomime as Allan, Andy and Grant lead the cast in another unmissable King’s Theatre panto! If you’re an existing panto group booker - look out for the booking form on your doormat or in your inbox in early January 2016. 

If you want to book or reserve 8 or more tickets for Jack and The Beanstalk, booking opens on Mon 8 February.  Call us on 0131 529 6005 (Mon to Fri 11am-6pm).  If you have a priority booking form - send it back to us now to secure your seats.

General booking opens on Mon 15 February 2016.


Following customer feedback and sales patterns from recent years, we have changed the way Friends can book their tickets, if bringing a group of 8+.

From January 2016, if you bring 8 or more to panto we will be offering Friends the chance to book in advance of the usual Friends Priority Booking Period.

Don’t worry if you’re not coming in a group of 8+.  Friends still have their Friends Priority Booking Period along with Group Bookers from 8th to 14th february.  As usual we have ensured seats will be available at a range of prices during this booking period exclusively for Friends.  Of course, we can never guarantee that you will always get your first choice of seats as it’s such a popular and busy show but we hope this goes someway toward it.

We hope you think these changes are positive, and that they enhance your booking experience with us.

Changes to the booking process

Postal Group Bookings – available to opted in Friends and previous group bookers who paid on time for Snow White 

6 january 

Opt-in to receive a postal form in. Seats allocated on a first come first served basis.  Please note that some people return forms within hours of receipt.

Priority Booking for Friends and Groups

8 February 

Available online, in person and over the phone.  Friends can book any available seats they wish, but we also keep back great seats at a range of price points exclusively for Friends, not available to Group bookers.

General Sale

15 February

Public booking available online, in person and over the phone.


See below for Group Payment Dates and Discount details.


Groups 8+ £4 off per full price ticket (Excl. 17 to 31 December and boxes). 

Group services and Reservation Payment Dates

PERSONAL SERVICE We are a small team with a dedicated phone line and email address. We make it our aim to get to know each Group’s specific needs.

EXTRA DISCOUNTS We offer Group discounts on most shows including many Friday and Saturday evenings. Groups never pay any booking fees when booking with us on 0131 529 6005.
RESERVE TICKETS AND CONFIRM YOUR NUMBERS LATER With nothing to pay up front, we can reserve tickets for you until 10 weeks before the show (may vary for some shows). We appreciate it isn’t always possible to know exactly how many tickets you will need, especially for a show so far in advance - you can make any amendments to your numbers before you pay for the tickets.
SEATING PLANS We can provide you with a seating plan so you can see exactly where your Group will be sitting in the auditorium. We generally create these for larger Groups but if you feel your Group would benefit from one, we will happily send one to you, just let us know when you are confirming your numbers.
ICE-CREAMS To avoid queueing during the interval, Groups can pre-order their ice-creams. Payment can be made by cash or credit/debit card prior to the show, on the day of the performance.
FREE ROOM HIRE To make your night extra special, why not reserve an area at the theatre free of charge where your group can meet for drinks either pre-show or during the interval.
PUBLICITY MATERIAL TO HAND OUT TO YOUR GROUP Let your Group members know what to expect. We can send you promotional materials for shows including flyers and posters.
When making a Group booking with us, sign up for our Groups quarterly e-newsletter and recieve information about new shows, Groups offers, and invitations to exclusive events to thank you for your continued support.
PAYMENT Payment for Group bookings can be made by phone, at the counter or by post. We accept most major Credit and Debit Cards, Theatre Tokens (not redeemable over the phone) and Cheque payments (made payable to the Festival City Theatres Trust). As standard policy, we require 10 working days for all cheque payments to clear before issuing tickets. If posting a cheque please write your booking reference number on the back. We do not generally accept cash for payment of group bookings. If this is the only form of payment you have as an option, please call our Group Sales department on 0131 529 6005.