Portsmouth music scene

The Portsmouth Music Scene

The Kings Theatre

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Reg and Joan Cooper
'Tommy' Days

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A night at the Kings Theatre in 1909 inside and out, note the name Evie Greene on the front of house playboard

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Kings Theatre staff 1910 at the stage door

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The Pantomime Orchestra from the late 1970's. Players include, Julie Ryan, Bob Hemmings, Steve 'Cracker' Pain, Dave Clackett, Paul Styles, John Hammond.

Opened in 1907
J W Boughton organised the building of the theatre
Theatre architect Frank Matcham.
Original owners, The Portsmouth Theatre Company, until 1964
1964 Commander Reggie & Mrs Joan Cooper became owners.
1990 Sold to Hampshire County Council.
2001, Purchased by Portsmouth City Council and leased to the Kings Theatre Trust Ltd who operate it on a day-to-day basis.
2003 Managed by the Kings Theatre Trust Ltd


John Waters Boughton

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CEO and Artistic Director, David Cooper left in 2017

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