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EDGAS presents The Pirates of Penzance

Tue 22 Mar to Sat 26 Mar 2022

Evenings 7.30pm | Matinee Sat 2:30pm

King's Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

From £19*

* Ticket prices include a £2 booking fee. A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Friends Discount

Friends get 20% off on Tuesday 22 March

EDGAS presents The Pirates of Penzance

The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society are back! Taking to the stage once again we’re bringing you the timeless, The Pirates of Penzance. 

The 5th opera composed by the famous W.S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets the daughters of Major-General Stanley, including Mabel, and the two young people fall instantly in love. 

Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his "twenty-first birthday", meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully. 

Featuring the famous Major General’s song and many other favourites, this performance is not to be missed! 


Please Note: If you choose to have your tickets posted, this will take longer than normal and may take a few weeks. As an alternative, please consider using e-tickets, or printing your tickets at home.

From EDGAS' last Pirates of Penzance (2015)


Justifiably on a par with professional operatic companies.

The Edinburgh Evening News


Reassuringly traditional, very strong musically, and extremely funny.

All Edinburgh Theatre

Friends 20% off Tue 22 March

U16s £10

Students £10 Stalls tickets Wed 23 March

Groups (10+) Buy 10 tickets, get the 11th free. Please note, groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email, groups@capitaltheatres.com or phone number, 0131 529 6005.

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000, by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003, or emailed at bookings@capitaltheatres.com.

From Monday 28 June 2021, the Box Office phones will be open Mon-Fri, 11-3pm.


All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

Audio Description

Sat 26 March 2.30PM

BSL - Sign Language Interpreted

Sat 26 March 2.30PM

Touch Tours

Sat 26 March 1.30PM

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