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The Habit of Art

Tue 31 Mar to Sat 04 Apr 2020

Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm

King's Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

Starting from £19-£36*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Friends discount

Friends of Capital Theatres receive 2for1 on Opening Night or 20% off all other performances.

The Habit of Art

Alan Bennett is one our greatest and most celebrated playwrights, with a cavalcade of stage and screen blockbusters including The History Boys, The Madness of King George and Talking Heads. He is applauded as a genius for his sharp character observations and treasured for the way he beautifully balances wit, wistfulness and compassion.

In The Habit of Art, Bennett gives us a play about a meeting between two of the 20th centuries most remarkable artists, the poet WH Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten.

Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this multi-layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity.

This beautifully nuanced production is directed by Philip Franks and stars the Olivier Award-winning Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men, Toast and Pride and Prejudice), David Yelland (Chariots of Fire and The Crown) and Veronica Roberts (Peak Practice and Tenko).

★★★★★

Witty, moving, laugh-aloud funny and understatedly profound

The Observer

★★★★

Ambitious, revealing and hugely entertaining

The Times

Friends 2for1 on Opening Night or 20% off all other performances

Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls and Dress Circle only). Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups phone line on 0131 529 6005.

Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves)

Student Standby £10*

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 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003.

* Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student or Young Scot ID is required. Only one ticket per card.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

Captioning

Thu 02 April 7.30PM

Audio Description

Fri 03 April 7.30PM

BSL - Sign Language Interpreted

Fri 03 April 7.30PM

Touch Tours

Fri 03 April 6.30PM

Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

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