King's Head Theatre

King's Head Theatre
115 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QN
  • Telephone 020 7478 0160
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  • Website www.kingsheadtheatre.com
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A notable pub theatre which was started by Dan Crawford in 1970, and run by him till his death in 2005. It seats 110, a number which grew in stages of development. Productions often transferred to the West End. The theatre opposed currency decimalisation and retained LSD prices for decades.

It has a resident company, OperaUpClose.

Over the years performers included French and Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Alan Rickman, Richard E Grant, and Sir Ben Kingsley.

In August 2017 it was announced that the theatre would move into a space, with double the capacity, in the neighbouring Islington Square development.

Events at this venue

There are 5 events at this location

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Awkward Conversations with Animals I've F*cked

Darkly comic theatre production that prods the impermissible in all things love and acceptance.

Fri 12 Apr

£10–£18 / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:30

Sat 13 Apr

£10–£18 / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:30

Sun 14 Apr

£10–£18 / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:30
…and 13 more dates until 27 Apr

Sick

Theatrical comedy about the challenges currently facing the NHS.

Sun 24 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Mon 25 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Tales from Star City

Play based on the Space Race, set in the Soviet Union in 1967.

Sun 31 Mar

£18 (£15) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Mon 1 Apr

£18 (£15) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Unsung

A play about four inspirational women from British history: computing pioneer Ada Lovelace, medical pioneer Sophia Jex-Blake, military pioneer Lilian Bader and playwright Andrea Dunbar.

Sun 14 Apr

£18 (£15) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Mon 15 Apr

£18 (£15) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Vulvarine

Bryony Buckle is astoundingly average until a dose of hormone therapy gone wrong and a well-timed bolt of lightning give her superhero abilities and a brand-new persona: Vulvarine, saviour of womankind. Where is all the tampon tax going? Who is The Mansplainer, and what is his evil plan? Grab your tights, your spanx and…

Tue 11 Jun

£8–£14 / 020 7478 0160

Wed 12 Jun

£8–£14 / 020 7478 0160

Thu 13 Jun

£8–£14 / 020 7478 0160

…and 23 more dates until 6 Jul

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