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 6 events at this location

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All That Malarkey

Four classically trained singers led by their dynamic MD/pianist present a classical re-imagining of contemporary favourites, topped off with sketch mash-ups.

Mon 11 Dec

£15 (£12) / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:00

Mon 18 Dec

£15 (£12) / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:00

Beauty And The Beast

Fat Rascal Theatre presents its gender-reversed version of the classic fairy tale as a musical.

Mon 11 Dec

£19.50 (£14–£18) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Tue 12 Dec

£19.50 (£14–£18) / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:15

Wed 13 Dec

£19.50 (£14–£18) / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:15
…and 18 more dates until 6 Jan 2018

Boys in the Buff

Musical revue about body image, diets, the gym, selfies, Botox, nip ‘n’ tucks, photoshopping and what we endure trying to look good.

Sat 25 Nov

£18–£25 (£15–£25) / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:15 – 22:15

Mon 27 Nov

£18–£25 (£15–£25) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00 – 19:30

Tue 28 Nov

£18–£25 (£15–£25) / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:15 – 22:15
…and 10 more dates until 9 Dec

East

Steven Berkoff's darkly comic tale based on growing up in the East End of London. Contains frequent strong language.

Tue 9 Jan 2018

£14 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Wed 10 Jan 2018

£14 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Thu 11 Jan 2018

£14 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00
…and 23 more dates until 3 Feb 2018

King Tut - A Pyramid Panto

Charles Court Opera's pantomime set in Ancient Egypt.

Fri 24 Nov

£16–£30 (£16–£20; Children £6) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Sat 25 Nov

£16–£30 (£16–£20; Children £6) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Sun 26 Nov

£16–£30 (£16–£20; Children £6) / 020 7478 0160

  • 15:30
…and 32 more dates until 6 Jan 2018

Wolf And Songs Of Amy Winehouse

A night of Feel Good Soulful music at the infamous Kings Head Theatre Pub, Angel. Vocalist Emily Wolf performs Original material and funky Amy Winehouse tunes with live band. A venue that has also hosted Ed Sheeran is proud to present a night celebrating another North London legend!

Fri 1 Dec

Free / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:30 – 22:00

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