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 10 events at this location

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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

  • 20:15

Wed 13 Dec

£19.50 (£14–£18) / 020 7478 0160

  • 20:15
…and 21 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

A Common Man

Dominic Allen's acclaimed one-man show tells the true story of Thomas Paine, the former pirate who invented America and inspired the French Revolution with the force of his ideas.

Sun 22 Oct

£18 (£12–£15) / 020 7478 0160

  • 17:00

The Diary Of A Nobody

George and Weedon Grossmith's novel is transformed into an uproarious comedy through inventive and imaginative staging. Balancing moments of wild humour against the insightful depiction of an ordinary life and happy marriage, this is a show with a surreal comic flair and a strongly beating emotional heart.

Tue 31 Oct

£10–£19.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Wed 1 Nov

£10–£19.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Thu 2 Nov

£10–£19.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00
…and 14 more dates until 18 Nov

Grace Notes

Written and performed by Becky Williams, the work tells the story of a pianist and murderer.

Sat 21 Oct

£10 / 020 7478 0160

  • 17:00

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

Macblair

A satirical take on Shakespeare's famous play based on the character of the ex-Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

Mon 23 Oct

£15 (£12) / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:30

Tue 24 Oct

£15 (£12) / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:30

Wed 25 Oct

£15 (£12) / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:30
…and 3 more dates until 28 Oct

Sick

A show based on the writer and performer Shey Hargreaves' real experiences of working on an emergency medical unit.

Sat 4 Nov

£8 / 020 7478 0160

  • 13:00

Sat 11 Nov

£8 / 020 7478 0160

  • 13:00

Sat 18 Nov

£8 / 020 7478 0160

  • 13:00

Tosca

The King's Head Theatre's production of Puccini's searing thriller of power and passion relocates the action to the heart of the 20th century's defining conflict. With rousing melodies, an intimate setting and a brand new libretto by Becca Marriott and Adam Spreadbury-Maher, this is Tosca as you've never seen it before!

Wed 18 Oct

£14–£25 phone for availability / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Thu 19 Oct

£14–£25 phone for availability / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Fri 20 Oct

£14–£25 phone for availability / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00
…and 7 more dates until 28 Oct

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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