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 12 events at this location

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Ballistic

Alex Packer's one-man show about the life of a loner, inspired by the manifesto of mass shooter Elliot Rodger. Performed by Mark Conway and directed by Anna Marsland.

Tue 27 Feb

£19.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Wed 28 Feb

£19.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Thu 1 Mar

£19.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00
…and 14 more dates until 17 Mar

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 20 Jan

£18; £25 Premiuim (£15) / 020 7478 0160

Sun 21 Jan

£18; £25 Premium (£15) / 020 7478 0160

Tue 23 Jan

£18; £25 Premiuim (£15) / 020 7478 0160

…and 10 more dates until 3 Feb

Casting Ouch

The duo of singer/writer Jess Walker and composer/MD Joe Atkins take you on a dismally entertaining journey through life as a performer, in a provocative show including their brand new songs and stories about sexual assault, talent show burnout and getting old.

Sun 21 Jan

£18 (£15) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Mon 22 Jan

£18 (£15) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Catherine And Anita

19th Street Productions present Derek Ahonen's comedy about heartbreak, illness and ultimately how those in need so often slip through life's cracks.

Wed 7 Feb

£14–£18 / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:30

Thu 8 Feb

£14–£18 / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:30

Fri 9 Feb

£14–£18 / 020 7478 0160

  • 21:30
…and 11 more dates until 24 Feb

Charles Court Opera: The Mikado

Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera set in the town of Titipu where flirting has been made illegal - and the penalty, by order of The Mikado, is death.

Thu 22 Mar

£14–£21.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Fri 23 Mar

£14–£21.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Sat 24 Mar

£14–£21.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00
…and 24 more dates until 21 Apr

East

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

Sat 20 Jan

£14–£19.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Sun 21 Jan

£14–£19.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Tue 23 Jan

£14–£19.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 10 more dates until 3 Feb

Somewhere A Gunner Fires

The true story of the Italian Front, and the lives of those embroiled in it, including the volunteer, the girl in the blitz, the builder, the tailor, the American objector and the officer who can never live down his mistakes.

Tue 6 Feb

£19.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Wed 7 Feb

£19.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Thu 8 Feb

£19.50 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00
…and 14 more dates until 24 Feb

Then Again

Then Again by Tremolo Theatre is a dynamic comedy about time travel, internet celebrity and friendship.

Sun 11 Mar

£10 / 020 7478 0160

  • 20:00 – 21:00

Mon 12 Mar

£15–£18 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Then Again

Then Again by Tremolo Theatre is a dynamic comedy about time travel, internet celebrity and friendship.

Sun 11 Mar

£15–£18 / 020 7478 0160

  • 20:00 – 21:10

Mon 12 Mar

£15–£18 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00 – 20:15

Three Comic Operas

A rare and special chance to see three comic gems.

Sun 11 Feb

£15–£18 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00 – 21:00

The Throne

Contemporary drama set in 2006 as The Queen is on a school visit to open the new Science Block at Dudley Goring Comprehensive School.

Sat 10 Feb

£10 / 020 7478 0160

  • 15:00

Sat 17 Feb

£10 / 020 7478 0160

  • 15:00

What Goes On In Front Of Closed Doors

Emma Bentley (To She Or Not to She) returns to the Mill Studio following a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a new show about how everyone is only a few steps away from homelessness.

Sun 18 Feb

£18 (£15) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Mon 19 Feb

£18 (£15) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

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