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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Baby Box

'All things considered, your lack of boy bits is only a tiny hiccup' 2005. Chloe's great. It's Christmas, she's thirteen years old and has just woken up to a searing pain and what seems like a crustier version of the Red Sea sticking her legs together beneath the duvet. 2010. Jamie's worried. In her experience, throwing…

Tue 1 May

£10–£18 / 020 7478 0160

  • 20:30 – 21:30

Wed 2 May

£10–£18 / 020 7478 0160

  • 20:30 – 21:30

Thu 3 May

£10–£18 / 020 7478 0160

  • 20:30 – 21:30
…and 3 more dates until 6 May

Ghost About The House

Scott Le Crass directs Matthew Campling's amusing gay play combining witty period dialogue, modern relationships and our current political uncertainty.

Thu 7 Jun

£11 / 020 7478 0160

  • 20:45

Fri 8 Jun

£11 / 020 7478 0160

  • 20:45

Sat 9 Jun

£11 / 020 7478 0160

  • 20:45
…and 17 more dates until 29 Jun

In The Shadow Of The Mountain

Instinct Theatre and Quantum Frolic Theatre come together in a co-production of Felicity Huxley-Miners' play exploring a relationship born in the throes of a mental health crisis as a couple struggles to find their place in the world.

Tue 24 Apr

£11 / 020 7478 0160

  • 20:30

Wed 25 Apr

£11 / 020 7478 0160

  • 20:30

Thu 26 Apr

£11 / 020 7478 0160

  • 20:30
…and 3 more dates until 29 Apr

Sex With Robots And Other Devices

Cloakroom Theatre presents award-winning playwright Nessah Muthy's contemporary exploration of the future of sex.

Tue 15 May

£20.50–£26 ( £19; £16) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Wed 16 May

£20.50–£26 ( £19; £16) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

Thu 17 May

£20.50–£26 ( £19; £16) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00
…and 13 more dates until 2 Jun

Tumble Tuck

  • 3 stars

Tumble Tuck, written by Sarah Milton and presented by BackHere! Theatre, tells the story of a young woman struggling to accept herself and realise her strength. It explores what it means to be successful in a world where medals matter. Daisy’s relationship with water is complex; it’s the only place where she feels safe so…

Tue 24 Apr

£17–£19 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Wed 25 Apr

£17–£19 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Thu 26 Apr

£17–£19 / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00 – 20:00
…and 12 more dates until 12 May

Voices from the Deep

Paperclip Theatre presents a collection of shorts set in Shakespearean verse that blends comedy, satire, heart wrenching drama and cheeky penmanship.

Mon 7 May

£19 (£16) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:00

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