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20 shows for 2020

Feature

Our Nature Unwrapped 2020 programme opened last week with a spectacular series of events and performances from Theatre of Voices, Brian Cox,…

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19 Events For 2019

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Our 2019 artistic programme started last week with a spectacular performance from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, launching…

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10 Unmissable Events for Jewish Book Week First Timers

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With Jewish Book Week just days away, JBW Director Claudia Rubenstein recommends 10 unmissable events for festival first-timers.

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10 Fascinating Events for Jewish Book Week Super Fans

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Jewish Book Week Director Claudia Rubenstein recommends 10 events for those JBW fans who can’t get enough of the talks,…

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F is for Fado

Feature

Songlines Encounters Festival returns for its ninth edition this summer. Do you know your kannel from your kora, your fado…

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Welcome back to the canal side: Rotunda is re-opening

Interview

The Chief Operating Officer for Green & Fortune, Emma Williams, speaks to us about reopening the restaurant within Kings Place…

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Venus Unwrapped Interviews

Interview

As our year-round celebration of women composers continues, we’ve been interviewing some of the stars of the Venus Unwrapped series.…

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Perseverance Furthers

Interview

As Vula Viel bandleader and gyil player Bex Burch tells Max Reinhardt, her latest album is a major step along…

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Terri Lyne Carrington’s Classic Album: Nina Simone’s Black Gold

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Terri Lyne Carrington discusses Nina Simone’s Black Gold.

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Caught in the Act of Creation

Interview

Nothing can capture the excitement of an artist in full flight. Sebastian Scotney talks to three masters of improvisation: classical…

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On Time

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Paul Griffiths explores the evolving relationship between time and western music in the last 1000 years.

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Out of the Shadows

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From the Dark Ages to the Baroque period, European convents provided a rare – though continually threatened – space for…

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An Opera on the Sexual Revolution

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Composer Alex Mills reflects on his thought-provoking chamber opera Dear Marie Stopes which premiered at the Wellcome Collection in 2018.

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Brodsky Quartet: Rush-Hour Lates Series – Review of the Opening Concert

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Our young journalist, Hannah Dienes-Williams, reviews the opening concert in the Brodsky Quartet’s brand-new Rush-Hour Lates series which consists of…

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Your A-Z Guide to Time Unwrapped

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The tenth edition of our year-long series celebrates music as a temporal art in myriad ways. With just over a week left…

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Trad. Reclaimed Playlist

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Scottish singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Newton, curator of Trad. Reclaimed, puts together a playlist of artists featured in the…

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  1. Privacy Policy

    Kings Place is committed to protecting your privacy. We will use the information that we collect about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, and, from May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We respect your privacy and we are committed to protecting your personal information as that term is defined in the Act (‘Information’). We comply with the principles of the Act and aim to maintain consistently high levels of best…

  2. Terms & Conditions

    Legal Notices This is the website of Kings Place, which is owned, funded and managed by Kings Place Music Foundation (registered charity 1107839). By using this website the User agrees to be bound by the ‘Terms and Conditions of Use’ and if the User purchases any goods or services from the website agrees to be bound by the ‘Conditions of Sale’ and any specific conditions set out. Website Compatibility The Kings Place website has been built to work on all…

  3. Access Information

    We aim to make your visit to Kings Place as comfortable as possible. To help us give you the best possible experience, please inform our Box Office team of your access requirements when booking in person or on the phone. You can download our Kings Place Access Guide. If you need this brochure in an alternative format, please contact our Box Office. Email: info@kingsplace.co.uk Telephone: 0207 520 1490 Access Booking For access bookings we advise you book in advance through…

  4. KPlayer Guide

    https://youtu.be/Xj719kxX7x8 KPlayer is our new streaming platform. Here, you can buy tickets to watch several of our live shows online, from the comfort of your own home.  There is also an archive of free-to-watch videos. If you miss a show or want to watch again, some of the shows will remain on KPlayer, as a video on demand, for a time-limited period. Purchasing online content is the same as booking in-hall events. Here is a short step-by-step guide to get you started: 1) Visit our website and search for a show – there are two…

  5. Ticketing Information

    Booking Fees A booking fee of £3.00 per transaction will be triggered in accordance with the type of tickets in your shopping basket. All tickets, including the £9.50 Savers, are subject to a booking fee, with the exemptions of flat-rate £9.50 tickets (not advertised as Savers), and any other tickets cheaper than £9.50. Booking fees do not apply to purchases made in person at the Box Office. Why do booking fees apply? Booking fees (per order, not per ticket) covers…

  6. Work at Kings Place

    Kings Place is an exciting, multi-arts, cultural destination and state-of-the-art conference venue in Kings Cross’s vibrant new quarter. Independently funded, Kings Place finances its artistic output through ticket sales, commercial enterprise and the hire of our spaces and facilities for rehearsals, conferences, filming and recordings. With two world-class performance spaces, our unique programme of music, spoken word, comedy and family events is managed by the charity Kings Place Music Foundation, in collaboration with partners such as Aurora Orchestra, London Sinfonietta,…

  7. Getting Here

    Kings Place is situated just a few minutes’ walk from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations, one of the most connected locations in London and now the biggest transport hub in Europe. Public Transport The Transport for London Journey Planner provides live travel updates and options on how to reach Kings Place quickly and accurately. You may also call London Travel Information on 020 7222 1234. Tube The nearest tube station is King’s Cross St. Pancras, on the Circle, Metropolitan,…

  8. Eat & Drink

    Rotunda Bar and Restaurant Rotunda, with its astro-turfed terrace running alongside Regent’s Canal, is a hidden gem with beautiful views situated in the heart of King’s Cross. The restaurant and bar has a number of new safety measures in place, such as distanced tables, enhanced cleaning procedures and staff training. The semi-enclosed bar terrace is perfect for drinks, equipped with heaters and blankets for the cool evenings. Dine alfresco or in the restaurant to view the open-view kitchen that overlooks the…

  9. Your Visit

    We are pleased to be able to open our doors again and offer you performances in a safe environment. Please see 'Our Safety Measures' page for some essential safety information about your visit. Box Office The box office will be open (in person and over the phone) from the 18th September on each show day. Our lines will open from an hour before the first show of the day and close when the last show of the day begins. We…

  10. Support Us

    A PLACE WORTH SAVING We launched a fundraising campaign back in July and – thanks to your incredibly generous response – raised over £50,000. This has helped make it possible for us to open up our halls and put on a number of events this autumn. They will be for limited numbers with social distancing in place, and many will be streamed live, too. However, this crisis is far from over. Social distancing means we have lost 70% capacity of…

  11. The Music Base

    The Music Base is our open-plan shared office space, home to the Kings Place Music Foundation team and other like-minded arts, literature and music organisations. The creative and collaborative atmosphere of the Music Base fosters close relationships between organisations, many of whom have become Kings Place Partners, including Resident Orchestra Aurora Orchestra and Artistic Associate Poet in the City. We currently have desks available. Find out more about desk space to rent. Alan Bearman Music Alan Bearman Music is a music agency, formed…

  12. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Artistic Associate

    ‘Not all orchestras are the same’. That’s been the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s calling card since a pioneering group of musicians established the rule-bending ensemble just over 30 years ago. But what makes an OAE performance at Kings Place special? Think of it like drinking a lovingly-made craft beer over a mass-produced lager, or a Highland single-malt over a supermarket own-brand. There’s an element of craft in everything we do. Playing on instruments from the period the music…

  13. Culture Recovery Fund Award

    Message from Helen Wallace, Artistic & Executive Director, Kings Place We are grateful and proud that Kings Place has been awarded a substantial grant by the government’s Culture Recovery Fund. This recognises the key role Kings Place plays in a wide community of freelance musicians, ensembles, performers, podcasters, arts organisations and diverse audiences. In the most devastating year in the venue’s 12 year history, this invaluable support will enable us to retain our dedicated core team and to work with…

  14. London Sinfonietta – Artistic Associate

    The London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s leading contemporary classical ensembles, with a core of 18 Principal Players. Its mission is to place the best new music at the heart of today’s culture; engaging and challenging the public through inspiring performances of the highest standard, and taking risks to develop new work and talent. Founded in 1968, the London Sinfonietta celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, and with it, a rich musical history that has seen it commission over…

  15. Poet in the City – Artistic Associate

    Poet in the City brings poetry to life beyond books, producing classic and contemporary poetry performances, experiences and conversations taking on major ideas, issues and people. We showcase biopics, use poetry to animate cultural movements and peer into ideas past and present, and create dramatic poetry experiences in major arts venues and unusual spaces. Since 2009, Poet in the City has made its significant mark by helping Kings Place establish itself as a new London home for poetry, having presented…

  16. William Crozier: Savagery beneath the Surface

    8 October – 15 December Piano Nobile is delighted to stage an exhibition of paintings by William Crozier. Presented in collaboration with a major retrospective of William Crozier’s entire career held by the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, the gallery will focus on Crozier’s early paintings from the 1950s and 1960s. Piano Nobile’s exhibition will show the full range of Crozier’s expressionistic prowess, distilling primitivism with the brutal rawness of modernity. [gallery order="DESC" ids="40703,40702,40701,40700,40551,40699,40698,40697,40696"]