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20 shows for 2020

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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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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

Feature

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

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Your A-Z Guide to Time Unwrapped

Feature

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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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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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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Walking the Tightrope

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Since the time of Hildegard of Bingen, every century has had its share of exceptional female composers. So why aren’t…

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  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. Your Visit

    Box Office Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, our Box Office will remain closed until government advice changes. Read our full statement. Our Box Office service for in-person communication and telephone calls is currently unavailable. For all enquiries, please email info@kingplace.co.uk. Please note, we are currently experiencing a high volume of enquiries. We will endeavour to respond to all enquiries as swiftly as possible but there may be a delay during this time. Bag Checks   [caption id="attachment_40041" align="alignnone" width="300"] Bag…

  4. 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. An optional postage fee of £1.50 is applied if you wish to receive your tickets by post. Booking fees do not apply to purchases made in person…

  5. 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,…

  6. 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 To guarantee the widest choice of seats, we advise you…

  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. COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates

    Update dated 26/03/2020 A message from Peter Millican OBE, Executive Chair, Kings Place There are no words that can adequately convey COVID-19’s impact on the immediate future of all our lives. At Kings Place our team and our artists are reeling from the effects of this pandemic which has necessitated closing our building to you, our audience.  Everyone has worked so hard to create a wonderful spring programme which we are now having to dismantle. However, we are determined to…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Kings Place Environmental Sustainability

    The Board and team of Kings Place are resolutely committed to actively minimising our impact on the environment and responding to the climate emergency. We aim to be a leader in the cultural sector for environmental practice and we actively promote environmental awareness to our audiences, artists, performers, collaborators and stakeholders. As an organisation and as individuals we are continually looking at how we can further reduce our carbon footprint, energy consumption, the waste we produce and our consumption of one-use plastic. We are…

  12. 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…

  13. FAQs

    Why do booking fees apply? Booking fees (per order, not per ticket) covers our Box Office administrative costs so that Kings Place Music Foundation, the charity set up to run the music spaces at Kings Place, can continue to support art and artists. How can I avoid paying a booking fee? You can avoid paying a booking fee by purchasing your tickets in person at the Kings Place Box Office. Why does a postage fee apply? Postage fees (per order,…

  14. Eat & Drink

    Our in-house café, restaurant and bar offer a wide range of seasonal food, homemade pizza, cake, cocktails and more. Throughout the year, visitors can take part in tasting sessions, food festivals, and take advantage of special offers including a pre-concert set menu. 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. Refurbished in summer 2018, the new semi-enclosed bar terrace is perfect…

  15. Acoustic Design

    Kings Place – the story behind the sound Background Kings Place is the first modern purpose built recital hall to be built in London. With limited precedent in the UK, Arup went with the client, Parabola Land Limited, and architect, Dixon Jones, to Japan, where a number of small halls have been built in the last 20 years. This helped to consolidate what the team wanted from the new venue - a space with excellent acoustics for a wide range of…