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19 Events For 2019

Feature

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brave new aura

Story

Winning BBC Young Musician 2016 propelled young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason into the public eye – a record contract and TV…

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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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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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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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Walking the Tightrope

Feature

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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Nik Void and Ashley Paul

Interview

Experimental electronic artist and producer, Nik Void, and multi-instrumentalist/composer Ashley Paul, discuss their new collaboration appearing in Venus Unwrapped & Luminate.

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A Dance to the Music of Time

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Performing without music has radically transformed Aurora Orchestra’s relationship to the music, to each other and to their audience. Helen…

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Composing Herself Kathy Hinde

Interview

Bristol-based audio-visual artist Kathy Hinde makes a unique contribution to Venus Unwrapped & Luminate with Scattering Layer, (Sat 9 Feb, Hall…

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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. 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,…

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

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Aurora Orchestra – Resident Orchestra

    Since its creation in 2005, Aurora has rapidly established itself as the most significant new British chamber orchestra in a generation, and one of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras. With its signature creative ethos, Aurora combines electrifying live performance with a uniquely adventurous approach to programming and presentation. Collaborating widely across art forms and musical genres, the ensemble has worked with an exceptional breadth of artists from Ian Bostridge to Wayne McGregor to Björk. In recent years it has pioneered memorised…

  10. Support Us

    We believe that music has the power to transform lives—and we intend to bring the transforming power of artistic performance to the widest possible audience. Kings Place Music Foundation (KPMF) is the charity that runs the performance spaces at Kings Place. Unlike many traditional arts venues, we are independently funded and generate income through ticket sales and the staging of world-class conferences and events. [sticky-donate-button] How Your Donations Help 1. Musical discovery and learning At Kings Place, we are committed…

  11. 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…

  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. Your Visit

    Box Office To contact the Box Office please call 020 7520 1490. Box Office opening hours, both in person and via telephone: Mondays 12–8pm Tuesdays 12–5pm Wednesdays 12–8pm Thursdays 12–8pm Fridays 12–8pm Saturdays 12–8pm Sundays – vary subject to programming Opening hours may vary subject to programming. Bag Checks   [caption id="attachment_40041" align="alignnone" width="300"] Bag safety check[/caption]   The comfort and safety of our audiences and staff is always paramount. To make your visit as safe and secure as possible we have enhanced our security…

  14. 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,…

  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…