With your support, Kings Place battled through 2020.
It has now been a year since we closed the doors of Kings Place to our artists and audiences. Since then we’ve lost valued members of our team, countless much-anticipated performances and festivals, and all the income from the business events that supports our work.
But it has also a year of revelation and innovation: we’ve been so moved by the generosity of our audiences and community. We also received a lifeline from the DCMS Culture Recovery Fund which enabled us to develop a hybrid venue: a model for socially-distanced events and ways of sharing them on KPlayer. You engaged with this new platform and told us about your experiences on the chat. A third, extended national lockdown proved it was an even more vital resource than we could have imagined and we were delighted to find audiences online who had never yet visited Kings Place.
We look forward to reopening in May, welcoming you back and taking the first, tentative steps towards a live programme. But the music charity is in a fragile and diminished position, and we need your support now more than ever. We want to be able to continue to offer our spaces to young musicians to rehearse and be mentored. We also want to continue to bring you life-enhancing events in the hall and, for those unable to come in, online on KPlayer, and to offer performers a platform after an incredibly difficult year.
Thank you for helping us to re-build a future for Kings Place in 2021.
To donate by using your Kings Place account:
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(Gift-aid option available / Single and regular donation options / Payment via Debit Card, Credit Card or PayPal. £5 is the minimum amount that can be processed.)
Your donations help us provide affordable tickets, offering opportunities for all age groups to connect with music in new ways.
We support the creation of new work through direct funding or subsidy, often key projects in our year-long flagship Unwrapped series. Over the past decade, we’ve presented more than 250 premieres.
We offer our spaces in kind for the local community, with a focus on outreach and educational work. Through subsidy and free room hire, we actively support young musicians and emerging artists, from chamber music, to school recitals, to podcasts.
‘I love Kings Place as a venue, it really helped my learning’ – student feedback
If you would like to know more about our charitable aims and how you can support Kings Place, please contact Nell.Halford@kingsplace.co.uk