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 our halls, which cannot be sustained indefinitely. We are thrilled to have received a grant this week from the DCMS’s Cultural Recovery Fund, which recognises the unique contribution Kings Place makes to London’s cultural life. It will help secure the charity until next March but we remain in a fragile and much-reduced position.
Why is Kings Place worth saving?
As well as nurturing an ecosystem of artistic partnerships to create an exciting programme, we offer up our spaces to music education charities at weekends, host schools concerts and subsidise events for young children and families.
Our Music Base is shared with ensembles and arts charities doing important work. We’re rooted in collaboration: we’ve shared all donated tickets with artists.
We want to keep offering opportunities to performers and life-enhancing experiences to our audiences in the safest way.
We believe Kings Place is worth saving; we hope you do, too.
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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