With your support, Kings Place battled through 2020.
It has been a joy to open our doors again to audiences this summer, but the last 16 months have been the most challenging in the venue’s history. We’ve lost valued members of our team, hundreds of events and all the income from our business events.
But it has also a time of revelation and innovation: we’ve been so moved by the generosity of our audiences and community, and shared all ticket donations with artists. We received a lifeline from Arts Council England and the DCMS Culture Recovery Fund which enabled us to develop culture clinics, a model for socially-distanced events and ways of sharing them on KPlayer. We’ve been delighted to find audiences online who had never yet visited Kings Place.
It’s fantastic to be welcoming artists and audience back and taking the first steps towards a live programme. But the music charity is in a fragile and diminished position. We whole-heartedly support the safety measures but 70% of our seats cannot be sold. Business events have not returned, so we do need support to keep running a vibrant arts programme, offering spaces to young musicians for mentoring, and hosting concerts for schools and families.
Please consider becoming one of our First 100 Friends and helping us rebuild a future for Kings Place.
To donate by using your Kings Place account:
(If you choose this method, after your donation goes through successfully, we kindly ask you to fill in our Gift Aid declaration form, which you can find HERE:
(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