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Articles

Nicolas in the Underworld

Interview

Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt comes to Kings Place as both soloist in Haydn’s first concerto and collaborator in a new work…

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The Hollow of Her Hand

Interview

Sharon O’Connell reflects on the unique art of PJ Harvey, songwriter, poet and vocalist, and special guest at the Poetry…

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Of breath and bow hair...

Interview

Three sopranos talk about the pleasures of performing with the cello

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Jeremy Dixon

Interview

Jeremy Dixon reminisces about eight years of performances at Kings Place, the building he designed in 2008, with Amanda Holloway

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A roller-coaster ride across the keys

Interview

Shai Wosner joins Aurora Orchestra for a programme that juxtaposes Mozart with Ligeti. Helen Wallace asks the American-Israeli virtuoso why…

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A view from the bassline

Q&A

Award-winning cellist and director David Watkin brings his unique ‘continuo’ perspective to the exploration of Bach in three special events…

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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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Cello Unwrapped

Feature

The ninth edition of our now award-winning Unwrapped series features more than 30 great cellists, from legendary masters Christophe Coin, Pieter Wispelwey,…

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Bach, the Universe and Everything

Feature

How do you spend your Sunday mornings? Farmer’s market,long lie-in, or church service? Crispin Woodhead of the Orchestra of the…

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A Feast of Russian Dreams

Feature

Last year’s London Piano Festival was such a hit that Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva return this October for a…

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Fifty Shades of Blue

Interview

Thomas Gould is no ordinary violinist: he’s a concerto soloist, orchestral leader, swing-band player and jazz improviser. This season he…

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Howard Skempton

Q&A

Composer Howard Skempton’s 70th birthday is celebrated in a special concert this autumn. He reflects on a creative life that…

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Parallel Lives

Feature

Richard Boothby

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System Restart

Feature

Icebreaker is set to refresh your ears in October with a high-energy set of amplified music by young female composers

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Bach: Six Solo Suites

Feature

Pieter Wispelwey

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Flight to Independence

Feature

Christophe Coin

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  1. Eat & Drink

    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. The restaurant and bar has a number of new safety measures in place, such as distanced tables, enhanced cleaning procedures and staff training. The semi-enclosed bar terrace is perfect for drinks, equipped with heaters and blankets for the cool evenings. Dine alfresco or in the restaurant to view the open-view kitchen that overlooks the…

  2. About Us

    Kings Place is an open, multi-arts venue, presenting an adventurous and critically-acclaimed programme, with words and music at its heart. Every year we curate a series of festivals to engage a breadth of different communities. We are a place where many audiences belong, a place where people connect with their passion and no-one is lost in the crowd. Kings Place was developed from a generous act of philanthropy. Driven by a belief that arts and culture are a fundamental part…

  3. Venue Hire

    Located in the heart of King’s Cross with views over the beautiful Regent's Canal, the venue is easily accessible from all over the UK and Europe. Designed by the award-winning Dixon Jones architects, in collaboration with global leaders Arup Acoustics, it’s no surprise the environmentally-focused building was named the UK’s ‘Best of the Best’. The combination of world-class acoustics and state-of-the-art technology means Kings Place is the ideal venue for your event. We host a huge variety of events ranging from conferences…

  4. Ticketing Information

    Box Office Our box office is open Monday to Friday between 1.30pm - 5pm and in the two hours prior to the first performance of the day.  Should you have any access enquiries, please call us during opening hours on 020 7520 1440 or e-mail us at info@kingsplace.co.uk to discuss your preferences and requirements. Payments We are a cashless venue, and can no longer accept cash payments for bookings. Booking Fees A booking fee of 10% will be applied at…

  5. 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…

  6. Credits

    Developed by Julian Guy, a Bristol based freelance WordPress developer. Designed by Mark Dearman, a Creative Director who specialises in digital. Based in Bristol, UK. This website uses the Rivolicons Free icon set by Hadrien Boyer. Licensed under Creative Commons version 4.0.

  7. Your Visit

    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. Our address is: 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG. If you are using sat nav our postcode is N1 9AG. Find out more travel details on our Getting Here page. https://youtu.be/H36h0mzz8LQ Box Office Our box office is currently open Monday to Friday between 1.30pm - 5pm…

  8. 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. Our address is: 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG. 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…

  9. Access Information

    We aim to make your visit to Kings Place as comfortable as possible. We recommend joining the Kings Place Access Scheme, which will enable you to book access tickets online and will ensure our team can offer you the best possible experience when visiting Kings Place. If you are not signed up to our Access Scheme, please inform our Box Office team of your access requirements when booking in person or on the phone. You can download our Kings Place…

  10. The Building

    Following an architectural competition, Dixon Jones (National Gallery, Royal Opera House, Said Business School) was appointed as the architect for the developers Parabola Land Limited. In delivering the brief, they have skilfully brought together a major arts venue and creative hub, elegantly situated bars and dining areas including a waterfront restaurant, an excellent conference and events centre, and a Grade A office complex. In addition to being an iconic, mixed-use building, Kings Place has been planned and designed from the…

  11. 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…

  12. Design

    Features and Highlights Glass Façade One of the most distinctive design features of the building is the three-layered undulating glass façade covering the west-facing York Way frontage. This is a free-standing transparent surface made up of hundreds of very slightly curved sheets of glass, produced in a factory near Venice. As well as being a beautiful design statement, it has practical benefits; from allowing Kings Place to be seen and recognised by visitors from as far as Kings Cross station…

  13. Engineering

    One of the great challenges of the Kings Place development was the stipulation that the building should rise no higher than seven storeys. Therefore, in order to maximize space on the site, a very deep basement was created. In fact, the basement is unusually deep and required a propped diaphragm wall 25 metres high. This created three usable levels of accommodation, occupying a depth of 17 metres. Thanks to the use of such innovative engineering by Arup and Sir Robert…

  14. Environmental Design

    From the beginning, Kings Place was conceived as a building with excellent environmental credentials. The aim was to make a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions relative to other office buildings, whilst maintaining an excellent working environment for people in the space. Kings Place will generate half the CO2 emissions of a similar size office building - a reduction equivalent to 1,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. This was considered achievable due to the close location to a public transport…

  15. 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…