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20 shows for 2020

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Our Nature Unwrapped 2020 programme opened last week with a spectacular series of events and performances from Theatre of Voices, Brian Cox,…

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19 Events For 2019

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

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10 Unmissable Events for Jewish Book Week First Timers

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With Jewish Book Week just days away, JBW Director Claudia Rubenstein recommends 10 unmissable events for festival first-timers.

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10 Fascinating Events for Jewish Book Week Super Fans

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Jewish Book Week Director Claudia Rubenstein recommends 10 events for those JBW fans who can’t get enough of the talks,…

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Meditation into Music by Christina McMaster

Ahead of her World Meditation Day Concert on Sun 23 May, pianist Christina McMaster shares her journey into a deeper…

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London and the invention of concert life

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What made London such fertile ground for musicians from all over the world? And what key roles did those immigrants…

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The courage of creativity over conflict

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Kevin Le Gendre traces the story of black music in London from the Roman army to Tomorrow’s Warriors.

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A post-Gutenberg programme: the music of insignificance

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George Barton, one half of the electrifying GBSR Duo, introduces their upcoming AV Luminate show investigating human solitude and identity…

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F is for Fado

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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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Welcome back to the canal side: Rotunda is re-opening

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The Chief Operating Officer for Green & Fortune, Emma Williams, speaks to us about reopening the restaurant within Kings Place…

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Venus Unwrapped Interviews

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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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Caught in the Act of Creation

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Nothing can capture the excitement of an artist in full flight. Sebastian Scotney talks to three masters of improvisation: classical…

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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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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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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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  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. KPlayer Guide

    KPlayer is our new streaming platform. Here, you can buy tickets to watch several of our live shows online, from the comfort of your own home.  There is also an archive of free-to-watch videos. If you miss a show or want to watch again, some of the shows will remain on KPlayer, as a video on demand, for a time-limited period. Watching a purchased KPlayer Stream or On-Demand Video   When it’s time to watch – you can access all your booked shows by logging in here   Alternatively you can navigate to your…

  3. 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…

  4. 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 We are currently running reduced box office hours. Should you have any…

  5. Work at Kings Place

    Kings Place is a welcoming arts venue and conference destination in the heart of Kings Cross. 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. Audiences are our rhythm, and people connect here with their passion, no…

  6. Kings Place Environmental Sustainability

    The Board and team of Kings Place are resolutely committed to actively minimising our impact on the environment and responding to the climate emergency. We aim to be a leader in the cultural sector for environmental practice and we actively promote environmental awareness to our audiences, artists, performers, collaborators and stakeholders. As an organisation and as individuals we are continually looking at how we can further reduce our carbon footprint, energy consumption, the waste we produce and our consumption of one-use plastic. We are…

  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. Booking fees do not apply to purchases made in person at the Box Office. Why do booking fees apply? Booking fees (per order, not per ticket) covers…

  8. Your Visit

    Box Office The box office is open (in person and over the phone) on each show day. Our lines are open from an hour before the first show of the day and close when the last show of the day begins. We are closed on non-show days but will respond to any enquiries via info@kingsplace.co.uk within 3 working days. Booking Tickets Concert and event listings can be found, and tickets can be booked, online 24hours a day at www.kingplace.co.uk For…

  9. 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,…

  10. KPlayer FAQ

    Can I watch on any laptop or mobile phone? KPlayer uses Vimeo to distribute video. Please ensure your devices meet the compatibility requirements to play video from Vimeo. Vimeo compatibility guidance can be found via this link. Can I watch on my smart TV? Not all smart TVs are compatible with Vimeo playback but here are some tips on how to access and watch videos from some commonly used smart TVs. Log into your Kings Place account, using a laptop, tablet or smartphone Find the video…

  11. Support Us

    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…

  12. 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…

  13. Brodsky Quartet – Artistic Associate

    Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed more than 3000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 60 recordings. A natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in many artistic directions and continues to ensure them a place at the very forefront of the international chamber music scene. The Brodsky Quartet made their Kings Place debut in September 2011. Just a few months later, in their 40th anniversary…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Culture Recovery Fund Award

    Message from Helen Wallace, Artistic & Executive Director, Kings Place We are grateful and proud that Kings Place has been awarded a substantial grant by the government’s Culture Recovery Fund. This recognises the key role Kings Place plays in a wide community of freelance musicians, ensembles, performers, podcasters, arts organisations and diverse audiences. In the most devastating year in the venue’s 12 year history, this invaluable support will enable us to retain our dedicated core team and to work with…