King’s Head Theatre, Islington


The King’s Head is London’s first and foremost pub theatre. Founded in 1970, the iconic Upper Street venue has helped launch the careers of many of today’s premier actors, creatives and producers. Today the King’s Head Theatre continues to entertain theatre goers with a high quality programme of theatre and opera staged in their well-worn, much loved 110 seat auditorium.

The King’s Head Theatre is moving from their current home into a purpose-built space as part of the Islington Square development. Equipped to meet the demands of a sustainable producing theatre in the 21st Century, the new venue will house a 270 seat auditorium, 70 seat studio, bar and high quality facilities for actors, companies and audiences. The theatre space is located four storeys below ground with a box office at ground level. With the new entrance just feet away from the original space, the King’s Head new home will retain a link with the past, whilst securing the future.

The theatre will include all specialist services to cater for major theatre productions. As the theatre is incorporated into the larger Islington Square Development, part of the project involves detailing the ventilation, heating and cooling, smoke ventilation and life safety requirements for interface and incorporation into the larger mixed-use scheme.


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