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Introducing...Kings Head Theatre, Islington Square

Located right behind the old pub theatre, visit us in our new purpose-built, wheelchair accessible theatre from January 2023.










Our new home is immediately behind the Kings Head Pub, our home of 53 years and London’s oldest pub theatre. Our new theatre, in Islington Square 116 Upper St, includes a 200 seat theatre, 50 seat cabaret venue, purpose-built bars, meeting spaces and offices.

'I would just love the King’s Head to go on forever' - Sarah Miles 

We have hosted nearly every household name in British Theatre over the last half-century, from Victoria Wood to Tom Stoppard, Steven Berkoff to Alan Rickman. And we look forward to hosting many more through our new doors. But there's still work to be done, for Kings Head Theatre to get back to producing work you've come to know from us. And we need your support to do this, you can support the new buildings development by sponsoring a stair and honoring a production from our years as a pub theatre, by buying a ticket to a show in our first season, join the Angels of Angel to specifically support work going onto our brand new stage, or just pop by and have a drink in our new Above Bar.

'It ought to be regarded as not only a treasure for the city but a national treasure' - Mel Smith 




To support us putting work on our stages:



53 years of London’s oldest pub theatre, 53 stairs in our new home, 53 renowned productions at the pub theatre. Sponsor your favourite production from the last 53 years, and it will be embedded into the fabric of the new staircase for the next 53 months.

Find out more here



We’re launching a new Theatre Angel’s network, a community of like-minded theatre mavericks, supporters and aficionados who all want to be part of future productions at King's Head Theatre.

The fund will be used specifically to capitalise our new shows, and you’ll join a network with great perks including backstage access and the opportunity to influence our programme.

Find out more here




Special thanks to Capital Project Donors:

Foyle Foundation | OAK Foundation | Southampton Row Foundation | Cockayne | ATG Productions

Clothworkers Foundation |