53 years of history. 53 stairs. 53 renowned productions at King's Head Pub Theatre.
For just £1,000 you can sponsor your favourite production of the last 53 years, which will be embedded into the fabric of our new staircase for the next 53 months.
Select your year below and let us know who to dedicate the year to and you’ll have a bespoke design placed on one of our stairs in the new theatre. We can include names or text such as ‘In Memory Of’ and will acknowledge all donations with a certificate containing details of your gift and a photo of it in situ.
All money raised through our Name A Stair Campaign will go directly into the Production Fund - a fund which will be dedicated to producing new work, underwriting new commissions, and developing our artists.
How to Sponsor A Stair:
CAF (Charities & Foundations)
King's Head Theatre is a registered charity (no. 1161483).
You can donate to the Production Fund and our Sponsor A Stair campaign through the following link with the Charities Aid Foundation, BACS or Cheque.
Sponsor a Stair via CAF.
Sponsor a Stair via Paypal.
Please send your donation to the following bank account, with the production year as a reference. You will need to then email [email protected] (as we will have no way of contacting you otherwise).
Account Name: Kings Head Theatre
Account No.: 15509465
Sort Code: 23-05-80
Send a cheque made out to King’s Head Theatre Trust at King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN. Please write your chosen production year on the back of your cheque, and include your name, telephone number, address and email in the envelope.
Once you have donated, please email [email protected] indicating which production and which year you would like to sponsor. Please be aware that this will be on a first come first served basis, and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your exact year. We have made suggestions above based on significant productions in the building, such as West End or Broadway transfers. If you have another production to suggest or request please contact [email protected] to discuss in advance.
If you’d like to chat about other options please contact Zoe and we can discuss sharing or half term options.
1970 | The Empire Builders by Boris Vian
1971 | Death In Leicester by Roy Minton - Reserved
1972 | Red Cross by Sam Shepard
1973 | Hello and Goodbye by Athol Fugard (starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Dame Janet Suzman)
1974 | Kennedy’s Children by Robert Patrick (starring Deborah Norton and Shirley Ann Field)
1975 | A Cure for Freedom by Quentin Crisp
1976 | Duologue and The Browning Version by Terence Rattigan
1977 | Da by Hugh Leonard (Winner 1978 Tony Award Best New Play)
1978 | Helen and Her Friends by Bryony Lavery
1979 | Desperately Yours by and starring Ruby Wax (Directed by David Suchet)
1980 | Good Fun by Victoria Wood
1981 | Reunion and Dark Pony Double Bill by David Mamet
1982 | Marry Me A Little by Stephen Sondheim - Reserved
1983 | Mr Cinders by Vivian Ellis and Richard Myers, libretto by Clifford Grey and Greatrex Newman
1984 | A Common Woman by Mary Rensten - Reserved
1985 | The Jockeys of Norfolk starring Hugh Grant (acting debut)
1986 | Wonderful Town by Leonard Bernstein (starring Maureen Lipman, Olivier Nominated)
1987 | Candida by George Bernard Shaw (Starring Rupert Graves) - Reserved
1988 | Artist Descending a Staircase by Tom Stoppard
1989 | The Lady and the Clarinet by Michael Christopher (starring Imelda Staunton, Michael Christopher and David Thewlis)
1990 | Being at Home by Rene-Daniel Dubois - Reserved
1991 | Kvetch by and starring Steven Berkoff
1992 | Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens by Janet Hood and Bill Russell (Starring Kwame Kwei-Armah, James Dreyfus, Regina Fong, Omar Okai, Patrick Duggan, Don Gilet, Brendan Coyle, and Lily Savage)
1993 | A Day in the Life of Joe Egg by Peter Nichols (Starring Clive Owen, Elizabeth Garvie, Gabrielle Cowburn, John Warnaby, Pauline Delaney and Katey Crawford Kasti) - Reserved
1994 | The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me written and performed by David Drake - Reserved
1995 | Burning Blue by D.M.W Greer
1996 | Think No Evil of US: My Life with Kenneth Williams by David Benson
1997 | The Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley
1998 | Table Number Seven by Terence Ratigan
1999 | The Vagina Monologues by V
2000 | Pageant by Bill Russell & Frank Kelly (Starring Lionel Blair)
2001 | The Secret Love-Life of Ophelia by Steven Berkoff
2002 | Latin! Or, Tobacco and Boys by Stephen Fry
2003 | Ususpecting Susan by Stewart Permutt (starring Celia Imrie) - Reserved
2004 | Cigarettes and Chocolate and Hangup by Anthony Minghella
2005 | Joe & I by Laurie Slade
2006 | Danny’s Wake by Jim Sweeney
2007 | The Bicycle Men by John Rubano and Dave Lewman (Starring Dan Castellaneta)
2008 | The Shadow Master by Stephanie Sinclaire
2009 | Fucking Men by Joe Dipietro
2010 | Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
2011 | La bohème from Opera Up Close (Olivier Award for Best New Opera Performance)
2012 | Vieux Carré by Tennessee Williams
2013 | Boris & Sergey's Astonishing Freakatorium by Flabbergast Theatre
2014 | The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
2015 | Trainspotting Live by Harry Gibson (from Irvine Welsh) - Reserved
2016 | The Chemsex Monologues by Patrick Cash - Reserved
2017 | Black is the Color of my Voice by Apphia Campbell
2018 | And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens by Tennessee Williams, directed by Jamie Armitage
2019 | Coming Clean by Kevin Elyot - Reserved
2020 | Undetectable by Tom Wright
2021 | Liminal directed by Le Gateau Chocolat
2022 | The Haunting of Susan A by Mark Ravenhill
2023 | Breeding by Barry McStay