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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.


  • Paypal 

Sponsor a Stair via Paypal.


  • BACS

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.


Important Information:

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) - Reserved 

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 | Like Dolls or Angels by Stephen Jeffreys 

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 - Reserved

1981 | Reunion and Dark Pony Double Bill by David Mamet 

1982 | Marry Me A Little by Stephen Sondheim - Reserved

1983 | Noël and Gertie by Sheridan Morley - Reserved  

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 with Claude 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 Brendan Coyle, James Dreyfus, Don Gilet, James Lance, Amanda Mealing, Andrea Oliver, Miquita Oliver, Lily Savage and Ray Shell) - Reserved

1993 | A Day in the Death 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  - Reserved

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 Rattigan

1999 | The Vagina Monologues by V (formerly Eve Ensler) - Reserved

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 - Reserved

2003 | Unsuspecting 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 - Reserved

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 | Coming Clean by Kevin Elyot - Reserved

2018 | And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens by Tennessee Williams, directed by Jamie Armitage  - Reserved

2019 | The Crown Dual by Dan Clarkson

2020 | Undetectable by Tom Wright

2021 | Liminal directed by Le Gateau Chocolat 

2022 | Black is the Color of my Voice by Apphia Campbell  

2023 | Breeding by Barry McStay


Thank you


Thank you to all our Angels of Angels donors who have either sponsored by joining our Network or Sponsoring one of our 53 stairs in our new building.

Angel Network

Dr Dugan Cummings
John Thirlwell
Lois Potter
Maira Boyd Hind
Mark Vogel and William Denebeim
Ms Ashley Humphreys
Sam Berwick
Steven Felderman
Sir Tom Stoppard
Tony Bonnar

Stair Sponsors

Dame Janet Suzman
Dame Joanna Lumley 
Harold Sanditen & Thanasis Kalantzis
Louise Chantal
Margie Barbour
Mary Rensten &  Martin Court 
Matthew Hodson
Professor Claire Monk
Ricardo Alonso 
Rod Natkiel
Sir Ben Kingsley
Sir Cameron Mackintosh