King's Head Theatre

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Artistic director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Executive director: Fiona English


King's Head Theatre


Box office: 0207 226 8561


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115 Upper Street
London N1 1QN

Council: Islington

Region: London

Location map for King's Head Theatre


Angel (Northern)
Highbury & Islington (Victoria, Overground)

Highbury & Islington



St Mary's Church

Day no:
4, 19, 30, and 43

Night no:
N19, N41

Access information


If you are registered disabled and require an essential companion in order to visit the theatre your companion will be priovded with a complimentary ticket.

For all access bookings, you are advised to book by phone on 0207 226 8561 or emailing

You will find more information on the theatre website access page.

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Wheelchair access

The venue is wheelchair accessible, but space is limited so the theatre advises booking as far in advance as possible - call or email the box office for booking assistance.

Current shows


Hunky dream boy Lex and bright spark Bradley are falling for each other. Big time. After three months, Lex has decided that tonight's the night … but Bradley's not so sure he wants to go all the way.

Previews from: Wednesday 13 March 2019
Closes: Saturday 6 April 2019

The Crown Dual

Having been cruelly overlooked for her dream role as Queen Elizabeth in blockbuster series The Crown, budding starlet Beth brings her own take on the epic story of the Royal Family to the stage instead …

Previews from: Sunday 27 January 2019
Closes: Saturday 6 April 2019

Upcoming shows

Tales from Star City

Based on true events, and untold stories, these are the Tales from Star City.

Previews from: Sunday 31 March 2019
Closes: Monday 1 April 2019

H.M.S. Pinafore

Directed by John Savournin, this witty and inventive update of the much loved comic operetta will have you rolling in the aisles from start to finish.

Previews from: Wednesday 10 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 11 May 2019

Awkward Conversations With Animals I've F*cked

One-night stands are awkward. One-night stands with animals are even more awkward. And when you're as desperate for love as Bobby is, things are bound to get as awkward as f*ck.

Previews from: Friday 12 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 27 April 2019


Unsung explores the untold stories of four pioneering and inspirational female figures from our past, asking why they, and hundreds like them, have been relegated to the footnotes.

Previews from: Sunday 14 April 2019
Closes: Monday 15 April 2019

Jock Night

You are invited to the ultimate after-party and the search for love in a world of chemsex and jockstraps. When a gay porn star arrives, Ben must decide whether he can give up his life of hook ups, chill-outs and come downs ...

Previews from: Tuesday 30 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 11 May 2019

This Island's Mine

1988. Thatcher's Britain. Seventeen-year-old Luke runs away to London - away from homophobic playground slurs, headlines that scream 'Don't Teach Our Children To Be Gay' and a family who wouldn't understand him.

Previews from: Wednesday 15 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 8 June 2019

Coral Browne: This F***ing Lady!

In the U.K. premiere of this critically-acclaimed one-woman play, Amanda Muggleton and writer/director Maureen Sherlock revisit Coral Browne's colourful life and sparkling career, putting this Grande Dame back into the spotlight where she belongs.

Previews from: Sunday 19 May 2019
Closes: Monday 3 June 2019

The Worst Little Warehouse In London

This 'kooky, fun and light hearted cabaret' (Theatre People) follows Lala Barlow and Robbie Smith as two wide eyed koalas fresh off the boat, looking for the perfect place to call home.

Previews from: Tuesday 21 May 2019
Closes: Sunday 26 May 2019

Trump: The Musical

From the perpetrators of Boris the Musical ... comes something far worse! 2020. Time to make Donald Great Again! But can King Nigel Farage the First of England get his trade deal? Will Kim Jong Un ever stop messing about with missiles?

Previews from: Tuesday 28 May 2019
Closes: Friday 7 June 2019

Boris The Musical 2: Brexit Harder

In 2016, Blowfish Theatre made a musical about Boris Johnson and Brexit. They thought it wouldn't last the summer. It won't be their last mistake. Now completely revised and updated, it's longer, blonder, worser …

Previews from: Wednesday 29 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 8 June 2019


Brexit is happening. Slowly. The two-year negotiating period is now in its fourth year. New Tory Leader and Prime Minister Adam Masters was the only candidate all factions of the party could agree upon.

Previews from: Tuesday 11 June 2019
Closes: Saturday 6 July 2019


Following a dose of hormone therapy gone wrong and a well-timed bolt of lightning, Bryony gains superhero abilities and a brand-new persona: Vulvarine, saviour of womankind.

Previews from: Tuesday 11 June 2019
Closes: Saturday 6 July 2019

Bess - The Commoner Queen

A female story of survival and astonishing business success in the brutal world of Elizabethan politics, as witnessed first-hand by "Bess of Hardwick".

Previews from: Sunday 16 June 2019
Closes: Monday 24 June 2019

Southern Belles

Two one-act plays ... And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens, and Something Unspoken, two rarely performed pieces by Tennessee Williams.

Previews from: Tuesday 23 July 2019
Closes: Saturday 24 August 2019

The Elixir of Love

New English version of Donizetti's dazzling comic opera blends the sensational music with a decidedly different take on the astonishing tale of romance and magic.

Previews from: Wednesday 25 September 2019
Closes: Saturday 26 October 2019

Don Giovanni

New English version of Mozart's dazzling tragicomic opera blends the sensational music with a decidedly different take on the astonishing adventures of the famous libertine.

Previews from: Thursday 3 October 2019
Closes: Saturday 2 November 2019

Charles Court Opera's 13th Boutique Panto

All details of this festive extravaganza are top secret for the time … all we can say for certain is you're in for an evening of spectacular entertainment courtesy of the masters of the wickedly inventive and downright hilarious, Charles Court Opera.

Previews from: Friday 29 November 2019
Closes: Saturday 11 January 2020

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