The Kings Head Theatre

4 out of 5 Based on 39 reviews

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The Kings Head Theatre

115 Upper Street
N1 1QN
+44 (0)20 7226 0364
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Essex Road, National Railway


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4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Kings Head Theatre

5.0 out of 5 13 January 2014
by Terry C.

I LOVE this place!!! They have an tiny little Opera theatre in the back, which packs a punch with big voices in small productions on an intimate stage. Superb. Even if you don't care for theatre, the crowd that fills the place is a groovy mix of people and there's bands some nights in the pub too. The pub is decorated with theatre imagery from when it launched in the 70's to the current...more

1.0 out of 5 19 August 2013
by Gina G.

Used to like this place but the recent late license seems to have sapped the goodness out of it. During a visit last week the place was actually quite dirty, especially the loos and many of the staff were rude and one was openly hostile. Also the tap beer was dreadful, as though they'd not cleaned the lines since my last visit 6months previously.

Shame, Kings Head was once a great place to visit.more

2.0 out of 5 12 July 2013
by Carrie B.

Visited earlier this week for the first time to see a performance of "Our Town," which was wonderful - but the theatre is apparently completely unaffiliated with the bar. So the only thing I will say about that is: small performance space, comfortable seats, I'm a fan.

As for the bar itself, I was surprised by how expensive it was. Around 8 quid for a pint and a half seems extortionate, but...more

4.0 out of 5 3 February 2013
by Erin H.

It's a shame that I lived in Islington for so many years before seeing a play at King's Head. Or, trying to follow through with my resolution to be more optimistic, I'll say it's never too late to make up for lost time. And that's what I'm trying to do. I've seen two shows in the past few months and will undoubtably go back for more. Both were solidly entertaining, well acted, and just...more

4.0 out of 5 10 December 2012
by Valerie S.

Okay... I'm not sure exactly how long I was in the King's Head. I feel like it's the kind of place where once you're in the door, time just changes. It picks up the tempo of the band and the pulse of the wall-to-wall crowd and just exists separately from what's happening outside the door.

Needless to say, it was a bit crowded for my taste, but the music was good and loud, and I can see how it...more