Welcome to today’s post celebrating London’s theatres. Today is the turn of venues beginning with ‘K’.
Currently run by Vision and opened in 1975, the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford is named for the actor (who died in 1982). It comprises a steeply raked auditorium and a small studio theatre. It managed to survive the threat of demolition during 2019. It is a sister venue to Redbridge Drama Centre.
The Kiln Theatre in Kilburn was opened as the Tricycle in 1980. Its current artistic director is Indhu Rubasingham. It was originally the home of the Wakefield Tricycle Company, a touring company in London and South-East England. It is “a proudly local theatre with an international vision and reputation”.
The King’s Head Theatre is based behind the pub of the same name on Upper Street in Islington. Established in 1970, the theatre is passionate about new and emerging artists, and is particularly supportive of LGBTQ+ work.
The current artistic director is Adam Spreadbury-Maher, and Atticist are an associate company at the theatre. The King’s Head has been raising money to move to new, improved premises behind the pub.
The King’s Place is a performance venue on York Way near King’s Cross station. It opened in 2008, and has a thriving outreach programme serving the boroughs of Camden and Islington.