Kings Cross and St Pancras
© Richard Bryant
Time Out says
Posted: Sat Jan 5 2013
Part of a complex that includes galleries and office space that houses, among others, the Guardian and Observer newspapers, Kings Place's main 420-seat auditorium opened in autumn 2008 with a wide-ranging series of concerts that often span a week and are curated by a series of different musicians. Although Kings Place will be the permanent home of both the London Sinfonietta and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, there's also jazz, folk, leftfield rock and spoken word on the bill – some performances using a more flexible, subsidiary 220-seater room. There are decent food and drink options too, with the Concert Bar, Green & Fortune Café and a more serious modern British eatery, Rotunda, all under the same roof.
What's on at Kings Place
Jazz and experimental, Choral, Celtic music, Folk, A cappella
Celtic, new age and folk music by the long-running Irish choir, led by Michael McGlynn and here performing as part of the London Acappella Festival.
The Inverness-originating fiddler and member of the band Wolfstone, performs his folk material.
World, Blues, roots and country, Folk
- Critics' choice
Emotion-soaked vocals and striking country-tinged tunes from Peters, who's written for Martina McBride, Bryan Adams and Neil Young amongst others. Here playing from her eight studio albums, especially last year's 'Hello Cruel World'.
Improv comedy, Musical comedy
Kings Place regulars Impropera team up with fellow musical improvisers The Showstoppers for a night of intense, totally made-up-on-the-spot comedy-theatre.
Poetry, Stand-up, Solo shows, Musical comedy
The bespectacled poet and comedian performs new bits and old favourites at this Kings Place gig. John Hegley's a wonderful oddball.
Things to do, Kids' activities
The London A Capella Festival (LACF) is designing a whole day of its 2015 activities with primary school children in mind, so Kings Place will be filled with lovely young voices getting stuck into workshops and performances. Children aged 7-11 can learn...
Orchestral music, 20th century music (1900 – 2000), Contemporary music (1975 – present)
- Critics' choice
This concert as part of the Kings Place 'Minimalism Unwrapped' series was originally supposed to feature an appearance by Reich himself, and though that's now been cancelled – the minimalist maestro can't travel for health reasons – it's still a phenomenal...
The Celtic folk trio, who've all worked togehter on the BBC's Transatlantic Sessions, perform traditional songs and their own originals (try and spot the difference…). McGoldrick handles the flute and pipes, McCusker is a talented fiddler and Doyle is...
Head out on the musical road nice and early with this concert hosted by Olivier Award-winning singer and actress Janie Dee. She will belt out a selection of cabaret songs and musical hits as part of the 'Word/'Play' series.