Production Proposals

The King's Head Theatre is always on the look out for exciting, bold, dynamic new work to programme and companies to work with. Find out more about our programming model and how to submit your production for consideration below.

Every year we programme numerous projects that are not produced by the King’s Head Theatre but rather by ambitious and exciting visiting companies.

​We don’t think of ourselves as a traditional receiving house and the team at the King’s Head Theatre work extremely closely with all the visiting companies that work here. We want to make sure that you get as much as possible out of producing your work at the King’s Head Theatre and so will provide as much advice and assistance as possible.

Our programming stands break down as follows:​

Main Productions

7.00pm start time | Tuesday - Saturday | 5 performances per week

​Our headline slots, and also our most commercial. Much of this time is used for work produced by the King’s Head Theatre however every year we have several opportunities for visiting companies to produce here for three to five weeks in duration.

Financial information​

​For main slots, we require a guarantee after which the visiting producer will take 100% matured net revenue from ticket sales. The precise amount varies according to the running time of the show, with longer shows requiring a higher guarantee. 

  • 60 minutes - £2300 per week
  • 75 minutes - £2400 per week
  • 90 minutes - £2500 per week
  • 105 minutes - £2600 per week
  • 120 minutes - £2700 per week​

We require a deposit of 50% upon signature of contract whilst the remaining 50% will be deducted from ticket sales following the run.​​

Availability

We are currently programming Main Productions from April 2020 onwards.

Late Night

Varied start time | Tuesday - Saturday | 5 performances per week

With the hustle and bustle that continues late into the evening on Islington's trendy Upper Street, we are the ideal venue to host your late night performance. We are looking for a really broad range of work for this slot that can sustain a run of one to five weeks.​

Financial information​

For late night slots, we require a guarantee after which the visiting producer will take 100% matured net revenue from ticket sales. The precise amount depends on when the show begins, with performances that start earlier paying a higher guarantee than those starting later. The time the performance begins is dependent on the running time of the main show.

  • ​8.30pm - £2000 per week 
  • 8.45pm - £1900 per week
  • 9.00pm - £1800 per week
  • 9.15pm - £1700 per week
  • 9.30pm - £1600 per week

We require a deposit of 50% upon signature of contract whilst the remaining 50% will be deducted from ticket sales following the run.

Availability

We are currently programming Late Night Productions from March 2020 onwards.

Sessions

7.00pm | Sunday & Monday | 2 performances

​Ideal for showcase performances, new work, touring work or companies wanting to take shows into the next stage of development. Sessions slots are available for visiting companies to use throughout the whole year on a per-performance basis.

Financial Information

For sessions slots, we require a guarantee after which the visiting producer will take 100% matured net revenue from ticket sales. Our sessions slots command a flat guarantee of £350 per performance. 

We require a deposit of 50% upon signature of contract whilst the remaining 50% will de deducted from ticket sales following the run.

​Availability

We are currently programming Sessions slots from January 2020 onwards.

Submit a Proposal

If after reviewing all the information, you feel that we are a suitable venue for your production please fill out the form at the link below.

PRODUCTION PROPOSAL FORM

You’ll need to provide:

  • A copy of the script
  • CVs or biographies of the proposed creative team
  • A marketing plan (for main and late night full run proposals)
  • Any other material that may help us assess your work, for example a couple of reviews of previous shows.
  • The length of run you are looking for, and the time-frame for this.

If you have any questions, please email info@kingsheadtheatre.com