Upclose Productions London

Upclose Productions London

Charity information

Upclose Productions London

UpClose Productions London is the parent charity of award-winning OperaUpClose and TheatreUpClose resident at the King's Head and Hope Theatres on Upper Street in Islington.

Founded 2014

  • Mission statement

    We are an award-winning opera and theatre company based at the King’s Head Theatre.

    Our opera focuses on new English versions of well-known works and premieres of new operas, with a commitment to providing stage experience to early-career singers. Since forming in 2009 we have produced 17 operas, all with new English librettos, 10 of which had newly commissioned chamber orchestrations. We provide a unique platform for singers and musicians at an early stage of their career, giving them the opportunity to work with experience professionals and receive national press exposure.

    Again in theatre we provide a platform for early career professionals as well as working with those more experienced. We have extensive new writing experience in ‘straight’ theatre. We have had several successes with London premieres and first London revivals. At the end of 2013 we launched our new venue The Hope Theatre, a unique venue for new writing.

  • Aims

    Upclose Productions London aims to:

    • Produce high quality theatre and opera at our two Islington venues The King's Head Theatre and The Hope Theatre.
    • Provide a unique platform for early professionals at early stages of their career in theatre and opera.
    • Use our status as a landmark within our community in Islington to the very best of our ability.
  • Overview

    Established: August 2014

    Registered Charity Number: 1153307

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 7

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 14

    Phone number: 02072268561

    Address: The King's Head Theatre 115 Upper Street London N1 1QN

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