Ballo at the Kings Head Theatre – In support of Islington Volunteer Centre


Ballo; A Masked Ball; by Verdi; English version and directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher; Music directed by Luca Tieppo;Olivier Award-winning local company OperaUpClose  are supporting the Islington Volunteer Centre through ticket sales to their current production of Verdi’s opera Ballo (A Masked Ball),  playing at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington until 25th May.

Performances of Ballo are Tuesday-Saturday at 7.15pm and Sundays at 3pm until 25th May. Tickets to the show are available to support the Volunteer Centre at Voluntary Action Islington at a discounted rate of £20 (normally £25), but most importantly, for every ticket bought to support the Volunteer Centre OperaUpClose will donate £8 to us!*

The Volunteer Centre helps hundreds of local residents every year to find volunteering opportunities and to make a valuable contribution to their local community. Every donation counts. £5 enables us to match a person interested in volunteering with a local community organisation.

You can book your ticket by visiting or by calling 020 7478 0160. Remember to enter the code VAI in the promotional code box when booking online or to quote it when booking on the phone.


Ballo has had fantastic reviews and, like all OperaUpClose’s work, appeals to both opera-lovers and those new to opera alike:

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* * * *   So So Gay

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“Sidesplittingly funny, vivacious and definitely in tune with London as we know it” Fringe Opera

“Clever and relevant”

“A must-see” West End Frame

“It has echoes of the genius that underpinned The Office TV series. Where Ballo entertains even further is in the sheer breathtaking abilities of its performers.”

*This £8 donation is exactly half the ticket price, after VAT.