Backstage Productions Ltd presents:

Sitar Maestro Nishat Khan

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    Mon 13 May 2019

  • Doors open: 18:30

  • £38 | con. £20 adv + cmsn (£28 Early Bird Available*)

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

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Sitar Maestro Nishat Khan

Sitar virtuoso, Nishat Khan has an impeccable international reputation and the north indian is regarded as one of the towering performers of the pre-eminent instrument of Indian classical music.

His long and distinguished career began at the age of seven and by sixteen he was performing ragas at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall with Ravi Shankar in front row attendance. With a sitar-playing lineage that goes back to the court of the Mughal emperor, his late father and mentor Ustad Imrat Khan has been a constant inspiration. Many regard him as the fastest sitar-playing maestro alive; his shows are always spellbinding and hypnotic with incredible emotional charge.

Khan has graced the most prestigious concert venues across the globe including Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York, and in 2013 at the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of the BBC Proms where he premiered “The Gate of the Moon (Sitar Concerto No 1)” in collaboration with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and David Atherton.

He returns to London to perform at the prestigious Union Chapel, accompanied by tabla player Pandit Sanju Sahai and with it’s “infinite and imaginative variety”, as declared by The Guardian, this is truly to be a magical evening.

Estimated Times

All times are subject to change on the night

18:30 – Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open

22:30 – Curfew

Union Chapel Bar open after the show.

Margins Cafe

Margins Cafe will be serving delicious, hot, homemade food at this event. All profits support The Margins Project, which works with people who face homelessness and crisis and is based here at the Chapel.


You must also have a ticket for this event to eat at Margins Cafe.

The Cafe opens to all ticket holders when the chapel doors open, scheduled to be 18:00 for this show.


How to book early dinner reservations:

Sorry, it is not possible for us to do early dinner reservation for events with an 18:30 door time.

It may be eventually be possible to do early dinner reservations for this show, but we will only know that within two weeks of the show.  We will do our best to alert those who have booked via our website, or else check back here nearer the time.



The menu will be displayed here; it normally goes up a couple of days before the show.   There will always be at least two hot meals, one of which will be veggie, to choose from, plus lighter bites such as quiche and salad.  Check out the sample menu here.

*Early Bird and Concessions

Earlybird discount is applied automatically at the checkout stage for all General Admission tickets.

£28 Earlybird offer is limited to 300 tickets and will finish on 31st March at the latest. After this, Advanced tickets will be available for £38.

Concessions: NUS/Student; Over 65s; People in receipt of DLA / PIP payments; People in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance; Union Chapel Member**; Under 18s

**Union Chapel Members should be signed in before choosing a General Admission ticket.  Discount will be applied at the checkout stage.  Offer is limited to named member only.

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