Kilburn’s compact answer to the Barbican comes in the shape of cinema-cum-theatre, the Tricycle. Aiming to be a one-stop shop for cultured north Londoners it also has a vibrant café and a rolling bill of special events that includes Q&As, comedy and one-off shows. It is, of course, best known for its socially conscious theatre. Passionate and political, the Tricycle Theatre consistently finds original ways to tackle difficult subjects. In the last few years it has pioneered ‘tribunal’ docu-dramas – transcript-based plays that investigate subjects such as the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, and Guantanamo Bay – and is justifiably proud of bringing unheard voices into the mainstream.
269 Kilburn High Rd
|Opening hours:||10am-10pm Mon-Sat, 3-9pm Sun|
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In April De Angelis’s new black comedy, octogenarian Virgie is determined to set her own date with the Grim Reaper. The eccentric, intelligent and coherent 84-year-old has stacked up a fair few years behind her, and wants to pop off now ‘before it gets...Mon April 27th 2015 - Sat May 2nd 2015Read more
'Dangerous Liaisons' screenwriter Christopher Hampton's version of Florian Zeller's 'The Father' comes to the Tricycle, fresh from Bath's Ustinov Studio. Veteran actor Kenneth Cranham stars as Andre, the 80-year-old father of Anne, who can't quite work...Thu May 7th 2015 - Sat June 13th 2015Read more
Verdi's La Traviata
This is an English version by Robin Norton-Hale of Verdi's story of Violetta who sacrifices her own happiness. Performed by OperaUpClose, the piece arrives at the Trike with an orchestration by Harry Blake.Mon June 22nd 2015 - Sat July 4th 2015Read more
Mozart's Don Giovanni
A modern adaptation of Mozart's classic opera 'Don Giovanni' where the philandering Don leaves a host of scorned lovers in his wake. This time it's performed in English and Afrikaan and the original language and sets the tale in today's South Africa....Tue July 7th 2015 - Sat July 11th 2015Read more
Come In! Sit Down!
The Muslim and Jewish theatre company MUJU Crew return to the Tricycle with this fun musical piece exploring the cast stereotyping faced by many actors. The intention is the promote collaboration between young Muslims and Jews through the medium of t...Mon July 27th 2015 - Sun August 2nd 2015Read more
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After decades of frequenting the Tricycle theatre, I cannot in good conscience continue to do so and I will not renew my membership. As a Jewish woman, I now find myself totally unwelcome in this independent Arts Venue. The reason for this is the very recent boycott of the UK Jewish Film Festival. The UK Jewish Film Festival is totally apolitical. By demanding that they actively reject funding from the Israeli Embassy, the Tricycle has pushed them into a corner, a Catch 22 if you like, and demanded that they either become political, or they are not welcome in the establishment. This is deeply unfair and was only ever going to end one way.