North London's most vibrant theatre
A vibrant one-stop-shop for culture in north London, the Tricycle packs a lot into its medium-sized frame: bar, kitchen, cinema and of course a theatre. Long run by Nicolas Kent, whose tenure was marked by pioneering work in the field of verbatim theatre, the current artistic director is Indhu Rubasingham, who maintains a diverse but socially conscious programme.
The venue found itself the centre of a national controversy in 2014 after refusing to host that year's Jewish Film Festival so long as it received funding from the Israeli government (then engaged in a bloody conflict on the Gaza Strip). However, matters appear to have been smoothed over, and Rubasingham's tenure has largely been popular and successful.
In 2016 it is due to have a £5.5m upgrade that will, amongst other things, increase the size of the auditorium by 25 percent.
269 Kilburn High Rd
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- Family, food, love, work, life and death are all on the menu in 'Our Little Sister'. This irresistible, light-filled family drama from Japanese writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda ('I Wish', 'Still Walking') brims with small moments and slips down a...Read more
- A one-time assistant to the director Béla Tarr, 38-year-old Hungarian filmmaker László Nemes has made a staggering feature debut with 'Son of Saul', an Auschwitz-set drama that's numbing, provocative and impossible to unsee. Set over 24 hours in 1...Read more
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Mark Thomas - Trespass
Comedian and political activist Mark Thomas's latest show sees him back to his mischievous activist ways, as in his previous show, '100 Acts of Minor Dissent'. This time, Thomas's investigating our government's fondness for selling off our public spaces....Off-West End Saturday May 7 2016Read more
The Invisible Hand
Pulitzer Prize winning writer Ayad Akhtar presents this intense political thriller. Laying bare the raw power of global finance, this fast-moving play is set in rural Pakistan and follows the fate of captured U.S banker Nick Bright.Off-West End Thursday May 12 2016 - Saturday July 2 2016Read more
The Invisible Hand
The Tricycle's artistic director Indhu Rubasingham had a hit last year with the searing 'Red Velvet'. This UK premiere by Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar sounds just as intense: it's a dark political thriller that explores the dizzying chaos of international...Thursday May 12 2016 - Saturday July 2 2016Read more
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Blink and you'll miss the entrance - hopefully the forthcoming upgrade will remedy this. Just 5 minutes walk from Kilburn Station (Jubilee Line), an area yet to be "gentrified". The cafeteria inside is comfortable and welcoming - though strangely, no sandwiches or savoury snacks for lunch - only cooked meals. The shows here are of a very high standard, with world famous names and incredibly good value ticket prices. A very comfortable, charming theatre.
Such a fantastic local venue- you get it all- films, theatre, food, buzz and atmosphere! How great is that!
I voted for the tricycle because I think it's an amazing venue easy to get to and it ogfers a fantastic variety of entertainment for all kinds . Tricycle rocks!
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.