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
|Opening hours:||10am-10pm Mon-Sat, 3-9pm Sun|
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- This high-energy, big-budget new spin on the old Tarzan story is fun to watch if you take it as throwaway kitsch. It imagines Viscount Greystoke (Alexander Skarsgård), best known as chest-beater Tarzan, all grown-up and civilised after a childhood...Read more
- It’s five years this summer since the shooting by police in Tottenham of 29-year-old Mark Duggan kickstarted riots in London and beyond. This bleak but thoughtful documentary, three years in the making, follows two of Duggan’s friends, Marcus and ...Read more
- Adapting his own highly regarded stage play, Thomas Vinterberg (‘Festen’ and ‘The Hunt’) raids his childhood for this soapy but emotionally rewarding story of communal living in 1970s Denmark. When Erik (Ulrich Thomsen) inherits his father’s spraw...Read more
- This fly-on-the-wall political doc follows Anthony Weiner on the campaign trail in 2013 to become mayor of New York. Weiner is staging a political comeback following a sexting scandal that ended his career in Congress. After getting a few unavoida...Read more
- Mads Mikkelsen is cast against type to enjoyable effect in this Wes Anderson-ish tale of a broken family with a dark secret. The one-time Bond villain plays mustachioed, socially inept wank-addict Elias, brother of equally awkward college professo...Read 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.