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|
- The title makes you think of Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ – but that takes away from the specialness of this French coming-of-age-drama which is powerfully attuned to race, solidarity and the dead ends that many kids have to be smart enough to av...Read more
- A heady psychosexual drama that’s steeped in dense anxieties and rich European glamour (the film was part-funded by Chanel), French filmmaker Olivier Assayas’s latest sees him at the top of his game. Combining the professional paranoia of ‘All Abo...Read more
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It’s only at the end of Florian Zeller’s clever, unsettling play that we really understand what is going on. Which is entirely intentional: the French playwright places his audience in the same position as his protagonist, a father called Andre, who is...Until Saturday June 13 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.Monday June 22 2015 - Saturday July 4 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....Tuesday July 7 2015 - Saturday July 11 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...Monday July 27 2015 - Sunday August 2 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.