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 drone drama arrives so steeped in the clichés of the Hollywood terror-plot actioner – barking generals, truckloads of jihadis, a faintly exotic soundtrack – that it initially almost feels comical. Writer Guy Hibbert ('Omagh') and director Gav...Read more
- Let’s not confuse the inspiring story of Jesse Owens, the runner whose four gold-medal wins at Berlin’s 1936 Olympics infuriated the Nazi regime, with this flat-footed sports drama that misses many chances to be explosive. As Owens ('Don’t think, ...Read more
- Can there be any doubt by now that Richard Linklater is America’s most relaxed and quietly ambitious filmmaker? After all but reinventing the coming-of-age movie with his 12-years-in-the-making 'Boyhood' – and building an even more impressive 27-y...Read more
- John le Carré’s novels have undergone some attention-grabbing adaptations in recent years, starting with ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ in 2011 and continuing recently with ‘The Night Manager’ on TV. The latest is ‘Our Kind of Traitor’, based on le C...Read more
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The Invisible Hand
Imagine a Wall Street trading desk transplanted to a terrorist bunker in Pakistan. That’s the mordantly funny set-up for Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar’s new play, for which the Tricycle has scooped the UK premiere. An American investment banker has...Off-West End Until 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...Until Saturday July 2 2016Read more
Inspired by philosopher Robert Nozick, this immersive experience produced by the Tricycle's Young Company leads the audience on an adventure through the theatre's unseen spaces.Drama Sunday June 19 2016 - Sunday June 26 2016Read more
Average User Rating
4 / 5
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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.