North London's most vibrant theatre
After an ambitious refurbishment and upgrade, the venue formerly known as The Tricycle has rebranded as Kiln Theatre. The name's a homage to its home in Kilburn, and to its aim of being a crucible for new work that'll get the local community excited: including a new stage version of Zadie Smith's hit novel 'White Teeth'.
A vibrant one-stop-shop for culture in north London, the Kiln Theatre 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's steered the venue through its recent transformation.
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‘Holy Sh!t’ review
Kilburn’s Tricycle Theatre has changed its name to Kiln Theatre, prompting an astoundingly boring controversy that I have tried and failed to have an opinion on either way. It has to be said, though, that once you’ve got past the angry people outside...Drama Until Saturday October 6 2018
Zadie Smith's novel is a stunningly complex, warm look at multiple generations in North London's cultural 'melting pot'. It's partially set in the community that surrounds Kiln Theatre (formerly The Tricycle) so what better venue for this ambitious new...Drama Friday October 26 2018 - Saturday December 22 2018
Ishy Din's 2012 debut play, 'Snookered', was a sharp, lively drama about a bunch of pool-playing British Asian men. A former cab-driver, Din might well be drawing on experience with his follow-up, 'Approaching Empty', which is set in a scruffy minicab...Drama Wednesday January 9 2019 - Saturday February 2 2019
French hit-monger Florian Zeller has been treating London's theatre scene to a frighteningly high number of well-crafted dramas: 'The Truth', 'The Lie', 'The Father' and 'The Height of the Storm' have all won him fans. Now, his latest play 'The Son' is...Drama Wednesday February 20 2019 - Saturday April 13 2019
Average User Rating
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Best theatre in the area. Closed for refurbishment, but has exciting renditions of the classics and great new shows.
The Tricycle is the best place I have discovered in London. I have been lucky enough to visit many times. The best thing about NW London.
Always putting on really intriguing plays. Can't wait for it to reopen after the refurb. Also a great bar.
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.