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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- French filmmaker François Ozon’s ‘Frantz’ takes place in Germany in 1919, when the wounds of World War I were still horribly raw. Indeed, the film’s title character, a powerful absence throughout, is recently dead: Frantz was a young German soldie...Read more
- A beautifully organised documentary (befitting its subject, urban planning), ‘Citizen Jane’ profiles an iconic New York showdown that took place over 50 years ago. In one corner, Robert Moses, the city’s powerful construction guru, who looked down...Read more
- If just thinking about Michael Fassbender makes you want to strip off all your clothes, ‘Alien: Covenant’ has a cure for that. David the robot, his creepier-than-a-serial-killer android butler, was the breakout star of Ridley Scott’s 2012 ‘Alien’ ...Read more
- This major documentary gets up close and personal with globalisation. The camera glides through a dark labyrinth of whirring, shuttling, flaming industry. It’s as if we’ve been transported back to a Dickensian world of unending toil – all cogs, le...Read more
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It feels like Irish actor-writer Mikel Murfi brings half of rural Sligo to a bare stage in Kilburn for this enormously big-hearted, ridiculously energetic one-man show. For 75 minutes, Murfi talks pretty much non-stop, making real the inner voice of his...Drama Monday June 5 2017 - Saturday July 1 2017
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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.
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.