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The Kiln Theatre

Kiln Theatre

Closed until further notice

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Mens and Womens Toilets throughout. 1 x Disabled Toilet in Foyer and 1 x Disabled Toilet in Cinema

Level Access:

Lift from the lower level.


Contact the venue:

020 7328 1000

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Formerly known as the Tricycle Theatre, the Kiln Theatre was relaunched in April 2018 by Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham to hail an exciting new chapter in a beautifully refurbished new building – the final stage of The Tricycle Transformed project.

First established in 1980, the venue is steeped in its community on Kilburn High Road, and continues to embrace its local spirit and history to produce programmes for the future under the guiding hand of Rubasingham, who became Artistic Director in 2012 (taking over from Nicholas Kent). The renaming of the theatre from the Tricycle Theatre to the Kiln Theatre reflects the local ethos of the venue.

The venue actually began life as the Foresters Hall in 1929, as a meeting place for the Foresters Friendly Society, helping those in need “as they walked through the forests of life.” It soon doubled as a music and dance hall and, during World War II, an air raid shelter and food distribution point. It was only in 1980, when the Wakefield Tricycle Company made the site its permanent home, that it became known for its theatre.

The building reopens its doors in 2018 following major renovation work and its largest-ever fundraising campaign. The newly created space contains a 300-seat cinema, two studios and a host of creative areas which are used for education and outreach workshops as well as the 292-seat main theatre.

The Kiln Theatre has a long history of supporting theatre that highlights the human rights issues of today. This history was rewarded when Kiln, along with Rubasingham and Kent, was awarded the Liberty Human Rights Award in 2010.

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If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.