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.
The venue actually began life as the Foresters Hall in 1929, as a meeting place for the Forsesters 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.