The Kiln Theatre never fails to warm the hearts of visitors. Formerly the Tricycle Theatre, the Kiln Theatre exerts global influence thanks to its history of hosting powerful political performances. The theatre, based in Kilburn, specialises in presenting ‘big’ stories that appeal to Brent’s diverse local community. Pick up your Kiln Theatre tickets now via TickX.
The Kiln Theatre first opened on Kilburn High Road in 1980 to house the Wakefield Tricycle Company. The theatre became known for hosting British premieres and new plays, producing works by writers like Sam Shepard and John Antrobus. Later, in 1998, the theatre gained a new 300-seat cinema. Its education and community outreach space the Creative Space opened in 2001. The venue eventually underwent extensive refurbishment and reopened in September 2018 under the new name Kiln Theatre.
Over the years The Kiln Theatre has developed a reputation for its hard-hitting ‘tribunal plays’, based on reconstructions of public inquiries as they were spoken. The theatre’s previous shows of this type include The Colour of Justice and Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Inquiry. The latter won the venue a Lawrence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement. However, the Kiln Theatre also presents fantastic new plays and comedies the whole family can enjoy.
Visitors to the Kiln Theatre won’t just be impressed by its main theatre. The theatre’s cinema shows a variety of arthouse and family films, while its two studio spaces host smaller scale production. The Kiln also has its own visual arts studio, the Paint Box, for exhibitions and art events. It even has its own café-bar. In short, the Kiln Theatre truly aims to appeal to everyone and has the facilities to pull it off.
Putting on fearless and funny shows in equal measure, the Kiln Theatre shows off Brent's creative energy. Use TickX to find the best tickets for events at the Kiln Theatre right now.
Following a huge renovation, the Kiln Theatre is now accessible with adapted toilets on all levels, a lowered box office counter and sell tickets to wheelchair users on the door. Their Front of House also receive accessibility training to help break down barriers between venue and user.
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