The Tricycle Theatre (now known as The Kiln Theatre) is a unique little theatre with a prominent place in London’s “fringe” theatre scene. The space was constructed inside an existing community hall for the Tricycle Theatre Company in 1980. The 220-seat auditorium space is constructed in brightly painted scaffolding with canvas gallery fronts facing a small end stage.
It has a relaxed atmosphere that allows easy audience/performer contact. The theatre was such a success that following a major fire in 1987, the architect and consultants were asked to exactly recreate the theatre. In addition, support areas were expanded with complete production facilities, extra rehearsal and dressing room spaces, and larger front-of-house areas. A community room, workshop, kitchen, and offices were added to the complex.
- 220-seat courtyard theatre