Tricycle Cinema

Foster Wilson Architects, London, 1998


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  • Site plan    
  • Basement floor plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Secion through cinema and rehearsal room    
  • Axonometric    

Addition of a 300 seat cinema, a large rehearsal studio, an art studio and offices to the existing theatre, bar and art gallery

The new buidling occupies a site adjacent to the original theatre with a frontage onto a side street and gives the theatre a significant street presence first time.

Externally the theatre aims to clearly articulate the building's three main elements. A glazed double height top lit entrance foyer projects into the street and links to the existing theatre bar and gallery. The 300 seat cinema auditorium, which is excavated approximately 4.5 metres below ground level, is housed in a solid masonry box at ground level. And a lightweight steel and glass construction contains daylit studios and offices above.

The basement cinema is reached via a limestone stair leading down from the front entrance to the auditorium and toilets below.


  • Begun: Oct 1997
  • Completed: Nov 1998
  • Floor area: 970m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £1.8M
  • Procurement: JCT with quantities
  • Address: 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR, United Kingdom

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