Kiln Theatre

Access Information for Kiln Theatre

The address of the Theatre is 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR. The entrance is currently situated around the corner on Buckley Road.

Kiln Theatre has recently undergone a much-needed major architectural renovation that will future-proof the building for the next generation of theatregoers and theatre-makers. The newly refurbished building allows The Kiln to:
• make the theatre accessible to everyone: front of house, in the auditorium and backstage
• improve the theatrical experience with a flexible stage, individual comfortable seating and great sightlines throughout the auditorium
• create improvements outside the auditorium, by building more toilets and opening a welcoming new café on Kilburn High Road
• unearth original features from the Foresters’ Hall and make them visible within the building

Kiln Theatre first opened as “The Tricycle Theatre” in 1980, as the permanent home of the Wakefield Tricycle Company. It was converted from an old music and dance hall. Since 1984 the theatre has produced critically acclaimed plays alongside an eclectic programme of new writing. Open seven days a week, the theatre also has an independent 300 seat cinema and gallery.

The main entrance is on the High Road, next to Brondesbury Medical Centre and opposite the Black Lion Pub. There is a second entrance on Buckley Road, which is just off Kilburn High Road. If you are arriving by car you can be dropped off at either entrance. The nearest blue badge parking spaces are directly outside the entrance on Buckley Road. There are two parking bays.

Parking is also available on the adjacent side streets. Parking is controlled between the hours of 8.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, including Bank Holidays. There is a two hour maximum stay and no return within two hours. Parking costs £2.50 for one hour, and £4.50 for two hours.

The nearest tube station is Kilburn on the Jubilee Line, which is 500 metres from the theatre. Leave the station, cross the road at the traffic lights on your right and then continue down the Kilburn High Road. Kiln Theatre will be on your right. The nearest Overground station is Brondesbury. Turn right outside the station and the theatre is about 150 metres along the High Road, on the right. There is lift access at Kilburn station, but not at Brondesbury.

If you are travelling by bus Kiln Theatre is served by buses 16, 31, 32, 98, 189, 206, 316, 328 and 332. The nearest stop is ‘Buckley Road’.
Both entrances to the theatre have level access to the theatre auditorium stalls, bar, cafe and box office. The main entrance on Kilburn High Road has a gently sloping ramp going up. From the Buckley Road entrance the theatre and cinema box office is situated in the middle of the foyer.

Please ask a member of staff for your headset and large print or Braille cast list. If you would like to listen to the introductory notes 15 minutes before the start of the performance, you should collect your headset in good time to take your seat.
There are gender-neutral and accessible toilets in the main foyer, as well as in the basement. The basement toilets are accessed by stairs or a lift.

To get to the bar and café, simply follow the ramp up from the Kilburn High Road entrance and turn left just before the auditorium entrance. The bar will then be straight ahead with our John Lyon Space on your left where there is plenty of seating.

There are 4 entrances to the theatre auditorium (Stalls Right, Stalls Left, Circle Right, Circle Left) and staff will be available to direct you. Stalls Right and Stalls Left are level access from street level. There are several steps up to the Circle entrances. There are normally 2 aisles in the stalls level of the auditorium but due to social distancing, we have added a central aisle. The auditorium normally seats a maximum of 294 people. With social distancing 96 seats are currently available. The theatre is furnished with red cushioned flip-up individual seats, and a chard wood effect runs through the whole of the auditorium.

Please note that this information has been supplied by the venue and although every effort has been made to check details, you may still have some queries. In this case, we would ask you to contact the theatre direct for clarification.

Useful Information and Contact Details
Guide dogs are welcome at Kiln Theatre and can either accompany their owners into the auditorium or can be looked after by one of the ushers. If you wish your dog to stay with you during the performance, and have not already advised the theatre, please let the Box Office know in order that an aisle seat can be arranged for you.

The number to call for the Box Office is 020 7328 1000. If you have any queries about your visit, or would like to join the theatre’s mailing list, please call their Access telephone number, 0207 625 0138, or email [email protected] Further information about the theatre and accessible performances is also available on the theatre’s website at