Tricycle Theatre



The Tricycle Theatre originates from the Wakefield Tricycle Company (founded in 1972), who were a touring theatre company that performed new writing, theatre for the community, children’s shows, and British premieres throughout Britain and internationally.

The company found a building in Wakefield (the Forester’s Hall, an old music and dance venue) and began converting it into a theatre.

The Tricycle Theatre opened in 1980, providing performances of children’s theatre, new writing, and workshops within its 235-seat auditorium.

In 1987, a fire from a nearby timber yard spread to the theatre, leading to severe damage. The theatre was closed for reconstruction, reopening in 1989. The theatre has received two extensions; a 300-seat cinema in 1998, and a Creative Space in 2001.

The theatre continues to hold theatrical productions alongside a diverse programme of live music, cinema screenings, Young People’s workshops, stand-up comedy, and the Creative Learning programme (an initiative dedicated to developing the imaginations and potential of children).

The Tricycle Theatre is available for hire.


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