Create to transform
The Roundhouse is a hub of inspiration where artists and emerging talent create extraordinary work and where young people can grow creatively as individuals. We believe in the power of creativity to change lives. By giving young people the chance to engage with the arts through our music, media and performance projects, we inspire them to reach further, dream bigger, and achieve more.
We do this because we believe creativity gives us freedom, hope and has the power to transform.
So we’re here to transform. To create, agitate and excite. To shake things up.
Each year, we give thousands of 11–25-year-olds the chance to develop their skills and confidence through creativity – in music, media or the performing arts. We help them find new perspectives and new directions. Whether it’s helping someone get into education, or out of a rut. Or supporting their early career in the arts. Whatever the spark, we nurture it into a flame that can change everything.
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The Roundhouse is one of the most incredible live performance spaces in the world where the biggest names in music, theatre, circus and spoken word take to the stage every day. A former railway engine repair shed, the Grade II* listed building was transformed into a groundbreaking performing arts venue 50 years ago, and we have welcomed legendary artists from all over the world to perform in our unique spaces.
We make some really great stuff right here including amazing music, theatre, circus and spoken word programmes.
Words First is a new partnership with BBC Radio 1Xtra and the Roundhouse that will seek to find the hottest and freshest UK spoken word talent.
Whether you’re planning a dinner, drinks reception, launch party, awards ceremony, conference, meeting or performance, our main space is the perfect venue to create the ultimate event.
Young people are at the heart of everything we do at the Roundhouse.
Find out more about our board of trustees, youth advisory board, associate artists and ambassadors.
Our multi-talented in-house production company delivers a range of live broadcasting and video content.
Follow our journey from railway repair shed in 1847 to today’s engine-room of creative innovation.
Working to connect young people with great art and culture.
Details about the latest vacancies, freelance opportunities and work experience placements.
Our press releases and media responses.
Have a wander around our main space, studios, bars and more with our online virtual tour.