Although one of the best-known venues in London for audiences seeking bold, innovative cultural experiences, its use today is a far cry from its beginnings.
Follow our journey from railway repair shed in 1847 to today’s engine-room of creative innovation.
In response to a problem with the rail network, Robert Stephenson conceives of a ‘round house’
In 1960, Arnold Wesker had a new idea for spreading the best of culture beyond the elite…
Punk and ‘tasteful pronography for the thinking voyeur’ herald the arrival of the 1970s.
The former engine repair shed and experimental arts venue faced an uncertain future.
The Roundhouse is re-established as an international performing arts venue and creative centre for young people.