Founded by Sir Torquil Norman CBE, the Roundhouse Trust is a registered charity with an objective to provide ‘space to create’ for 11 to 25 year olds.

We have a particular focus on those young people who have been excluded, marginalised or disadvantaged by society and work to enable them to find pathways back into education, work or simply to enjoy a wider cultural life.

I’ve benefited from the Roundhouse in too many ways to count. They took me to my first festival, helped me write my best work, gave me some of my best mates and gave me gigs that got me paid work.

Sean, 24, spoken word artist

In 2015/16, over 55% of all the young people we reached were those experiencing some form of personal, social or economic disadvantage.

Our work takes many forms from open access projects, to schools and community partnerships and career pathways and progression routes.

Open Access Programme

We offer an open access programme of projects for young creatives including a full complement of music, performing arts and media projects.

These projects run year-round at all levels through a range of termly, holiday and year-long programmes.

International Youth Programme

Our international youth programme sits alongside our work in the UK, aiming to inspire emerging artists aged 11-25 from around the world. Find out more

Partnerships – Schools, Community & Cultural

We maintain on-going relationships with local schools and pupil referral units through curriculum-linked activities and after-school programmes. Find out more about how schools can work with us or how to join our Teachers Network.

Community Groups
We work closely with a range of youth services to introduce young people to the venue through partners such as Connexions, Youth Offending Teams, local community centres and clubs.Find out more about how the voluntary and youth sector can work with us or how to join our Community Network.

Cultural Organisations
We also work with creative, educational and youth organisations from across London, to explore new partnerships, develop creative networks and support innovative projects. Find out more about this work and explore relevant tools and case studies.

Studios Hire
During quiet periods, the spaces we use to deliver our youth programme are available for hire within our opening hours to charities and organisations who work with young people. All income generated from the hire of these spaces goes towards funding our charitable work. View our Hire Pack to find out what is available and how to book.

Pathways and Progression Routes

Each year we enhance our creative programme by offering opportunities to build skills for employment and personal development.

These traineeships range from paid work in broadcasting, workshop assistants and administrative roles, along with artistic opportunities such as our Online Film Fund, Roundhouse Rising and our pioneering station, Roundhouse Radio.

Roundhouse Youth Advisory Board

Our Youth Advisory Board is a group of young people who advise us on decisions particularly around our programme for young people and work with young audiences.

Two positions for members of Roundhouse Youth Advisory Board are maintained on our Board of Trustees ensuring that young people are at the heart of decision-making at the Roundhouse.

Support our Work

If you feel as passionately about our work as we do then why not support our work?

You can donate online, challenge yourself, become a member or support our work through corporate sponsorship.