The Nicola Thorold Fund

Nicola was part of the team at the Roundhouse for eight years, first as a consultant and then as Executive Producer. Nicola loved the arts and championed the transformation of young people’s lives through creativity. She believed passionately in providing opportunities for all people to experience and to participate in the arts. She loved people and we loved her. She achieved many great things in her career and was awarded an OBE for her service to the arts in June 2016.

The fund was set up on behalf of Nicola’s family – Paddy, Martha and Joe. They have asked friends, family and colleagues of Nicola to make a donation to the Roundhouse, which will enable Nicola’s wonderful legacy to flourish. The donations we have received, and continue to receive, have been invested into an endowment. In her memory, we have dedicated a Roundhouse Pillar to her with a beautiful brass plaque. Nicola will always be a pillar of strength to the Roundhouse.

Nicola had a very special gift for mentoring and coaching people. Therefore each year, from the investment funds, we will award Nicola Thorold Fellowships to a number of young people who are seeking to develop their professional careers in the creative industries. They will each receive special mentoring and coaching both from team members at the Roundhouse and also from leaders in the arts, many of whom Nicola will have worked with.

In 2018, we welcome Scott Barnett, Erica McKoy and Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan as our inaugural Nicola Thorold Fellows.

We still welcome donations in memory of Nicola and to help this Fellowship programme grow for years to come. Paddy has also published a book about the love he and Nicola shared A Moment of Grace is available here.

Make a donation

You will be taken to the Roundhouse donation page where you can select to donate to The Nicola Thorold Fund. You will be asked to log in to make a donation, if you do not have an account you will be able to register.