Simon Turner smiles at the camera for his headshot whilst wearing a blue suit.

Simon Turner, Chair

We continue to live in challenging times which makes all the work that happens here at the Roundhouse even more important. The UK, especially London, has always been a wonderfully diverse, creative place and we can’t allow the current crisis to let us take steps backwards in terms of who partakes in, or benefits from all that creativity has to offer.

But with your support, particularly over the last few years, we have been able to plan for an ambitious future so that we can expand our work with young people at a time when they need us more than ever. This is alongside delivering a groundbreaking artistic programme that inspires audiences around the world.

Thank you to our supporters, staff and trustees for your ongoing dedication and we look forward to welcoming you to the Roundhouse over the next year.

Marcus Davey stands in front of a brick wall whilst talking to a crowd.

Marcus Davey CBE, CEO and Artistic Director

We learnt a huge amount during the pandemic and something I think it showed us is that creativity is truly London’s superpower. When we harness the wonderfully diverse creativity of London we raise the creative potential of the UK. Throughout these pages you can see some of the incredible work that graced our stages and screens as we made the transition back to live shows, including the return of our flagship festivals The Last Word Festival, Roundhouse Rising and In the Round.

Re-opening the doors of the Roundhouse would not have been possible without the ongoing support of Arts Council England and DCMS, and even though this continued to be an incredibly challenging year, there were many moments of hope. One of those was beginning the building work on Roundhouse Works, our new creative centre for young people, which will provide them with the space and opportunity to turn their creativity into a career. We want young people to know that we are committed to investing in them at a time when many are faced with an uncertain future.

We know we have some big challenges ahead but with the will and skill of our incredible team and the generosity and loyalty of our supporters we feel confident about the future – a huge and heartfelt thank you to you all.

Roundhouse Young Trustees

Beth, Chloe and Oriana have all been involved with the Roundhouse’s young creatives programme and joined as Trustees in 2022. Click on their images below to find out more about their Trusteeship and the importance of young people’s voices in governance.

Beth is wearing a pinstripe suit and standing below chandeliers.
Chloe is looking at the camera with a smile.
Oriana is looking at the camera and wearing a brown top and hoop earrings.