Our Gala, sponsored by Lavazza, took place on Thursday 16 March 2017, raising over £780,000 towards our charitable work here at the Roundhouse.

About The Roundhouse

Each year we give nearly 6,000 11-25 year olds the chance to realise their potential through creativity, aiding them to find pathways back into education, work or simply to enjoy a wider cultural life.

We offer thousands of creative opportunities each year in theatre, circus, spoken word, live music, music production, TV & radio, film and digital media. Of the young people we work with, over 50% are facing some sort of social or economic disadvantage.

Each year we need to raise £3.5 million to fund this ground-breaking programme of work. Our biennial Gala helps make this possible.

The Event

Our 2017 Gala was an incredible evening, hosted by television and radio presenter Fearne Cotton. The unforgettable line-up featured performances from Roger Daltrey CBE alongside Wilko Johnson & his band. Reef opened the night with an uplifting set featuring the spectacular Roundhouse Choir along with circus from Barely Methodical Troupe. Ronnie Wood and Imelda May stunned with a duet and The Trevor Horn and Guy Pratt House Band were joined by special guests Matt Cardle and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Guests were also treated to performances from the energetic Dat Brass and the Roundhouse’s very own home-grown talent Koko Brown.

International rugby player Martin Bayfield presented the live auction which included art donated by Marc Quinn and Sir Antony Gormley, lunch with comedy giants Terry Gilliam, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Michael Palin, rehearsals and a walk on part in West End musical Les Misérables and opening night tickets and after show cast party to the much sought after musical Hamilton.

Have a look at the fun we had on the night and join us for an unforgettable evening on Thursday 14 March for our 2019 Gala.

Combining high end professionals with young emerging artists and people who are just interested is fantastic.

Lolita Chakrabarti and Adrian Lester, Gala 2017

Further Information

For more information or to enquire about our 2019 Gala, please contact:

Zoe Williams

On the outset it’s good for building morale and confidence but you might just discover you’ve got a real passion for something, it’s got untold value.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Gala 2017

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