A highlight of the Roundhouse calendar for the last 14 years, our Poetry Slam is back!
In a one-off special, we’ll be bringing back London’s biggest spoken word event complete with a live audience in our first show since lock down.
Following a series of online heats, the Roundhouse Poetry Slam Final will see some of the freshest emerging talent from around the UK compete for the coveted slam champion title.
Plus, alongside the judges, audiences will also be able to cast their votes live on the night to crown their very own audience winner.
This year’s judging panel consists of spoken word heavyweights, including writer and poet Anthony Anaxagorou, cultural producer and writer Tobi Kyeremateng and poet, editor and essayist Will Harris.
The Roundhouse might look and feel a little different to what people are used to but we have done a huge amount of work behind the scenes over the last few months to test and design the best and safest experience for artists, audiences and staff. You can find out more what to expect on the night by reading our Covid-19 Safety Measures and FAQs page.
Poetry Slam Heats
Join us for the online heats ahead of the final for a taster of what’s to come. Traditionally a series of events taking place across the UK, the heats are the first step to getting through to the final as participants go head to head performing their own spoken word poetry.
This year the heats are ‘Donate What You Can’ and will take place online via Zoom this year and are an opportunity to catch the action from the very start of the Slam story.
Heat 1: 10 November, 7.30pm – Online (Zoom)
Heat 2: 11 November, 7.30pm – Online (Zoom)
Heat 3: 12 November, 7.30pm – Online (Zoom)
The Roundhouse Poetry Slam is in partnership with National Theatre Wales, Voice Box, Gloucester Culture Trust Strike a Light, and Hull Truck which was part of our original 14th year plans to grow the Slam to make it a nationwide event.
Following the recent Government announcement that London will be moving into Tier 2 lockdown we are reviewing how we can host this event. Please note we now require you to book and sit in your household or support bubble. If you have already booked tickets to see the show will be in touch soon with more information.
We want to keep you as safe as possible and ensure you can enjoy the Poetry Slam Final with peace of mind. Please read our full COVID safety measures heres and familiarise yourself with our new safety protocols HERE.
Running time: 120 mins (inc interval)
You should expect to receive your e-tickets the day before the show.
This performance is BSL-interpreted. To book tickets with the best view of the interpreter, click here.
A handful of tickets are available at £5 for GET IN members. If you’re a member, log in first, then hit the ‘find tickets’ button to see if any GET IN tickets are left.