Twitter Facebook
Off West End About Us Theatre Listings Adopt a playwright The Offies Links Sponsors
Chalk Farm Road
0870 4000 717
Nearest Tube/Train Station:
Chalk Farm tube
About Roundhouse

A legendary venue

The Roundhouse is a historic steam engine repair building that became a legendary venue in the 1960s and 70s. This is where punk and glam rock started, where The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd made their names and The Doors played their only UK gig. It hosted the most spectacular and controversial theatrical performances of its day including works by Peter Brook and the Living Theatre from New York.

Arts for everyone

The Roundhouse has always encouraged the idea of 'arts for everyone'; young people and others have participated in all forms of creative work here. Unfortunately the building closed in 1983 and remained empty for many years, waiting for the next stage in its extraordinary career. In 1998 the Roundhouse Trust was set up to lead its redevelopment.

A dynamic Performance Space

The Roundhouse Trust will rejuvenate this extraordinary building and restore it back to the centre of London's cultural life. The redeveloped Roundhouse will house up to 3300 people standing or up to 1700 seated. It will provide a highly flexible and adaptable performance space that will give artists and audiences opportunities and experiences they cannot find elsewhere. And it will accommodate a programme of work that reflects the excitement and diversity of 21st century culture. It will include a wide range of the performing arts including music, theatre, dance, circus and digital media.

Young people at its heart

At the heart of the Roundhouse will be a unique Creative Centre for young people – especially those who normally have little or no access to arts education – with state-of-the-art facilities for music, TV, radio, new media, design and performance production. Up to 10,000 young people a year will have the opportunity to explore their creative talents in every aspect of the arts and develop interests, skills and career opportunities.

A model of Creative Education

The Roundhouse Performance Space, combined with the energy and artistic output of the Creative Centre, will create an inspiring and innovative model. The Roundhouse will be a driving force in releasing a huge reservoir of untapped creativity and will become a national template for artistic provision.

The Roundhouse is already dedicated to giving young people access to exploring their creativity and learning new skills through the current out-reach creative education programme, called Creative Projects. This is helping to build a new user group who will contribute to the development of the Creative Centre programmes.


Nearest Tube/Train Station:
Chalk Farm tube
click here for a big map

Get Our Special Offers & Latest News from Off West End logo
Get Our Special Offers & Latest News from Off West End

ABOUT US | CONTACT US | | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY POLICY |ADVERTISE WITH US is the London UK theatre information and bookings site that makes it easy to find great plays and performances in some of London's innovative theatres outside the West End. Buy tickets directly from these Off West End London theatres - with no fees and no commission ever being charged by us! - Browse our theatre list below for what's on:
Above the Stag Theatre | Albany | Almeida Theatre | Arcola Theatre | Arts Theatre | artsdepot | BAC | Barbican | Barons Court Theatre | Bloomsbury Theatre | Blue Elephant Theatre | Bridewell Theatre | The Bush Theatre | Camden People's Theatre | Canal Cafe Theatre | Chickenshed | Cochrane Theatre | Cock Tavern Theatre | Cockpit Theatre | Courtyard | Drill Hall | Donmar Warehouse | Drill Hall | Finborough Theatre | Etcetera Theatre | Gate Theatre | The Globe Theatre | Greenwich Playhouse | Greenwich Theatre | Hackney Empire | Half Moon | Hampstead Theatre | Jacksons Lane | Jermyn Street Theatre | Jerwood Vanburgh Theatre | King's Head Theatre | Landor Theatre | Leicester Square Theatre | Lion & Unicorn Theatre | Little Angel Theatre | Lyric Hammersmith | Menier Chocolate Factory | National Theatre | New End Theatre | New Players Theatre | Normansfield | Old Red Lion Theatre | The Old Vic | Orange Tree Theatre | Oval House Theatre | People Show | Pleasance Theatre | Polka Theatre | The Queen's Theatre | Rich Mix | Riverside Studios | Rose Theatre | Riverside Studios | Roundhouse | Rosemary Branch | Royal Court Theatre | Shaw Theatre | Soho Theatre | Southbank Centre | Southwark Playhouse | Tabard Theatre | Tara Studio | The Space | Theatre Royal Stratford East | THEATRE 503 | Toynbee Studios | Tricycle Theatre | Unicorn Theatre | Union Theatre | Upstairs at the Gatehouse | Warehouse Theatre | Watermans | Watford Palace Theatre | White Bear | Wilton's Music Hall | Young Vic is a United Kingdom (UK) based company serving the international, the UK and London based theatres and theatre goers.
Write to Us at:, Euclid Applications Ltd, 1/1 Jersey St, Manchester M4 6JA, United Kingdom
Registered office address: Euclid Applications Ltd, 1/1 Jersey St, Manchester M4 6JA, United Kingdom - Company Registration No. 07920048