The Roundhouse

The Roundhouse, based in Camden, is a live performance space where great names in music, theatre, circus and other arts perform every day. Originally built in 1846 as a railway engine shed, it gained status as a performing arts venue under playwright Arnold Wesker in the 60s and 70s, until falling into disrepair 1983. In September 1996, The Norman Trust, led by businessman Sir Torquil Norman, bought the building and set up the Roundhouse Trust.

The Roundhouse also focuses on emerging talent. This is the main reason why they give young people the chance to engage with all arts and the chance to develop creativity and skills around music, media and performing arts. The Roundhouse Trust is a registered charity with an objective to provide ‘space to create’ for youngsters (aged 11 to 25 years old). In other words, it is a hub of inspiration where emerging talent creates great work and where young people can grow as individuals. They have a particular focus on young people that have been excluded, marginalised or disadvantaged. Their will is to find ways to bring them back into education, work or enjoy a cultural life in the city.

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Chalk Farm Road, 
London, NW1 8EH
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