From modest Victorian beginnings – beginning life in 1846 as a steam-engine repair shed – to legendary cultural venue, the Roundhouse has an enviable heritage. The Grade II* listed building is now home to a bold and exciting programme of live music, theatre, dance, circus, installations and new media.
Young people are at the heart of everything we do. They're on our board and help plan and perform at our events. We offer a year-round schedule of creative projects for 11–25 year olds in 24 state-of-the-art studios, where facilities include TV, radio and music production, media suites and rehearsal rooms for music and performance.
It's the interaction between artists on stage and 11–25s that makes the Roundhouse unique. Young people have interviewed Paul McCartney for Roundhouse Radio, filmed a documentary on NoFit State circus, and worked with Apple to deliver live streaming of events.
The Roundhouse is a charity and we can't survive on ticket sales alone. Income generated from private/corporate hire and from generous individuals, trusts, corporate sponsors and public funders helps us to raise the £3m we need each year towards our artistic programme and work with young people.
Selected reviews for this venue:
The Waterboys (05/02/15) - Fantastic again
The Waterboys were fantastic again at the Roundhouse the other night. I especially enjoyed the encore of Purple Rain, How Long Will I Love You and Fishermans Blues. Looking forward to seeing them at the Eventim Apollo in December!
Paradise Lost (13/11/13) - Great gig, but...
Good support (Katatonia & Lacuna Coil), PL in good shape, Nick motivated with clear voice and good performance. small critics: Even thoug it was an anniversary show they played only fourteen songs and to be honest, I was a little bit disappointed about the setlist. No Hallowed land, no As I die, no Forever failure, no Mouth and only Tragic idol of the last record.
Camden Town (Northern line): turn right out of the station onto Chalk Farm Road, continue until you pass under the railway bridge, then the Roundhouse is on your left (10 minutes).
Chalk Farm (Northern line): turn left out of the station, take a right at Chalk Farm Road and the Roundhouse is on the right (2 minutes).
To/from Camden: 24, 27, 29, 31, 134, 135, 168, 214, 253, 274, C2. To/from Chalk Farm: 24, 27, 31, 46, 168, 393.
The closest station is Kentish Town West (London Overground) on Dalby Street. Turn right out of the station, right at Prince of Wales Road, left at Crogsland Road, then left at Chalk Farm Road and you’ll see the Roundhouse on the opposite side of the road.
We don't recommend driving to the Roundhouse as there’s no parking available for general use and Camden Council has a strict street parking policy across the borough. There are seven spaces for blue badge holders in the car park on Regents Park Road. To book, phone 0844 482 8008. The Roundhouse is outside of the congestion charge zone. If you need to travel through the zone to reach us, the daily charge (currently £8) applies Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm, excluding public holidays. For more information, visit Transport for London.
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There’s a mini cab office outside Chalk Farm tube station.
The Roundhouse is outside of the congestion charge zone. If you need to travel through the zone to reach us, the daily charge (currently £8) applies Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm, excluding public holidays. For more information, visit Transport for London.
Access to the building
Main entrance: level access through power-assisted doors to Level 0 from Chalk Farm Road.
Car park: ramped access to Level 1 (for car park users only) via Stage Door.
Lifts: lift access to all floors. Main Space: level access on Levels 1 and 2 (Circle).
Studio Theatre: access is gently ramped. Roundhouse Studios: level throughout, and there is a power-assisted internal door to the Studios area adjacent to the Box Office. Please note that due to the nature of our Grade 2* listed building there are a number of narrow corridors in the Studios area.
Bars: level access throughout all bars and to the majority of the Terrace.
Accessible toilets are available on all floors – in the foyers on Levels 0, 1 and 2 and in the Main Space on Level 1. And there's an accessible baby changing facility next to the Studio Theatre on Level 0.
There are lowered counter positions at the Box Office, Cloakroom and Roundhouse Studios reception.
There's an infra-red assisted hearing system in the Main Space and Studio Theatre (headsets freely available on loan from the Box Office) and an induction loop at the Box Office (switch hearing aid to 'T' position). Certain performances will be captioned - for more details please see individual event pages.
Certain performances will be audio-described - for more details please see individual event pages.
We have a limited number of wheelchair spaces, within seated areas in the Main Space, at performances for which seats are available. Wheelchair spaces in the Studio Theatre are reserved until the scheduled door time, at which point they will be put on general sale if unsold. For standing shows, wheelchair users are free to roam standing areas and asked to make themselves known to the Duty Manager, prior to doors opening, who will arrange priority entry. In the Main Space, there's no raised viewing platform in standing areas – the designated wheelchair positions in the Circle generally offer a better view of the stage. We have two wheelchairs which can be booked for use during your visit by arrangement with the Box Office.
There are seven spaces for blue badge holders in the car park on Regents Park Road. To book, phone 0844 482 8008.
We're currently working to develop a new building-wide braille and tactile signage and wayfinding scheme.
For access enquiries:
Phone: 0844 482 8008 and select the access option. Lines are open Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm.
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