From a building in London’s Camden, which started life in 1846 as a steam-engine repair shed – to legendary cultural venue, the Roundhouse has an enviable heritage. The iconic building is now home to a bold and exciting programme of live music, theatre, dance, circus, installations and new media.
As a charity, young people are at the heart of everything the roundhouse trust does. They’re on the board and help plan and perform at events.
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 that can’t survive on ticket sales alone. Income generated from private/corporate hire and from generous individuals, trusts, corporate sponsors and public funders helps raise the £3m needed each year towards artistic programming and work with young people.
Colin and Helen are giving a prize to encourage young poets at the Roundhouse.