Discover Transformation - Roundhouse - Celebrating 50 Years


The Roundhouse has been through numerous periods of transformation and reinvention in its lifetime. From a shed for servicing trains in the 1840s, to a gin┬ástore until 1957, becoming a music and performing arts venue from 1966. But even over the last 50 years the venue has transformed enormously. From a rat-invested building with no electricity, hosting week-long raves and some of London’s most notorious and wild gigs, to today’s iteration of the building as a world-class performing arts centre, the Roundhouse has taken on many forms over the years. It’s also a place that allows and encourages personal transformation, especially for young people. The Roundhouse’s creative projects for 11-25 year-olds give young people the chance to engage with the arts through music, media and performance projects, inspiring them to reach further, dream bigger, and achieve more.