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Roundhouse

Roundhouse
Chalk Farm Road
London, NW1 8EH

http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/
Tel:
0844 482 8008


The Roundhouse is a 3,300 capacity venue in Chalk Farm, North London. The space plays host to a vast range of music and arts events throughout the year. There is a seated area upstairs and a large main standing space downstairs. Bag searches take place before entry, with no cameras, food or drinks allowed in the venue. The Roundhouse was built in 1846 and originally used as a turntable engine shed where locomotives were serviced. Early steam trains could mostly only travel forwards and had limited reversal capabilities. A turntable would allow the locomotives to be serviced, then rotated for the return journey - avoiding the need to reverse. In 1867 the space was no longer used as an engine shed and instead used as a warehouse and for a variety of purposes, including a gin store for several years, until it was abandoned before the Second World War. The venue started its artistic history in 1964, with the establishment of theatre company Centre 42 at the Roundhouse by playwright Arnold Wesker. Centre 42 was named after union movement Article 42, which stated that arts should be for everyone. A host of artists, including The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors, played during the 60s and 70s. In 1983 control was handed from the Greater London Council to the Camden Council, as Centre 42 ran out of funds. The building was unused until 1996, when the building was once again restored as an arts venue. A £29.7m re-development took place in 2004, and the venue now continues to host regular music and arts performances.

Upcoming events at Roundhouse

Concert

Rodrigo y Gabriela
27 June (7:00 PM)

Concert

The Sisters Of Mercy, Therapy?
1 September (7:00 PM)

Concert

The Sisters Of Mercy, Therapy?
2 September (7:00 PM)

Concert

Third Eye Blind
27 September (7:00 PM)

Concert

DJ Shadow
7 October (12:00 AM)

Concert

Slowdive
13 October (7:00 PM)

Concert

Tower of Power, Cymande
15 October (7:00 PM)

Concert

Ásgeir
16 October (7:00 PM)

Concert

JP Cooper
19 October (7:00 PM)

Concert

SOHN
25 October (7:00 PM)

Concert

Little Dragon
27 October (7:00 PM)

Concert

Little Dragon
28 October (7:00 PM)

Concert

Kaleo, Judah & the Lion
1 November (7:00 PM)

Concert

Mount Kimbie
3 November (12:00 AM)

Concert

Thomas Rhett
10 November (7:00 PM)

Concert

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
13 November (7:00 PM)

Concert

Airbourne
15 November (7:00 PM)

Concert

Happy Mondays, Jon Dasilva
16 November (7:00 PM)

Concert

Goldie
19 November (7:00 PM)

Concert

Cigarettes After Sex
20 November (7:00 PM)

Concert

Dinosaur Jr.
13 December (7:00 PM)

Concert

HIM
17 December (12:00 AM)

Concert

Peter Hook & The Light, Peter Hook
18 December (7:00 PM)

Concert

HIM
19 December (12:00 AM)

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