The Roundhouse is a place of inspiration where artists and emerging talent create extraordinary work, and where young people’s voices are the foundation of everything we do.
Since 1966 the Roundhouse has built a reputation as the home of counterculture and youth movements, a place for rebels, rule-breakers, game-changers and art-makers. It took the vision and determination of Sir Torquil Norman and the Norman Trust to spearhead a £30 million campaign to rejuvenate the derelict Roundhouse. In 2006 we reopened as a home for young creatives.
Today we are a place of inspiration where artists and emerging talent create extraordinary work, and where young people’s voices are the foundation of everything we do. We’ve launched the creative futures of thousands of 11-25 year-olds, giving them the chance to engage with the arts through our music, digital, circus and performing arts projects. We encourage them to reach further, dream bigger and achieve more. Whether it’s helping someone get back into education, out of a rut, or supporting their early career in the arts. Whatever the spark, we nurture it into a flame that can change everything.
We are ambitious and entrepreneurial. We receive just 8% statutory funding, and generate the rest of our income through our artistic programme, gigs, commercial trading and fundraising. It is essential that we continue to diversify this mixed-economy business model to grow sustainably.
We know that creativity gives us freedom, hope and has the power to transform. We create to change our society and, in our small way, build a better world.