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The Roundhouse

The Roundhouse has a multidisciplinary programme of theatre, physical theatre, music and performance art, and an arts training centre for young people. Our funding is a contribution to the arts programme in the main house.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £969,097
  • 2013-2014: £991,386
  • 2014-2015: £1,017,162

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The Tin Soldier: families give their verdict

The Tin Soldier 13 December - 4 January It’s Christmas and a newly minted tin soldier stands on a single leg, having been the last one cast from an old tin spoon. Nearby, he spies a paper ballerina, also standing on one leg, and the soldier falls in love. But the course of true love cannot run smooth and the soldier falls into an adventure to test and melt the bravest of hearts. Live music and dance, vibrant characters and a beautiful story combine for a must-see production for all the family. Peut-être Theatre create work for young audiences that is interactive and accessible through its use of the visual, physical and musical. The company’s previous productions include This is a That, The Bug and the Butterfly, Draw Me A Bird, Clunk and Dare to Sea. More info: http://rhou.se/1i573hK

Roundhouse Young Creatives: Training the next generation of cabaret artists

Where can 11-25 year olds explore the curious worlds of variety, cabaret, comedy, theatre and dance? On projects at the Paul Hamlyn Roundhouse Studios, under the guidance of some of the UK’s finest cabaret performers and producers. This film showcases the work made by emerging talent on our projects over the last few years. Curious? Check www.roundhouse.org.uk/young-creatives for our latest opportunities.

Hopelessly Devoted Live

We are excited to announce that we’ll be live broadcasting Kate Tempest’s sold-out play Hopelessly Devoted on Tuesday 2 December. This is the second play by Kate Tempest and Paines Plough that our Digital Productions team have broadcast following last year’s production of Wasted. Also stay tuned after the performance as James Grieve, Co-Artistic Director of Paines Plough joins us for a post-show talk. James will be discussing making the show, touring theatre to music festivals, student unions, working with artists from other disciplines like Kate and finding audiences who might not ordinarily go to the theatre. You’ll also be able to post your questions to James during the talk by tweeting #KTHopelesslyDevoted

The Roundhouse Choir - a 5 Year Anniversary Film

In the summer of 2014, the Roundhouse Choir celebrated 5 years under it's current artistic direction. This documentary is a glimpse into the stories behind the voices and their experiences of being a part of such a successful and experimental choir. Follow and find out more; https://www.facebook.com/roundhousechoir @RoundhouseChoir

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'Nursing the Nation' - written and performed by Molly Case, a film by Libby Knowles

'Nursing the Nation' is a criticism of the sensationalising media coverage of NHS scandals that consistently attacks nurses and fails to recognise their care and dedication. Molly Case is a spoken word artist and writer born and brought up in south London and is currently training to be a nurse. In April 2013 she achieved a national profile after performing her poem ‘Nursing The Nation’ at the Royal College Of Nursing, gaining over 300,000 views on YouTube in a few months. Molly is a multiple slam winner, has performed at Glastonbury and partied with the Queen at Buckingham Palace as well as featuring in The Guardian, Independent, The Times, Huffington Post, Elle Magazine and was named in the Health Service Journal’s most inspirational women and the BBC's 100 Women. Her debut collection of poetry is out in 2015. Filmmaker Libby Knowles studied History and Film as SOAS, works as a Media Manager in TV versioning at TVT and is a freelance filmmaker, editor and live camera operator for clients such as the Roundhouse, The Place (London Contemporary Dance) and The Royal Opera House. She makes her own films in live action and stop motion animation, and her work often consists of collaborations with artists, spoken word poets and musicians. This film won the Roundhouse Online Film Fund, a bi-annual competition that awards 3 filmmakers with a £400 production budget, the use of equipment and facilities and mentoring from Roundhouse Studios professionals. Molly Case (@RI_Macey) http://rimacey.com/ Libby Knowles (@Libby_Knowles) Very special thanks to Ian Norris and Queen’s Hospital, Romford, for arranging and providing the locations, hospital props and costumes. The Online Film Fund is generously supported by the Ex Animo Foundation.

Coalition Fangirls by Charlie Dinkin

One Direction, Justin Bieber and…David Cameron? A startling glimpse into the hidden lives of some of Britain's most dedicated, driven and obsessive teenage fans. This time it's political. Charlie is a comedian and social researcher based in London. She has produced a number of comedy and documentary shorts, which can mostly be found on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/Charlie2...). A proud graduate of Barnard College and The Second City's Comedy Studies program in Chicago, she now regularly performs improv as part of 'Music Box: The Improvised Musical' and 'Glitch', and stand up with/as herself. You can follow her on twitter @CharlieDinkin for jokes, updates and complaints. This film won the Roundhouse Online Film Fund, a bi-annual competition that awards 3 filmmakers with a £400 production budget, the use of equipment and facilities and mentoring from Roundhouse Studios professionals. The Online Film Fund is generously supported by the Ex Animo Foundation.

Film Production with Young Creatives

These films were created by a group of young film makers aged 11-14 during the ‘Film Production’ project which took place over Summer 2014 in The Paul Hamlyn Roundhouse Studios. The participants were able to develop key camera & production skills whilst exploring the stories of two successful Roundhouse Studios alumni. The project is one of many creative learning opportunities that comprise The Roundhouse’s year round 11-25’s programme: www.roundhouse.org.uk/young-creatives

Orfeo Game Design Project - "Don't Look Back"

A group of young people aged 11 to 14 came together over the summer to form the creative team behind a brand new mobile game! The Roundhouse and The Royal Opera’s production of Orfeo will be wowing thousands of audience members next year. This project brought together actors, designers and people who love playing computer games to make an audio-based mobile game for public release leading up to the production. Collaborating as a team of actors and game designers, the participants learnt how to develop characters, devise scripts, create audio content and make sound effects with professionals.

Fun Palaces: Building a Brain Beneath the Roundhouse

Take a look at what happened when Fun Palaces came to the Roundhouse...

Conrad Shawcross: Timepiece 2013 - Season Film

Timepiece was a major new installation that encouraged us to take a fresh look at something we all take for granted. Suspended above the Roundhouse’s epic Main Space was a vast eight-metre faceless clock, a spectacular mechanical light sculpture that floods the space with intricate layers of light and shadow.

Summer at the Roundhouse 2014

A Roundhouse summer packed with live music, festivals, spoken word, digital projects and Camden Beach.

The Tin Soldier

An enchanting festive production based on the Hans Christian Anderson classic tale brought to the stage by acclaimed children's theatre company Peut-être this December. It’s Christmas and a newly minted tin soldier stands on a single leg, having been the last one cast from an old tin spoon. Nearby, he spies a paper ballerina, also standing on one leg, and the soldier falls in love. But the course of true love cannot run smooth and the soldier falls into an adventure to test and melt the bravest of hearts. Peut-être Theatre create work for young audiences that is interactive and accessible through its use of the visual, physical and musical. The company’s previous productions include This is a That, The Bug and the Butterfly, Draw Me A Bird, Clunk and Dare to Sea. More info: http://rhou.se/1i573hK Co-commissioned by the Civic Theatre, Barnsley

Jake Isaac live at Rising

Our celebration of emerging music, Roundhouse Rising, returned for this unique summer special headlined by Andreya Triana. Andreya was joined by Roundhouse associate artists Jake Isaac and Phoenix Martins.

Poetry Slam Grand Final 2014 live

Check out some of the best up-and-coming talent in spoken word as the finalists competed for the coveted title of Roundhouse Poetry Slam Champion 2014. The Roundhouse Poetry Slam is one of the major highlights of our calendar – this is set to be the biggest final yet! Come and see the best up-and-coming talent in spoken word compete for the Colin and Helen David Prize and the coveted title of Slam Champion 2014.

Funk Da Cirque live

Funk Da Cirque returned to the Roundhouse with Soul Trip, a show that combined street dance styles – including boogaloo, house, waakin’ and b-boying – with theatre, acrobatics, human pyramids and body percussion. This exciting young company includes some of the best young street dancers and acrobats from across London, all aged 11-25. They’ve performed to sold-out houses at CircusFest 2012 and 2014, as well as appearing at the National Theatre’s Watch This Space and Camp Bestival.

Leafcutter John live at Imogen Heap's Reverb

This summer marked the release of Sparks, Imogen Heap’s fourth and most ambitious album to date. Reverb culminated with the very first performance of this eagerly awaited album, the only opportunity to see Imogen perform it live in 2014. Imogen was be supported by Leafcutter John who has designed and built a beautiful system for creating music using light which he will use to make music never before heard by human ears.

Phoenix Martins live at Roundhouse Rising

Our celebration of emerging music, Roundhouse Rising, returned for this unique summer special headlined by Andreya Triana. Andreya was joined by Roundhouse associate artists Jake Isaac and Phoenix Martins.

Norwegian Girls Choir live at Imogen Heap's Reverb

The Norwegian Girls’ Choir perform the UK premier of Ro-Uro, written by composer Maja S. K. Ratkje. The piece focuses on war, peace, order and chaos through a collage of historic material and traditional Norwegian folk music and lullabies.

Natures Reworked by Mira Calix, Oliver Coates, Quayola & Sinigaglia live at Imogen Heap's Reverb

The Saturday evening of Reverb closed with a new exclusive reworking of Natures by Mira Calix, Oliver Coates and Quayola & Sinigaglia.

Klavikon live as part of Imogen Heap's Reverb

Leon Michener will open the evening with Klavikon, which re-imagines electronic music without the use of conventional processes using an amplified piano and found objects.

Imogen Heap's Reverb - Sunday 24 August 2014

Find out what you can expect when Imogen Heap introduces the world-premiere of her 4th album, 'Sparks' at the Roundhouse. This is the only opportunity to see the album live in 2014, where Imogen will perform with her infamous gloves and with a string quartet for some old favourites. You'll also meet Imogen's band of 'creatures'... http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2014/imogen-heaps-reverb-/imogen-heap-live/

Poetry Slam 2014 Winners: Isabel Tennyson

The Roundhouse Poetry Slam is one of the major highlights of our calendar and this year was our biggest yet! After two highly contested heats, 16 finalists took to the Main Space stage for the final competing for the Colin and Helen David Prize and the coveted title of Slam Champion 2014.

Poetry Slam 2014 Winners: Isabel Tennyson (3rd place)

The Roundhouse Poetry Slam is one of the major highlights of our calendar and this year was our biggest yet! After two highly contested heats, 16 finalists took to the Main Space stage for the final competing for the Colin and Helen David Prize and the coveted title of Slam Champion 2014.

Poetry Slam 2014 Winner: Vanessa Kisuule

The Roundhouse Poetry Slam is one of the major highlights of our calendar and this year was our biggest yet! After two highly contested heats, 16 finalists took to the Main Space stage for the final competing for the Colin and Helen David Prize and the coveted title of Slam Champion 2014.

Poetry Slam 2014 Winners: Vanessa Kisuule (1st place)

The Roundhouse Poetry Slam is one of the major highlights of our calendar and this year was our biggest yet! After two highly contested heats, 16 finalists took to the Main Space stage for the final competing for the Colin and Helen David Prize and the coveted title of Slam Champion 2014.

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