Roundhouse is one of Camden’s best-known venues, having put on legendary performances in music and art.
The Roundhouse in Camden is immersed in history. From its beginnings as a railway engine shed, Roundhouse opened in 1966 with a performance by Pink Floyd. Other major acts followed, such as The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, David Bowie… not bad for a venue referred to as “a derelict barn.”
The building itself was constructed in 1846 as a building with a circular table, allowing for trains to enter, be turned around, and exit. It served this purpose for ten years until the trains in use become longer, too long to fit into the building. The space was used by the local gin distilleries for storage and warehousing.
Camden Roundhouse is used for live music, spoken word, circus and cabaret, theatre, and installations.
A part of the Roundhouse programmes, The Roundhouse Studios gives opportunities to the next generation of performers and creators.
Roundhouse is a venue in Camden worth visiting, with their wide selection of events and workshops.
Find Roundhouse at Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH