Roundhouse

London, UK

Built in 1847 as a turntable railway engine shed for steam locomotives, the historic Roundhouse is now one of London’s most popular and iconic performing arts venues. We worked on an extensive renovation of the space to make it more suited to modern performances. Despite the Roundhouse’s historic importance, by 2006 the shuttered building needed reimagining as a performance venue and a creative center for young people. We designed the equipment in the auditorium to be discrete, retaining the original ambiance of the space, yet flexible enough to suit a variety of performance types and technical needs.

Roundhouse
Credit: Amanda Rose Photography
Credit: Courtesy of Roundhouse
Credit: Hufton & Crow, courtesy of Roundhouse
Owner

The Roundhouse Trust

Architect

John McAslan & Partners

Acoustician

Paul Gillieron Acoustic Design

Users

Touring performances, and national and regional groups

Seat count

1700

Construction type

Adaptive reuse

Theatre type

Multipurpose theatre

Services

Theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2006

Venue website

roundhouse.org.uk

Credit: Courtesy of Roundhouse (pre-renovation photo)
Credit: Courtesy of Roundhouse (pre-renovation photo)
Roundhouse
Credit: Courtesy of Roundhouse (pre-renovation photo)

Related articles