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Roundhouse

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Address: Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH, England
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09:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 09:30 - 21:00
Sat - Mon 09:30 - 17:00
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From modest Victorian beginnings – beginning life in 1846 as a steam-engine...

From modest Victorian beginnings – beginning life in 1846 as a steam-engine repair shed – to legendary cultural venue, the Roundhouse has an enviable heritage. The Grade II* listed building is a space dedicated to nurturing creative young talent, as well as presenting an eclectic line up of the best in Live Music, Theatre, Circus and New Media.Young people are at the heart of everything we do. They're on our board and help plan and perform at our events. We offer a year-round schedule of creative projects for 11–25 year olds in 24 state-of-the-art studios, where facilities include TV, radio and music production, media suites and rehearsal rooms for music and performance.

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Fantastic venue, Mad Hatter's Tea Party was the best show ever

I went to watch The Mad Hatter's Tea Party here last week with my daughters. What an amazing experience. One reviewer complained that the show was too long. I totally disagree, I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Wembley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to watch The Mad Hatter's Tea Party here last week with my daughters. What an amazing experience. One reviewer complained that the show was too long. I totally disagree, I went with a 15 and 16 year old and they absolutely loved it. It was one of the best dance shows I have ever seen. The venue was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Roundhouse venue has never disappointed us, less so on our 5th visit here, this time to watch The Mad Hatter's Tea Party on Friday 13/01/17. Billed as a hip hop musical/theatre production, it was in parts, but we also welcomed the soul, funk & dance music that blasted out. A truly enjoyable experience. Amazing moves and grooves from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is am amazing building, full of history and culture. I saw a Hip Hop show here this time but I have also seen live music and the space lends itself well to any performance. There is an interesting display up about the history of the venue and a cool outside bar area on the second level. Brilliant live performance... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although getting in and out of the venue was longwinded, once in it's a fabulous building with great sound. Good view from almost every position as it's er well... round! Enjoyed my visit and will be back. Alot of the money made goes back into the venue and young creatives, an incentive for 11-25 year olds to get involved in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Roundhouse is really easy to reach by Tube, just 100 yards from Chalk Farm station (Northern Line). It's clean and modern inside and they have kept some of the original ironwork, which adds ambience. However, Zoonation's Mad Hatter's Tea Party was a disappointment. Although high in energy and with a superb live band, the first half was tedious and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been stung in the past you see. 'Mad Hatters Tea Party' said herself. 'Hip hop dance' she added. My mortal dread was confirmed by the legions of parents hauling unsuspecting sub-10's along Chalk Farm Road to watch some light-hearted, happy smiley prancing about. And indeed for the first 10 minutes or so that was the plot that almost had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic hip hop theatre show by Zoonation, great venue and view from all seats, lots of places to eat and shop pre-show and 6-7 min walk from station

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had our Christmas party here, this is a great venue. Huge dance floor with a balcony that overlooks the rest of the dance floor. Could do with a few more bars though as it takes a while to get served!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Just been to the roundhouse (my first time) to see walking on cars and the staff where exceptional. I arrived late and had no problem getting in. I went straight to the bar to get a beer and was served very fast a great feat considering the bar was absolutely rammed. Great atmosphere because the acoustics of the building are... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Iconic building, the Roundhouse, and done up very nicely inside. I've been there a few times now, though, and the sound is never good. Never. Too muffly, vocals not cutting through (especially when it's just one singer on the mic). Have had the same experience upstairs, stage left and (last night) standing in front of the mixing desk). Haven't stood... More 

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