IF THESE WALLS COULD SING
We've got a lot to celebrate. 50 years since the Roundhouse transformed from an old train shed to a performing arts centre. 10 years of transforming young lives through creativity. And just a few moments away from transforming your perspectives of Camden, the Roundhouse and our rich heritage through reading, watching and listening to all the incredible stories on this website. You're going to love it.
From train-enthusiast accounts of our humble beginnings to real-life high-wire love stories, from week-long raves in the 90s to politically-charged spoken word in the 00s, these are the stories which have emerged from the walls of this beautiful building. Come on in.
The era of freedom of expression and liberation had arrived in London. Skirts were shorter, clothes were brighter, hair was higher and rock ‘n’ roll sent thrilling vibrations throughout city. Arnold Wesker saw the huge potential of the Roundhouse and in 1966 it opened with a wild party, featuring a little known band called Pink Floyd. Also, discover more about The Dialectics of Liberation, the provocative International Times and view image galleries of a sultry 60s Camden.