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The Roundhouse

Reopened in Summer 2006 after a major (that’s £30m-major) redevelopment of the Grade-II listed brick structure, this epoch of influence is not the Roundhouse’s first, but it remains among the top venues for live music in London. In the 1960s, the site became home to Centre 42, an avant-garde performing arts project named after the trade union movement Article 42, which stated that arts should be for everyone. Hendrix, Pink Floyd and the Doors (with their only British gig) all played here. Then, like any respectable creative institute suffering for its art, it closed in 1983 due to lack of funds. The bailiffs are evidently held at bay this time round: now with its high tech extension and two buzzy bars, plus the bare brick 4,200-capacity circular auditorium that evokes the memory of an eerie Victorian warehouse, the Roundhouse has become instrumental in Camden’s current renaissance as a destination for those more sophisticated, hosting up-and-coming artists such as Nicolas Jaar, than its erstwhile powertribe of disaffected teenagers.

Chalk Farm Road,
+44 870 389 1846
Opening Times
Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
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