Event at The Roudhouse
Event are delighted to be appointed as the merchandiser for the Roundhouse. The Roundhouse is a north London landmark venue presenting an international programme of high quality events for diverse audiences.
This magnificent Grade II* listed building, was originally built in 1846 as an engine shed and is recognised as an outstanding example of mid-19th century architecture, particularly its innovative use of cast and wrought iron to support the slate roof. Its elegant and robust detailing and internal size are all historically significant. Its use as a steam engine repair shed didn’t last long due to rapid technology advances and soon the Roundhouse was being used as a bonded warehouse by Gilbey’s Gin. Then in 1964 playwright Arnold Wesker established Centre 42 at the Roundhouse, named after the trade union movement Article 42 stating that arts should be for everyone. This provided the stage for a legendary, cutting edge performing arts venue. Some of the most memorable theatrical performances in the ’60s and ’70s were staged here. Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Peter Brook and The Living Theatre of New York all performed at the Roundhouse during this period.