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31 Jul 2023

Roundhouse joins AEV

Roundhouse joins AEV

The Association of Event Venues (AEV) has announced that, Roundhouse, the popular performing arts venue distinguished by its unique circular design, is their newest member.

Originally built in 1846 as a steam engine repair shed, the Roundhouse served as an industrial hub for the Great Western Railway and was renowned for its innovative engineering. In the 1960s, it became a legendary music venue and cultural centre, hosting iconic performances by artists such as The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd.

Roundhouse’s reputation as a creative space continues, hosting a diverse range of events including concerts, theatre productions and contemporary art exhibitions.  The venue’s rich history and distinctive architecture make it a cherished landmark in London’s cultural landscape. Today, the Roundhouse is also home to a vital creative youth programme that supports 7,500 11-30 year-olds each year in the Roundhouse Studios and Roundhouse Works – two dedicated creative spaces for young people.

Rowan Kitching, venue director, Roundhouse said “At the Roundhouse, we welcome hundreds of thousands of audience members to a world class programme of gigs, events and performances. Joining AEV is a brilliant opportunity to connect with other venues from across the UK to learn and share best practice whilst tackling some of the most pertinent issues in the industry.”

Rachel Parker, director, AEV, welcomed Roundhouse as a new association member, saying “We are excited Roundhouse has joined the AEV.  Our association allows members to connect with industry peers and share insights, building valuable relationships, keeping them up-to-date on latest trends, technologies and best practices in event venue management.  I am looking forward seeing the Roundhouse benefit from what we offer and to the contribution and expertise they will bring to the association.”



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