News: The Roundhouse reborn

Monday 22 May 2006

The refurbished nineteenth century engine shed & 1960/70’s cult venue has been refurbished as a £30million new Arts Centre. It opens next week with Fuerzabruta.

The progamme will include dance – Merce Cunningham’s Ocean is there in September as part of Dance Umbrella – as well as classical, jazz and pop music, installations, screenings, dance, theatre and circus acts. Attracting young people to use the new venue is one of the main aims.

Marcus Davey, chief executive of the Roundhouse Trust says: “The vision was to rebuild the Roundhouse and use it to enable young people to learn new skills and to have access to high-quality facilities.” Read more in the Telegraph, 22 May

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