A former Victorian train repair shed, Chalk Farm’s Roundhouse now provides live entertainment through a varied programme of the performing arts. Its goal is to use creativity to transform the lives of young people, using a medley of mediums such as theatre, live music, installations, circus and cabaret, and the spoken word to deliver their message. The Roundhouse has welcomed legendary artists since transforming into its current form 50 years ago. Rock ‘n’ Roll greats Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Ramones, The Clash and many others have all performed there. In recent years, the Roundhouse has clung to its privileged lineups, hosting the likes of James Brown, Jay-Z and Bob Dylan since its refurbishment in 2006. The venue’s history is particular, where revolutionary theatre throughout the 60s pushed boundaries, including tasteful pronography, Andy Warhol’s sole play ‘Pork’, and Dame Helen Mirren in ‘The Duchess of Malfi’. The following decade comprised of legendary raves and after parties, before closing for part of the 80s due to financial troubles. The Roundhouse was eventually bought by toymaker Torquil Norman in the mid 90s, who saw the venue as an opportunity to transform the lives of young people, and subsequently making it the space it is today. Their efforts to assist young creatives include a range of projects, comprising media, performing arts, music, providing guidance on education, health, careers and various issues, working alongside schools and colleges, offering discounted tickets for people aged 16-25 years and so on.