Arts & Ideas


We are thrilled to welcome back the ROUNDHOUSE to Citadel this Summer, who will be hosting a pop up stage showcasing a mix of live performances – Spoken Word to Circus, Music to Cabaret – from Roundhouse Resident Artists and in-house training Collectives. There will also be opportunities to take part in workshops exploring skills featured in the live performances. Line-up includes:


Performed by Roundhouse Street Circus Collective

Directed by Simple Cypher – a new company built through the foundations of hip hop and circus.

Throwdown is an energetic in-your-face encounter, bursting with the individual style and personality of talented young circus artists and hip hop dancers. Switch up the worlds of hip hop, contemporary circus and live music in this brand new show for an up close audience. The Roundhouse Street Circus Collective brings together bold young artists aged 16-25 with a drive to train, collaborate, produce and present their own work.

Roundhouse Poetry Collective Live

The Roundhouse Poetry Collective is a group of some of the most exciting young emerging poets in the country. Previous collective members include Jack Rooke, Caleb Femi, and Cecilia Knapp. The group meets weekly to create, experiment under guidance from lead tutor (and previous Poetry Collective member herself) Bridget Minamore and assistant tutor Amina Jama. The Poetry Collective perform a mix of heartfelt, funny, and challenging material, which they tour across the UK.

Take Part: 
Roundhouse Street Circus Jam

Join Roundhouse circus artists and young artists from the Street Circus Collective for a Street Circus jam exploring some of the circus and dance skills showcased in Throwdown. Learn some circus skills, acrobatics and hip hop moves, meet the team and discover the range of Street Circus activities on offer at the Roundhouse.