Current Programme:

Paines Plough presents


July - October 2016

Theatre Building of the Year 2015
The Stage

The world's first pop-up, plug-and-play theatre
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Welcome to Roundabout.

We spent four years developing Roundabout before its launch in 2014. We built it because we’re passionate about new plays and we want as many people as possible to be able to see them. We know that many places in the country don’t have theatres. Now we can take a theatre to them.

Roundabout is the world’s first pop-up, plug-and-play theatre. It flat packs into a lorry and pops up all over the country in theatres, school halls, warehouses, sports centres, car parks and fields.

Roundabout needs no special skills to assemble. Anyone can help put it up, the only tool you need is an Allen key. No piece of the auditorium takes more than two people to carry. And it’s powered from 13amp plug sockets, so the whole theatre runs off the same power supply as your kettle. It uses state-of-the-art LED lighting technology to minimise energy consumption.

We’re proud to present outstanding plays by some of the nation’s finest writers in Roundabout, along with fantastic guest companies and one-off performances and events.

Wherever you are, Roundabout is coming to a town near you soon.

James Grieve and George Perrin