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About the organisation

Roundhouse has always been a champion for disadvantaged young people, enabling them to transform their lives through creativity. Housing a combination of 24 studios and performance spaces, last year the Roundhouse engaged 7,224 11-25 year-olds through creative projects in music, performing arts and digital media, helping them learn new skills or develop artistic talents. We have a particular focus on young people who face additional barriers to creativity. In 2019/20, 57% of the young people we worked with were from the most economically disadvantaged parts of the UK and 46% were from BAME backgrounds.


About the project

Out of Order is a project working with trans people (including non-binary, gender non-confirming and questioning) to improve wellbeing through theatre and the arts. The project will offer increased access to the arts, specialist drama therapy support and the promotion of trans rights, and will particularly aim to work with BAME and disabled trans people. The project is centred around the creation of a new theatrical show through our model of collaborative, socially-targeted theatre-making. Three trans Lead Artists, all of whom are prominent performers, will recruit and work with 5/6 18-25 year-old trans Young Artists to devise a new piece of theatre. The piece, that will include music, theatre, comedy writing and movement, will seek to raise awareness of trans issues and confront the ever-present toilet debate within the trans community through humour and lived experience.