6 things you didn't know about the Roundhouse

1 AUG 2019

You’d be surprised how much you didn’t know about us

Give us 3 minutes of your time and we’ll enlighten you with 6 fun facts about the Roundhouse.

Ready? Go.  

1. We’ve got a big history with the best acts  

INXS, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Twenty One Pilots, Sum 41, Paramore, Queens of the Stone Age… Any of those names ring a bell? 

The Roundhouse has been a venue favourite for some of the world’s biggest acts for decades. Parkway Drive love us so much they’ve played here 10 times over the years…  

Image: INXS, Billboard

2. Those designs on the windows are not just for show  

They’re the original architect drawings from 1960. The designs are featured on windows that look into storage spaces, turning a privacy screen into a design feature.  

3. The PA system is pretty special 

Watch that baby fly. 

German engineered, the PA (Public Address, aka sound system) is ‘flown’, meaning it’s hung from the roof, giving back valuable floor space for staging and crowd. It also allows for better sightlines to the stage and pumps out crystal clear and evenly distributed audio throughout the room.  

4. We’re getting on track for 2020 

Light rail, here we come! It’s been a long wait, but the light rail stop directly outside the venue is opening in just a few months. This will see services running to the CBD every 8 minutes, making it a total breeze to get here for events.  

5. We’re not just a music venue 

Conferences, exhibitions, dinners, product launches, debutant balls, student parties, weddings, team building, Oktoberfest… you name it, we’ve done it. And we’re pretty good at it too.  

6. The bike racks are not the norm 

They’re bicycle shaped. Funky.  

The Roundhouse has been around for a while (since 1961 to be exact), though we completed a major refurbishment in 2018. Do you have any fun facts about the Roundhouse that we might not know?

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