Roundhouse Weekend Taster: Cabaret and Variety Performance

Finger in the Pie and Roundhouse Young Creatives present a weekend window into the world of cabaret and variety performance and have a go at some techniques yourself.

Absolutely no experience necessary, this is a safe space encounter new performance styles and see if its for you. You don’t need to prepare anything, but do wear comfortable shoes and clothes – there will be lots of chances to get up on your feet and try ideas.

When: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June

Time: 10 am – 5pm

Age: 16-25

Venue: Paul Hamlyn Roundhouse Studios, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

Tutors include: award winning magician Neil Kelso, clown and professional idiot  Kiki Lovechild, musical story-teller Anna Lou Larkin, and mime, cabaret and boylesque artist Pi the Mime.


  • Learn about several different styles of cabaret and variety performance
  • Have a go at  hosting/compereing, physical performance and developing a character or persona.
  • Improve your confidence in writing and performance.
  • Feel more prepared to pursue a longer Roundhouse cabaret performance project.

Roundhouse Young Creatives is an open access programme for young people aged 11 – 25, of all backgrounds to explore their creativity through music, performing arts and media projects. Projects run year-round at all levels through a range of termly, holiday and year-long programmes.

Cost: £15

Please note this weekend is only available to participants aged 16 -25 years.

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