Past Event


ROUNDABOUT returns to Stoke-on-Trent for 2018!

From the critically acclaimed Paines Plough returns the world’s first pop-up, plug-and-play theatre, ROUNDABOUT!

WHAT IS ROUNDABOUT? A unique, intimate pop-up theatre, you’ll be seated around the stage and in the action. Roundabout combines comfortable seating with cutting edge sound and lighting technology to create an unmissable theatrical experience. 

Flat packing into a lorry and popping up all over the country from warehouses and sports centres to car parks and fields, come on ‘ROUND for outstanding plays by some of the nation’s most thrilling writers, presented alongside fantastic one-off performances and events!

“…wonderfully moving and spectacular performances!” Roundabout 2017 Audience Member

This year ROUNDABOUT pops up in a brand new location - the beautiful surroundings of Longton Park (Queen's Park) in Longton. We are thrilled that this year’s ROUNDABOUT programme is created in collaboration with local residents from the South Stoke Community Partnership and wider area. 

Join us from Thursday 11 October to Sunday 14 October for shows to knock your socks off & a one-of-a-kind venue! 
Tickets can be booked here or by calling New Vic Box Office on 01782 717962. 

Download the ROUNDABOUT 2018 Programme or see The Line-Up below.

The Line-Up

HOW TO SPOT AN ALIEN by Georgia Christou
ISLAND TOWN by Simon Longman
RAFFLE! by Barbara Nice
The fAntiques Roadshow


Plus more special events and workshops to drop into here in the Schedule:

The Schedule

Thursday 11 October

7pm           ISLAND TOWN

Friday 12 October

9:30am         HOW TO SPOT AN ALIEN

11am - 3pm   Craft and Lifeskills Workshop with local charity Landau (Free! Drop in)

11:35am        HOW TO SPOT AN ALIEN

1:30pm          HOW TO SPOT AN ALIEN

7:30pm          Barbara Nice: RAFFLE!

8:40pm          The ROUNDABOUT Karaoke and Great Night Out: join JCs Karaoke and bring your best Tina Turner to the ROUNDABOUT floor (Free! Drop in).


Saturday 13 October

10am             HOW TO SPOT AN ALIEN

11am - 3pm   The Young Philosophers: debate the big ideas in a drop in session (Free! Drop in)

11am - 3pm   Join Our Band: Workshop!: Make your own instrument and join the newly formed Queen's Park Cabaret Band to rehearse and perform in The Family Cabaret! (Free! Drop in)

3pm              ISLAND TOWN

5pm             THE FAMILY CABARET

6:30pm        STICKS AND STONES

8pm             THE VARIETY SHOW


Sunday 14 October

10am            HOW TO SPOT AN ALIEN

10am - 4pm  Bring Your Own HeritageBring along the mementos and family heirlooms that mean something to you and share your stories in our workshop with photographer Sam Ivin. (Free! Drop in)

11am             A History of Longton: Discover the hidden past of Longton in this drop in talk. (Free! Drop in)

11am - 1pm  Wreath Making Workshop: Join Dougie Mac to design and create a fabric wreath in remembrance of loved ones. (Free! Drop in)

12:30pm       STICKS AND STONES

2pm - 4pm    Design a Casket, Clay WorkshopInspired by Ghanian fantasy coffin maker Paa Joe design your own imaginative casket in our clay workshop. (Free! Drop in)

2:30pm         ISLAND TOWN

4pm              The FAntiques Roadshow wit
h Fiona Spruce

6pm              Film Screening: Paa Joe and the Lion: Watch the iconic film following Ghanian fantasy coffin maker Paa Joe. (Free! Drop in)

7:30pm         Going Out With a Bang!: Join our DJ for a boogie in the ROUNDABOUT to a special selection of ‘last songs’ chosen by you throughout the weekend. (Free! Drop in)