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What is Roundabout?

By Paines Plough

Previously seen on Salford Quays (2015), Eccles (2016), Little Hulton (2017), and Ordsall Park (2018). This year it will land in Albert Park, Broughton. See below for what’s in store for 2019.

Formed in 1974 over a pint of Paines in the Plough pub, Paines Plough is the UK’s national theatre of new plays and has commissioned, produced and toured more than 130 new productions by world renowned playwrights like Stephen Jeffreys, Abi Morgan, Sarah Kane, Mark Ravenhill, Dennis Kelly and Mike Bartlett.

In 2014 they launched Roundabout, the UK’s first ever fully accessible, demountable and portable plug-and-play theatre. Each Autumn Roundabout tours the country following its appearance at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the space becoming an inspiring creative hub that – whilst temporary – aims to be truly embedded in and owned by the communities it visits.

The Lowry partnered with theatre company Paines Plough on its landmark Roundabout project in 2015 with the aim of bringing the thrill of live performance into the heart and fabric of Salford communities where there is little access to or tradition of engaging with new theatre writing.

About Paines Plough


Roundabout Website

Hear from the creative team about Roundabout

“Roundabout is everything what it means to be human – it brings communities together.”

How to get here

Directions & Public Transport

This years Roundabout will be located in Albert Park, Broughton. The address is:

Grecian Street, Broughton, Salford M7 2JW


You can also access the park by bus – services include 52, 87 & 98.

Roundabout 2019 in Albert Park, Broughton

A four day festival of new plays, comedy and community events in the heart of Broughton!

Paines Plough present three brand new plays from exceptional writers, Daf James, Charley Miles and Nathan Byron, alongside a special appearance from Edinburgh Fringe favourites Middle Child.

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2019 Shows

Community Events


2018 Highlights

2017 Highlights