Technical Information

Here are some plans and other documents that you may find useful:


If you have any problems downloading any of the above please email: techatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk

If you are bringing an event to The Cockpit, you will need to fill in a technical questionnaire which we will send by email a few weeks before your show opens.

The Cockpit technician supplied with a basic hire is there to support and advise your crew, and to look after The Cockpit's equipment and everyone's Health & Safety.  

You need to make sure you have enough people to load in, build your set, design and rig your lights, mix your sound, run your event, and load out.  If you do not have enough people to do this let us know as soon as you can and we can supply extra crew when you need them.

The Cockpit works in line with the TMA/BECTU Code of Conduct for get-ins, fit-ups and get-outs.  

Unloading and Parking:

We have a loading bay at the back of the building where you can unload into the auditorium.  Call in at reception to get a gate key or ask for the gate to be opened for you.  Once inside, pull up to the unmarked section of the car park, against the building, which is next to the tall load in doors.  

Access to the workshop is via the tall load in doors (3.3m high x 1.45m wide). Whilst there is a load in at the rear of the theatre, it is not possible to drive a Luton Van or vehicle bigger than a high top panel van into the car park due to an over-hanging building (2.95m).

We don't have parking spaces available inside the car park, they belong to other buildings, and you may get a parking ticket in here so the vehicle must be supervised at all times when loading, and then moved out as quickly as possible.

After unloading/loading you can park on Church Street which is metered parking bays until 6.30pm, free thereafter, and after 6.30pm you can park on the single yellow line on Gateforth Street or Samford Street.

There is discounted parking is available to Cockpit visitors at Q-park Church Street (for cars) or at Q-Park Marylebone (for vans).  A discount of 10% is available on pre bookings, please visit the Church Street Q-Park website or the Marylebone Q-Park website entering 'cockpit' as the promo code.

High-sided vans and Lutons can be parked at Q-park Marylebone. Prices there are higher but visitors are still offered a 10% discount. Visit the Marylebone Q-Park website entering cockpit as the promo code.

Our customers can also get a 10% parking discount by using the COCKPIT10 discount code at YourParkingSpace.

Parking is very easy for central London - but read the signs and don't take chances . The wardens are merciless.

The nearest truck parking is Regents Park Zoo car park.

The address of the car park entrance is Samford Street, NW8 8EN, the front of the building is Gateforth Street, NW8 8EH.

Public transport and travel details are on The Cockpit website at


If you have any technical or logistical questions, please contact:

Deb Jones
Technical Production Manager
debatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk