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.  If you would like a copy of the questionnaire before that please email.

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.  

Load in and parking:

We have a load in area at the back of the building where it's possible to unload into the auditorium and workshop. 

Access to the workshop is via the tall load in doors (3.3m high x 1.45m wide).

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 have one bookable parking space only - most of the car park at the rear of the building to other buildings and it's possible to get parking tickets, so if you need the parking space you will need to book it in advance, please let me know by email to book it.

After unloading/loading parking is available on Church Street which is metered parking bays until 6.30pm, free thereafter, and after 6.30pm, and parking is permitted on the single yellow line on Gateforth Street or Samford Street after local parking restrictions end.

There is discounted parking 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.

The nearest truck parking is Regents Park Zoo car park.

The address of the load in 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