Pit

Address: Pit, The Vaults, Leake Street London, SE1 7NN

Accessibility Information:
Leake Street is a pedestrianised road accessed from either York Road or Lower Marsh. The venue has step-free access.
Directions:

Leave Waterloo Station via Exit 1. Turn right onto Station Road Approach and keep on the right hand side of the road. Keep going until you see a set of stairs and go down them. Turn right at the bottom of the staircase. The entrance to the Vaults is 20 metres along the Leake Street graffiti tunnel on the right hand side.

OR

Leave Waterloo Station via Exit 2. Turn right onto Waterloo Road. Continue along Waterloo Road until you reach Baylis Road on the right hand side. Turn onto Baylis Road and continue past Spur Road. Bear right onto Lower Marsh (you will see Cubana restaurant on the left). Continue along Lower Marsh until you reach Leake Street graffiti tunnel on the right hand side. Go down the ramp and continue along Leake Street. The entrance to The Vaults will be on your right after about 30 metres.

There is no parking available at the venue.

Step Free Directions:

Leave Waterloo Station via Exit 1. Turn right onto Station Road Approach and keep on the right hand side of the road (going past the mini-roundabout). Keep going a further 40 metres until you see a ramp sloping down to the left. Head down that ramp and turn right at the bottom (back on yourself). The entrance to the Vaults is 30 metres down the Leake Street graffiti tunnel on the right hand side.

OR

Leave Waterloo Station via Exit 2. Turn right onto Waterloo Road. Continue along Waterloo Road until you reach Baylis Road on the right hand side. Turn onto Baylis Road and continue past Spur Road. Bear right onto Lower Marsh (you will see Cubana restaurant on the left). Continue along Lower Marsh until you reach Leake Street graffiti tunnel on the right hand side. Go down the ramp and continue along Leake Street. The entrance to The Vaults will be on your right after about 30 metres.

There is no parking available at the venue.

Information for Participants

Overview: A flexibly-configured ‘atmospheric’, intimate performance space with a raised stage at one end. The seating is moveable and can be configured as End on, Traverse, or In-The-Round. The bare brick walls and concrete floor provides a unique backdrop to productions. Suits theatre, cabaret, drag, and spoken word productions. Please note, this space is inherently damp and humid. Whilst we will do what it can to maintain temperature and humidity control within the room, it is not recommended for anyone with existing respiratory problems to spend prolonged periods of time in the room. We always keep water on hand for anyone who may need it.

Accessibility: Step-free access for Performers is dependent on the stage/seating layout selected by the artist. The performance space is step-free accessible if performing in the round or thrust, however there is no ramp onto the raised stage (60cm high). The sound and lighting operating points are at floor level and are step-free accessible.

Seating

Capacity: 67

Seat Type: Wooden benches with back support and a cushioned seat. 1 bench can seat 3 people.

Programming

Suits:

Typical Performance Slot: 1 Hour

Turnaround Time: 30 Minutes

Technical

Stage Dimensions: 6.10m (W) x 2.10m (D) x 0.64m (H)

Approximate Rig Height: Height from Floor to Ceiling 5.5m (H) at the apex, 4m at the edges (curved ceiling)

Lighting Rig: Yes

Sound PA: Yes

Projector: Not as standard but can be booked via VAULT Festival's tech team.

Tech Notes: Haze or Smoke can be used if agreed in advance

Facilities

Box Office On Site: Yes

Bar On Site: Yes

Food On Site: Yes

COVID-19

We’re conscious that COVID-19 hasn’t fully disappeared from our daily lives. We will continue to monitor the situation, and follow any government guidance, if any. We’ll deliver the safest and fullest version of the creative project possible within government guidelines, as and when they are announced or evolve, please bear in mind that regulations may be reintroduced at any time. Over the coming months we will continue to monitor the situation and update our policy accordingly

Further Information

For more information, contact [email protected].