Running high on The Roof for a unique theatre experience

The Roof

A new show, set in a unique theatre space, is set to raise The Roof as part of London’s Lift Festival this month.

The Roof, backed by The National Theatre, is taking place in a purpose-built venue from set designer of the 2012 Summer Paralympics opening ceremony Jon Bausor.

Audiences will stand throughout and – as it’s open air – be prepared for the elements. You’ll find the auditorium at the Doon Street Car Park, Upper Ground, London SE1, directly opposite the National Theatre.

The show has been commissioned by Lift, a festival of international theatre and performance that turns city space into a stage on which artists can perform.

Experience the breathless mix of 360 degree hair-trigger movement, influenced by free running, with intimate, three dimensional music and sound by Dave Price via individual headphones.

A door opens and an immaculate figure steps out onto a roof. Knives are sharpened and the game begins…

Within the suspended reality of a brutal and unforgiving game, The Roof transports audiences into the body of a reluctant hero, desperate to stay alive.

Requardt & Rosenberg and Fuel have been working with 3Run to train the dancers in elements of Parkour.

Forming part of this exciting new summer venue will be the Saltbox Bar. Run by Fuel and the National Theatre, this unique hangout will be open daily to audiences and non-show ticket holders.

The Roof runs from May 30 to June 28. For more information go to or

Age restriction: 12yrs +

The Roof will tour in the summer with dates to be announced soon.


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