The Penny Gaff is a collaboration between architect Suzie Bridges and London Theatre Incubator. A response to Lambeth Councils invitation to tender for the meanwhile use opportunity of Waterloo Library.
The project proposed the retrofit of Waterloo Library and the addition of a 122m structure in Granbury Place, hosting a 160-seat theatre, entrepreneur’s workspace, front of house; bar and pop-up restaurant. A multi-disciplinary project to:
Provide a vital hub of education, engagement and practice for theatre producers, by curating a holistic incubation programme to support new and emerging theatre entrepreneurs.
Provide a ‘pop-up restaurant’ opportunity for local street food merchants.
Provide an opportunity for local residents to experience culture through food and theatre.
Establish a vibrant, cultural hub in Lower Marsh, bringing together the local artistic and cultural community.