Hire The Deck and you hire the whole of London. The Deck is the National Theatre’s newest space and has become part of the city skyline, appearing as a glowing coloured cube at night.This award-winning rooftop venue boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Thames as well as the city’s famous landmarks.
Million-dollar views make for a memorable event
Making the most of its gorgeous riverside vantage point, this ultra-modern function space has retractable glass walls and an opaque roof that means it’s flooded with natural light during daylight hours. Bustling streets, black cabs streaming across Waterloo Bridge and, as dusk falls, the sparkling city lights, provide an inspiring backdrop for any event.
A sought-after summer events space
Best enjoyed on warm nights, especially at sunset, when the room and large outdoor terrace become a single space, The Deck is fast becoming one of London’s most coveted summer event venues. Ideal for canapé receptions and summer barbecue parties, The Deck boasts one of the best al fresco event spaces in the capital accommodating 150 standing guests.
Ideal for city-chic weddings
With its breathtaking skyline vista across London, the Deck provides the perfect photographic backdrop for city-chic weddings. After you’ve exchanged vows, you’ll be able to enjoy sparkling wine and canapés with your nearest and dearest on The Deck’s private outdoor terrace, high above London’s picturesque South Bank.
The Deck has three thoughtfully designed wedding packages, which can be tailored to suit your individual requirements. The National Theatre’s hospitality events team will assist you with all of your pre-wedding planning, and they’ll manage your big day from beginning to end, making sure everything runs smoothly and on time. Unique extras include access to the National Theatre’s costume hire, which is ideal for themed weddings.
A flexible space to make your own
The Deck is a versatile space that can be adapted to your particular event. Suitable for corporate events, film and photo shoots, elegant dinners, product launches, cocktail parties and wedding ceremonies, it can be hired for a sit-down private dining event of up to 80 guests or a barbecue of up to 120.
Faultless first-class catering
Events at The Deck are catered for by the National Theatre’s in-house catering team. Their menus feature inspired seasonal fare, using organic and locally-sourced ingredients where possible. Dietary requirements can also be catered for upon request.
A touch of magic to set your event apart
With a state-of-the-art lighting system installed by the National Theatre’s lighting department, impressive lighting effects can be created at your event with the touch of a button. Light the walls, roof and floor in separate colours or add some wow factor to your event by spotlighting different areas.
The Deck also works very closely with the National Theatre’s set design and stage specialists to help create memorable themed or designer events.
Convenient heart-of-London location
With fantastic transport links and just minutes from Covent Garden, the West End and Waterloo, The Deck is perfectly placed for your next London event.
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