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NFT1 Auditorium at BFI Southbank

Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XT Show map
Waterloo Station (450 yd)
Hannah G.

Hannah G.

About this space

NFT1 is our largest auditorium and has played host to some incredible moments in cinema history.

Offering maximum comfort and style, NFT1 is superbly equipped to the highest standard with projection and sound facilities, comfortable reclining raked seating and a large stage.

NFT1 is the perfect venue for major premieres, conferences, away days, launches or presentations.

All AV within NFT1 is yours to use as part of your hire fee, and you will also be provided with a Technician and an Event Coordinator to ensure your event goes smoothly.

Over the years, the BFI has served as a preferred partner for staging events for leading corporate, tech, automotive and entertainment brands.

Our professional and dedicated team are always on hand to help you create a successful and memorable event no matter what the format – their high calibre service and flawless delivery is the prime reason why many companies repeatedly rebook our spaces to host their most high-profile events.

As a venue hire client, you can avail of immense flexibility with the branding of our spaces. Previous clients have visually transformed the physical space to the full extent possible using brand-coordinated lighting effects, poster and digital displays, wraps and vinyling, personalised entrances and a red carpet welcome – making sure your brand is fully integrated into this iconic venue ensures your event is impressive and impactful.

Events at NFT1 can be booked with other inspirational social spaces within the BFI Southbank such as the Blue Room or the Riverfront restaurant and Balcony Bar - you can host a welcome breakfast for your delegates or let them kick back with a glamourous evening cocktail reception.

All venues at the BFI Southbank benefit from superb accessibility to major public transport links via the nearby Waterloo Station.


Capacity

Theatre
up to 450

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 22:30
from £4800–£12000 hire fee
Per morning
9:00 – 13:00
from £4800 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £8400 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £4800 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:30
from £12000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
9:00 – 22:30
from £4800–£12000 hire fee
Per morning
9:00 – 13:00
from £4800 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £8400 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £4800 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:30
from £12000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
9:00 – 22:30
from £4800–£12000 hire fee
Per morning
9:00 – 13:00
from £4800 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £8400 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £4800 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:30
from £12000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Thursday
9:00 – 22:30
from £4800–£12000 hire fee
Per morning
9:00 – 13:00
from £4800 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £8400 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £4800 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:30
from £12000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Friday
9:00 – 22:30
from £4800–£12000 hire fee
Per morning
9:00 – 13:00
from £4800 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £8400 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £4800 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:30
from £12000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Saturday
9:00 – 22:30
from £6000–£12000 hire fee
Per morning
9:00 – 13:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £9600 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:30
from £12000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Sunday
9:00 – 22:30
from £6000–£12000 hire fee
Per morning
9:00 – 13:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £9600 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:30
from £12000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.

Catering

In-house catering
Can provide alcohol
Allows external catering
Approved caterers only
BYO alcohol allowed
Kitchen facilities available
Can provide halal
Can provide kosher
Complimentary water
Extensive vegan menu
Extensive gluten-free menu
Complimentary tea and coffee
Buyout fee for external catering

Licences

Alcohol licence until 23:00

Extension available


Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Air conditioning
Disabled access
4K Projection
9.7m x 4.0m Screen Size
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Natural light
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

PA system / music speakers available
Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ

Venue welcomes

VIP events
Enhanced security events

The BFI Southbank is a landmark venue in which to host your next conference or company gathering, allowing your guests to enjoy a unique event in a location that has been home to many memorable moments in the UK's film and cinema history for over 50 years.

The BFI Southbank comprises a number of iconic venues located on a highly desirable riverfront location at London’s Southbank, with excellent connectivity to public transport via Waterloo Station.

Over the years, we have staged inspiring events for leading corporate, tech, automotive and entertainment brands and many others.

The BFI Southbank offers 4 high-spec auditoria. Capacities range from an intimate Studio seating 38 to the 450-seater NFT1 auditorium that offers superb cinema projection, as well as mid-size auditoria seating 125 -138 that offer immensely flexible event spaces.

The auditorium spaces are perfect for hosting conferences, award ceremonies, screenings, company annual general meetings, product launches and project presentation spaces – especially if you are looking for the highest spec of audio-visual presentation – all of which are provided within the hire cost of the space.

We are also home to several versatile and stylish reception spaces, including an elegant restaurant and bar with views of the river Thames, which offer a great social space to host a welcome breakfast for delegates, an evening networking gathering, cocktail reception or staff Christmas gathering.


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