BFI Southbank

London, SE1 8… Central location - show map

Waterloo Station is within 450 yards

Waterloo Station is within 450 yards

About BFI Southbank

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.

6 Rooms and Event Packages for Hire at BFI Southbank

from £4800
hire fee / morning

  • 3746 sqft
  • up to 450 guests

NFT1 Auditorium

at BFI Southbank

Waterloo Station

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.

from £2100
hire fee / morning

  • 1367 sqft
  • up to 125 guests

NFT2 Auditorium

at BFI Southbank

Waterloo Station

A well-proportioned screening room with a stage, NFT2 at the BFI Southbank is ideal for panel discussions, industry events or private screenings and is one of our most popular corporate hire venues.

The large screen creates a vibrant and dynamic backdrop and can support slick presentations to enhance the impact of your event.

All AV within NFT2 is included as part of your hire fee, as is an in-house Technician and an Event Coordinator to ensure your event runs smoothly.

The high service standards of our professional and dedicated events crew are part of the reason why clients repeatedly rebook our spaces to host their most high profile events - no matter what the format, we will go the extra mile to help you stage a successful and memorable event.

Over the years, we have welcomed leading corporate, tech, automotive and entertainment brands who consider the BFI Southbank to have the perfect atmospheric setting to stage a unique event. Our landmark venue has played host to come of the most memorable moments in the UK's cinematic history and your event can capitalise on that incredible heritage.

When you hire our venue, you will enjoy immense flexibility with branding the space. Your creativity is limited only by your imagination - visually transform 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 – you can discuss what branding options are allowed on site.

Events at NFT2 can be booked with other inspirational social spaces within the BFI Southbank such as the Blue Room or the Riverfront restaurant and Balcony Bar, which provide the perfect venues for pre- or post-event networking.

All venues at the BFI Southbank enjoy easy access to major public transport links via Waterloo Station.

from £2100
hire fee / morning

  • 1744 sqft
  • up to 134 guests

NFT3 Auditorium

at BFI Southbank

Waterloo Station

The mid-sized NFT3 auditorium offers comfortable raked seating and a large presentation space in front of the screen, ideal for product launches, panel discussions, conferences, talks and screenings.

The large screen creates a vibrant and dynamic backdrop and can support slick presentations to enhance the impact of your event.

All AV within NFT2 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 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 NFT3 can be booked with other inspirational social spaces within the BFI Southbank such as the Blue Room or the Riverfront restaurant and Balcony Bar, which provide the perfect venues for pre or post-event networking.

Delegates and guests will find it easy to make their way to the BFI Southbank for your event as the location enjoys great public transport links via nearby Waterloo Station.

from £840
hire fee / morning

  • 344 sqft
  • up to 38 guests

Studio Auditorium

at BFI Southbank

Waterloo Station

A stylish and comfortable boutique cinema space, the Studio is the best choice for a private screening, product launch, salon or intimate presentation, allowing you to create a memorable and personal event for your most valued guests.

Despite this being our smallest auditorium with a cosy capacity of 38 seats, you will not need to compromise on big-screen impact! All AV within the Studio is included as part of your hire fee, as is an in-house Technician and an Event Coordinator to ensure your event runs smoothly.

You can also brand your event to reflect your company colours through special lighting effects, we will work with you to make the space your own.

Events at the Studio can be booked with other inspirational social spaces within the BFI Southbank such as the Blue Room or the Riverfront restaurant and Balcony Bar, which provide the perfect venues for a pre- or post-event cocktail or reception.

The high service standards of our professional and dedicated events crew are part of the reason why clients repeatedly rebook our spaces - no matter what the format, we will go the extra mile to help you stage a successful and memorable event.

Over the years, we have welcomed leading corporate, tech, automotive and entertainment brands who consider the BFI Southbank to have the perfect atmospheric setting to stage a unique event. Our landmark venue has played host to come of the most memorable moments in the UK's cinematic history and your event can capitalise on that incredible heritage.

from £2100
hire fee / day

  • 2110 sqft
  • up to 250 guests

Blue Room

at BFI Southbank

Waterloo Station

A bright, contemporary multi-purpose space within the BFI Southbank, the Blue Room is a fantastic choice for your next conference, seminar, product launch, reception or networking event and is one of our most popular spaces

The versatile space can accommodate up to 60 for a seated dinner (cabaret style), 100 for a seated event (theatre style), and 250 for a standing reception.

The Blue Room is perfect for events that require presentation capabilities and you will have access to audio-visual equipment as standard in your venue hire price.

The flexible space can be adjusted to suit your needs and has access to a private, permanent bar that is run by our in-house caterers, Benugo, making it well suited for both corporate events and more social team gatherings.
When you hire our venue, you can avail of immense flexibility with branding the space. Our 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. You can ensure your brand is fully integrated in this iconic venue to create an impressive and impactful event.

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

Over the years, we have welcomed leading corporate, tech, automotive and entertainment brands who consider the BFI Southbank to have the perfect atmospheric setting to stage a unique event. Our landmark venue has played host to come of the most memorable moments in the UK's cinematic history and your event can capitalise on that incredible heritage.

All our venues are a great choice for hosting your next event and enjoy excellent transport links via Waterloo Station.

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Waterloo Station is within 450 yards

Waterloo Station is within 450 yards

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