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Filming and Photography

With stunning views across the South Bank and the river Thames the National Theatre offers a fantastic setting for both filming and photography.

Filming and Photography

Filming and Photography at the National Theatre for Commercial Purposes

Any filming and photography you wish to host at the National Theatre for commercial purposes must be arranged with a minimum of 5 working days notice in advance with our Commercial Events team.

Please contact Commercial Events with your request at [email protected] or call 020 7452 3999

Please submit your enquiry using this Filming/photographing application form, and ensure that you include the following information:

  • Size of crew
  • Date of shoot
  • Timings of shoot (please include set up and get out timings)
  • Location of where you would like to shoot
  • Photographs of specific locations you are interested in if you have them available

Please note that before filming or conducting your photoshoot the following information must be supplied:

  • Copy of your public liability insurance (minimum cover of over £5 million)
  • Your site-specific risk assessment
  • Signed contract with the NT

Location fee and staffing costs must be paid in full before the shoot date.

Student Photography

Any students wishing to arrange photography on site may do so subject to permission. We allow students on site for up to 1 hour and crew size no larger than 4 people. If you wish to film on site you will need to write in advance to the Commercial Events team ([email protected]) for approval with a minimum of 5 days notice of your shoot date.

Filming is not permitted unless you have agreed so in advance with the Commercial Events team. To discuss your request in further detail please contact Commercial Events at [email protected] or call 020 7452 3999

For both Commercial and Student requests, we regret that we cannot accommodate all requests and we must have at least five days’ notice prior to the shoot date.