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Venue hire

View from Buffini Chao Deck at National Theatre

Buffini Chao Deck

Hold your wedding, party, corporate event, Christmas party, product launch or photo shoot in our events venue situated on the roof of the iconic National Theatre, on the South Bank of the Thames.


Filming and photography

Set along the iconic South Bank, The National Theatre is the perfect backdrop for commercial film and photo shoots.

With its panoramic views of the river Thames and striking Brutalist architecture, the National Theatre has been used for award-winning television campaigns, advertising campaigns and blockbusters.

Past clients have included Vogue, Adidas, Alexander McQueen and Netflix.

More information and how to book your shoot


Costume & Props Hire

Our Hire department is currently closed whilst it moves location, but when it reopens on 2 September, it will offer thousands of beautifully crafted costumes, furniture props and armour from past National Theatre productions.

We offer our services for TV, film and theatre productions, photographers wanting to recreate an authentic image, and provide an extensive resource for schools and colleges and amateur theatrical societies.


Find out about hiring our costumes and props for your production

Racks of dresses in the National Theatre Costume Hire Department