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22 Feb 2018

The Deck at The National Theatre London Building

Location: South Bank, City of London SE1 9PX, England, UK

Design: Haworth Tompkins Architects

National Theatre begins work to install new rooftop entertainment space

Work has commenced on the installation of the National Theatre’s new rooftop entertainment venue.

Replacing The Deck, a temporary structure originally built in 2007, the new event space is set for completion in summer 2018.

The Deck at The National Theatre London
photo : Philip Vile

This complex riverside project is underway, with the old structure being taken down, making way for a fresh, open space that will meet the growing demand for a more creative and high-tech venue for corporate entertaining, VIP events, private parties and weddings on the South Bank.

Plans for the new structure include sliding glass screens which will allow the installation to open up to the external terrace, creating a free-flowing space inside and out, while showcasing panoramic views of the London skyline and enhancing the venues unique location on the Southbank.

Future events will benefit from the artistry and stage craft that the National Theatre is renowned for, with event organisers able to draw upon the best talent the theatre industry has, providing creative production expertise, the very best in sound and vision design and costume and prop innovators that have worked on globally renowned theatre shows. This, coupled with the National Theatre’s dedicated events team and world-class in-house catering, will create new unique and immersive experiences.

The Deck at The National Theatre London entertainment venue

As one of the venues of choice for creative, design and production agencies in London, The Deck will pick up where it left off last year as it looks set to welcome clients from a wide range of sectors including technology, publishing, finance and retail.

The project is being designed by RIBA award-winning architects, Haworth Tompkins, in collaboration with specialist fabricators Stage One Creative Services. Haworth Tompkins completed NT Future, a hugely successful £80 million redevelopment of the National Theatre, in May 2015.

Wedding guests will, for the first time, be able to dance the night away at the venue, as the floor has been specially modified for dancing.

Tineke O’Brien, Head of Commercial Events and Business Development at the National Theatre, says: “We’re excited this work has now begun. The Deck has seen continued success since it’s opening in 2007 and the redevelopment of the venue is to cater for the ever-growing demand for corporate events, private parties and weddings and to build on the South Bank’s significance as a destination for both domestic and international clients.

“This project is a testament to our ongoing commitment to enhance and improve the guest experience. We can’t wait for the big reveal in the summer and look forward to sharing progress reports with our clients over the coming months. The finished results will be breath-taking.”

The Deck London entertainment venue by River Thames

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New Rooftop Entertainment Space at The National Theatre London

National Theatre Rooftop Entertainment Space

About The Deck

The Deck is a stunning rooftop events venue, situated on the roof of the National Theatre. Situated on the South Bank of the Thames, just minutes from Covent Garden, the West End and Waterloo, The Deck offers breathtaking, panoramic views across London.

The Deck’s event space plays host to a range of corporate events, product launches, fashion shoots, barbecues and cocktail parties for up to 150 guests.

In addition, The Deck is licensed for wedding ceremonies with London’s skyline providing the perfect photographic backdrop for couple seeking a wedding venue with a difference.

The National Theatre delivers all food and drink in house for events at The Deck and offers exciting and inspired seasonal menus, designed by their Executive Head Chef, using organic and locally sourced ingredients where possible. @TheDeckLondon

About the National Theatre

The National Theatre is dedicated to making the very best theatre and sharing it with as many people as possible. We produce productions on the South Bank in London each year, ranging from reimagined classics to modern masterpieces and new work by contemporary writers and theatre-makers.

The National’s work is seen on tour throughout the UK, in London’s West End, internationally (including on Broadway) and in collaborations and coproductions with theatres across the country. Across 2015-2016, the NT staged 34 productions and gave 3,134 performances in the UK and internationally. The NT’s award-winning programme had a UK audience of 2.5 million, 700,000 of which were NT Live audiences.

The NT is committed to providing programmes for schools, young people, families, community groups and adult learners, including the nationwide youth theatre festival Connections and playwriting competition New Views. In 2015-2016, we engaged with over 181,000 participants through the NT Learning events programme. Further, over 2,600 secondary schools have signed up to the free streaming service, On Demand In Schools since its launch in September 2015. @nationaltheatre

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