About us


As a part of the National Theatre, proceeds from events held at The Deck go towards our incredible programme of artistic work.

The National Theatre stages over 20 shows every year in our three theatres: the Olivier, the Lyttelton and the Dorfman. Why not combine a matinee or evening performance with your event? Whether it's a family-friendly comedy or classic revival, you're bound to find a production to suit your party. Visit the National Theatre website to find out more.


Our newly refurbished space is designed to be used year round with as minimal carbon impact as possible. The building is thermally insulated to substantially reduce heat loss in the winter and the space itself is temperature controlled through underfloor heating which will be linked to the NT's heat and power system. 

It is naturally ventilated, drawing in air through the side walls, and circulated by ceiling fans.  The glass in the windows and sliding doors is treated to deflect sunlight and reduce heat gain during the summer months. All the permanent installed lighting is LED and is locally controlled, ensuring it is only used when the space is in operation.

Why not take one of our unique backstage tours which provide a fascinating insight into the creative work that brings our internationally acclaimed productions to the stage.

Visit Backstage Tours at the National Theatre website for more information or email tours@nationaltheatre.org.uk


The Deck has been recently refurbished and is open once again – now with a brand new reinforced floor where you and your guests can dance the night away. Playing host to receptions, weddings, conferences, presentations, photo shoots and parties, while enjoying the fabulous South Bank location and stunning views along the River Thames.

Please contact us to find out more.

Our suppliers

At The Deck you'll have access to state-of-the-art sound and visual technology and in-house specialists to bring your event to life.

Find out more on our Suppliers information page

The Theatreworks management development programme is an innovative arts-based training course focusing on personal development, drawing on techniques used by actors and directors in the rehearsal room. It's a great opportunity to step outside the inhibitions of the office and learn how to use your body, your voice and your imagination to communicate creatively and with confidence.

For more information visit the Theatreworks pages on the National Theatre website.