The Deck has a sophisticated and flexible lighting system, installed by the National Theatre's Lighting Department, enabling us to create stunning bespoke effects at the touch of a button. We also have a number of pre-programmed lighting states we can recommend if you'd rather leave the finer detail up to us. All the light fittings internally and on the external walls are Red/Green/Blue/White LED sources so can be changed easily to a range of pre-set colours or mixed to a colour of your choice - we can also add uplighters inside or outside if you require. Ask us about lighting at The Deck to find out more. 

Audio-Video Equipment 

As part of your hire, a range of standard audio video equipment will be available. Our in-house sound department can also hire in any additional items you might need. If your event requires a complex sound set-up, an AV technician may be required, which can incur an extra cost.


If you need anything we can't provide in-house, we work closely with JVP Events and Perton Signs for extra furnishing and decor.

JVP Events

Contact Amie: 020 8735 1800

Perton Signs

Contact Phil: 020 8992 5775

Phlox Flowers

Phlox Flowers are situated on London's South Bank just behind the National Theatre. For examples of their beautiful bouquets and arrangements and to find out more contact Emila on 020 7401 8244 or visit

Take a look at our recommended options for accommodation and transport, should you need it. For details please see the downloads below.

Transport (pdf 302KB)

Hotels (pdf 199KB)

The National Theatre takes pride in being the sole caterer for all events held at The Deck. Our in-house Food and Drink team’s love of the London culinary scene, combined with the creativity of the theatre, offers exciting and inspired seasonal menus, whether it's a barbeque on the terrace, a three course banquet or a relaxed buffet. Choose from our existing packages or talk to us about a bespoke menu if you're after something a little bit different. Using organic and locally sourced ingredients where possible, our aim is to provide food and service that reflect the Theatre’s vision and quality.

The Deck has a fully stocked bar on site, staffed by our professional and experienced bar team. When designing your event, we can advise on wines, beers and spirits and can even serve a personalised cocktail unique to your event. 

Get in touch to find out more. 

NT Talent

NT Talent is a selection of carefully curated National Theatre performers. Each of our entertainers has experience in theatre and performing and they all feel passionately about what they do. Ask us about NT Talent to find out more.

Contact: 020 7452 3999



Prelude can provide a range of recommended entertainment for your event, from DJs to bands to magicians and more. We'll gladly recommend an act for your event or you can speak with Prelude directly should you wish. Please note that due to The Deck's proximity to the theatre spaces, a sound limit on music may apply.

Contact Rodney: 0208 660 6647

Sternberg Clarke

With over 20 years experience providing entertainment for private and corporate events, Sternberg Clarke's vast knowledge of performers across a variety of genres and styles has made them one of the event industry's leading entertainment suppliers. From breathtaking circus acts to floor filling party bands, from bespoke creations to celebrity names; Sternberg Clarke can help find the perfect act for your next event at The Deck.

Contact: 020 8877 1102

Hire a selection of costumes and props from NT Hires, our unique collection beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces from past National Theatre productions.

Whether it's a masked ball a photobooth with a selection of props, our dedicated costume hire team can help to inspire you with inventive ways to dress-up your event.

For more information visit our Costume and Props Hire Department.