Buffini Chao Deck

The Buffini Chao Deck rooftop terrace
Christmas styled standing reception at The Buffini Chao Deck
A conference setup in the Buffini Chao Deck
The sun sets over the Buffini Chao Deck terrace

An iconic London event venue

The Buffini Chao Deck is a stunning events venue located on the roof of the iconic National Theatre, on the South Bank of the Thames. Ideal for conferences, drinks receptions, weddings, summer and Christmas parties, private dining and everything in between, The Deck is the ultimate London event venue with the wow-factor.

Offering breath-taking panoramic views across London, the venue combines a wrap-around outdoor riverside terrace with a large flexible event space.

Dinner: 100
Reception: 200
Wedding Ceremony: 110
Theatre: 120
Cabaret: 80
Boardroom: 30

We also have The Foyle Room - a separate London meeting room available for hire from 9am-5pm. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking London's skyline and access to fantastic AV facilities, as well as the option for a working lunch and post-meeting drinks, it's the ideal daytime events space in central London.

Across all our spaces, we are committed to reducing the carbon impact of the National Theatre. Our Environmental Policy recognises our responsibility to take action, and our belief that theatre can also lead positive change.


The Buffini Chao deck was the perfect venue, as it has that real wow factor...Combined with your wonderful team, it made a perfect and very productive day.

Nichola, CEO, Launch Event
View from Buffini Chao Deck overlooking Waterloo Bridge


We had an amazing time, thank you so much to you and your staff for looking after us. The team can’t stop going on about how perfect it was.

Toni, Christmas Party
Champagne clinking, Christmas at Buffini Chao Deck at National Theatre


My colleagues and I had an amazing time! The venue is perfect for a summer party and the views are stunning. I can’t wait for another opportunity to come back.…

Richard, Wildgoose Events
Party in the Buffini Chao Deck, with peple standing at tall tables inside and many outside on the terrace


Many thanks for a great and successful event yesterday. Our members absolutely loved the venue and I can only say that you and your team were impeccable.

Silke, AHK (German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce)
The Buffini Chao Deck event hire space: conference setup with lectern