Buffini Chao Deck

The Buffini Chao Deck rooftop terrace
An event set up in 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 an wrap-around outdoor riverside terrace with a large flexible event space.

Dinner with dancing: 80
Barbecues: 180
Reception: 200
Conferences: 120
Cabaret: 50
Boardroom: 20

We're committed to reducing the carbon impact of the National Theatre at this time of climate crisis. Our Environmental Policy recognises our responsibility to take action, and our belief that theatre can also lead positive change.


The event was wonderful, and I am very grateful indeed to all your highly professional colleagues for making it run so well.

Adam, Barrister
The Buffini Chao Deck terrace looking east to St Paul's


I wanted to thank you and your team for last night. It was such a beautiful setting and everything ran so smoothly.

Susie, Tender
The Buffini Chao Deck terrace looking towards St Paul's


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. We felt we…

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