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National Theatre celebrates the return of rooftop venue The Deck

National Theatre celebrates the return of rooftop venue The Deck

By Said Hamed

The National Theatre, one of London’s most acclaimed cultural landmarks, celebrated the launch of its highly anticipated rooftop events space, The Deck on Friday evening (7 September).

11.09.2018

National Theatre celebrates the return of rooftop venue The Deck

The venue welcomed event professionals, stakeholders, key clients and press with refreshing sparkling wine from Nyetimber and ‘The Deck Lager’ from Meantime Brewing Company. Attendees were then invited to explore the venue and take in the stunning views across the London skyline.

Throughout the evening, in-house chefs were on hand, grilling mouth-watering BBQ dishes including lamb meshwi served on flatbread with cumin and garlic yoghurt, red cabbage, tahini and Sriracha sauce and salt-baked beets and carrots with Rosary goat’s cheese. The National Theatre’s talented Hair and Make-up teams were also in attendance to get guests Instagram-ready and entertainment was provided by Prelude.

The sleek new riverside venue was designed by RIBA award-winning architects, Haworth Tompkins, who also completed NT Future, a hugely successful £80 million redevelopment of the National Theatre in May 2015. The Deck’s new structure includes sliding glass screens which allow the installation to open onto the external terrace, creating a free-flowing space inside and out, while showcasing panoramic views of the London skyline and the venues spectacular location on the Southbank.

Ali Blows, Head of Commercial Events & Business Development at the National Theatre, says: “We have been looking forward to our big launch event all summer and the team is so pleased that the evening was a great success. It was lovely to see guests enjoying all aspects of The Deck and to see the event space in all its glory. We have been open for bookings for a few months and have already received numerous Christmas party, wedding and corporate event enquiries; the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and we cannot wait to show off the rooftop venue to new audiences and look forward to hosting a wide range of events at The Deck.”