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Additional Information

Additional Information about hiring spaces at BFI Southbank and BFI Stephen Street.

The BFI’s dedicated production team will bring to your event the management and technical expertise you would expect from the UK’s lead organisation for film, helping ensure your event is not only a success but one that exceeds expectations.

The BFI Events Team are on hand to answer any questions about venue hire every step of the way, from booking right through to event delivery. Here is some of the key information for venue hire at BFI Venues. Should you have any other questions or require further information simply get in touch, we would be delighted to tell you more about how our venues could work for your event.

BFI Southbank Events Team
Contact the Southbank events team

BFI Stephen Street Events Team / 020 7957 4777

What can be screened at the BFI

We can screen any title, including your own film. Films owned by third parties will need to have screening rights cleared which may incur a cost as might the hire of a suitable print of the film to screen from..

We can screen any title, including your own film but films owned by third parties will need to have screening rights cleared which may incur a cost as might the hire of a suitable print of the film to screen from.

For a list of titles the BFI holds take a look at the BFI Distribution Catalogue.

Please note, we cannot hire out spaces to clients for public screenings. All private auditorium hire at the BFI must be for private audiences.

How to make a booking

BFI Stephen Street can accommodate very short notice bookings, including same-day. For day time bookings at BFI Southbank we recommend at least one month’s notice and evening hires require at least five months’ notice. Simply contact the Events Team at either BFI Stephen Street or BFI Southbank to check the date and time you require is available and the Events Team will guide you from there.

Rates and charges

Venue hire charges differ depending on which space you require, how long you need the space for and the specific requirements of your event. Please use our contact form to get in touch to get a quote for your event.

All rates include the use of the in-house AV equipment, the assistance of a BFI Events Coordinator, and a projectionist. NFT1, NFT2 and NFT3 bookings include an usher.

We can also quote for additions such as a cloakroom and cloakroom staff, and additional security should they be required. All catering enquiries and ordering are dealt with by Clerkenwell Green at BFI Southbank, and by Stephen St Kitchen at BFI Stephen Street.


BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XT

Nearest Underground station: Waterloo

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BFI Stephen Street
21 Stephen Street
London W1T 1LN

Nearest Underground station: Tottenham Court Road

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