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BFI venue hire

The BFI’s iconic central London venues can be hired for screenings, meetings, conferences and events. Our venues include state-of-the-art cinema projection, unrivalled technical presentation and a range of catering spaces.

Our dedicated events team are here to help. Contact Miles Eady, Hires & Sales Manager on or call 020 7849 4461.

We have been featured as one of the top cultural venues to hire in London by Hire Space.

Our venues

  • BFI Southbank

    BFI Southbank

    Iconic, state-of-the-art four screen cinema venue on the riverfront by Waterloo Bridge, with stylish reception areas.

  • BFI Stephen Street

    BFI Stephen Street

    Smart, contemporary 36-seat screening rooms, meeting rooms and reception areas in London’s West End.



    BFI IMAX boasts the biggest screen in Britain, just one minute from Waterloo station.

Our spaces at a glance

Space Capacity / style Type
BFI Southbank    
NFT1 450 theatre Cinema auditorium
NFT2 125 theatre Cinema auditorium
NFT3 134 theatre Cinema auditorium
Studio 38 theatre Cinema auditorium
Blueroom 250 standing, 100 theatre, 80 cabaret Function room
Atrium 100 standing Multi-purpose space
Riverfront 100 standing Reception space
BFI Stephen Street    
Screening Room 1 36 theatre Cinema auditorium
Screening Room 2 36 theatre Cinema auditorium
Meeting Room 1 10 boardroom Meeting Room
Meeting Room 2 10 boardroom Meeting Room
Meeting Room 1&2 24 boardroom, 15-U, 40 theatre Meeting Room
Meeting Room 3 8 boardroom Meeting Room
Reception Lounge 125 standing Reception space
BFI IMAX 500 theatre Cinema auditorium
Ground floor 450 standing, 200 seated dinner Reception Space
First floor 320 standing Reception Space


  • Conferences at the BFI

    Conferences at the BFI

    From multi-day ‎events with 100s of delegates to staff-away days, the BFI has the spaces to match the ambitions of your event.

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  • Screenings


    With the latest technologies in six auditoriums offering seating from 36 to 450, the BFI has an outstanding selection of cinemas and screening rooms.

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  • Meetings at BFI venues

    Meetings at BFI venues

    There are two dedicated meeting rooms available for hire at BFI Stephen Street, while the rooms can be combined into a single space.

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