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BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank is the number one venue for film and television in the UK, with over 50 years of unrivalled experience presenting and celebrating moving image in all its forms. Located in the heart of London’s Southbank, BFI Southbank offers state-of-the-art cinema projection, unrivalled technical presentation and a range of catering spaces.

At BFI Southbank we have over 60 years experience of presenting the very best in cinema. Our four cinemas can accommodate between 38 and 450 guests and we have a range of stylish, flexible reception spaces, any of which can be paired with a screen according to your needs. Our professional, dedicated events team can help you create a successful, memorable event, from film premieres and awards ceremonies to conferences, private screenings and more. A host of catering options are available in partnership with the renowned Clerkenwell Green.

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  • NFT1


    BFI Southbank’s biggest auditorium, perfect for major premieres, conferences, launches or presentations.

  • NFT2


    An intimate screening room with a small stage, NFT2 is ideal for panel discussions, industry events or private screenings.

  • NFT3


    NFT3 offers comfortable raked seating and a large presentation space in front of the screen, ideal for intimate talks and screenings.

  • Studio


    A stylish and comfortable boutique cinema space, ideal for private screenings and intimate presentations.

Our venues

Space Capacity / style Type
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 caberet Function room
Atrium 100 standing Multi-purpose space
Riverfront 450 standing Reception space


The BFI is delighted to work with Benugo to offer outstanding catering and hospitality options in our various reception spaces, including the riverside Riverfront Bar and Kitchen, stylish BFI Bar and Kitchen, the Drawing Room and the Blue Room.

Get in touch

Let our professional, dedicated team help you plan a memorable event at BFI Southbank. Contact or 020 7849 4461 with your enquiry.

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