Party on the roof

Work has commenced on the installation of the National Theatre’s new rooftop entertainment venue, with the new event space set for completion in summer 2018. An old structure is being removed to make way for a fresh, open space that will meet the growing demand for a more creative and high-tech venue for corporate entertaining, VIP events, private parties and weddings on the South Bank.

Plans for the new structure include sliding glass screens which will allow the installation to open up to the external terrace, creating a free-flowing space inside and out, while showcasing panoramic views of the London skyline and enhancing the venues unique location on the Southbank.

The project is being designed by RIBA award-winning architects, Haworth Tompkins, who completed NT Future, a hugely successful £80 million redevelopment of the National Theatre in May 2015.