British Film Institute

The British Film Institute’s 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.


  • 100 seating capacity
  • 500 standing capacity
  • Central London

A huge flexible space in the heart of London’s Southbank.

Nestled under the southern end of Waterloo Bridge, BFI Southbank is the home of film and a wonderful place for events of all kinds. The Drawing Room has a speakeasy vibe and can be found behind a secret door and is a great setting for an intimate dinner. The whole of the BFI Bar & Kitchen can also be hired, along with BFI Riverfront. Our upstairs Balcony Bar is the perfect party spot, with a huge terrace and Thames-side views.

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