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The Deck reveals spectacular Pinocchio inspired Christmas design

The Deck
This year, The Deck is inviting guests to experience the electrifying adventures of Pinocchio, as the National Theatre’s roof top venue is transformed for its Christmas spectacular.  
The festive events will transport party goers to a world of decadence and curiosity with an immersive experience drawing inspiration from the National Theatre’s upcoming Christmas production of Pinocchio.


World-class stagecraft, including prop-making, set building and lighting design from National Theatre’s in-house team will bring the much-loved story to life. A bespoke interior crafted for the event space will reflect elements of the mischievous marionettes quest from alpine forests to the bottom of the sea and will include references to cast favourites such as gentle woodcarver Geppetto and wise and comical ‘conscience’, Jiminy Cricket.  

Ambient background music will set the mood as guests enjoy a choice of wine, beer and soft drinks and soak up the breath-taking, panoramic views of London’s iconic skyline. For those who wish to personalise their party, extra entertainment is available from the National Theatre’s in-house company NT Talent, a collection of carefully selected acts from both musical and non-musical backgrounds.  

The Deck’s themed Christmas packages, for between 60 and 150 guests, offer the choice of either an exciting standing reception or a seated dinner, with catering provided by the National Theatre’s executive head chef, Simon Flint.  

Tineke O’Brien, Head of Commercial Events and Business Development at the National Theatre, says: “Every year for Christmas, The Deck is themed and transformed into a spectacular entertainment space, with the help of our world-class set design teams. This year we are delighted to be inviting guests to join us , for an evening of show stopping entertainment and celebrations based around the much-loved story of Pinocchio.”

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