Host Your Next Event at NPR

Studio 1 is one of 12 unique venues throughout the beautiful NPR headquarters building, conveniently located in Washington, D.C., that are available for rental as the backdrop for your upcoming event. i i

hide captionStudio 1 is one of 12 unique venues throughout the beautiful NPR headquarters building, conveniently located in Washington, D.C., that are available for rental as the backdrop for your upcoming event.

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Studio 1 is one of 12 unique venues throughout the beautiful NPR headquarters building, conveniently located in Washington, D.C., that are available for rental as the backdrop for your upcoming event.

Studio 1 is one of 12 unique venues throughout the beautiful NPR headquarters building, conveniently located in Washington, D.C., that are available for rental as the backdrop for your upcoming event.

Amy Ta/NPR

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Contact NPR Community Relations:

Joe Hagen, Director, Audience & Community Relations

Justin Winn, Events Associate, Audience & Community Relations

events at npr dot org

202-513-2031

NPR is already part of your daily life, now make NPR part of your most important celebrations and memories by holding your next meeting, reception or event at the NPR headquarters building.

Distinctive Space
Twelve unique venues throughout the beautiful NPR headquarters building, conveniently located in Washington, D.C., are available for rental as the backdrop for your upcoming event. This historic, LEED Gold building is home to the national operations and distribution of NPR's award-winning journalism and cultural programming. The building boasts both indoor and outdoor space capable of housing your next function.

One Stop Shop: Variety of Amenities All In One Place
To prepare and execute your event flawlessly and easily, the NPR Community Relations team will partner with you to coordinate every aspect from catering and floor plans, to technical support and parking. Support and management comes at no additional cost to you. When using the space for your event, you'll have access to our in-house caterer and food service staff; guided newsroom tours; and a variety of audio, visual, lighting and recording capabilities. To make your event really splash, take the option to program both of the media mosaics in the main lobby. The room rental, along with all of these options and more, are priced at very competitive rates. Please inquire for event-specific needs and associated costs.

Available Spaces

  • Studio 1

    Studio 1
    NPR

    This multifunctional, state-of-the-art theater is built for a variety of event types including concerts, galas, luncheons or dinners, panel discussions, film screenings, live performances, recordings, theater, dances, parties and more. Studio 1 can be rented in sections.

    Specifications:
    West Section
    Size: 1,000 square feet
    Capacity: 130 seated, 175 standing

    East Section
    Size: 2,000 square feet
    Capacity: 120 seated, 175 standing

    Combined
    Size: 3,000 square feet
    Capacity: 250 seated, 350 standing

  • Exterior Plaza

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    Exterior Plaza
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    An outdoor space located at the main entrance of the NPR headquarters, the exterior plaza features beautiful gardens, trees and a semi-enclosed outdoor venue ideal for weather-permitting receptions, community gatherings and live musical performers.

    Specifications:
    Size: 3,500 square feet
    Capacity: 100 seated, 250 standing

  • Grand Foyer

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    Entry Foyer
    Joe Hagen/NPR

    This grand foyer is capable of hosting cocktail receptions, full service galas, interactive presentations and live performances. This space brings the newsroom to your event by featuring a two-story media mosaic display on two walls and a multimedia timeline telling the story of NPR.

    Specifications:
    Size: 2,207 square feet
    Capacity: 100 seated, 250 standing

  • Exhibit and Gallery Foyer

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    Exhibit/Gallery Foyer
    Kendra Gaskin/NPR

    This space, located just outside Studio 1, provides additional room for any event and offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a multimedia timeline telling the story of NPR.

    Specifications:
    Size: 1,260 square feet
    Capacity: 60 seated, 110 standing

  • Plaza Terrace

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    Fourth Floor Terrace
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    This indoor/outdoor terrace located on the 4th Floor of NPR is ideal for an outdoor luncheon, small concert, happy hour or any social gathering. With the D.C. skyline as a back drop and beautiful gardens creating a comfortable ambiance, the 4th Floor plaza is built to entertain.

    Specifications:
    Size: 2,790 square feet
    Capacity: 90 seated, 99 standing

  • Conference Rooms

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    NPR Conference Room
    Kendra Gaskin/NPR

    NPR's many conference rooms can be arranged in a variety of layouts ideal for conferences, classes, round tables, breakouts or theater functions.

    Specifications:
    Size: various, 600-800 square feet
    Capacity: 49 seated, 100 standing

  • Boardroom

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    Boardroom
    Joe Hagen/NPR

    The NPR Boardroom features 28 chairs around a center table with the option of a stationary microphone at each seat. The room is equipped with three LCD screens, a podium with mic, full A/V recording capabilities and sound proof windows and walls.

    Specifications:
    Size: 1,300 square feet
    Capacity: 100 seated, 140 standing

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