Rider Restaurant

• Breakfasts

• Working lunches

• Cocktail receptions

• Fully-seated dinners



• Black-tiled, faceted space with 25ft ceilings

• Box office/registration desk

• Cocktail bar

• Restrooms and coatcheck

• Access sliding door to main hall

• Access door to RIDER restaurant


Main Hall

• 2,200 square foot hall

• Balcony on three sides

• 25 foot ceiling height

• Full size stage: 27’x 11.5’ x 24’ (adjustable to different sizes and heights)


Film & Photo Shoots

Due to our unique visuals and incredible lighting system, many people want to shoot in our space. Catering is available through our in-house restaurant RIDER.

Private Parties and Weddings

Couples who choose to host their wedding at National Sawdust come to us for an out of the box experience. Unlike any other wedding venue, we provide state of the art lighting, staging, sound, onsite technicians, and a lighting designer in our venue rental. We also offer in-house catering through our connected restaurant, Rider, a Michelin rated ‘Bib Gourmand’ restaurant that serves sophisticated cuisine.

Private Concerts

National Sawdust is a fully equipped music venue designed to provide the highest-quality visual and auditory experience, making it the perfect space to host a private concert. We provide all staging, lighting, sound, and basic music backline for each unique event. The layout of our space allows for theater-style seating, cabaret-style seating, or an open floor plan.

mark. By AVON

In January 2017, AVON hosted a global media launch event for their cosmetics brand mark. Press representatives from around the world were invited to the pop-up showroom to familiarize themselves with the cosmetics, and experience the results of a large-scale projection mapping effort. Promotional videos for the product were projected on all the white tiles in our main hall, transforming our venue into a moving work of art.

5 Seconds of Summer x Tumblr IRL

In June 2018, Tumblr IRL partnered up with Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer and visual artist Signe Pierce to create an immersive one time only visual experience for 300 guests, complete with projections, an elaborate light design from our in-house team, and a holographic photo booth.

FADER film shoot

In October 2017 FADER rented National Sawdust to shoot a live music video with Canadian singer songwriter Charlotte Cardin. This was part of a series for Atlantic Records artists and it showcased our venue’s amazing capabilities for video content.

Yo La Tengo private showcase for Pitchfork

In February 2018, we hosted a private event with the band Yo La Tengo for an intimate Pitchfork video showcase, debuting songs from their upcoming album There’s a Riot Going On. The event received a write-up in the New Yorker, describing National Sawdust as an “intimate, otherworldly space” with “white-panelled walls with jaggedly geometric black laces, ceiling and floor repeating the pattern, the mood of a kind of avant-garde hive.”