National Press Club

All equipment and live webcasting services must be ordered through NPC

Click here to download a printable PDF of the studio services rate sheet.

Audio Equipment

With more than three sources of audio, an audio mixing board and A/V technician to operate it are required to control the audio.

  • In-Room Sound System: $150.00
  • Podium: $50.00
  • Wired Microphone: at Podium, on Table, Standing, or clip Lavaliere: $65.00
  • Wireless Microphone: Hand-held or clip Lavaliere: $170.00
  • Classic-style Shure Super 55 Deluxe Vocal Microphone on floor mic stand: $115.00
  • Audio feed from laptop or iPod/mp3 player: $65.00
  • Audio Equalizer: $75.00
  • Audio Mixing Board: $175.00
  • Mult Box (multiple audio connection plug-in device for television cameras): $55.00
  • Digital Audio Recording for 1 hour in MP3 format; additional $100.00/hour: $300.00
  • Remote Panelist Participation via telephone; second $150.00 additional: $300.00

Video Presentation Equipment

  • 50-inch Flatscreen Presentation Monitor: $650.00
  • Pair of 50-inch Flatscreen Presentation Monitors including VGADA: $1100.00
  • 60-inch Flatscreen Presentation Monitor: $725.00
  • Pair of 60-inch Flatscreen Presentation Monitors including VGADA: $1275.00
  • 70-inch Flatscreen Presentation Monitor: $800.00
  • Infocus Data Projector (Table Top) 3000 Ansi Lumens with Screen: $650.00
  • Proxima Data Projector (Ballroom) 5000 Ansi Lumens with Screen: $975.00
  • HD NEC Projector (Ballroom) 6200 Ansi Lumens with Screen: $1150.00
  • Movie Widescreen with drape package: Custom
  • Speaker Confidence Monitor 24-inch: $250.00
  • Laptop Computer: $325.00
  • Internet Broadband Connection per line: $250.00
  • Wireless Presentation Remote: $75.00
  • Laser Pointer: $55.00
  • Flipchart with pads and markers: $25.00
  • Blu-ray DVD Deck: $150.00
  • DVD Deck: $100.00
  • HD-Cam Deck: $650.00
  • DV-Cam Deck: $325.00
  • Beta-Cam SP Deck: $400.00
  • Multiple laptop transitioning device (4-way switcher): $150.00
  • Multiple video screens signal splitting/amplifing device (VGADA) $135.00
  • Multiple video/data signals transitioning device (transconverter): $225.00

Setup/Strike Fee

Applicable to all audio visual rental.

  • Equipment rental amount under $1500.00: $50.00
  • Equipment rental amount between $1500.00 and $5000.00: $150.00
  • Equipment rental amount above $5000.00: $250.00

Presentation Risers

  • Each 6'x8' section at 8-inch height: $150.00

Presentation Furniture

  • Leather armchair, stool, coffee table, or side table: $25.00

Banner Hanging Service

  • May require pipe & drape structure (at additional $50.00): $50.00

Audio-Visual Technician

  • Monday thru Friday during daytime 8am - 5pm at $70 per hour with a 4 hour minimum
  • All other hours and holidays at $80 per hour with a 4 hour minimum

Speaker Timer

  • Countdown multi-function with signal lights at podium or on monitor in back: $200.00

Teleprompter Service

  • Dual glass presidential-type, half-day rate (includes operator): $750.00

Transcription Service

  • Delivered by email, generally within 24 hour/hr $400.00 /1st hr, $300.00/addl hr
  • Including Digital Audio Recording in mp3 format $500.00/1st hr, $350.00/addl hr

Translation Service

  • Consecutive or Simulataneous with booth, wireless audio headsets: call to discuss

Teleconferencing Service

Allow others outside of your event to participate via telephone:

  • Two-way Q&A teleconference service with 25 lines first hour at $1455 including equipment charges for operator, audio mixing board and technician, telephone interface device and connections. Additional 25 lines $375.00 first hour. Each additional hour $150.00, plus $0.25 per minute per line in use.
  • One-way listen-only teleconference service with 25 lines first hour at $825.00 including equipment charges for audio mixing board, telephone interface device and connection. Additional 25 lines $375.00 first hour. Each additional hour $0.25 per minute per line in use.

Press Advisory and Release Distribution

  • Basic Press Conference Calendar Listing Thursday prior to event: Complementary
  • Expanded Calendar Listing with advisory, panelist information, links: $50.00
  • Highlight Event on NPC in Featured Section of $25.00 per day
  • Ad in National Press Club membership e-newsletter, The Wire: $200.00 initial and $125.00 each additional
  • Featured content in "This Week at The National Press Club": $500.00
  • Hand delivery to offices within the National Press Building:
    • 3 pages or less (more than 3 pages is priced per job): $175.00
  • PR Newswire Press Advisory and Press Release Services:
    • DC Public Interest Circuit (first 400 words; additional: $65.00/100): $235.00
    • National Public Interest Circuit (first 400 words; additional: $150.00/100): $575.00

Performance Stage

  • Composed of ten 4'x8' sections at 32-inch height: $500.00


  • With Operator for four hours $400.00 or Static Spot $150.00

Dance Floor

  • Modular sections up to 24'x24': $300.00

Grand Piano

  • Does not include pianist: $200.00

Camera Crews

Our broadcast quality equipment and experienced staff assure that your message is captured and produced with your vision in mind.

  • Field Camera with basic lighting:
    • 1-Camera: $ 825.00+
    • 2+ Cameras: Call for rates
  • Hard drive: $150.00
  • Web Video File: $275.00/1st hr


Wi-Fi via dedicated broadband router: $300.00 (Add $50.00 for branded network).

Webcast Services

Our packages create an interactive experience bringing your event message to a global audience from the NPC.



1-Camera Live



2-Camera Live

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Audio Live



Added Features (with Premium Package)

  • Ask a Question: $500.00
  • Captioning: $1,500.00/hr

Video Conferencing

Let us help you make your panel the best it can be by engaging a global audience with global speakers.

  • 1-Camera, Technician, Tandberg 6000 VC unit: $2,500.00+
  • Connectivity options: Call for rates
    • IP, Fiber, Satellite


We specialize in capturing the necessary shots to convey your event’s message in a timely professional manner. This service can be used for events occurring both inside and out of the Club.

  • Includes photographer and digital upload to FTP site
  • Rates are $350 one hour, $895 half-day, and $1450 full-day

Studio/Editing Services

Our comfortable, convenient studios are available for interviews and post-event live shots. Editing your event video will transform it into a piece for media outlets and the web, maximizing exposure.

  • AVID/Final Cut Pro edit suite w/ editor (2 hr minimum): $225.00/hr
  • Event Highlights Reel – basic package: $950.00+
  • Deliverables: DV Cam, CD, DVD, Blu-ray, web file, file transfer: Call for rates
  • Studio Shell (4 hrs): $875.00/Large $550.00/Small
  • Studio 1-camera (per hr): $775.00/Large $675.00/Small


The NPC Audio/Visual and Broadcast departments provide all equipment, services, and technical assistance. No outside audio/visual equipment or broadcast/webcasting services are allowed with the exception of laptops.

Video or audio recording of an event is permitted only by National Press Club staff, credentialed media for the use of their audience, and approved persons by National Press Club management.

All equipment and services are subject to 5.75% D.C. sales tax.

Click here to download a printable PDF of the studio services rate sheet.

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