About the National Press Club

The National Press Club is a professional and social club for working journalists and communications professionals that has been a Washington institution for more than a century.  Founded in 1908 as a haven for reporters in the nation’s capital to relax, enjoy a drink and play cards, the National Press Club has flourished to become the World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists™, one of the most popular event venues in the nation's capital for hosting professional and social events, and a full-service multimedia production facility to help communicate news and information to a global audience. 

Where News Happens

Since 1908, The National Press Club has hosted presidents, kings, queens, prime ministers, Cabinet members, governors, members of Congress and influential leaders in business, entertainment, sport and society to share their views on significant topics and current events with the media and the public. The Club hosts an average of 2,000 events annually attended by more than 250,000 guests and beamed to a global audience through the latest digital broadcast, online and social media technologies. The Club is Where News Happens in Washington.  

NPC Events


When you become a member of the National Press Club, you gain access to a unique professional network, exclusive events with high-profile newsmakers, cutting-edge educational programming to advance your career and a welcoming social club in the heart of downtown Washington where you can relax and enjoy upscale food and drink with others in the media industry.



Event Hosting

The National Press Club is a premier live event venue and conference center in the heart of downtown Washington, DC, providing state-of-the-art event hosting services in an elegant and historic setting (you don't have to be a member of the Club to host an event here).  With over 15,000 square feet of event space, ten unique rooms of varying sizes and full-service in-house catering and audio-visual services available, the National Press Club is an ideal venue to host professional or social events for 15 to 1,500 guests. 

Broadcast Studios

Broadcast Studios
Broadcast Studios

Located on the 4th Floor of the National Press Building, just two blocks from The White House, our state-of-the-art production studios and staff help you connect live with audiences around the world and create compelling multimedia content to engage your target audiences on air and online.