National Portrait Gallery
- From £2500 per hour
- 1000 people
- 1100m² (11840ft²)
Spaces in National Portrait Gallery
The Ondaatje Wing Theatre
With audio-visual facilities and comfortable tiered seating, the Ondaatje Wing Theatre is the perfect space for an evening presentation, product launch or award ceremony before a drinks reception in the Gallery. The Lecture Theatre can be hired at any time of day. Events in the Theatre can be paired with breakfast, evening reception or dinner events in Gallery spaces. Hire includes use of AV equipment and presence of AV Technician. This space has 138 fixed seats and a maximum capacity of 150.
The stunning layout of the Victorian Galleries offers a unique and impressive chance to host a reception or dinner amongst those individuals who were the important figures in the era when the Gallery was founded. Magnificent marble busts align the central corridor and complement the spectacular design of these galleries. They have a standing capacity of 200 guests and a seated capacity of 120. Pricing for a Reception starts from £11,000+VAT or Dinner starts from £14000+VAT.
The National Portrait Gallery can be hired exclusively for events. The venue can host a reception for 1000 guests and acts as a beautiful setting for charity galas and drinks receptions and exclusive exhibitions. The National Portrait Gallery can be hired in the evening from 6:45pm and the event can run until 11pm, with extension possibly until 12am for an additional hourly rate.
These sublime Galleries embody a combination of contemporary design with period Regency portraiture. Gallery 18 is available for hire as a separate space for a dinner or reception. The sublime Gallery, with a floor to ceiling salon hang, shows Exhibition Culture from 1750-1850s and provides the ideal setting for a dinner designed to match the elegance and grandeur of the period. Pricing for a Reception starts from £11,000 + VAT or Dinner from £14000 +VAT.
This light and innovative space, displaying familiar faces from the 1960s to 1990s, is ideal for a pre-dinner reception. It also works perfectly when combined with the adjacent Victorian Galleries to provide a contrast of spaces to impress your guests.
17th and 18th Century Galleries
A series of connecting rooms that provides a fascinating insight into Restoration society. The layout makes it possible to have a large dinner or reception, as well as offering a more intimate gathering. Pricing for a Reception starts from £11,000+ VAT or Dinner from £14,000+VAT.
Ondaatje Main Hall
The Ondaatje Wing Main Hall is the atrium at the main entrance to the Gallery and provides a dramatic double height space. A versatile event space offering you the opportunity to host branded events, product launches, receptions and pop-up exhibitions. The Main Hall is adjacent to our special exhibition spaces, providing the perfect setting for a private view of a major exhibition.
Contemporary Galleries, Weston Wing
Reopening to the public as a new, dynamic gallery space as part of the Inspiring People Project, the new Contemporary Galleries in the Weston Wing will feature stunning top-lit galleries housing the Gallery's permanent Contemporary Collection. Entertain your guests in beautiful new events spaces, surrounded by portraits of the most famous faces from the present day. Catering in the Weston Wing is provided exclusively by the Daisy Green Collective. Hire from £5000 (+VAT) for a Reception, £7000 (+VAT) for Dinner or £2,500 (+VAT) for a Breakfast.
The oldest portraits in our Collection adorn the walls of our Tudor Galleries, the starting point for the Gallery's journey through British history and culture. This is the perfect setting for an intimate dinner in the company of some of the most famous works of art housed within the Gallery.
About National Portrait Gallery
From the eminent individuals that adorn our walls to the dedicated team who will work with you through each stage of planning, the National Portrait Gallery is the perfect venue for your special event. The spectacular spaces available for hire offer a wide range of options from the contemporary to the classical, displaying a Collection that encompasses art, biography, history and fame.
We have a variety of newly-refurbished spaces that can be transformed to accommodate a range of events from a grand reception to an intimate dinner, an early morning breakfast to a corporate conference.
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