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National Portrait Gallery

From the eminent individuals that adorn the Gallery's walls to the dedicated Events Team who work with you to plan your event, the National Portrait Gallery is the perfect host for your guests. The spectacular spaces available for hire offer a wide range of options for clients from the contemporary to the classic, displaying a Collection that encompasses art, biography, history and fame.

Spaces at National Portrait Gallery

  • 55 - 1100m2 (592 - 11840ft2)
  • 50 - 1000 people
  • Ddisabled access

Lerner Galleries

The fresh feel of the Lerner Galleries offers a vibrant venue for a party. Encompassing an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions at either end of the space, the Galleries also house famous faces drawn from our permanent contemporary Collection. Pricing for a Reception starts from £9250+VAT or Dinner from £13000+VAT.

  • 130m2 (1399ft2)
  • 100 - 400 people
  • D disabled access

Whole Venue

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 7pm and the event can run until 11pm.

  • 1100m2 (11840ft2)
  • 1000 people
  • D disabled access

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 Theatre is also available for breakfast events. Hire includes use of AV equipment and presence of AV Technician.

  • 130m2 (1399ft2)
  • 138 people
  • D disabled access

17th & 18th Century Galleries

A series of connecting rooms that provides a fascinating insight into Restoration society. The layout makes it possible to have dinner for up to 230 guests seated through a series of rooms, or a more intimate dinner for up to 50 in just one room. An ideal location for dinners and receptions. Pricing for a Reception starts from £9250+ VAT or Dinner from £13000+VAT.

  • 260m2 (2799ft2)
  • 230 - 400 people
  • D disabled access

Balcony Gallery

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.

  • 55m2 (592ft2)
  • 55 - 80 people
  • D disabled access

Regency in the Weldon Galleries

These sublime Galleries embody a combination of contemporary design with period Regency portraiture. Piers Gough’s striking architectural scheme and vibrant turquoise silk lined walls make entertaining here a unique experience. A unique backdrop for any drinks reception or dinner. Pricing for a Reception starts from £9250+ VAT or Dinner from £13000+VAT.

  • 110m2 (1184ft2)
  • 100 - 150 people
  • D disabled access

The Portrait Restaurant

With its dramatic panoramic window that looks down Whitehall taking in Nelson’s column and the London Eye, the Portrait Restaurant is a stunning setting in which to entertain. The Portrait Restaurant is the perfect setting for private receptions and dinners and is available for private hire from Monday - Wednesday from 6.30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7pm.

  • 140m2 (1507ft2)
  • 50 - 200 people
  • D disabled access

Victorian Galleries

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. Pricing for a Reception starts from £9250+VAT or Dinner starts from £13000+VAT please enquire with Hire Space to receive rates.

  • 140m2 (1507ft2)
  • 120 - 200 people
  • D disabled access

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