Availability and capacity

The National Portrait Gallery is available for exclusive hire on Monday to Wednesday evenings from 18:30 or throughout the week from 08:00 to 10:00 for breakfast events*.

The Portrait Restaurant is also available for private hire for receptions and dinners on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

The Ondaatje Wing Theatre can be hired as part of an evening or breakfast event.

Please contact the Events Team to check availability.

For bookings or additional details, please contact:
Vanessa Steel
Senior Event Manager
0207 3216643 (Type Talk: 18001)

National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE

Hire charges

Approved suppliers

Corporate Partnership programme

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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 house famous faces drawn from our permanent contemporary Collection.

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Reception: 400 | Dining: 100

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.

Reception: 80

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Victorian Galleries

The stunning layout of the Victorian Galleries offers a unique and impressive chance to host a dinner on a long banqueting table for up to 120 guests. Magnificent marble busts align the central corridor and complement the spectacular design of these galleries.

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Reception: 200 | Dining: 120

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Tudor Galleries

Step into the world of Holbein & Henry VIII by holding your event in the magnificent Tudor Galleries. Containing some of the oldest and most striking portraits in our collection, the Tudor Galleries are perfect for small intimate gatherings. Only available to sponsors and premier partners.

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Reception: 80 | Dinner: 40

17th and 18th Century Galleries

A series of connecting rooms that provide a fascinating insight into Restoration society. Located on the second floor and adjacent to the Tudor Galleries, the layout makes it possible to have dinner for 230 guests seated through a series of rooms, or a more intimate dinner for up to 50 in just one room.

Reception: 400 | Dining: 50-230

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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.

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Reception: 150 | Dinner: 100

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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.

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Reception: 200 | Dinner: 100

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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.

Tiered seating: 150

Whole Gallery Hire

The entire Gallery is available for hire offering the exclusive use of all three floors. A whole Gallery hire is suitable for reception style events of up to 1000 people.

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Reception: 1000

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