Special Events

The Gallery runs special events for families during the year to celebrate cultural initiatives and national campaigns.

Special events range from Chinese New Year to Children’s Art Day to Big Draw, with guest artist and performers and are a great chance to bring the whole family for a fun activity.

Julia Donaldson and The Gruffalo visit the National Portrait Gallery London

Families had a huge treat on 24 November 2013 as we welcomed the award-winning children’s author Julia Donaldson to the Gallery. Julia and members of her family performed songs and stories from her most popular books, including the much-loved Gruffalo, to a enthusiastic audience in the theatre. After the show Julia did a book signing which had queues of families lining up. Sign up to our e-newsletter to receive information on forthcoming free events and workshops for Families.