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Hire the Balcony Gallery

First Floor

This light and innovative space, displaying familiar faces from the 1960s to 1990s, is ideal for pre-dinner drinks or an intimate reception. It also works perfectly when combined with the adjacent Victorian Galleries to provide a contrast of spaces, from the classic to the contemporary, to impress your guests.

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Reception 80 guests

Hire fee

Reception from £9,250

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For bookings or additional details, please contact

Christina Gardener
Events Manager
Phone us 0207 321 6613 (Type Talk: 18001)
Email us [email protected]

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