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Hire the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall

Ground Floor

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, so provides the perfect setting for a private view of a major exhibition.

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Reception 200 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

Make an impact at you next event

Create a fabulous feature at your event that can both service and inspire your guests. Choose from a selection of professional and stylish designs featuring LED fascias, or create personalised panels to promote your brand identity. Packages are available from £2,500 + VAT.

For further information contact:
[email protected]
0207 321 6643