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Venue Hire - Breakfasts

Hosting a breakfast event at the National Portrait Gallery is an inspiring way to captivate your guests in a unique setting. The diversity of spaces available for hire enables the Gallery to host a variety of events ranging from client focused entertaining with a private view of an exhibition, to talks and presentations in our Theatre and intimate seated breakfasts amongst our Permanent Collection. Exclusive breakfast hire is available on Monday – Friday before 10.00am from £1,250 + VAT per hour.

Rooms to hire

Hire the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall that fits up to 200 guests
Ondaatje Wing Main Hall

Reception 200 guests

Hire the Learner Galleries that fits up to 400 guests
Lerner Galleries

Reception 400 guests

Hire the Balcony Gallery that fits up to 80 guests
Balcony Gallery

Reception 80 guests

Hire the Victorian Galleries that fits up to 200 guests
Victorian Galleries

Reception 200 guests

Hire the Tudor Galleries that fits up to 80 guests
Tudor Galleries

Reception 80 guests

Hire the 17th and 18th Century Galleries that fits up to 400 guests
17th and 18th Century Galleries

Reception 400 guests

Hire the Regency in the Weldon Galleries that fits up to 150 guests
Regency in the Weldon Gallery

Reception 150 guests

Hire the Portrait Restaurant that fits up to 150 guests
Portrait Restaurant

Reception 150 guests

Hire the Ondaatje Wing Theatre that contains 138 seats
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

138 seat auditorium

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