The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Venue Hire - Dinner

Couple contemporary collection spaces with historic portraits and opulent architecture, to offer a dynamic dining experience to impress your guests. Work with our approved caterers to create menus inspired by our exciting exhibitions, and create a sense of ceremony with table designs to play testament to our wonderful gallery spaces. Dinner hire is available on Monday – Wednesday from 6.30pm from £13,000 + VAT or on weekends in our Portrait Restaurant from 7.00pm from £4,000 + VAT.

Rooms to hire

Ondaatje Wing Main Hall

Reception 200 guests

Lerner Galleries

Reception 400 guests

Balcony Gallery

Reception 80 guests

Victorian Galleries

Reception 200 guests

Tudor Galleries

Reception 80 guests

17th and 18th Century Galleries

Reception 400 guests

Regency in the Weldon Gallery

Reception 150 guests

Portrait Restaurant

Reception 150 guests

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

138 seat auditorium

For bookings or additional details, please contact

Vanessa Steel
Senior Event Manager
0207 3216643 (Type Talk: 18001)
[email protected]

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