Hire fees

Explore our spectacular event spaces

The National Portrait Gallery is available for exclusive hire on Monday to Thursday evenings from 18.45 and throughout the week from 08.00 to 10.00 for morning events. The Ondaatje Wing Theatre can be hired subject to availability. Please speak to the Events Team for more information.​

Download our brochure Conditions of Hire

Corporate Membership of the National Portrait Gallery starts from £20,000 per year and includes a host of benefits, ranging from exhibition access to office talks and complimentary or discounted Gallery hire. To find out more about Corporate Membership and its exclusive benefits, visit our Support Us pages. ​


Main Gallery hire fees (including a Private View of one exhibition) from

Reception in a Main Gallery space or the Ondaatje Main Hall £11,000​
Reception and Dinner in a Main Gallery space £14,000
Reception across two Gallery spaces £16,500
Reception across the whole Gallery £25,000
Breakfast in a Main Gallery space or the Ondaatje Main Hall £4,000

Weston Wing hire fees from

Reception in the Weston Wing Galleries £5,000​
Reception and Dinner in the Weston Wing Galleries £7,000​
Breakfast in the Weston Wing Galleries £2,500​

Portrait Restaurant fees from

(Exclusive evening hire available on Sunday – Tuesday. Does not include any Gallery access.)​

Reception £5,000​
Reception and Dinner £7,000​
Breakfast £2,500

Ondaatje Wing Theatre hire

Fees from £2,500

*All rates are exclusive of VAT at the current rate​

**Corporate Members receive a discounted fee for all venue hires

Special exhibitions & private tours

Ensure a truly memorable experience by combining your private event with exclusive access to the National Portrait Gallery’s special temporary exhibitions. Offering your guests a Private View of our world-class exhibitions is a fantastic complement to any event, and ensures you take full advantage of the Gallery’s inspiring temporary programming.​

Gallery highlight and thematic tours can also be arranged to allow your guests behind-the-scenes access and expert insight into key portraits from our permanent Collection. Tour guides are offered at a cost of £250 per guide.​

What’s on

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What’s on