Venue Hire - Hire Charges
The National Portrait Gallery is available for exclusive hire on Monday to Thursday evenings from 18.30 and throughout the week from 08.00 to 10.00 for breakfast events. The Portrait Restaurant is also available for private receptions and dinners on Saturday and Sunday evenings. The Ondaatje Wing Theatre can be hired as part of an evening or breakfast event. Please speak to the Events Team for more information.
Hire Fees From
Reception in a Gallery space
Reception in the Portrait Restaurant
Reception in a Gallery space and Dinner in the Portrait Restaurant
Reception and Dinner in a Gallery space
Breakfast in a Gallery space or the Portrait Restaurant
Reception across the whole Gallery
Weekend hire of the Portrait Restaurant
*All rates are exclusive of VAT at the current rate.
Special Exhibitions and Private Tours
Ensure your private event is truly memorable by combining it with exclusive access to the National Portrait Gallery’s special temporary exhibitions. Offering your guests a private view of our otherwise ticketed exhibitions would be a fantastic addition to your event. Tour guides can also be offered at a cost of £250 per guide. Gallery highlights and thematic tours can also be arranged to enable your guests to experience an expert insight into key portraits from our permanent Collection.
Visit From Your Armchair
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
An online exhibition celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.
Sculptures in 360°
See sculptures and fascinating objects from our Collection from all angles.
David Hockney: Drawing from Life
Watch highlights from our special exhibition, which had to close early in March 2020 due to lockdown.