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

£9,250

Reception in the Portrait Restaurant

£7,250

Reception in a Gallery space and Dinner in the Portrait Restaurant

£9,750

Reception and Dinner in a Gallery space

£13,000

Breakfast in a Gallery space or the Portrait Restaurant

£1,250

Reception across the whole Gallery

£22,000

Weekend hire of the Portrait Restaurant

£4,000

*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 £200 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.