Welcome to our Young People’s Programme

Are you aged 14 – 21? Find out more about what we can offer you for free!

Book in for practical artist-led workshops during school holidays and weekends, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, fashion, film, music, dance, drama and poetry. Drop-in to free drawing sessions in the Gallery spaces.

Meet professional artists and other young people interested in portraiture.

Join our Youth Forum, a peer-led panel of young people who help organise events, and act as a steering group for the Gallery.

All sessions are free and explore aspects of portraiture in exciting and innovative ways, drawing inspiration from the Gallery’s Collection or exhibitions.

Find out what’s coming up here.

Got any feedback on the activities we offer for young people or ideas for future sessions? We would like to hear from you! Please email the youthbookings@npg.org.uk


We recruit new Youth Forum members annually and will advertise here when applications are open









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Image 1 credit: Moving through time with Siobhan Davies Dance © Benedict Johnson Photography Limited
Image 2 credit: Photograph Elizabeth Doak © National Portrait Gallery, London