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National Portrait Gallery

Hire this venue for your own event - it has eight function rooms the largest of which can hold a maximum of 400 guests and the smallest is ideal for 40.

The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious works of exceptional artistic merit - the overriding aim of the National Portrait Gallery is to reflect the status of the sitter, not the artist - but where else in London could you hope to find The Beatles, Henry VIII, Sir Richard Branson and JK Rowling all hanging out together? The appeal of this gallery (opened in 1856) rests simply in its comprehensive commemoration of British history from the late 15th century to the present day through the medium of portraiture. The sense of progression and the feeling of familiarity with many subjects are what make the gallery so appealing. Having said that, critically acclaimed self-portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds and other notable British artists are also displayed alongside the 10,000 portraits of everyone from statesmen to showbiz stars and media barons. The collection represents Britain and is arranged thematically, starting with the Tudors and ending with present day politicians and pop stars. Look out for the only surviving portrait of Shakespeare taken from life in The Ondaajte Wing, the Hans Holbein cartoon of Henry VIII, the anamorphic portrait of Edward VI, and the sculpture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in medieval costume. Photographs, caricatures, drawings and sculpture are included in the collection which also boasts 250,000 archived images. The National Portrait Gallery also hosts the annual Portrait Prize competition alongside ever-changing collections of contemporary work.

Best for: Accessible art, portraits and posing, Shakespeare and showbiz.

 

National Portrait Gallery events

 
Portrait Of The DayPortrait Of The DayA half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.26th June 2016Sunday 26th June 2016 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Portrait Of The Day
event  Sunday 26th June 2016
TIMES  Sunday 26th June 2016 - 12.30pm  PRICING  Free
A half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.
Portrait Of The DayPortrait Of The DayA half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.27th June 2016Monday 27th June 2016 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Of The Day
event  Monday 27th June 2016
TIMES  Monday 27th June 2016 - 12.30pm  PRICING  Free
A half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.
The Drawing Room: Portraits UntoldThe Drawing Room: Portraits UntoldWith Tanya Raabe-Webber.27th June 2016Monday 27th June 2016 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Drawing Room: Portraits Untold
event  Monday 27th June 2016
TIMES  Monday 27th June 2016 - 1pm-3pm  PRICING  Free
With Tanya Raabe-Webber.
Portrait Of The DayPortrait Of The DayA half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.28th June 2016Tuesday 28th June 2016 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Of The Day
event  Tuesday 28th June 2016
TIMES  Tuesday 28th June 2016 - 12.30pm  PRICING  Free
A half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.
Portrait Of The DayPortrait Of The DayA half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.29th June 2016Wednesday 29th June 2016 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Of The Day
event  Wednesday 29th June 2016
TIMES  Wednesday 29th June 2016 - 12.30pm  PRICING  Free
A half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.
Portrait Of The DayPortrait Of The DayA half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.30th June 2016Thursday 30th June 2016 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Of The Day
event  Thursday 30th June 2016
TIMES  Thursday 30th June 2016 - 12.30pm  PRICING  Free
A half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.
Visualising Portraits: Exposed: The Naked PortraitVisualising Portraits: Exposed: The Naked PortraitLearn about representations of the body in art.30th June 2016Thursday 30th June 2016 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Visualising Portraits: Exposed: The Naked Portrait
event  Thursday 30th June 2016
TIMES  Thursday 30th June 2016 - 2pm  PRICING  Free
Learn about representations of the body in art.
Resident DJ: Eddie OtchereResident DJ: Eddie OtchereEnjoy a selection of music in the gallery that has been chosen to reflect the atmosphere, weather and mood within the space.30th June 2016Thursday 30th June 2016 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere
event  Thursday 30th June 2016
TIMES  Thursday 30th June 2016 - 6pm  PRICING  Free
Enjoy a selection of music in the gallery that has been chosen to reflect the atmosphere, weather and mood within the space.
Charlotte, Emily And AnneCharlotte, Emily And AnneThe Live Literature Company presents a staged reading of Douglas Verrall's ensemble play to commemorate the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte's birth. Directed by Valerie Doulton, and starring Wendy Morgan, Louise Bangay, Robin Miller and Maeve O'Sullivan.30th June 2016Thursday 30th June 2016 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Charlotte, Emily And Anne
event  Thursday 30th June 2016
TIMES  Thursday 30th June 2016 - 7pm  PRICING  £8, concs £7
The Live Literature Company presents a staged reading of Douglas Verrall's ensemble play to commemorate the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte's birth. Directed by Valerie Doulton, and starring Wendy Morgan, Louise Bangay, Robin Miller and Maeve O'Sullivan.
BSL Gallery Tour: Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political PortraitsBSL Gallery Tour: Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political PortraitsChisato Minamimura looks at Golub and his political portraits from the 1970s.30th June 2016Thursday 30th June 2016 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
BSL Gallery Tour: Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits
event  Thursday 30th June 2016
TIMES  Thursday 30th June 2016 - 7.30pm  PRICING  Free
Chisato Minamimura looks at Golub and his political portraits from the 1970s.

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Contemporary Galleries

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Reception
400
 
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100
 

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Balcony Gallery

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Reception
80
 

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Victorian Galleries

Capacity

Reception
200
 
Dinner
120
 

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Weldon Galleries

Capacity

Reception
150
 
Dinner
100
 

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17th and 18th Century Galleries

Capacity

Reception
40
 
Dinner
100
 

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Tudor Galleries

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Reception
80
 

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Portrait Restaurant

Capacity

Reception
200
 
Dinner
100
 

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The Ondaatje Wing Theatre

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Reception
150
 

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Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

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The Lion King
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Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

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