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National Gallery Lates

Enjoy late night opening and events including free guided tours, drop-in drawing sessions, and talks with special guests
Date
  • Friday, 21 January 2022
  • Friday, 18 February 2022

What's coming up

We're open until 9pm on Fridays, so you can enjoy the collection and our exhibitions while they're open late, and special events in January and February:

21 January
Start your evening early with Tom Lovelace's performance, 'Bathers', inspired by Seurat's famous painting 'Bathers at Asnières', taking place across the afternoon. Then hear Lovelace discuss his work in an 'Unexpected view' at 6.30pm. 

You can also join in with creating a huge floor-based gestural drawing at our drop-in session, and go on guided tours of the collection. 

18 February
Hear acclaimed actor and writer Paterson Joseph discuss Gainsborough's portraits, as well as artist duo Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings talk about their work in an 'Unexpected view'.

Have a go at life drawing at our drop-in creative session, or join a guided tour of some of our most iconic works.

Image: Detail from The Barry Rooms at night © The National Gallery, London
Experiences

National Gallery Lates

Enjoy late night opening and events including free guided tours, drop-in drawing sessions, and talks with special guests
Date
  • Friday, 21 January 2022
  • Friday, 18 February 2022

What's coming up

We're open until 9pm on Fridays, so you can enjoy the collection and our exhibitions while they're open late, and special events in January and February:

21 January
Start your evening early with Tom Lovelace's performance, 'Bathers', inspired by Seurat's famous painting 'Bathers at Asnières', taking place across the afternoon. Then hear Lovelace discuss his work in an 'Unexpected view' at 6.30pm. 

You can also join in with creating a huge floor-based gestural drawing at our drop-in session, and go on guided tours of the collection. 

18 February
Hear acclaimed actor and writer Paterson Joseph discuss Gainsborough's portraits, as well as artist duo Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings talk about their work in an 'Unexpected view'.

Have a go at life drawing at our drop-in creative session, or join a guided tour of some of our most iconic works.

Image: Detail from The Barry Rooms at night © The National Gallery, London
Performance
Free
Bathers at the National Gallery
Performance by Tom Lovelace
Time
3 - 5.30 pm
Location
Room 43
Tom Lovelace creates a reflective performance continuing the artist’s dialogue with Seurat’s painting
Tours
Free
National Gallery Lates
Guided tour
Time
5.30 - 6.30 pm
Location
Sainsbury Wing Foyer
An opportunity to hear about some of our most iconic works
Creative sessions
Free
National Gallery Lates
Drop-in gesture drawing
Time
6.15 - 8.15 pm
Location
Room 32
Join in with a large-scale practical drawing activity
Talk
Free
Unexpected views
Time
Fully booked
  • 6.30 - 7.15 pm
Monthly discussions about art with some of the most important cultural practitioners today
Talks & conversations
Free
National Gallery Lates
Talk and tour: Around Europe in the age of Dürer
Time
7 - 7.40 pm
Location
Sainsbury Wing Foyer
Learn about paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries
Talk
Free
Unexpected views
Time
Fully booked
  • 6.30 - 7.15 pm
Monthly discussions about art with some of the most important cultural practitioners today
Tours
Free
National Gallery Lates
Guided tour
Time
5.30 - 6.30 pm
Location
Sainsbury Wing Foyer
An opportunity to hear about some of our most iconic works
Creative sessions
Free
Drop-in life drawing
2B Or Not 2B Collective
Time
6.15 - 8.15 pm
Location
Room 32
Immerse yourself in an evening drawing session inspired by 'Kehinde Wiley at the National Gallery: The Prelude'
Talk
£
Paterson Joseph in conversation
Time
6.30 - 7.30 pm
Location
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Acclaimed actor and writer Paterson Joseph considers the legacies created by Gainsborough’s portraits of Ignatius Sancho and ‘The Blue Boy’