Venue hire at the National Gallery

Have you ever pictured yourself entertaining next to the world’s greatest artworks? We have a variety of event spaces ranging from elegant picture galleries to modern conference facilities, all available for you to hire throughout the year

Venue hire spaces

The National Gallery can be transformed to accommodate everything from a grand gala dinner to an intimate supper party; a stylish late-night cocktail party to an annual conference or away-day.

You can read more about our event spaces in the brochures below:

Entertaining at the National Gallery [PDF 1.34mb]

Daytime meetings and events [PDF 1.67mb]

Conferencing packages [PDF 1.4mb]

Venue hire fees for use of our event spaces outside of public opening hours range from £1,500 + VAT up to £18,000 + VAT, with daytime spaces available from just £175 + VAT and day delegate packages starting from £75 + VAT per person.

Every event at the National Gallery is bespoke and can be tailored to your exact needs with your choice of our approved suppliers and special extras such as expert guided tours and gallery goody bags.

Your dedicated event manager will guide you each step of the way to make sure your event is a complete success.

For enquiries regarding venue hire or for further information, please contact the Events team: 

Entertain around our exhibitions

Visitors come from around the globe to see our landmark exhibitions. Private views of exhibitions are reserved for corporate members and sponsors of the Gallery, providing the most exclusive experience at your event.

For more information on entertaining around exhibitions and becoming a corporate member or sponsor, please contact the Corporate Membership team:

Filming at the Gallery

The Gallery is available for commercial filming and photography. Over the last two centuries the main building has been developed by generations of renowned architects, creating a location which offers a variety of styles and spaces.

Interior spaces and exterior views are rich in variety, from High Victorian decoration to the clean modernity of the East Wing. For film-makers and photographers, the Gallery provides a fantastic range of settings in one of the most central locations in London.

To discuss your filming or photography shoot, please contact the Events team: