Halloween Late

Date and time

Friday 28 October, from 6pm


All events are free unless otherwise stated.

Free events are available on a first come, first served basis.

Please note: Props, masks and full face paint is not permitted in the Gallery. Props and masks should be removed or checked into the cloakroom. 

Celebrate Halloween at the National Gallery 

To coincide with Beyond Caravaggio, we are celebrating the darker side of the collection.

The Gallery will be open until 9pm, with live music, special events, and themed food and drinks.

Loving Vincent
Find out how art was brought to life in the world’s first fully painted feature film.
Please note that this is a ticketed event.

Pumpkin carving 
Carve your own pumpkin to light up the Portico Terrace. Book tickets for 6pm or 7.30pm.

Tell Tale Tusk
Listen to macabre folk music with a modern twist.

DJ Liz O'Sullivan 
Treat your ears to exotica and electric boogaloo beats. 

Occult, potions, and notions
Join Natasha Marks from AVM Curiosities for a sensory exploration of Witches at their Incantations 

Discover tales of darkness inspired by paintings in the collection.

Fortune telling
Take a glimpse into your future through the art of divination.

Drawing darkness
Learn new drawing skills and chiaroscuro techniques in this artist-led session.

Face painting
Join makeup artists from London Beauty School and decorate your face with sinister shades.

Caravaggio selfie
Step into a Caravaggio painting and strike a pose with London Drawing.

Pop-up photo booth
Take a picture and share a memento of your night. #NGLates

Secret bar
For your chance to discover the secret bar check out our Facebook event page.

During the Halloween Late we are also offering 10% discount on food in the National Dining Rooms and National Café so why not try our menu inspired by Beyond Caravaggio.

Please note pop-up bars during the event will be cash only. 


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Image above: Detail from David Teniers the Younger, The Rich Man being led to Hell, about 1647