National Gallery

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Beautiful Barry Room ceiling. Image courtesy of the National Gallery.
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Hold your events in spectacular, versatile rooms with masterpieces adorning the walls.


For corporate entertaining, the Gallery can be transformed to accommodate a variety of events from a grand dinner, an intimate supper party, a stylish canape reception, or a key annual conference.

Each event can be complemented by a private view of a special exhibition or the permanent collection. Guests can enjoy your hospitality while paintings are brought to life through animated guided tours given by experts.

The Gallery’s Events Team is dedicated to working with clients to ensure your high standards are met.

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Room layouts

Room Style Capacity
Barry Rooms
Reception 200
Cabaret 100
Banqueting 100
Central Hall
Reception 200
Cabaret 100
Banqueting 100
Gallery 30
Reception 200
Cabaret 100
Banqueting 100
Gallery 8
Reception 150
Cabaret 60
Banqueting 60
Gallery 9
Reception 400
Cabaret 230
Banqueting 230
Meeting Room 1
Reception 75
Classroom 75
Theatre 75
Boardroom 30
U Shaped 30
Meeting Room 2
Reception 30
Classroom 30
Theatre 30
Boardroom 15
U Shaped 15
Meeting Room 3
Reception 30
Classroom 30
Theatre 30
Boardroom 15
U Shaped 15
National Dining Rooms
Reception 300
Cabaret 180
Banqueting 180
Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre
Tiered 328
Theatre 328
Temporary Exhibition Space
Reception 200
The Portico Terrace


Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Hearing loop system
Information available in audio format
Information available in large print
Accessible Venue Facilities
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Ramps from parking area to entrance
Steps with handrails to entrance
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Signed British Sign Language (BSL) performances
Accessible Parking Facilities
Designated disabled parking available within fifty metres of main entrance
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
Lift with spoken announcements on arrival at each floor
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Wheelchair spaces available in auditorium
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Public toilets
Tours available in Chinese
Tours available in French
Tours available in German
Tours available in Italian
Tours available in Spanish
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Food shop
Nut-free option on menu
Private Dining
Set price menu
Vegetarian options on menu
Event Facilities
In house AV available
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Business centre
Offers charity rates
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Venue allows outside catering
Raked or tiered seating offered
General Facilities
Staff LGBT trained
Free WiFi
Luggage storage
Payment Facilities
Free entry

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Contact Details

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Trafalgar Square
+44 (0)20 7747 2885

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Contact us directly if you are planning your event from outside the UK or working on behalf on an international client. We can help you and your delegates access the best that London has to offer.

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