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Hold your events in spectacular, versatile rooms with masterpieces adorning the walls. Read More


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.

Meeting room layouts

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

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
Lift with spoken announcements on arrival at each floor
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Wheelchair spaces available in auditorium
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
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 Parking Facilities
Designated disabled parking available within fifty metres of main entrance
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
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
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Accessible changing rooms
Signed British Sign Language (BSL) performances
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
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
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Business centre
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
In house AV available
Offers charity rates
Raked or tiered seating offered
Venue allows outside catering
General Facilities
Free WiFi
Luggage storage
Staff LGBT trained
Payment Facilities
Free entry

Venue details and map

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, Westminster
+44 (0)20 7747 2885