Young People's Private View

Come to the National Portrait Gallery after-hours for our exclusive Young People’s Private View.

We have a range of exciting things on, from artist-led talks and drawing, to performances by young musicians, refreshments, a DJ playing a youth-selected playlist, competitions with prizes and much more, hosted by the Gallery’s Youth Forum.

Book your place.

Uncover: Printmaking for protest workshop

This workshop is for young people aged 15 to 19.

Led by professional artists, makers and practitioners, 'Uncover' workshops connect you to the creative industries. Taking part is the perfect way to build up your creative portfolio.

Venue: Pigott Education Centre Foyer, National Gallery

Date: Tuesday 7 August, 11am to 4pm.

Visit National Gallery uncover to book your place.

Summer in the city

Summer in the City is back, bigger and better than ever, with hundreds of free and low-cost activities to keep you entertained and active this summer holiday, including music festivals, sporting days out, dance workshops and arts classes.

Soho Theatre Young Company

If you’re aged 11 to 30, and want to develop your comedy, theatre or playwriting skills to a higher level, then the Soho Theatre Young Company might be what you’re looking for.

They offer a range of courses, labs and projects, led by writers, comedians and theatre professionals.

Regular events

Lunchtime music

Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 1pm.

Free lunchtime concerts from some of the best emerging and internationally recognised performers.

Venue: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 4JJ
Cost: Free.

Ebony steel band classes

Suitable for all abilities and beginners. Come along and enjoy playing with one of Europe’s leading steel bands.

View the workshop timetable.

Venue: The Yaa Centre, 1 Chippenham Mews, W9 2AN
Cost: £5.

Family shows at The Cockpit

Usually the last Saturday of the month.

Once a month The Cockpit theatre presents a new family Show, from puppetry to dance, from magic to music.

Venue: The Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, NW8 8EH
Cost: £7, £5 for residents in the Church Street Ward.

Tri-borough Music Hub

This central London music education scheme runs activities from a range of arts organisations, including low-cost tuition.

Last updated 17 August 2018