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 here.

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.

Summer activities at Lisson Grove

Between July and August there will be a range of fantastic summer events at Lisson Grove. Read more about the events

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 just what you’re looking for. They're offering a range of courses, labs and projects, led by writers, comedians and theatre professionals. Find out more about SYC courses and how to get involved.

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 pan classes

Friday 8.30pm to 10.30pm

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

Venue: The Yaa Centre, 1 Chippenham Mews, W9 2AN
Cost: Free

Family shows at The Cockpit

Usually the last Sunday 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.

National Gallery creative workshops

Collaborate with artists and makers in our hands-on creative sessions and investigate ideas, develop new skills, and uncover our collection. Uncover workshops are for 15 to 19 year olds and are led by professional artists, makers, and practitioners to connect you to the creative industries.

Visit National Gallery uncover

Last updated 24 July 2017