Late night opening
Fridays in summer
The National Portrait Gallery will be open until 8pm on Friday nights from 8 January through to 26 February. We will have special tours through our spooky summer exhibition Sideshow Alley: infamy, the macabre and the portrait and a variety of performances throughout the summer.
Sex, murder and mayhem tours
5:30 – 6:00pm
6.30 – 7.00pm
Exhibition ticket required
Horror show with a magic lantern
Animated, hand-painted slides of the macabre and the grotesque, the shocking and the heartbreaking, thrown onto the screen from the magic lantern.
6.00 – 6.30pm and 7.00 – 7.30pm
Etcetera Duo and Cassidy Ceili
Magical mayhem interspersed with magical Irish folk music!
Several performances throughout the evening.
Collection display galleries
The collection display includes over 450 portraits that tell extraordinary stories of encounter, exploration, independence, individuality and achievement in Australia. Visitors to the Gallery can follow the development of portraiture from oil painting to digital media.Entry is free.