LONDON – Due to public demand the National Portrait Gallery has made available 7,000 extra tickets for “Lucian Freud Portraits” through extended opening hours. The exhibition will now open until 9 p.m. every Saturday from March 24 until May 26 in addition to its late-night openings on Thursdays and Fridays.
The extra tickets go on sale today, March 8, only (via Ticketmaster) at www.npg.org.uk/freud or by phone (0844 248 5033).
Since it opened on Feb. 9 “Lucian Freud Portraits” has been one of the Gallery’s most popular exhibitions attracting over 50,000 visitors. As well as the newly released allocation, tickets are still available for a number of timed entry slots (also on the Gallery’s website or by phone) for dates in April and May.
Advance tickets for admission throughout the run are also available in person from the ticket desk in the Gallery and at least 500 are available every day for on-the-day admission to walk-in visitors.
To avoid queuing, for just £45 visitors can become a Gallery Member which gives them free, immediate access to the exhibition and other benefits including free admission to all Gallery exhibitions for one year. (Visitors can also become members online, with their confirmation email entitling them to free entry to Lucian Freud Portraits when presented at the membership desk).
The Gallery recommends that visitors arrive early to avoid disappointment and strongly advises against buying tickets from unauthorised ticket sellers.
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