The National Gallery announces its ‘Picture Perfect Christmas’ Show

    Christmas show

    The National Gallery have announced its ‘Picture Perfect Christmas’ show, the first of its kind of event to take place within the gallery walls.

    Words: Millie Sykes

    Take a closer look inside the enchanting 17th century painting,  ‘A Winter Scene With Skaters Near A Castle’, by Hendrick Avercamp. This Christmas the scene is being brought to life on stage at The National Gallery. The National Gallery have teamed up with event specialist company, Boo Productions, in order to create a magical performance for the whole family to enjoy. 

    Avercamp’s iconic 17th century oil painting, A Winter Scene With Skaters Near A Castle, is being adapted for the stage by talented performers. Visitors will be transported into the scene of swirling snow and flushed faces. The theatrical production will take place inside The National Gallery theatre and will follow the whimsical tale of two children amongst dancing and festive singing. 

    Christmas show

    Clare Arouche, Head of Hospitality and Events at The National Gallery comments: “We are delighted to be bringing The National Gallery’s first-ever theatrical performance to life this festive season with ‘Picture Perfect Christmas’, a festive show for all the family.  A Winter Scene With Skaters Near A Castle by Avercamp is a magical piece of art, which perfectly captures a traditional winter scene and we are thrilled to be working with Boo Productions in adapting this artwork for the stage, in what we hope will be a wonderful festive day out for everyone.”

    Christmas show

    Visitors will not only be able to enjoy a festive story brought to life but are also invited to wonder around the rest of The National Gallery, free of charge. It is home to unmissable pieces of work by Monet, Raphael, Titian, Turner, Van Dyck, Van Gogh and many more.


    The National Gallery Theatre, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN


    November 26th and 27th 

    December 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd 


    £15 per booking 

    Book at The National Gallery website 

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