Looking for the ultimate festive event this season for the family? Look no further than The National Gallery's ‘Picture Perfect Christmas' Show. With performances running on various dates and times from 26 November through to 23 December 2022, this festive theatrical production brings art and theatre together, in an adventure of the secret life that lives within art, for the whole family to enjoy.



The production, created with Boo Productions, will see Avercamp's iconic 17th century oil painting, ‘A Winter Scene With Skaters Near A Castle', adapted for the stage. In a first-of-its-kind event for The National Gallery, the Picture Perfect Christmas Show will see the Theatre transformed into a wintery theatrical feast. 


Audiences will delve into the story of two children Frederick and Maaike on their journey through the woodlands, meeting magical creatures, wandering through frosted landscapes and skating on glistening ice rinks. Expect songs, dancing and Christmas cheer all to the backdrop of the icy Netherland's in the 1600's.  


Audiences are invited, before or after the performance in The National Gallery Theatre, to explore all of The National Gallery, which is free-of-charge, and all it has to offer. Located in the heart of London in Trafalgar Square, The National Gallery is widely recognised as one of the most prestigious galleries of its kind and is home to some of the world's most important and influential art by Bellini, Cézanne, Degas, Leonardo, Monet, Raphael, Rembrandt, Renoir, Rubens, Titian, Turner, Van Dyck, Van Gogh and Velázquez.  


When looking for somewhere to relax before the production, The National Gallery's Muriel's Kitchen Pop Up Café is the ultimate destination to eat, drink and be merry. Guests can take a moment to tuck into cookies, sweets, sandwiches, and all things nice for little ones, as well as mince pies and mulled wine, soft drinks and hot beverages. Visitors will also find The Espresso Bar for drinks and snacks, Muriel's Kitchen for something delicious and more substantial, and for some fine dining can book a table in the new Gallery restaurant Ochre and enjoy the best of British ingredients with a European twist.


Book tickets for The National Gallery's Picture Perfect Christmas: A festive show for all the family, here.