Programmes for Young People (16-25)

Our exciting programme for young people connects our stunning collection with issues of contemporary relevance. Get involved in thought-provoking discussions and debates, and participatory hands-on activities. We weave together art, activism, science, politics, health and history.

Get creative, be inspired, stay connected


Once a month


Thursday Lates

Enjoy food and drink, live music, entertainment, tours, and nail art by Tropical Popical.

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Various dates


Discover your national art collection in a new way. Tour themes include LGBTQIA+ and mindfulness.

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Find out more:
Contact Catherine O’Donnell T: 01 6633579 E: [email protected]

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Zurich Young Portrait Prize

Our inclusive art competition for children and young people aged 0 to 18.

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Maples Group Creative Space

Feeling inspired during your visit to the Gallery? Why not drop into our dedicated Maples Group Creative Space and create your own masterpiece! This space is for everyone and is open to all ages. Paper and colouring materials provided for free.

Where: Atrium

Visitors drawing in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in the National Gallery of Ireland.