With over 50 portraits that span seven decades, Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits offers a unique insight into his psyche and his development as a painter. These self-portraits not only trace Freud’s stylistic development but also reflect on the process of ageing, making this an unmissable chance to see a life’s work in a single show.
Visitors will have a one-hour audio described tour of this exhibition followed by a handling session. The handling session will invite visitors to explore objects relating to Freud’s process and artistic practice.
This workshop is free but has a limited capacity. Volunteer support and refreshments provided.

How to book
Tickets for these events can be booked online or by contacting the Royal Academy Ticketing Team by emailing [email protected] or call on 020 7300 8090. See all events for blind and partially sighted visitors.


Audio guides are available for most exhibitions. Find out more.
Large print guides are available in the gallery for all exhibitions, and to download from the RA website exhibition pages once an exhibition opens.