I can’t paint – can I still have a great night?

No experience at all is needed to unleash your creativity with PopUp Painting. We have painted with over fifteen thousand guests since 2013, and the vast majority haven’t been artists. Head to our gallery or reviews to see for yourself.

Does PopUp Painting provide everything I will need?

We provide everything you’ll need to create your own masterpiece. That includes paint, brushes, canvases, aprons, palette, and guidance. All you need bring is your imagination. Our events take place in bars and restaurants, so you can always get a glass of wine to help lubricate your creative process.

When will PopUp Painting return in 2021?

In line with the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, PopUp Painting will be returning to in person events from May 2021. Please see popuppainting.com/covid-secure for full details on how we will be proceeding with COVID secure events.

What COVID-Secure measures does PopUp Painting have in place?

We are continuously monitoring the situation with COVID-19, and the latest advice from local and national government to ensure we are fully compliant with all rules and regulations. We have introduced a series of COVID-Secure measures which you can read in full here.  Primarily these include: reducing capacity by 30-50% across our venues; ensuring that guests are spaced out at tables, and that all tables and groups are spaced out; replacing our standard kit with more disposable items; requiring guests to stay seated through the duration of the event; and equipping our team with face masks and visors and enhanced cleaning equipment. Even with these measures it’s amazing how our events retain their energy! See our COVID-Secure video tour here.

Do I need to bring a bag?

As a pop-up we aren’t able to bring bags with us for everybody to our events. If you want to cover your painting you may want to bring a large bag (to fit a 16×20″ canvas).

However, we don’t think you’ll need one! We use fast drying acrylic paint – so it should be dry like a hard plastic within 10-15 minutes of you stopping painting – perfect for carrying!

How and when should I book a ticket?

The best way to book is through our events calendar. We cannot usually accept payment on the door. If you’re having trouble viewing our calendar we have a backup on Eventbrite.

I’ve booked my place and can’t wait to come along – what do I need to prepare and when should I arrive?

All you need to bring with you is your imagination. We’ll have you on our guest-list, so no need to print out any order confirmation emails. You should aim to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time. If you’re coming with a large group and you have booked separately, please send us an email to info@popuppainting.com to let us know – we will try to seat you together.

I’d like to organise my own Private Party, Fundraising or Corporate Event – how can I do this?

Firstly, take a look at our Private Parties or Corporate Event page to find out a little bit more. We are also able to run Online Parties. Then write to us at info@popuppainting.com – we’ll need to know when you would like your event, any restrictions on where, and the number of guests you would like to book for.

Do you do gift vouchers?

We sure do! They make a great, original gift. Please see here for our full offering.

What is PopUp Painting’s Cancellation and Refund Policy?

PopUp Painting – We schedule 60+ events each month right around the country, and sometimes one or two of these might need to be cancelled for reasons of logistics, sickness or low bookings. Where this happens we aim to cancel with more then 48 hours, or two working days, notice. You will be entitled to either a transfer of your tickets or a full refund.

Your Tickets – Guests are welcome to transfer or cancel their tickets with more than 7 days notice of an event. Between 5-7 days notice we are able to transfer tickets to events of the same value, but not offer refunds. With less than 5 days notice, we cannot issue a refund or ticket transfer. Please note that the existence of a waiting list on an event does not change this policy.

Guests must not attend if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Where guests have been instructed to self-isolate, are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or have come into contact with those who have COVID-19 symptoms, we will consider refunds or transfers with more than 72 hours notice before the start time of an event.We trust guests not to abuse this policy, and reserve the right to ask for evidence and charge a cancellation fee (up to £10 per person).

Where guests are unable to attend with less than 72 hours notice, we recommend guests give their tickets to friends or family. There is no charge for moving tickets into somebody else’s name.

For Transfers to another date – PopUp Painting reserves the right to apply a £10 admin fee for transfers to another date.

Is food and drink included? Can I bring my own?

Some of our events include a glass of wine or other extras. Please see the individual event for details. Food and drink is available for purchase in all of our partner venues, and you are not able to bring your own. You can bring your own drink to events at the PopUp Painting events space near Liverpool Street Station (see here).

I’d love to work with PopUp Painting – how can I apply?

Please take a look at popuppainting.com/jobs. All application forms and CVs will need to be sent to recruitment@popuppainting.com.

If you’re looking to collaborate as a partner venue or promotional partner, please also drop us an email at info@popuppainting.com.

Can I bring my children?

As our events take place in bars and restaurants, then events generally operate an 18+ policy. Partner venues that we consider child-friendly are as follows:  Urban Meadow (Bayswater); Horniman at Hays (London Bridge); PopUp Painting events space.  Other venues may be appropriate but need to be checked on a case by case basis, by contacting us at info@popuppainting.com.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and both the child and the responsible adult must buy tickets. Sadly, we do not advise children between the ages of 6 months and 10 years attend our events.


Our fully accessible partner venues are marked with a ♿ on our Affiliates page.

We aim to accommodate carers wherever possible if you require accompanying. Please write to us at info@popuppainting.com so that we can make sure there is space for you and your carer.

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If you’ve got any other questions, the quickest way to get in touch is in writing to info@popuppainting.com – we aim to reply within 24 hours to all enquiries.

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