Our restoration of the iconic Alexandra Palace is lifting the lid on a goldmine of Victorian-era architecture that hasn’t been seen for decades. We're renewing the Palace’s derelict East Wing to turn its world-famous former BBC Studios into an immersive birthplace-of-TV experience.

Known as ‘Ally Pally’, much of the home of the first BBC television broadcasts was dilapidated. That’s all changing thanks to lottery funding to restore old the East Wing and bring back to life a theatre not been used since before World War Two.

"Almost half of Alexandra Palace is still inaccessible to the public," says Louise Stewart, Chief Executive of Alexandra Park and Palace. "When we're finished, its eclectic history will finally come alive. It will be about Britain's innovators and pioneers, about cinema, comedy, opera, plays - a true family day out - as well as the music, award-winning parkland, views and ice skating we're famous for today."

Visitors will be looking at the restoration of the Theatre and the East Court. 

Address Alexandra Palace Refurbishment
Alexandra Palace Way
N22 7AY
Site Entrance
Parking available no
Length of Visit 1 Hour
Maximum Group Size 10
Register by March 18, 2018
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes

Children must be 10 years or over, and be accompanied by an adult

Alice Turner

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