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Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace

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Sound Amplification:

Hearing loop services for Theatre events available. These can be collected from the Visitor Services Team in the East Court.


The entrance to the bathrooms is via the Theatre foyer where we have two accessible bathrooms on the ground floor with step-free access. You can access the foyer from the Circle seating area via lift or stairs. There are 21 steps to male bathrooms.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Alexandra Palace welcome assistance dogs on site. However, due to animal welfare commitments we can not allow dogs into the main arena due to excessive noise levels. Please contact the Visitor Services Team prior to your visit so that we can help you access the venue of provide any further information.


Stalls x 2. Alexandra Palace is an access friendly venue with a dedicated access/step-free entrance to all concerts. The access entrance is located on the far side of Palm Court main entrance.

Access from Street to Foyer:

The main entrance to the theatre is through the East Court which has a step-free access slope. The Theatre foyer is totally step-free.

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

25 steps or lift access to Circle right, 25 steps to Circle left

Level Access:

To Stalls


Contact the venue:

020 8365 4343

Your Visit

Security Information:

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.


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Since 1863 Alexandra Park has offered a welcome escape for the population of London living in a rapidly expanding and overcrowded industrial city. On 24th May 1873 the opening was a roaring success but only sixteen days later the Palace was destroyed by fire. A redesigned Palace was built on the same site within two years and opened on 1 May 1875.

In 1914 the site was requisitioned by the Government. The Palace was used first to shelter refugees fleeing Belgium and the Netherlands. Later it became an internment camp for German, Austrian and Hungarian ‘enemy aliens’. During the Second World War the building once again played host to refugees and in 1940 became a staging area for troops returning from Dunkirk. Throughout the Cold War a Royal Observer Corps bunker remained in use in the Park, only being deactivated in 1990.

From 1925 the North London Exhibition became a regular fixture bringing the latest products, technologies and fashions to the Palace. The venue continues to play host to exhibitions, sports, such as the annual PDC World Darts Championship, and community events, even after being devastated by fire for a second time in 1980. Onsite facilities have constantly evolved and the current programme of restoration is gradually bringing formerly derelict spaces back into public use.

Alexandra Palace is known as an iconic gig venue – from military bands, to Gracie Fields who popularised the name “Ally Pally”. The Rolling Stones played here in 1964 and Pink Floyd were a headlining act in the 14 Hour Technicolor Dream, the seminal ‘happening’ of London’s Summer of Love. Since then the halls have reverberated to the sounds of The Who, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Stone Roses, Blur and more recently Jay-Z, Bjork, and Florence and the Machine. The 1990s saw the Brit Awards, MTV EMAs and MOBO Awards broadcast from the Palace, following the legacy started by the BBC in 1936.