The reopening of Alexandra Palace Theatre and East Court

We would like to send a massive thank you to the thousands of people and organisations who have visited the Theatre and East Court and helped us celebrate the reawakening of these incredible spaces. Today, we are delighted to announce that Alexandra Palace Theatre had been removed from the Theatres Trust “Theatres At Risk Register“.In December, the Theatre welcomed over 24,000 people who attended one of 33 performances from Horrible Histories – Horrible Christmas, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Courtney Pine, Take 6, Dylan Moran, Gareth Malone, Gilbert & George, Letters Live and more.The East Court was filled with the sound of choirs from Haringey and beyond including Alexandra Palace Chorus, London House Cats, Tottenham Singers, Alexandra Park School and Singing For The Brain. Working with Haringey Music Service, we hosted three days of performances featuring 14 different schools from the borough. In total, 900 people from all walks of life, lent their voices to the celebrations.
We also hosted workshops and events for 600 people with charities and organisations including Haringey Shed, Chicken Shed, Candoco Dance Company and Groundswell Art.
Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust also welcomed 62 new volunteers, who are donating their time and expertise to help keep the Park and Palace open for all.The East Wing Restoration Project would not have been possible without the support of the National Lottery and Haringey Council.

Louise Stewart, CEO of Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust, said:

“This project has achieved so much for the Palace, not just the physical restoration but our ability to engage new audiences and deliver a broader spectrum of entertainment. None of this would have been possible without the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Haringey Council, Trusts and Foundations and the thousands of donations from the public. We are delighted with the audience response. December was an incredible showcase for the building, our team and our Creative Learning programme. There is much more to come in 2019 and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to London’s oldest new theatre.”

Following the incredible opening programme, the Theatre and East Court will be closed in January for planned maintenance. Find out what’s on at London’s oldest new theatre in February and beyond at alexandrapalace.com/theatre/whats-on/

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