East Court

Restoration of Alexandra Palace's East Court - photo by Lloyd Winters


The East Court will be open  every day from 9am – 17:00.   Come and discover more about our history, enjoy a coffee and cake and take part in family activities

Coming up 

Saturday 20th

Drop – in flower making 11:00- 15:00 free.

Make fabulous colourful tissue paper flowers. Easy and fun and they look stunning! Feel free to bring things like sticks, hats or hair bands to add them to.

Sunday 21st

Plaster cast plant tiles (workshop times, details and images attached) £3 per ticket

11:00 – 11:45, 12:00 – 12:45, 13:30 – 14:15, 14:30 – 15:15

You’ll learn to make an incredibly accurate plaster cast tile of leaves and plants. Bring plants and weeds from your garden.

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Baby Jazz – every wednesday 10:00 – 10:45 £8

BabyJazz Parent & Baby music classes are building a strong reputation as one of the most exciting and entertaining classes

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Chickenshed theatre 28th May – 11:30 – 12:30

Tales from the Shed are vibrant, interactive theatre shows that are perfect for young children. They are informal, lively and amazingly engaging as the performers and audience share the same space within an inclusive environment. Chickenshed’s shows and audiences reflect the diverse world we live in where everyone is included.
Children are encouraged to make a lot of noise and help make the story happen. We guarantee that shows will be fun, really silly and that there will be plenty of colourful puppets – from Can-Can the beautiful bird to laid back Lion Down and The Thing That Goes Blurgh!

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Mini movers – every Tuesday 10:00 – 10:45 £8 per ticket (babies plus accompanying adult)

A fun and engaging structured session for 2 to 4 years olds and parent/carer exploring themes with creative props, adapting to meet the needs of the children.

Qualified level 6 dance teacher and ex-professional dancer Rhona leads this imaginative movement session. Children can move, explore and play around an EYFS structured framework. The class will develop their coordination, balance and parent-bond in a fun, safe environment, without the formal boundaries and restrictions of specific dance genres.

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Little inventors activity - available everyday

Throughout 2019, Alexandra Palace is inviting all children in and around Haringey to take part in the Little Inventors Let your imagination fly challenge! The top ideas will be brought to life and exhibited at Alexandra Palace on Inventors Day on 9th November. More info

Creative Writing Workshops – 6 week course £108.

11-13:00 – 9th May, 16th May, 23rd May, 6th June, 13th June and 20th June.

In this series of 6 week workshops, we will explore the incredible history and stories of Alexandra Palace and Theatre. You will be guided through a series of free flow creative writing exercises by Nichola from Creative Writes, using a range of prompts and archive material.  We will explore story, character and develop our descriptive writing. You do not need to have any previous creative writing experience. There is no critique on the writing. Groups are small and supportive, with a maximum of 12 people in each group. Open to anyone aged 18 & over.

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Enchanted Forest – 29th May- 10:30 – 11:10 £5 for one child and one adult

Adventurellers Brooke Conway and Hannah Mathieson performs and delights children in an interactive action-packed adventure through an enchanted forest where a miserable witch has been up to mischief. Can we save Bottom and his fairy tale friends from the witches spells before Big Ben chimes midnight or will we be trapped in the enchanted forest forever? Suitable for children aged 3-8 years old

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Jungle Book Fun – 30th May – 10:00 – 11:30 – £10.00 per child (plus adult), £8 per sibling

Come and join Sally’s Adventure Club on a expedition into the world of Jungle Book. Starting in the East Court of Alexandra Palace we will follow a trial finding all of the wonderful characters from this classic tale, singing the timeless songs together, creating Jungle Crowns and making our way to Story Corner situated in The Grove. Bubbles, games and lots of fresh air ideal for an early summertime treat!

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Summer sun and flower wands - Lucy Griffiths – 1st June – £5 per child – 10:30-11:15 11:30-12:15 13:30-14:15 14:30-15:15 15:30-16:15

Come and celebrate the summer with these paper suns and flowers, just the thing for getting into the festival spirit!

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Bag- It  – 2nd June. £6 per person. 10:00- 11:00 11:15 – 12:15 14:00 – 15:0015:15 – 16:15

Come and decorate your very own canvas tote bag. You will have the opportunity to learn paint techniques and experiment with design. We will be using fabric paints, sparkles, ribbons and and wide variety of materials to make your very own stylish fashion statement. Don’t worry if you can’t draw, there will be stencils available for you to use.

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Jewellery Making for Beginners 6th June £17 per person 19:00-21:00

In this workshop for adults you will learn how to make earrings and bracelets using four simple tools. During the workshop you will have help with designing and making while using a variety of glass beads and silver plate and gilt findings to create jewellery that you will love to wear.

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Drawing in Ally Pally – 16th june – £6 per child 10:30-12:00 14-15:30

Did you know a long time ago there were monkeys at the Palace? And deers, and dogs? Internationally successful children books illustrator Judi Abbot will lead this kids Art workshops, through images from the AP archive and more recent pictures of animals around the Palace park. The kids will sketch, draw, color one animal, transforming him in a fictional book character! At the end of the workshop there will be superhero monkeys, princess deers, doctor dogs, astronauts squirrels….and a lot more!

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