The Great Hall

Alexandra Palace's largest hall is elaborately decorated in Victorian elegance, providing the perfect setting for large-scale events and exhibitions.

Pillar-free, the Great Hall 6,558m2 can easily be combined with the West Hall 2,740m2 making this one of the most impressive, versatile indoor spaces available.


  • Heating and ventilation - Ducted warm air system.
  • Floor finish - Mastic asphalt, colour dark grey.
  • Floor loading - 20kN/m2
  • Roof structure - Steel lattice space frame of 9 trusses.
  • Roof loading points - 8 suspension trusses with 6 suspension points per truss can be used in any configuration, subject to max loading 0.5 tons per point and 1.5 tons per truss.
The Great Hall


Length (to face of piers) 116.9m/384ft
Width (to face of piers) 55.2m/181ft
Width (to central pillars) 50.3m
Area 6.558m2
Height (max) 26.7m/88ft
Height (min)
or 8.9m to lighting gantry


Auditorium (max) 10,400*
Conference (Classroom style) 3,000
Banquet 2,000 - 5,000
Dinner Dance 2,000 - 5,000
Reception 7,250


Loading dock door height 4.8m
Loading dock door width 4.5m
No of loading dock doors 2
Drive in vehicle access to hall 6.558m2


Metal halide with phased switching. Hall illuminated naturally or artificially to Max 500 lux.


Public address system fitted.


  • No. of 13 amp sockets (30 mcb protection per socket
  • Also busbar provision of larger facility up to 2,500 amps can be made available depending on hall usage. 3 phase available.


  • Connections to services - including electrical power, telecommunications, water and waste are housed in floor ducts.
  • Electrical and water services ducted.
  • Electrical power and telecommunications available in all areas of the hall.
  • Mains coldwater and waste plumbing available
  • Telephone points - max 500.
  • Outside broadcast facility