Alexandra Palace has a dedicated Visitor Services Team that are here to make sure you have the best possible experience visit. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the information below or about any event please contact us.
Telephone number (Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00) – 0208 365 2121
Access enquiries email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitor feedback – email@example.com
We have created a number of visual guides to assist you ahead of your visit to the Palace.
We have 25 Blue Badge Holder car parking spaces on site. On certain events, this allocation will be increased and managed by our traffic team. These are all used on a first come first-served basis. We also have 1200 other car parking spaces on-site and on larger events we have free buggies and buses running a service from our car parks to the main entrance.
Please ask a traffic marshal when you get to the car park where the pickup points are. We always advise you to check the event section of the website to see if this service is running for your event or call the Visitor Services team..
Our accessible taxi/drop off location is outside our main entrance which our traffic team can direct you too. Please note due to large volumes of people this is not always possible on concerts but our traffic team can advise on arrival.
On concerts, our taxi drop off/pickups is located in the East Car Park.
We welcome attendees who need to bring medicines, food or drink to manage medical conditions, or medical equipment. If you have concerns about accessing the venue with these items, please contact our Visitor Services team prior to the event so we can best prepare for your visit.
We always have a medical team available throughout all events; if you need to seek medical assistance or there is an emergency please contact the nearest member of staff who can contact a medic for you. Please enquire at the Visitor Services desk and we would be more than happy to point out members of staff to you.
The closest underground station to the Palace with step-free access is Finsbury Park. The W3 bus that stops right outside the venue crosses with other major bus routes in Wood Green and Finsbury Park.
If you are travelling to the venue via a National Rail station, please check the National Rail website or contact the station directly to confirm arrangements as step-free access is not in place as a rule.
There are a limited number of wheelchairs that are available on loan for use within Alexandra Palace on a first come first served basis. We always recommend that these are booked in advance by filling out this form.
If you do not have access to email please call the Visitor Services Team who can take a manual booking. Wheelchairs can then be collected when you arrive for the event from the Visitor Services desk.
We do provide personal assistant and carer tickets for events free of charge. These are limited availability. Please see our dedicated accessible ticketing page for further information.
Accessible bathrooms are located in the Phoenix Bar & Kitchen, Great Hall (concerts and exhibitions), Ice Rink, East Court and Theatre. Please enquire with the Visitor Services Team if you require any further assistance or information.
Alexandra Palace offers a limited capacity to access our dedicated viewing platform. This facility must be purchased at point of sale. This allows for one person at full price and one personal assistant at no extra charge. To gain access to the platform when you arrive please visit the Visitor Services desk located in Palm Court, here you will be given your wristbands which will allow you access onto the platform.
The platform is located stage right in the main arena. On the platform we provide chairs for anyone needing them and space for wheelchairs. The Visitor Services Team will be present on the platform at all times if you require any assistance throughout the event.
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. To use this entrance you must have purchased a disability/ wheelchair ticket. Please contact the Visitor Services Team prior to the concert if you require any further information.
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.
Most of the concerts Alexandra Palace host use strobe lighting and haze effects. If you have any concerns about an event you’re thinking of attending please contact the Visitor Services Team to discuss your visit.
If you require BSL interpretation please contact our Visitor Services Team. Please note, all requests need to be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the performance taking place.
Unfortunately, we do not yet have permanent audio description or captioning capability. However, we have hosted dedicated performances that include this. Please check with the Visitor Services team directly to enquire if your chosen performance offers these services.
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.
The Theatre has multiple spaces reserved for wheelchairs, these include four in the Stalls and one in the Circle.
Both accessible bathrooms are equipped with baby change facilities.
We have a fully functioning lift that can take you from the foyer to Circle Right seating area.
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. Information on the different seating areas can be found below:
Level access to stalls– front row to row K
Tiered seating – rows L to U
25 steps or lift access to circle right
25 steps to circle left
Tiered seating – rows A to G
Seats D5 and D6 are reserved for wheelchair users and their companion or personal assistant.
Assistance Dogs are permitted in the auditorium. However, please note that due to our commitment to animal welfare, particular events in the theatre are not suitable for dogs and will not be permitted entry because of the excessive noise levels. Please contact the Visitor Services Team prior to your visit if you are bringing an assistance dog.
We have hearing loop services for Theatre events available. These can be collected from the Visitor Services Team in the East Court.
We have a drop down bar in our Theatre foyer bar and another on our Visitor Services East Court Reception desk.
We host relaxed/accessible performances for diverse audiences.
Touch Tours may be available for particular show runs. If you are interested in a doing a Touch Tour prior to a Theatre performance please contact the Visitor Services Team.
We are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcome when they walk through our gates and doors and that the Park and Palace are physically accessible to all. In 2020 we were awarded Silver standard by Attitude Is Everything, creating a commitment to continuously review and develop these standards.
We recognise that we have some challenges to overcome because of the historic and protected environment that we manage but we pledge an on-going commitment to provide the best possible experience for disabled visitors and those who have hearing and mobility difficulties or cognitive accessible requirements. We are also committed to making Alexandra Palace accessible to all as a place of work. As part of this commitment, we are proudly registered as a Disability Confident Employer.
Alexandra Palace is the People’s Palace – run by a charity for the benefit of everyone. 2020 has been tough, and our very survival has been at stake. Whatever the future holds, we are working harder than ever to be here for you and future generations. Click here to find out how you can support. Thank you x