On 2nd November 1936 the first high definition television service was broadcast from Alexandra Palace. This year, on 2nd November 2016 we are hosting a very special one off event to celebrate this defining moment in broadcast history.
Critically acclaimed comedy troupe Do Not Adjust Your Stage will be bringing their hit show format ‘The Wunderkammer’ to the Palace for a night of improv shows inspired by fascinating Ted-style talks on the history of television. The 6pm speaker will be Dr Hugh Hunt, talking about John Logie Baird’s mechanical monster the ‘Flying Spot’ camera, and the 8.30pm speaker will be Professor Danielle George speaking on the Marconi/EMI electronic inventions in the television technology race.
Included in your ticket for this special evening will be canapés on arrival and an authentic 1930s cocktail for you to enjoy.
Limited tickets on sale now for £25 + booking fee
Wednesday November 2nd
18.00 – 19.45 – Do Not Adjust Your Stage with Dr Hugh Hunt
20.30 – 22.15 – Do Not Adjust Your Stage with Professor Danielle George
Get here early and soak up the atmosphere of our Festival Village – featuring a line-up of the finest names in London street food and an eclectic bill of bands and DJs. Start your gig the right way.
Alexandra Palace Way
Tube: Wood Green
Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus
Alexandra Palace is a charity, run for the benefit of everyone. Our Park, Palace and spectacular events have been enriching lives since 1863, but the coronavirus pandemic has hit us hard. To be blunt, we are looking at a £1m shortfall this year and the same again next year. We know this time has been hard on many people but, if you can afford it, your support will help us get through this crisis.