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  • Event Overview
    • ‘Section 28 and The Queer State’ – a promenade performance

      ‘Section 28 and The Queer State’ – a promenade performance

      As part of Jacksons Lane ‘Haringey Has Pride’ LGBTQ+ heritage project.  Made by Kay Adshead and company.

      In 1986, Section 28 banned local authorities from ‘promoting homosexuality’, and damned same-sex parents as ‘pretend families’.

      In 2019, we take the audience on a magical journey through the magnificent Alexandra Palace, and explore Haringey’s historic struggle to repeal Section 28. With a robust mix of community and professional cast, and incorporating local choir ‘The Angels of Kaos’, we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and deconstruct the very notion of ‘family’.

      Our epic play ends on the stage of the iconic Victorian theatre, as we spin into a fantastical imagined future, dramatizing the possibilities of ‘A Queer Future’, inventing a ‘Theatre of Hope’.

      Please arrive in the East Court at 5pm and 8pm for a prompt start at 5:30pm and 8:30pm. This is a promenade performance, moving around multiple spaces in Alexandra Palace both inside and outside.

      Please do get in touch with Ben Price (Jackson’s Lane Creative Heritage Manager) if you would like to do discuss any access requirements. Haringey Has Pride is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Haringey Council and Arts Council England.

      Please dress appropriately for outdoors. Please wear appropriate footwear as it is a promenade piece and walking is involved.


      For any accessibility questions please call 0208 3654187 or e-mail


  • Event Information
    • Where

      East Court


      9th - 9th April


      Date Event Start time Event Finish time
      9th April 2019 17:30 18:30
      9th April 2019 20:30 21:30


  • Tickets
    • Where do I buy tickets?

      Alexandra Palace ticketing partner is See Tickets. If you have purchased tickets via See Tickets, for all ticket enquiries please call them on 0871 220 0260. If you did not purchase your tickets via See tickets, please contact your ticket provider.

      Ticket collections

      If you have received an email confirmation from your ticket provider you can collect your tickets from the Box Office collection point located next to the main entrance. Please note you cannot pick them up before the doors open. Please allow some extra time to collect your tickets as this can take a few minutes and we do not want you to miss any of the event.

      I have not received my e-confirmation or tickets, what should I do?

      Please contact the ticket provider or outlet that you made your purchase through as they will need to send you a confirmation. Alexandra Palace staff cannot check your purchase or find your records if you turn up. To gain entry to the event you need an e-confirmation or ticket.