When it opened in the 1870s, the Alexandra Palace, or “Ally Pally,” was a massive entertainment complex, meant to serve as “the People’s Palace.” Over the course of its lifetime, it’s seen multiple fires, served as an internment camp during the First World War, and been the site of one of the first television broadcasts. It’s also home to a spectacular and historically-significant Victorian theatre. James White, our guest this week, is a curator working on restoring the complex, as well as the theatre.
- Learn more about the Alexandra Palace from their official website.
- Explore images from the Alexandra Palace on its page on Google Arts & Culture.
- Find out why the Alexandra Palace Theatre is so unique on its Theatres Trust page.