Walks and Tours Neighbourhood | Wood Green and Alexandra Palace

Behind the Scenes: By the People BBC Studios Tour

04 June - 06 June

11:00 -15:00

Designed especially for the Festival by artist-teacher Alix Smith, tour visitors will be encouraged to explore future uses of the historic spaces, supporting Alexandra Palace with future phases of evolution.

The BBC first arrived at the Palace in 1935, as the race to broadcast via the latest innovation in entertainment - television - gathered pace.

The corporation leased the entire East Wing of the Palace, with former dining rooms transformed into studios, fitted out with cutting-edge technology; Marconi EMI in Studio A and in Studio B, the Baird company, competed and on 02 November 1936 the first regular high definition broadcast was made - creating television as the world knows it today.

The tours will run on 4th and 6th June, at the following times:

11:00 – 12:00
12:30 – 13:30
14:00 – 15:00

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Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace,
Alexandra Palace Way,
N22 7AY

Make your way to the East Court Visitor Services Desk. If you are driving to site, parking charges apply. Payment can be made on site at pay terminals, on the ECP ParkBuddy app or online. Note that the Palace is hosting the ABBT Show during this time and the car parks will be very busy. Tours will be available to book on the following days/ times: Tuesday 04 June at 11:00, 13:00 and 14:00 Thursday 06 June at 13:00 and 14:00

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Accessible toilet
On-Site Parking
Personal Assistant or Carer Discount

For queries regarding access requirements for this event please contact: access@alexandrapalace.com .
View the LFA accessibility policy here

Age recommendation: 14+ (must be accompanied by an adult over 21)
Not accessible for pushchairs/prams, wheelchairs, or those with walking difficulties.

Visitors are advised to wear closed toe footwear due to uneven surfaces.

Tours are £15pp, which goes towards the charity's Creative Learning volunteer programme.

Reduced/ free tickets are available if you cannot afford a full price ticket. Please email visitor.services@alexandrapalace.com

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