I am looking forward to visiting the Victorian Theatre in Alexandra Palace soon for one of its fund-raising events so I can see it in it’s Sleeping Beauty phase before plans to restore it to its former magnificence get going.
I’ll cut straight to the chase – this week I’m talking about this space because it needs to raise money from the public to supplement current grants.If you would like to pledge your support or hear more about our fundraising plans and how you could get involved, please contact James Atkinson on:
T: 020 8365 4363 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots has been written about the theatre which has been disused for around eighty years and retains much of the character of a period venue with extravagant decor and authentic mechanics. I have been a local for decades and although I knew of this little gem I have never really had a clear idea of its location in the grand scheme of the palace.So I was very pleased to come across this plan:
The fundraising campaign hopes to raise enough cash to bring the venue back to life for theatre, cinema, comedy and live music by 2018. While the wider project to restore the palace’s east wing is already getting £18.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £6.8m from Haringey council. Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust is now looking to raise £1m to ensure the project is completed. Anyone who gives £25 or more will get a credit on the donor board in the building’s restored East Court, while £900 will get a circle seat plaque.
Shouldn’t be long before this cgi visualisation will become a reality. Lucky, lucky us.