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Alexandra Palace lit red in solidarity with the arts and theatre industry

PUBLISHED: 10:08 08 July 2020 | UPDATED: 10:19 08 July 2020

The event was part of the Light It In Red Campaign in partnership with Zeal Productions. Picture: Lloyd Winter/Alexandra Palace

The event was part of the Light It In Red Campaign in partnership with Zeal Productions. Picture: Lloyd Winter/Alexandra Palace

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Alexandra Palace turned red on Monday night in solidarity with the arts and theatre industry hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

The government this week announced a �1.57 billion support package for the arts industry. Picture: Lloyd Winter/Alexandra PalaceThe government this week announced a �1.57 billion support package for the arts industry. Picture: Lloyd Winter/Alexandra Palace

Muswell Hill’s historic entertainment space was lit red on July 6 as part of a national campaign to recognise cultural venues - and reaffirm they’ll be ready to return, when possible.

Due to Covid-19 Ally Pally is facing a £1 million budget gap and iconic venues across the capital and country are facing similar troubles.

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A palace spokesperson said: “Having no events means no income, and as a result venues like ourselves face an uncertain financial future.

“While easing of lockdown has enabled us to begin some covid-secure events again, such as drive-in cinema and our new terrace, there is still a very long road ahead.”

On Tuesday the government announced a £1.57 billion package for the arts industry which theatres in Hampstead and Highgate “cautiously” welcomed.

READ MORE: Hampstead and Highgate theatres welcome government rescue package

READ MORE: ‘This is a massive challenge’: Alexandra Palace faces £1m funding gap


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