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Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace

Thu 05 Nov 2020 - Sun 08 Nov 2020





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Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace

Event Postponed

Thank you for all your wonderful support, energy and enthusiasm for Studio 74 and our film programme. It has been wonderful to welcome you back and to be sharing great films with you once more. We will be temporarily closing (again) from Thu 5 Nov and this screening has been postponed. Our box office team are getting in touch with all ticket holders to let them know their options.

We thank you for your patience as a reduced team works through these events. Stay tuned to our Front Room Phoenix as we have some excellent virtual cinema offers lined up for you, including exclusive Q&A events. We will keep in touch and be ready to welcome you back when it is safe to do so. Thinking of you all.

There is no denying that your return to the cinema will be a little different to usual. Find out more about the extra measures we have put in place and what you can expect from your trip to the cinema here >>

Dir. Nick Cave
2020 | 100 mins | UK


  • Thu 5 Nov: 7.30pm Sold Out
  • Fri 6 Nov: 8pm
  • Sat 7 Nov: 2.30pm
  • Sun 8 Nov: 12.30pm


  • All tickets £10*

Recorded as the UK slowly emerged from lockdown and conceived as a reaction to the confinement and isolation of the preceding months, Idiot Prayer is a souvenir from a strange and precarious moment in history.

Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace sees Nick Cave play his songs at the piano in a rarely seen stripped back form, from early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen. The film features tracks including Into My Arms, The Mercy Seat, Higgs Boson Blues and Girl In Amber. Recorded in June 2020 and initially imagined as an online only event, fans will now be able to watch the film in cinemas as an extended cut featuring four unseen performances.


*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >>

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