Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

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Alexandra Theatre seating plan

Alexandra Theatre Seating Plan

The Alexandra Theatre has a capacity of 1386 seats, including 604 seats in the Stalls, 368 seats in the Dress Circle and 414 seats in the Grand Upper Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 99 seat reviews and 78 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

Located in the heart of Birmingham, a short walk from Birmingham New Street Station, the Alexandra Theatre (previously named the New Alexandra Theatre), more commonly known as The Alex, was first built in 1901 and originally named the Lyceum. Opening with an unsuccessful play The Workman, the venue quickly became associated with hosting melodramas, variety shows and pantomimes. After years of being passed through various management, the theatre is now owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group. With a relatively intimate seating capacity of 1,347, the Alexandra has undergone several refurbishments and now boasts a plush, royal blue interior. A fully facilitated venue, the theatre is best-known for hosting top touring productions from across the UK and West End, including Little Shop of Horrors, Oliver! and Les Misérables. With very comfortable seating, the theatre is built across three levels of varying size; the Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Upper Circle. The Stalls is the largest section, offering the best views in the house, whilst the Dress Circle is a good option for large-scale musicals. The rows in each section do not curve around the stage, ensuring good sight-lines throughout the auditorium, even toward the ends of each row.

Good value seats

Seats are good throughout the Alexandra Theatre, with bargains to be found at the rear of the Dress Circle, where views are good and not affected by an overhang. Sit in Row C onward of the Grand Upper Circle for clear, but slightly distant, views. Seats towards ends of rows are also a good option for a bargain, as the lack of curve ensures good sight-lines.

Premium seats

There are good views on offer throughout the theatre, with the best seats available in the Stalls and centre of the Dress Circle. Legroom is also good throughout, therefore it is best to sit centrally in the Stalls for maximum comfort. Sitting in the front rows of the Dress Circle is also a good option for large-scale musicals.

Recent seat reviews

Stalls Q23
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ianwarde 5"6, 41 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Alexandra Theatre Stalls Q23 view from seat photo

This seat is located towards the rear of the stalls, within a central block of seats. The seats in the stalls are all high backed and offer good legroom, allowing you to stretch out and place your feet under the seat in front. The comfort level, and rake... More

Saw Little Miss Sunshine Little Miss Sunshine on 17 July 2019

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Stalls Q24
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ianwarde 5"6, 41 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Alexandra Theatre Stalls Q24 view from seat photo

This seat is located towards the rear of the stalls, on the far left of the central block of seats. It is an aisle seat. The seats within the stalls are high backed and offer generous legroom as you can stretch out and place feet underneath the seat... More

Saw Little Miss Sunshine Little Miss Sunshine on 17 July 2019

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Grand Upper Circle E25

vickistevens 2 reviews
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Alexandra Theatre Grand Upper Circle E25 view from seat photo

The front 3m or so of the stage is lost here. For this show it made no difference. If you have someone sat in front of you, you loose around half of the stage. It's a shame really because they're not bad seats. Just depends on the show completely. I have... More

Saw Avenue Q Avenue Q on 16 February 2019

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