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 151 seat reviews and 125 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

Dress Circle C33
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ianwarde 5"6, 52 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Alexandra Theatre Dress Circle C33 view from seat photo

This is an aisle seat, on the far left of the central bank of seats. It falls just outside the width of the proscenium, but still offers a clear view of the entire stage. The Dress Circle is thrust reasonably close to the stage, and as this is only 3... More

Saw Curtains Curtains on 07 November 2019

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Stalls A15
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Thomas91 5"11, 11 reviews
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Alexandra Theatre Stalls A15 view from seat photo

Picked up a 'single-seat' that was on sale, mistakenly bought this ticket thinking it was the second row back, unfortunately, Row AA had been taken out, so Row A was the actual front row, this seat was too close to the stage and began to cause neck pain... More

Visited 05 April 2018

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Stalls F25
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Thomas91 5"11, 11 reviews
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Alexandra Theatre Stalls F25 view from seat photo

Great seat despite being on the left side of the auditorium, can see facial expressions from the stage, you can see the sets, overall a good little seat with unobstructed views due to the positioning towards the stage. More

Visited 23 May 2018

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