SeatPlan Logo

Alexandra Theatre Birmingham

Alexandra Theatre Tickets

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

This hilariously off-piste musical comedy is brought to life by the team behind South Park.

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

The brilliance of C S Lewis returns to the stage.

Ed Gamble: Hot Diggity Dog

Ed Gamble: Hot Diggity Dog

Taskmaster champ Ed Gamble is back with a brand new tour!

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

The smash-hit Olivier and Tony Award-Winning Comedy is back on tour!

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

This canine caper is brought to life on stage with spectacular puppets!

The Syndicate

The Syndicate

This classic play follows five supermarket employees whose lottery syndicate numbers come in!

Player Kings

Player Kings

Sir Ian McKellen plays Falstaff in a new version of Shakespeare's Henry IV.

Grease

Grease

An incredible cast brings the hit musical back to the stage!

Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out

Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out

Join Peppa and friends for a magical trip your little ones will never forget.

The Sound Of Music

The Sound Of Music

Everyone's favourite musical is back and more grand than ever!

Here You Come Again - The New Dolly Parton Musical

Here You Come Again - The New Dolly Parton Musical

Here You Come Again is a must see for Dolly fans, packed with the her catalogue of hits such as Jolene, 9 to 5, and I Will Always Love You.

Blue Man Group: Bluevolution World Tour

Blue Man Group: Bluevolution World Tour

Audiences of all ages will rock, laugh and party in this extravagant night out!

Lord of the Dance - A Lifetime of Standing Ovations

Lord of the Dance - A Lifetime of Standing Ovations

Join dance legend Michael Flatley in a brand new show celebrating his illustrious career.

Awful Auntie

Awful Auntie

David Walliams' hit comedy is back and more awful than ever!

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

This brand-new production marks the first time that the Broadway and West End phenomenon will tour the UK!

HERE & NOW - The Steps Musical

HERE & NOW - The Steps Musical

The highly anticipated Steps musical is here!

Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny

Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny

Legendary stand up Jimmy is back with a brand new stand up tour full of his trademark wit.

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

A gripping, tense, and masterfully cryptic murder mystery that guarantees a thrilling ride, keeping you guessing until the very end.

NOW That's What I Call A Musical

NOW That's What I Call A Musical

Choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing legend Craig Revel Horwood, this jukebox musical has hit after hit!

Chicago

Chicago

This award-winning classic musical features a sultry score with hits like "Razzle Dazzle" and "Cell Block Tango."

An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

Startling revelations shake the very foundations of well to do lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences.

Riverdance 30: The New Generation

Riverdance 30: The New Generation

To mark its 30th year, Riverdance 30: The New Generation will tour globally in 2025, sharing its magic with audiences worldwide.

What’s On at Alexandra Theatre

The Alexandra Theatre events calendar for 2024 is packed with an exciting mix of shows. Some of the biggest West End musicals are coming to town, so don’t wait to book tickets for Olivier Award-winner Dear Evan Hansen in October and the hilarious The Book of Mormon in December.

For play enthusiasts, thrillers and comedies to keep you on the edge of your seats and laughing out loud include the Olivier and Tony Award-winning West End production The 39 Steps in June and The Syndicate in July.

Finally, the Alex is hosting some of the biggest family-friendly musicals of recent years, so book ahead for your school holiday entertainment! 101 Dalmatians is on tour in July, and an exciting book-to-stage adaptation of Awful Auntie in October. Whether you want to laugh, cry or be inspired, there are plenty of events to choose from this year!

About the Alexandra Theatre

Located in the heart of Birmingham, the Alexandra Theatre (previously the New Alexandra Theatre), 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 passing through various owners, it is now managed by the Ambassador Theatre Group. Like many theatres, the venue is said to be haunted by ghosts, including that of owner Leon Salberg, who died in his office in 1938. It also hosted former Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who gave a speech there in 1918 as a local MP. 

In 2018, the Alexandra Theatre was officially relaunched following a £650,000 refurbishment and now has a seating capacity of 1,347 with a plush, royal blue interior. The theatre celebrated its re-opening by hosting the first stop of that year’s Motown the Musical tour. Now fondly referred to simply as The Alex by locals, it is best-known for popular events such as touring productions, entertainment and comedy from across the UK and West End.

Map and Address

Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham, B5 4DS

The Alexandra Theatre is situated a stone’s throw away from Birmingham New Street Station, which gives rail access across the country. Approximately 5-7 minutes from the theatre you can find the well-known Bullring Shopping Centre and St Martin’s Square, with The Mailbox shopping centre in the opposite direction. There are several places to eat and drink close to the theatre, with the shopping centres also offering many options for pre-theatre dinners and drinks. There are also two casinos nearby, and several other theatres and performance venues.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the Alexandra Theatre box office open?

The box office is open 90 minutes before performances begin.

What time does the Alexandra Theatre open for a show?

The bars, and foyer are open up to 90 minutes before a show begins. It is worth arriving early to enjoy the Piano Bar before the show and to avoid large queues getting into the venue.

What food and drink are available at the Alexandra Theatre?

The Piano Bar on the first floor offers a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks. Visitors should take advantage of Happy Hour between 6pm and 7pm Sunday - Thursday for pre-show drinks in a relaxed environment. 

Please note that the Piano Bar is accessible by stairs only.

Theatregoers can also book the Ambassador Lounge when booking tickets, for bespoke pre-show and interval service including refreshments.

Does the Alexandra Theatre have a cloakroom?

There is a cloakroom in the lobby of the Alexandra Theatre where visitors can store small items for £1 per item. It is best to avoid bringing large items such as suitcases to the theatre as they may not be able to accommodate them. Always allow yourself some extra time if you plan to use the cloakroom as there may be queues.

Where should I eat near the Alexandra Theatre?

The venue is close to the Mailbox and Brindleyplace, both great options for canalside dining from outlets such as Zizzi and Gourmet Burger Kitchen. There are lots of popular independent restaurants nearby as well; try Vietnamese Street Kitchen in the Bullring for pho and banh mi, or The Indian Streatery on Bennetts Hill for chaat and dhal.

What is the best hotel to stay at near the Alexandra Theatre?

Staying Cool at Rotunda is a well-reviewed city centre complex just eight minutes’ walk from the theatre, offering modern apartments with spectacular views. Cheaper options include Holiday Inn on Smallbrook Queensway. If you'd like to stay outside of the city centre, leafy Edgbaston is home to the High Field Town House, perfect for overnight boutique stays and gastropub dining.

How do I contact the box office?

Customers can contact the box office for booking queries by calling 0333 009 6690.

Past Shows

Your basket is empty.