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 166 seat reviews and 139 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 J33
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ianwarde 5"6, 56 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Alexandra Theatre Dress Circle J33 view from seat photo

This seat is towards the rear of the dress circle (2nd from last row), on the outer left side of a central row of seats. It falls just within the width of the proscenium with the entire stage visible (no restrictions). Being towards the rear of circle... More

Saw What's In A Name? What's In A Name? on 13 March 2020

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Stalls L11
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Thomas91 5"11, 22 reviews
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Alexandra Theatre Stalls L11 view from seat photo

This seat is just under the dress circle overhang but still provides an excellent view of the whole stage. This particular play involved a lot of visual comedy cues and all could be seen from this seat. The seat itself was comfortable and provided good... More

Saw Peter Pan Goes Wrong Peter Pan Goes Wrong on 18 February 2020

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Dress Circle B6

tinag6 3 reviews
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Alexandra Theatre Dress Circle B6 view from seat photo

The only slight annoyance was the lady in front kept leaning forward which meant my view was slightly blocked, however, if she had been sat back in her seat then the view would of been amazing the whole time. More

Saw The Bodyguard The Bodyguard on 23 January 2020

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