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 112 seat reviews and 90 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

Grand Upper Circle A15

nicolatownsend 7 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Alexandra Theatre Grand Upper Circle A15 view from seat photo

Brilliant seats for the price, I didn't struggle with legroom as I am quite small but I'm not sure how comfortable it would be for a taller person. The seats were reasonably comfortable, the downside being I had to sit forward in my seat to see the action... More

Saw 9 to 5 the Musical 9 to 5 the Musical on 14 September 2019

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Grand Upper Circle B1
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daisyc24601 5"6, 14 reviews
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Alexandra Theatre Grand Upper Circle B1 view from seat photo

The seat was relatively comfortable. Most of the stage can be seen, however to see the lower right hand corner of the stage, you have to lean forward. The legroom was fine. For the price this seat was great. Overall this seat was comfortable, would sit... More

Saw 9 to 5 the Musical 9 to 5 the Musical on 14 September 2019

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Stalls H21
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leicester-mark 5"9, 67 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Alexandra Theatre Stalls H21 view from seat photo

Perfect seat in this theatre. Just the right distance back so you can see the full stage and take in the actors facial expressions. Very comfortable seat. Decent leg room. Surely anywhere around this seat has to be up there with the best in the theatre. More

Saw Amélie the Musical Amélie the Musical on 27 July 2019

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