About the Alexandra Theatre
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.
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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.