Alexandra Theatre Birmingham
Alexandra Theatre Tickets
What’s On at Alexandra Theatre
The Alexandra Theatre events calendar for 2023-2024 is packed with an exciting mix of shows. If you like romance, don’t wait to book tickets for tours of The Bodyguard and An Officer and a Gentleman. These timeless romances will sweep you off your feet and warm your heart in the colder months!
For drama enthusiasts, there are several thrillers coming up to keep you on the edge of your seats, including the record-breaking West End production Twelve Angry Men and 2:22 A Ghost Story - not for the faint-hearted! Quirky real-life intrigue takes to the stage as well in Quiz, inspired by the Coughing Major on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.
Finally, the Alex hosts top comedians in the coming months, including Al Murray and Julian Clary. 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What food and drink are available at the Alexandra Theatre?
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.