New Alexandra Theatre seating plan

New Alexandra Theatre seating plan

New Alexandra Theatre Seating Plan

The New 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 26 seat reviews and 17 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

Located in the heart of Birmingham, a short walk from Birmingham New Street Station, 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 New 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 New 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 F24
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rukayacesar 5"7, 204 reviews, 39 helpful votes
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New Alexandra Theatre F24 view from seat photo

Very comfortable seat in the middle of the dress circle. For a show like this it was good to be a little further back to be able to see the full scope of the set, for other shows you might prefer being closer to the stage but for The Last Ship it was... More

Saw The Last Ship The Last Ship on 18 April 2018

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Dress Circle E10
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deltasbutterfly 5"4", 35 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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New Alexandra Theatre E10 view from seat photo

Fabulous view only small sections missed at very front due to people in front. Good legroom and seats were big enough that you didn’t feel too close to others. Back of seat was slightly hard causing an achy back. My seat was upgraded due to grand bei... More

Saw The Last Ship The Last Ship on 21 April 2018

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Grand Upper Circle B11

karakitchen 9 reviews
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New Alexandra Theatre B11 view from seat photo

The view of the stage was great! you could see all the stage, although did have to lean forward a little bit to see. The legroom however was poor- it was very tight and I couldn't fit my handbag under my seat.... More

Saw Shrek The Musical Shrek The Musical on 25 February 2018

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