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Theatres in Birmingham
Welcome to the Birmingham theatre guide, book theatre tickets, find out what's on and all theatre information for Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham, Symphony Hall, O2 Institute Birmingham, Genting Arena, Arena Birmingham, O2 Institute3, Hare & Hounds, Glee Club.
New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham - Birmingham
The New Alexandra Theatre, commonly known as the Alex, is on Station Street in the centre of Birmingham. In recent years, the Alexandra has benefited from big investment, enabling the stage and front of house areas to accommodate first-rate productions.The theatre currently seats 1,371 and hosts a busy programme of touring drama, West End shows and stand-up comedy.
Alexandra Theatre - Birmingham
Construction of the theatre commenced in 1900 and was completed in 1901. The architects were Owen & Ward and the theatre was opened on 27 May 1901 as the Lyceum Theatre on John Bright Street.
The theatre currently seats 1,371 and hosts a busy programme of touring drama, West End shows and stand-up comedy. It was the home of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company between 1990 and 1997
Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre - Birmingham
The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre is situated on Hurst Street in the Chinese Quarter of Birmingham. It is best known as the home of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Birmingham Hippodrome also hosts a wide variety of other performances including visiting opera and ballet companies, touring West End shows, pantomime and drama. Every summer, the Hippodrome usually houses a major West End touring show, in the past staging Starlight Express, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Cats and Mary Poppins.
The Rep Theatre - Birmingham
The Rep Theatre (also known as Birmingham Rep or Birmingham Repertory Theatre) has the longest history all off UK static building based theatre companies, which is known for its modern, innovative shows.
The Rep moved from its old building (The Old Rep on Station Street) to a new building on Broad Street in 1971.
There are 3 stages at the Rep:
- The House - Capacity 825
- The Studio - Capacity 300
- The Door - Capacity 140
Symphony Hall - Birmingham
Birmingham Symphony Hall hosts concerts by prestigious international orchestras and is also home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Complementing the classical programme is the best in jazz, world music, folk, rock, pop and stand-up comedy. The Symphony Hall is a 2262-seat auditorium and is an impressive modern venue with superb acoustics. The Symphony Hall also plays an important role in the life of the region and is regularly used for community events, graduation ceremonies and conferences. In all over 370,000 people attend around 320 events at Symphony Hall every year.
Genting Arena - Birmingham
The Genting Arena is the Midlands' outstanding entertainment experience for artists and visitors alike. We have the world's best comedians, sportspeople, singers, songwriters, dancers, daredevils and everything in between come through our doors. Whether it's 15,700 screaming fans or an intimate, atmospheric once-in-a-lifetime experience, you'll find it at the Genting Arena.
NEC - Birmingham
The NEC is the busiest exhibition centre in Europe, staging around 160 trade and consumer exhibitions each year, ranging from world-famous public shows such as Crufts and Clothes Show Live to huge international trade exhibitions like IPEX and Spring Fair, Birmingham. Over four million people visit the NEC each year. And with 21 halls totalling 200,000sqm of exhibition space on a 650-acre site the NEC is also the biggest exhibition centre in the UK.
O2 Academy Birmingham - Birmingham
O2 Academy Birmingham originally opened in the city in 2000 in Dale End with the venue bringing live music to the Midlands for almost a decade before it moved to its current home in Horsefair in 2009. As well as continuing to stage a spectacular line-up of live shows and music the O2 Academy Birmingham also has club residencies from the UK’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll party, Propaganda.
The Old Rep Theatre - Birmingham
The Old Rep is a young people driven theatre situated on Station Street in the centre of Birmingham. We present a year-round programme of theatre, dance, comedy, musicals and creative workshops. In 2016, we were the proud winners of Best Small Theatre/Arts Venue, Birmingham in the What’s On Reader Awards. The Old Rep is an iconic venue that occupies a unique place in theatre history as Britain’s first purpose-built repertory theatre. Opened in 1913, The Old Rep was the original home of the Birmingham Repertory Company led by Sir Barry Jackson, who moved to their new site on Broad Street in 1971.
The Crescent Theatre - Birmingham
The Crescent Theatre is located just off Broad Street in Brindleyplace in Birmingham. The Crescent Theatre is a small, amateur theatre and houses The Crescent Theatre Company which is one of the oldest theatre companies in the city. The Theatre stages a wide range of drama and music productions.
Town Hall Birmingham - Birmingham
The Town Hall is Birmingham’s most iconic historic building For more than 180 years, Town Hall has been a hub of civic and cultural life in Birmingham. From classical to comedy to rock to pop, it’s now one of the city’s most versatile venues having featured artists such as David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and many more.
O2 Institute Birmingham - Birmingham
The O2 Birmingham originally opened in the city in 2000 in Dale End with the venue bringing live music to the Midlands for almost a decade before it moved to its current home in Horsefair in 2009. As well as continuing to stage a spectacular line-up of live shows and music the O2 Birmingham also has club residencies from the UK’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll party, Propaganda.
Hare & Hounds - Birmingham
The Hare & Hounds is located in the South Birmingham suburb of Kings Heath. The Hare and Hounds has been around since 1820, but has stood in its present form since 1907 and has Grade II listed status. Hosts music gigs and live entertainment and it staged UB40's first ever gig in 1979.