The New Alexandra Theatre has not been exactly new for over a century. The official constructions began in 1900 and was finished in 1901. Today, the Birmingham theatre is known simply as Alex. Throughout its long and impressive history the venue has changed several owners and was redecorated more than once. The most recent refurbishment occurred in 1992. These days, Alex features a 1371-seat capacity and regularly host a range of theatric performances, mostly drama. Some of the most impressive shows include West End productions of Great Expectations, Westside Story, Doctor Dolittle, and many more.
Located at Suffolk Street Queensway, the theatre is easy to reach by:
By train and tube: Arriva Train Wales, CrossCountry, Midland London, and Virgin Trains lines can all take you to the Birmingham New Street Station. The theatre is about ten minutes away from the stop. Cross the square to Hill Street, turn right to John Bright Street, and walk straight till Suffolk Street Queensway.
By bus: lines 22, 23, 24, 29 will take you directly to Alexandra Theatre station. Old Repertory Theatre (lines 10H, 80,126), and Smallbrook Queensway (lines 61, 63, 98, 99, 144, and X64) are also close by — less than a quarter away.
By car: follow an A38 route, and do not forget to consult the map depending on your starting point.
International: you can take any train line to Birmingham New Street Station directly from the airport. See the instructions above to take it from the station.
The theatre does not offer its own parking; but, on-street spaces are available and their yellow line spots for drivers with special needs.
Accessibility for people with special needs
The theatre is fully equipped to accommodate any visitor with disabilities. It has ramped access, lifts, and adapted toilets for wheelchair users; loop systems for those in need of hearing; Braille and large printed materials; and, of course, guide dogs are allowed, too.