122 Years of The Alexandra Birmingham
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go backstage at The Alex? For Birmingham’s Heritage Week, we are offering the chance to visit The Alexandra Birmingham, built in 1901, to give you a unique insight into one of the most historic theatres in the West Midlands.
See the dressing rooms that have housed the stars, visit the backstage areas that are the workhouse of theatre life and finally step onstage at the Alex and in doing so join with some of the greats of English theatre*.
After your tour you can join us for a drink in our beautiful Piano Bar. NB Latecomers may not be admitted.
*Access to backstage is not always possible due to visiting company policy. Please note that the tour covers all parts of the theatre and this includes many stairs; we do not have lifts so these tours are not suitable for persons with mobility issues. The use of photography or video recording is not permitted on the tour for security reasons.
How to get there
The Alexandra Theatre is situated on the Suffolk Queensway, very close to New Street station, we are well served by rail and bus services to the city centre.
City Centre parking is available at various locations within a short walk of the theatre. discounted parking is available at the Mailbox car park / Q-Park: Q Park offer a 15% discount on pre-booked parking to ATG customers. It’s easy to book in advance here (address is Suffolk Queensway).
Please note there is a ‘Clean Air Zone’ charge – check your vehicle here: Brum Breathes
Organised by The Alexandra Birmingham
Date & TimeFri 15 Sept:
Tour 1 – 11am–12pm
Tour 2 – 12pm–1pm
Tour 3 – 1pm–2pm
Tour 4 – 2pm–3pm
Please note – all tours start promptly on time.
LocationThe Alexandra Theatre, Suffolk Queensway, B5 4DS
This includes a drink in the Piano Bar at the end of the tour.
Pre-sale booking link only available to Birmingham Heritage Week customers until 31 Aug, then it will open on (our) ATG website:
Please note that the tour covers all parts of the theatre and this includes many stairs; we do not have lifts so these tours are not suitable for persons with mobility issues