Directed by Ellen Kent, and starring international soloists, this brand new production brings the hot, dusty plains and dramatic grandeur of ancient Egypt to the stage in Verdi’s classic love story of war, jealousy and revenge. With opulent sets and costumes, this traditional production is as stunning visually as it is musically, featuring some of the greatest pieces of music Verdi ever wrote, with the well known arias Celest Aida, Ritorna Vincitor and the great chorus piece the Triumphal March. Aida tells the tragic tale of a beautiful Egyptian slave girl and her love for the Egyptian hero, Radames.... Read more >>
Running time: 3h 13m including 2 intervals
Directed by Ellen Kent, and starring international soloists, this brand new production brings the hot, dusty plains and dramatic grandeur of ancient Egypt to the stage in Verdi’s classic love story of war, jealousy and revenge. With opulent sets and costumes, this traditional production is as stunning visually as it is musically, featuring some of the greatest pieces of music Verdi ever wrote, with the well known arias Celest Aida, Ritorna Vincitor and the great chorus piece the Triumphal March. Aida tells the tragic tale of a beautiful Egyptian slave girl and her love for the Egyptian hero, Radames.
‘Glittering opera is truly spectacular’
Manchester Evening News
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £4.00 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
To make a booking outside of these hours please call our Central Access Line.
Central Access Line: 0844 871 7677 (Mon – Sat, 6pm – 10pm. Sun 10am – 8pm)
Bookings made via this line will be subject to booking fees and a transaction charge.
There are 8 wheelchair spaces available in Stalls. Access to Stalls is available via the easy access entrance on Station Street.
Access to Dress Circle and Grand Upper Circle is via stairs.
There is no lift access at the theatre.
The New Alexandra Theatre offers state-of-the-art Sennheiser infra-red listening systems.
Induction Loop Necklace
Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace, switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control.
This device amplifies sound through ear-pieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.
To access the infrared system please request receiving equipment from Box Office on the day of the show. We do ask that these be returned after the show to a member of our Front of House staff.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre. If you wish to bring your guide or hearing dog to the theatre, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets. Your dog is welcome to sit with you in the auditorium however please note that some shows include special effects, e.g. strobe lighting, smoke, pyrotechnics and loud bangs. Alternatively we can organise for a member of staff to care for your dog during the performance and to provide them with some drinking water.
There are public toilet facilities on the ground floor of stalls. There are separate, fully accessible, male and female facilities here. We also have a shared toilet cubicle next to the easy access entrance door.
We recommend The Mailbox’s secure award-winning car park, just 5 minutes walk away, for Sat Navs enter postcode B1 1RD . New Alexandra Theatre customers get an exclusive discounted car parking rate of £6 for 6 hours, saving £4. Take your Chip Coin along with your show ticket to the Theatre Shop, in the front foyer of the Suffolk Street Queensway theatre entrance prior to a show starting to get the discount applied to your Chip Coin.
The NCP New Street Car Park is less than a minute away from the New Alexandra Theatre, for sat navs postcode is B5 4AN and NCP offer a pre-paid parking voucher for theatre customers. Simply visit our Theatre Shop before the show to pay a £6 discounted parking rate and eliminate the need to queue for the pay machine at the end of the show. Terms and Conditions apply and vouchers are non refundable.
Inter City services run from all major towns and cities, including hourly services from London, into Birmingham New Street, which is situated just a 3 minute walk to the Theatre.
For more information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit National Rail.
Most city buses stop within 5 minutes walk from the theatre. For further details on timetables call Travelline on 0871 200 22 33 (landline calls charged at 10p per minute) or online via Network West Midlands.
Birmingham International Airport has a rail link directly into Birmingham New Street, only a three minute walk to the New Alexandra Theatre.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3011
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 3031
Access Bookings: 0121 230 9077 Mon - Sat, 10am - 6pm
Stage Door / Admin:* 0121 230 9070
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
The box office is open from 10am - 6pm on Mon - Sat. On show nights box office will close 15 mins after show starts.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go backstage at the New Alex? Why not book one of our upcoming theatre tours?
Sat 23 Aug
Sat 27 Sep
Sat 18 Oct
Sat 15 Nov
Sat 29 Nov
Sat 13 Dec
Tours run form 10:30am - 12:00 noon.
£5 per person, ATG Theatre card £1 discount
Tours must be booked in advance by calling ATG tickets 0844 871 3011 or in person at the box office.
For bespoke tours please email Birminghamgroups@theambassadors.com or call our Groups department on 0844 871 3031 to arrange (Mon - Fri 10am - 6:00pm)