Following a smash hit UK Tour in 2012, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is back in this ground-breaking new stage production - a radio show like you never saw before - packed with laughter, really wild sound effects, a live band, HD projections, and drinks with extremely silly names. Joining Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, and Hitchhiker’s favourites from the legendary Radio and TV casts, will be a VIP Guest Voice of the Book (including in 2012 Terry Jones, Clive Anderson, Phill Jupitus and Andrew Sachs).... Read more >>
Running time: 2h 30m
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live!
Based on the novels by Douglas Adams
**** 'It’s a big thumbs up… A fun ride.'
Daily Mail, Patrick Marmion
Following a smash hit UK Tour in 2012, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is back in this ground-breaking new stage production - a radio show like you never saw before - packed with laughter, really wild sound effects, a live band, HD projections, and drinks with extremely silly names. Joining Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, and Hitchhiker’s favourites from the legendary Radio and TV casts, will be a VIP Guest Voice of the Book (including in 2012 Terry Jones, Clive Anderson, Phill Jupitus and Andrew Sachs).
'It was thrilling to see Hitchhiker’s performed live, especially with members of the original cast.'
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
'The show itself is a technical triumph taking every aspect of the show produced so far and placing it firmly in the 21st Century... this version is perhaps the best that I have witnessed so far.'
Sebastian Gahan, Liverpool Live
'9/10 - Don’t Panic!'
Alan Weston, Liverpool Echo
A booking fee of £2.90 is included in the price of each ticket.
In addition, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.
There are 8 wheelchair spaces available in stalls. Access is available to stalls from the ‘Old Foyer’ entrance and from near stage door on Station Street. Box Office, Dress and Grand Circle are inaccessible for wheelchair users. There are no lifts in the building. There are 4 disabled car-parking bays located just outside the old foyer entrance of the theatre on Station Street, which can be used by any disabled person visiting the city centre. There is also disabled parking available on level 1 of the NCP New Street Car Park.
New Alexandra Theatre is equipped with an infrared sound amplification system. There are two devices available.
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.
Infra-Red Listening Systems
The Ambassador Theatre Group is now offering state-of-the-art Sennheiser infra-red listening systems in our venues. Please call the box office on 0121 230 9077 or visit the Sennheiser web site for more details.
Infrared receiving equipment can be booked via the box office when purchasing tickets. Although not essential advanced booking is recommended, to ensure equipment is available. You will be asked for a £5 deposit on collection. This will be fully refunded on return of equipment at the end of the performance.
Audio description is a live verbal commentary, given through headsets, which describes the setting, costumes, characters, facial expressions, body language and action during silent intervals of the piece being performed. An introduction is provided prior to the show.
PreView is a pre-show introduction, led by the audio describer, for blind and visually impaired people and anyone who would appreciate a more detailed description of the set, characters and costumes in advance of the performance. Advance booking via the Box Office.
Stagetext® delivers open captioned performances. Captioning is a way of converting the spoken word into visible text, that provides people with hearing loss with access to live performance. Captions produced by a computer and a display unit installed on or near the stage enable people with hearing loss to understand what is said when it is said. A captioned performance is delivered live by a captioner trained by Stagetext®.
Touch tours are led by the audio describer, one hour prior to the show, providing the opportunity for members of the audience who are blind or partially sighted to familiarise themselves with elements of the set, costumes and props. Advance booking essential.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There are public toilet facilities on the ground floor of stalls. There are separate, fully accessible, male and female facilities here.
Car parking couldn't be easier. The NCP New Street Car Park is less than a minute away. The New Alexandra Theatre has joined with NCP to offer a pre-paid parking voucher at the NCP New Street car park. Simply visit our Box Office before the show and purchase a voucher that will allow you to eliminate the need to queue for the pay machine at the end of the evening. Vouchers are available on the day up to the performance start time and as of 1st April 2012 are priced at the discounted rate of £7.00, saving £2.70. If you are an ATG Card Member you may purchase the voucher at a further discounted price of £6.00. Terms and Conditions apply and vouchers are non-refundable. For further details please visit our Box Office. Please note this is not an all day parking voucher.
If you have Satellite Navigation, our postcode is B5 4AN. If you do not have Satellite Navigation, but require detailed driving instructions, we recommend Google Maps. Once you open the page, select directions and enter your starting point.
Inter City services run from all major towns and cities, including hourly services from London, into Birmingham New Street, which is situated around a 3min 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 has is 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: 0844 871 7677
Stage Door / Admin:* 0121 230 9070
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
Please note that babes in arms (children 2 and under) will not be admitted to the theatre unless the production is specifically targeted at children - please check with the venue box office.
All attendees are required to have a ticket. Nursing tickets for under 2's are not available for shows unless otherwise stated.
Children aged 3-15 years old shall require their own ticket, which shall be at full price or at child concession if available at the time of booking. If children are disturbing the performance for other guests, accompanying adults may be asked to remove them from the auditorium.