The Alexandra Theatre was built in 1901 by William Coutts at a cost of £10,000 and was originally called the Lyceum. Its opening production was a play entitled The Workman, which ran from 27th May 1901, with tickets ranging in price from two shillings to four (old) pence. Unfortunately, insufficient public support resulted in the theatre being offered for sale just over a year later. The sale attracted no great interest, and the Lyceum was bought by Lester Collingwood for just £4,450.
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Following the phenomenal success of Greasein 2016, 42nd Street in 2015 and Footloose in 2014, the New Alexandra Theatre’s annual Stage Experience is back and better than ever!
2017 will see the very best in young Midlands talent mount a full-scale production of the classic musical West Side Story in just two weeks!
APPLICTIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
To apply to audition for this year’s Stage Experience and find out everything you need to know about taking part, CLICK HERE to download the application form. Open auditions will be held on Sun 14 May with successful applicants being invited to a recall audition on Sun 28 May.
TECHNICAL PLACES AVAILABLE
For your chance to take part behind the scenes in; lighting, sound, wardrobe, flys, stage management and more, we are happy to be able to offer a limited amount of technical spaces. CLICK HERE to download the application form.
ABOUT STAGE EXPERIENCE
Stage Experience is open to anyone aged 9 - 24 and able to commit two weeks of their summer holiday to putting on a musical! You will work alongside our industry professional director, choreographer and musical director to mount a full-scale production of West Side Story in just two weeks! It is a unique opportunity to make new friends, hone your skills in the real world fast-paced theatre environment, and ultimately experience what it is like to take part in a large-scale production on a par with west-end/touring musicals. The fortnight culminates in 5 fully-staged performances at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre complete with our professional orchestra, set, lighting, sound, costumes..... the works!