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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Join us in the Piano Bar for Coffee, Cake and Cadenzas - our chamber concert series given by students from Birmingham's Conservatoire of Music, home to a truly international body of talented young musicians. Strings, Woodwind and Brass ensembles will be presenting beautiful programmes for one hour at 1pm on the first Friday of the month, completely free of charge to the audience. Don't miss these exciting events!
Concert dates for Spring Summer 2017
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