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Crescent Theatre

Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE, England
0121 643 5858
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Ranked #37 of 206 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Theaters, Performances
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Owner description: The Crescent is one of Birmingham's oldest theatre companies, operating from a purpose built theatre in the Brindleyplace development. We have a membership in excess of 250 actors, technicians, set designers, etc. and stage upwards of fifteen productions a year. Our theatre has a 300+ seat main house, 100+ seat studio theatre, rehearsal rooms and spacious bar.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Went to see Lord of the flies on Sunday 14th Sept 2014. Well acted, directed and portrayed. Well done guys! Great little theatre in Birmingham and excellently priced. Seats have plenty of leg room with a great view of the stage from all seats. Ice cream again well priced. Bar comfortable and again well priced. What more can one ask... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This ames a great evening combined with a meal at Ju Ju's (arrive at 6pm, theatre 7pm onwards). Small 300+ seats with good bar. Selection of plays / operas and musical entertainment all at good price. We went to see the Magic Flute. In warm weather theatre can get quite warm but apart from that makes a good venue. Easy... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I went to see An Inspector Calls in the Main House and the whole experience was fantastic! The theatre is small so gives a very intimate feel and the sightlines are excellent! The prices for ice-creams are also very reasonable and programmes only cost £1! I DEFINITELY wouldn't hesitate to come back to this theatre again!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A fantastic performance by Bournville Musical Theatre such a funny show. They all put so much effort and energy into the show, fantastic dancing, singing and acting. I was standing and applauding at the end, They put on such a professional production, excellent sound, lights and a live orchestra, we had a fantastic evening - this theatre company is definitely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

we have seen around a dozen shows over the last year and they all have been brilliant the place has everything you expect , a good well stocked bar, clean toilets and both the main house and studio have great seats the staff are all friendly and well drilled give it a go , a lot cheaper than the hip... More

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A lovely intimate venue. I went to see a midsummer's nights dream with my family and it was lovely. Every one was really friendly. Lots of stairs though!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Last night we went to an excellent guitar concert in the smaller theatre downstairs and had a very enjoyable evening. This is a very cosy theatre with friendly, helpful staff that shows a range of theatrical shows from the resident company as well as outside bookings. The bar upstairs is comfortable and the barman was very welcoming. Definitely worth going... More

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Stourbridge United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

With a group of friends we attended the Irish Night here on the 1st of March. It was an excellent evening of first rate entertainment. The theatre is small but this makes for a very intimate atmosphere, we were so close to the stage we were nearly in the show! The staff were very friendly though I thought the ice... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We went to the theatre to see 'Irish night' this was an excellent show marred by the amount of people who could not be bothered to take their seats before the show started, some of the audience even arrived ten to fifteen minutes after the show started which meant that the whole audience was distracted by people standing up, it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Because it caters for amateur groups...don't assume the quality will be any less than productions by professional companies. What they do provide is a wonderful array of choice...at bargain prices. Perhaps they don't have to worry about bums on seats and choose to perform what they want. Watch out for the Sunday matinee productions at £8. Ideal for the" lives... More

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