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Crescent Theatre

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Address: Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE, England
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+44 121 643 5858
10:00 - 20:00
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The Crescent is one of Birmingham's oldest theatre companies, operating...

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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Great value intimate theatre

Came here in February with my girlfriend as we were looking for a cultural night out at shortish notice. I've driven past the theatre many times, so it was great to actually stop... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here in February with my girlfriend as we were looking for a cultural night out at shortish notice. I've driven past the theatre many times, so it was great to actually stop and go in. The performances are great value, so I was happy to be a patron of the arts and pay a bit extra to help the... More 

Thank Andythebaggie
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous small theatre close to where my daughter lives. Very helpful young lady on the desk and a fantastic production last night of "Mary queen of Scots got her head chopped off " great bar offering coffee and ice cream as well

Thank Gail G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Although this is an amateur cast of actors my wife and I had a fantastic night when we went to watch at one hours notice "= Witness for the Prosecution" The theater is small which for us gave it a great atmosphere, almost like being on the stage ourselves. The acting was also very good with three seamless scene changes.... More 

Thank ian t
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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403 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We have recently seen the production of Frankenstein in The Studio at the Crescent and what a great show it was. The Studio is downstairs and is intimate and you can really get involved in the performance. We have been here quite a few times now as we like to support the smaller theatres in Birmingham and the quality of... More 

Thank AnnieM452
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

My wife and I saw - A Wayne In A Manger - on Sat 14th Jan 2017 at the Crescent Theatre by Stage 2 youngsters 7-17yrs . Before the performance we had been told that the doors to the theatre would be open at 1.45pm so we went downstairs just before 1.45pm - we weren't let in until 1.50pm -... More 

Thank Trevor H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Set on Brindley Place the entertainment and eateries heart of Birmingham is this little gem of a theatre. You may be forgiven for thinking this is going to be AM DRAM when you enter compared to its near neighbours The Rep, Symphony Hall and the NIA as it is so small, I would guess around 300 seats. I am told... More 

Thank brodiesmate
Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to this hidden gem of a theatre. We took one of our teenage sons to see A Christmas Carol. Wonderful performance in an intimate setting. Stage set and effects were fantastic, cast brilliant and it didn't break the bank either. The theatre staff were really friendly too. The performance brought Christmas cheer and has started our Christmas... More 

Thank MaryTatlow
Retford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Before our visit to Brum we thought we'd take in a show of some sort. Looking on line we were shocked at the fees charged over and above the ticket price. Then we found the Crescent where the price you see is the price you pay - even for booking online. OK the performance is not by well known artists... More 

Thank port-nou
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We've been to the Crescent many times and it never disappoints. The standard of plays is nearly always exceptional. We sometimes go on a Sunday afternoon when ticket prices are exceptionally low, it's an absolute bargain. The actors and backstage team are to be congratulated for the work they do there.

Thank Heraldman
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Went on the off-chance - very enjoyable production - acting excellent and sets great - was difficult to believe this wasn't a professional production. The intimacy of the studio theatre provided a great atmosphere for the play

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