|Mon:||10:00 – 18:00 (20:00 on performance days)|
|Tue:||12:00 – 18:00 (20:00 on performance days)|
|Wed:||12:00 – 18:00 (20:00 on performance days)|
|Thu:||12:00 – 18:00 (20:00 on performance days)|
|Fri:||12:00 – 18:00 (20:00 on performance days)|
|Sat:||10:00 – 18:00 (20:00 on performance days)|
|Sun:||1 hour before first performance until 15 minutes after start of last performance|
On days with early performances, the Box Office will open 1 hour before the first performance.
The Crescent is located on the edge of Brindleyplace in Birmingham City Centre
Please note that we have no cloakroom facilities, so we request that all patrons avoid bringing large items, as these are not permitted inside the auditorium and must be left outside the auditorium at the owner’s risk.
The Crescent is easily accessible by bicycle from the city centre and from further afield. There are bike racks in front of the main entrance.
Located on the Birmingham Canal Old Line, The Crescent is easily reached by bicycle along the towpath. There are steps from the canal connected to the building. For step free access, use the lift located between the Sea Life Centre and Brindleyplace.
When arriving by car, please use postcode B1 2JF to arrive at the QPark car park in Brindleyplace. The Theatre is located adjacent to the car park. Turn right as you exit the car park on foot and you will see the Theatre.
Details of the QPark tariff are available from their website here. Customers of The Crescent receive a 10% discount on the standard tariff when scanning their QPark ticket at The Crescent’s Box Office.
Please be aware that due to the Midland Metro Extension, there are roadworks in the vicinity of the theatre. Please follow diversion signs and allow some extra time to reach The Crescent. Our advice is to follow the ring road to Five Ways Island and then follow signs for Brindleyplace.
By Public Transport
The Crescent is easily accessible by public transport. For details and journey planning, please visit Network West Midlands
There is a bus stop right outside the building on Sheepcote Street, and it’s called Crescent Theatre. Buses that stop here are: 9, 10, 12, 12A, 13, 13A, 23, 24, 126, X8, X10. Other buses stop nearby. For details and journey planning, please visit Network West Midlands
The closest tram stop is Library, which is an easy 10 minute walk from the theatre. For details and journey planning, please visit Network West Midlands
Birmingham New Street station is approximately 20 minutes away on foot. A taxi will take around 10 minutes. The journey from Birmingham New Street using public transport takes around 15 minutes.
Birmingham Snow Hill Station is approximately 20 minutes away on foot. A taxi will take around 10 minutes. The journey from Birmingham Snow Hill using public transport takes around 10 minutes.
Birmingham Moor Street station is approximately 25 minutes away on foot. A taxi will take around 10 minutes. The journey from Birmingham Snow Hill using public transport takes around 15 minutes.
Five Ways station is approximately 15 minutes away on foot. A taxi will take around 5 minutes. The journey from Five Ways station using public transport will take around 10 minutes.
If you require any special assistance, please contact our Box Office in advance to ensure that we can offer you the support you need.
Wheelchair Users and Patrons with Limited Mobility
The Crescent is a fully accessible building. There is lift access to all public floors, and step-free access to selected seating in all performance spaces. Our Main House has dedicated wheelchair positions and The Ron Barber Studio can accommodate wheelchairs in every layout.
Please contact the Box Office to ensure that you are booked into appropriate seating.
We have an accessible toilet in the building foyer, which is on the ground floor and accessible by lift from all public areas.
Our Main House offers a selection of seats where you can plug in your own headset. Please contact our Box Office for assistance in booking these seats.
The Ron Barber Studio offers a hearing loop. Please speak to the Box Office or Duty Manager on arrival for assistance.
Assistance dogs are welcome at The Crescent and we can supply water as required. Please contact the Box Office for assistance in selecting the most appropriate seats for you and your assistance dog.
Due to the nature of some of the events at The Crescent, there may be loud noises, gunshots, smoke, haze, strobe and other effects that may distress your assistance dog. We are happy to care for your dog after you are seated. Please ask for the Duty Manager.
Babies and Children
Buggies and pushchairs can be collapsed and stored at your own risk in the bar. Please speak to the Duty Manager or Bar Supervisor.
Baby changing facilities are located in the accessible toilet in the foyer.
Some of the events at The Crescent offer relaxed performances. This is not possible for every event and details of relaxed performances are available in the show listings in our What’s On section. Please note that relaxed performances can only be booked by calling the Box Office or visiting us in person.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I view your seating plan?
Different events have different seating plans. To view the seating plan for the event you are interested in, please visit the booking page of the event. Please note that events in the Ron Barber Studio, Underground and Bar are normally unreserved and the flexible layout of the spaces means that no seating plan is available for these venues
Do you offer work experience?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer work experience, however you can gain extensive experience in all aspects of working in theatre by joining The Crescent as a member and working on our shows. You can also gain experience of working behind a bar and of stewarding as part of your membership. Membership details can be found here.
Is The Crescent accessible?
Yes, The Crescent is accessible. Please see our Accessibility section for further details or contact the Box Office to discuss your specific needs.
How old do you have to be to become a member?
Membership of the adult company is open to anyone aged 18 or older. People under the age of 18 can consider joining the Crescent Youth Theatre.
Are your shows professional?
A range of events are staged at The Crescent, some of which are produced by professional companies, and others are amateur. The Crescent Theatre produces around 12 of our own shows per year. All Crescent productions are amateur and nobody is paid for their involvement. Many of the audience are surprised to learn that our shows are amateur productions, but as one of the largest amateur theatres in the UK, we produce shows of a very high standard. Anyone can join as a member of The Crescent and take part in our productions either as a performer or backstage in one of the many departments that make the shows happen. Performers are required to audition for every show they wish to be cast in. Backstage teams are open to all. For more details about membership, please visit our membership page.