The Crescent Theatre has been a part of Birmingham’s theatre landscape since 1932. We are home to an in house theatre company of the same name and stage 10 – 15 productions each season. Alongside these, we play host to an extensive range of companies producing anything from dance to drama, comedy to cabaret, music to musicals. Whatever your event we can accommodate you.
Our largest space, the Main House, is a proscenium arch theatre with a tiered auditorium, trap door and fly gallery. The stage offers great flexibility with the forestage being an adjustable height lift, which can be kept level with the main stage area, be lowered to become an orchestra pit, dropped to form a split level performance area or even for selling an additional row of seats. With a maximum audience capacity of up to 339, every seat has a good view.
If you are looking for something more intimate, the Ron Barber Studio is a black box space with a maximum capacity of 120. The fully flexible seating rostra offers tiered seating in a wide range of layouts, including the standard end-on, avenue, in the round, cabaret, or thrust. Being a two storey height space, there is a wrap around gallery which houses the techies and looks down onto the performance area, and can even be included as part of the action.
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This guide will provide you with an overview of what is on offer here at The Crescent and what we can offer as part of your hire package. We understand that every production and company is unique, and so we will provide you with a bespoke quotation tailored to your specific requirements.
Contact the venue hire team on:
0121 643 4929
Main House Tech Spec Last Updated: August 2020
Ron Barber Studio Tech Spec Last Updated: August 2020