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“Bigger and better than anticipated”
Review of Crescent Theatre

Crescent Theatre
Ranked #53 of 318 things to do in Birmingham
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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.
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Our first visit, though we have used the nearby multi-story car park in Brindley Place many times. Never realised the theatre was next door! And that it put on such good productions We watched a packed Macbeth on Friday night and it was the best amateur production we have ever seen. The inclusion of an 'after dark' conversation with the cast, director and technical staff was worthy of a professional company. We had seats in row F and the view was great. Seats were comfortable. The bar was busy, yet there was room to stand. Selection of drinks available was good e.g. there were at least 6 different gins to choose from as well as a choice of snacks. Programme was well produced and for a £1 was good value. Highly recommended.

Thank Howarth S
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We went here for a touring film show. The entrance is small and the bar area wasn't open so there were a few people waiting inside the entrance which was getting crowded. We then got let through to go up to the bar area where there was more seating, a couple of sofas and a few tables and chairs. There is pop corn for sale and alcohol drinks.

After quite a wait waiting we were let in to the 'main house' theatre, the seats we quite comfy but the leg room was really poor it was about the same as you get on a plane which isn't good if you have to sit for a long time which you generally have to.

The place seemed clean, the toilets seemed clean as well, the staff were friendly. The location is quite good and easy to get to, not overly far from the mailbox etc.

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Finally went here after many years of saying 'need to go and see something here' as I walked past the venue many times....great production of 'The Great Gatsby' ...theatre is intimate as you get up close to the cast and overall was a really great evening, have booked to see two more shows !

3  Thank edoshaughnessy1
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is a fabulous venue. I watched an amateur production which was excellently performed thigh sadly few audience members. It's definitely worth visiting and supporting. Brilliantly located to the Hilton garden hotel and brindley place.

Thank ezbocozbo
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

First time to see a play here,there are two rooms the main room and the studio,which is a lot smaller the play was good and a good price for the ticket, but it was very hot in there.The theatre is run by volunteers and they were all friendly,its just off Broad street so handy for bus if you do not want to walk to the main city center area.

Thank johnbrum
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