There is so much to do in Birmingham even at night. There is pbviously Birmingham University and so there are alot of clubs open and pubs. However there are also many beautiful theaters where you can see some lovely performances ranging from dancing to acting!
It has absolutely everything!
Dress Code: Usual casual but still a bit dressy!
The Alexandra is a 1,323 seater touring and concert venue, which plays host to major musicals, drama, comedy, one-night concerts and dance. In-house facilities include bars and corporate hospitality suites. Located in the heart of Birmingham, the Alexandra is easily accessible by road, bus and rail.
Dress Code: Wear whatever you like
The main reason why I was in Birmingham in April and May 2013 was to see two 'The Phantom of the Opera' performances at the Birmingham Hippodrome. I went to two amazing performances at this theatre including the final performance of the 2012/13 Phantom UK tour as Birmingham was the last stop on the tour.
I like the Birmingham Hippodrome especially with its spacious lounge and bar areas. As well as a large two tier auditorium there is an in-house restaurant, bars on each level, and a deli/cafe bar which is renowned for its lovely cupcakes. They is also another restaurant which is situated opposite the stage door on Thorpe Street.
Return Visit in September 2014
I made a return visit to the Hippodrome in September 2014 where I saw CATS and sat in the front stalls. My visit to the theatre brought back the memories of seeing Phantom in 2013 and look forward to seeing some Birmingham Royal Ballet productions in the new year!
Dress Code: Smart casual.
December 2000 We went to a very enjoyable performance of the King and I on Boxing Day. This is a late 19th century buiiding and a commercial theatre so the prices can sometimes be a bit high for Birmingham's theatres (£15 to £25 for the Grand Circle). Try to get seats in the Stalls or Dress Circle the Grand Circle is very high up in the theatre and very steeply raked -be warned, if you suffer from vertigo.
Dress Code: Nothing special
The Midlands Art Centre (or MAC as it's known locally) has a small cinema which shows films that are often overlooked by bigger, Multiplex cinemas. It also has a number of stage productions, both amateur and professional put on on it's indoor and outdoor stages. Furthermore, it has a bar and a cafe. When I was a kid, I used to go to classes there. I'm fairly sure they still run them... everything from Judo to Music and Pottery.
Dress Code: None as such
Traditional theatre - home of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, but also hosts musicals, plays and Christmas pantomimes
Dress Code: It's nice to dress up for the occasion