• Plan your Visit

    Directions, Parking, Seating, and Local Attractions

The Alabama Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Birmingham.
We are easily accessible from Interstate 65, Interstate 59/20, Highway 31, and Highway 280.

Montgomery/ Hoover
Take I-65 North to exit 260-B. Follow 3rd Avenue North. The Alabama Theatre is located on 3rd Avenue North between 18th Street and 19th Street.

Huntsville/ Gardendale
Take I-65 South to exit 260. Turn left at 4th traffic signal. Follow 3rd Avenue North. The Alabama Theatre is located on 3rd Avenue North between 18th Street and 19th Street.

Tuscaloosa/Bessemer
Take I-59/20 North/East. Exit on 17th Street North to 3rd Avenue North. Turn left onto 3rd Avenue North. Turn right onto 19th Street North. McWane Science Center will be on your right at the corner of 19th Street North and 2nd Avenue North.

Chattanooga/Gadsden
Take I-59/20 South/West to exit 125-B. Turn left. Follow 22nd Street North to 2nd Avenue North. Turn right, McWane Science Center is located at the corner of 2nd Avenue North and 19th Street North.

Auburn/Inverness
Take Hwy 31/280 to the 2nd Ave. North exit. Follow 2nd Ave. North. McWane Science Center is located at the corner of 2nd Avenue North and 19th Street North.

Parking for the Alabama Theatre

Parking at the Alabama Theatre

Parking lots near the Alabama Theatre are shown in orange on the map below. For events (usually movies) presented by the Alabama Theatre parking is FREE in these lots. However, there is A CHARGE FOR PARKING in the RED lots for events such as concerts that are presented by promoters.

Seating at the Alabama Theatre

Orchestra

Entire floor level with 3 main sections. Left side seats are evenly numbered consecutively from right to left beginning with seat 2. Center seats are numbered consecutively from right to left beginning with seat 101. Right side seats are oddly numbered from left to right beginning with seat 1.

Mezzanine-second level

Row A extends over row G in the Orchestra.

Dress Circle/Balcony

Both in the upper level. Dress Circle is in front of the balcony and is slightly lower. Row A of the Dress Circle extends over Row M in the Orchestra.

Download a Detailed Seating Chart in PDF format »

Special Needs Patrons

The Alabama Theatre is fully ADA accessible on the main floor.

A Phonic Ear System for the hearing impaired is available. Interpreters can be arranged given at least two weeks notice.

Seating Capacity

Orchestra 836
Mezzanine 317
Dress Circle 126
Balcony 871
Total Seating 2150
  • Floor Seating

    Floor Seating
  • Balcony Level

    Alabama Theatre Dress Balcony
  • Mezzanine Level

    Balcony

Hotels, Food, and Local Attractions

Hotels

Redmont Hotel
(Say you are with the Alabama Theatre when booking to receive a special rate!)
2101 5th Avenue N. (0.4 mi.)
(205) 324-2101
(877) 536-2085

The Tutwiler
Park Place at 21st Street (0.5 mi.)
(205) 322-2100

Residence Inn by Marriott
821 20th St. S. (1.19 mi.)
(205) 731-9595

Doubletree
808 South 20th Street (1.1 mi.)
(205) 933-9000

Sheraton-Civic Center
2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North (0.8 mi.)
(205) 324-5000

SpringHill Suites
2024 4th Avenue South (0.6 mi.)
(205) 322-8600

Hotel Highland
1023 20th Street South (1.4 mi.)
(205) 933-9555

Courtyard Birmingham Downtown
1820 5th Avenue South (0.8 mi.)
(205) 254-0004

Renaissance Ross Bridge
4000 Grand Ave. (12.2 mi)
(205) 916-7677

Restaurants

Zoe’s Kitchen
1819 5th Ave N (0.3 mi)
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Trattoria Centrale
207 20th St. N(0.4 mi.)
Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm
Sun 11am-2pm

John’s City Diner
112 Richard Arrington
Blvd (0.4 mi.)
Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm/5pm-9pm
Sat 5pm-9:30pm

McWane Science Center Cafe
Mon-Sat 10:30am-3:00pm(0.1 mi.)
Sun 1:00pm-4:30pm

El Barrio
2211 2nd Ave. N. (0.5 mi.)
Tue-Fri  11am-3pm/5pm-10pm
Sat 10:30am-2pm/5pm-10pm

Urban Standard
2320 2nd Ave N. (0.6 mi.)
Mon-Fri 7am-10pm
Sat 8am-10pm

Rogue Tavern
2312 2nd Ave N. (0.6 mi.)
Mon-Thurs 11am -11pm
Fri- Sat 11am-2am

Jim ‘N Nicks
1908 11th Ave S. (1.45 mi.)
Sun-Thurs 11am– 9:30pm
Fri-Sat 11am–10:30pm

Mellow Mushroom
1200 20th Street S. (1.5 mi.)
Mon-Thur 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
Sun 11am-10pm

Dreamland Bar-B-Que
1427 14th Ave S. (2 mi.)
Mon-Thurs 10am-10pm
Fri-Sat 10am-11am
Sun 11am-9pm