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BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON CONVENTION COMPLEX/LEGACY ARENA AT THE BJCC Alabama s largest convention facility is also the state s premier venue for entertainment. From touring Broadway shows to big-name music performers, the BJCC has a full schedule of events. The expansive exhibition hall at the complex is often in use for boat shows, bridal fairs and hunting and fishing expos. The 19,000-seat Legacy Arena at the BJCC hosts world class musical entertainers, along with special events such as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus and is known for its crisp acoustics. The more intimate 2,800- seat concert hall is the performance venue for limited seating performances. And the 1,000- seat theater is an ideal setting for theatrical performances where every seat in the house is a good one. 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N. 205-458-8400, bjcc.org.
BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN S THEATRE Birmingham Children s Theatre was founded in 1947. Since that time, it has become one of America s largest professional theatres for young audiences and now operates in a three- theatre complex at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. The theatre produces eight shows seasonally, four of which tour, giving the theatre a combined audience of over 200,000 each year. 2130 Richard Arrington, Jr., Blvd N, 205-458-8181, bct123.org.
BIRMINGHAM FESTIVAL THEATRE Birmingham Festival Theatre was formed in 1972. Since that time the theatre has provided both seasonal local performers and new aspiring talent to present shows that can be seen in Birmingham only at this theatre. 1901-1/2 11th Ave S, 205-933-2383, bftonline.org
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