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Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company, founded by Sir Barry Jackson in 1913, is one of Britain's leading producing theatre companies. Commissioning and producing new work lies at the core of their programme and over the last five years the company has produced more than 130 new plays.

The majority of work that Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company creates for its three auditoria in Birmingham – The HOUSE (825-seat), The DOOR (140-seat) and the new 300-seat theatre, The STUDIO – has a future life through touring nationally and internationally and by transferring to other regional theatres and commercially into the West End.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,823,385
  • 2013-2014: £1,865,323
  • 2014-2015: £1,913,821

Video feed

Danny Robins & Lenny Henry discuss Rudy's Rare Records

Writer Danny Robins and Co-creator Lenny Henry talk about the story and reggae music in Rudy's Rare Records, which has its world premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 4 - 20 September.

Lenny Henry talks about Rudy's Rare Records

Lenny Henry talks about starring in Birmingham Repertory Theatre's upcoming production Rudy's Rare Records, playing from 4 - 20 September.

Othello Official Theatre Trailer

Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth's production of Shakespere's Othello plays at The REP from 12 - 15 November as part of a UK tour. For more information visit

The Kite Runner Official Theatre Trailer

The Kite Runner opens at The REP on 22 September, as part of a UK tour. For more information visit

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Pests Pests 11-14 June 2014 at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Woman In Mind - Meet The Director

Listen to director Marilyn Imrie talk about working on the upcoming play Woman In Mind, which opens at The REP on 13 June.

Khandan (Family) - Official Theatre Trailer (Short)

The official theatre trailer for Khandan (Family) by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti. Running at Birmingham Repertory Theatre until 7 June.

Behind the scenes with the cast of Khandan Widow Jeeto Gill has spent her life working hard and making sacrifices for her children. Now she looks forward to going back to her land in the Punjab, eating saag and roti on a verandah and letting her tired eyes rest on green fields. Her son Pal seems to have it all but he's restless. He's got big plans for his Daddy's business and a taste for Johnny Walker Black Label. His kind-hearted wife Liz has her own ideas about what's best and Pal's sharp-tongued sister Cookie runs the tackiest beauty salon in town and harbours a dark secret. When their cousin's destitute wife, Reema, arrives from back home, the Gills propose to take care of her. Little do they know that her arrival will change the course of their family's destiny forever.

Girls Like That Interview footage by Oscar Turner ( Music by SweetWave Audio (

Circles at The REP - Official Theatre Trailer

Official theatre trailer for Circles. World premiere opening at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 9 May. For more information visit Circles by Rachel De-lahay

Under Milk Wood trailer This new production, directed by Terry Hands, marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth in 1914 and the 60th anniversary of the play's British première. 02-07 June 2014

Never Try This At Home at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

A darkly funny look at Saturday morning TV.

Never Try This At Home Rehearsal - Audience Reactions

Audience reactions to Never Try This At Home Rehearsal at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. A hilariously dark new comedy based on Saturday Morning TV.

Our centenary year - a retrospective

With thanks to the photographers, musicians and filmmakers whose work has been included in this video: Robert Day, Manuel Harlan, John James, Graeme Braidwood, Adam Guy, Rachel Bunce, CMA and many others. You're wonderful.

Frozen vlogs

Jean St Clair, Deepa Shastri and Neil Fox-Roberts talk about Frozen. (These video blogs are in BSL. Captions are available.)

Frozen - Audience Reactions

Audience reactions to Frozen at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Featuring double casting with BSL and spoken English performers.

The Dishwashers - Audience Reactions

Audience reactions to The Dishwashers at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Starring David Essex, Rik Makarem and Andrew Jarvis.

Paul Hunter talks about Never Try This At Home Paul Hunter talks about why he decided to make an anarchic play for adults about children's Saturday morning television and what audiences can expect.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre's Work In Schools

A snapshot of the work our education team do in schools around the Midlands and beyond.

O Moon Of Alabama Stars of stage and screen, Walter van Dyk and Liza Sadovy reunite to perform their celebrated compilation of Kurt Weil's most popular works. Expect songs from The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Happy End and more delivered in Van Dyk's and Sadovy's entrancing style. "Liza Sadovy and Walter van Dyk get under the skin of Weill's creations bringing a fresh immediacy to old favourites. I was bewitched throughout. This is what cabaret should be!" Joanna Lumley

A Life Of Galileo In the year 1609, brilliant scientist Galileo makes an astonishing discovery that will change the world. But as he sets out to prove that the earth moves around the sun he creates uproar and finds himself facing the wrath of the church. Roxana Silbert and Mark Ravenhill have created a must-see production of arguably Brecht's greatest play. Ian McDiarmid is perhaps best known for his iconic role as Emperor Palpatine in George Lucas's epic Star Wars films.

Moon On A Rainbow Shawl Talawa Theatre Company and the National Theatre take Errol John's "bruising, brilliantly witty play" (Time Out) on tour to Birmingham after its critically acclaimed run in London.

Joe White talks about what he's gained from REP Foundry

The cast of A Christmas carol sing Christmas carols!

The cast of A Christmas carol sing Christmas carols in our theatre foyer to raise money for St John's Hospice More information at

Blink - Tour Trailer Blink - a dysfunctional love story. 03-05 March 2014 at Birmingham Repertory Theate

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Contact details

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company
Centenary Square
Broad Street
B1 2EP

52.479099, -1.90777

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