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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

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.

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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

Lyrikal Fearta: The Letter & Broken Lineage - Official Trailer

Jonzi D's new triple bill show puts old and new school Hip Hop head to head!

Audience reactions to Tartuffe

Audience Reactions to Hopelessly Devoted at The REP

See what audience members had to say about Hopelessly Devoted at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Kate Tempest talks about her new play, Hopelessly Devoted

Award winning spoken word artist and playwright, Kate Tempest talks about her newest play, Hopelessly Devoted, which is playing at Birmingham Repertory Theatre until 5 October 2013.

The Legend Of Mike Smith

How to get to the Edge

The Edge in Digbeth is about ten minutes walk from the Bullring; this video shows the quickest route. While The REP's building is being refurbished, our REP Foundry Nights will take place at The Edge on the last Thursday of every month. Tickets available on 0121 236 4455. The Edge is a former industrial building which has been repurposed as an arts venue by Friction Arts and plays host to many other festivals and companies as well as The REP.

REP Foundry Nights

REP Foundry is an annual artist development programme run by The REP and supported by the Esmee Fairbairne foundation. Monthly scratch nights allow our artists to test out new material in front of a live audience.

Time-lapse of the Heather Gardner set

Twelve hours work in two minutes. Watch our production team go! (Turn on annotations for extra info on what you're seeing.) Heather Gardner is at The Old Rep Theatre until 28 March 2013.

Philip Pullman talks about "I Was A Rat!"

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Contact details

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company
Centenary Square
Broad Street
B1 2EP

52.479099, -1.90777

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