A tour celebrating Birmingham's two home-grown theatres.
Join us for a rare opportunity to explore the unique shared history of The Old Rep and Birmingham Repertory Theatre in one grand tour. Led by experienced guides, this tour will take you behind the scenes at both venues, providing insight into the fascinating history of Birmingham Repertory Company over the last 106 years.
Birmingham Repertory Company was founded by local entrepreneur, Sir Barry Jackson in 1913 when he established the world's first purpose-built repertory theatre in Station Street.
Over the next century, the company would become synonymous with ground-breaking theatre, move to an innovative new home in Centenary Square, and collaborate with some of the finest acting and creative talent in the country.
Today, the company continues to play a pivotal role in the city's cultural excellence and civic heritage. These grand tours will take place on Thursday 14 September as part of Birmingham Heritage Week.
10am: Backstage tour at The Old Rep (Station Street, Birmingham, B5 4DY)
10.45am: Guided walk from The Old Rep
11.30am: Refreshments at The REP (Centenary Square, Birmingham B1 2EP)
11.45am-1pm: Backstage tour at The REP (Centenary Square)
Please note: This tour will last approximately 3 hours (with a single break) and will involve lengthy periods of standing, walking and climbing a considerable number of stairs. With this in mind, we would suggest that the tour is not suitable for those with impaired mobility.
Get ready to GO WILD with The McDougalls in their brand new live show – Safari Adventure!
Join Max, Auntie Aggie and Morag the Rabbit for some musical mayhem as they drive around on the look-out for colourful creatures and critters.
From giraffes that laugh to monkeys going bananas – join the gang for a roaring musical adventure for all the family, packed with action songs, live music and audience participation.
Come dressed as your favourite animal!
New Old Friends present 'Crimes On the Coast'
By Feargus Woods Dunlop, directed by James Farrell
A secluded island hotel just off the English coast becomes a crime scene, as a scandal-inducing femme-fatale is felled. All the guests on the island are suspects, but are they alone and is all quite what it seems?
Multi-award-winning theatre company New Old Friends present Crimes On the Coast, a comedy thriller directed by James Farrell (Associate Director - The 39 Steps, West End). The show enjoyed a sell-out national tour in 2018 (under previous title Crimes Under the Sun) and hits the road again in 2019 featuring four actors playing multiple outrageous characters, and a plot that romps along in the company’s trademark inventive style.
Inspired by Agatha Christie, Noel Coward and PG Wodehouse, you are invited on an hilarious but murderous trip to a classic English Riviera retreat.
One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.
Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo.
But this is also a love story with the twist, or at least a really bad sprain.
Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there a deeper meaning? Every man has his price. Sainsburys, where good food costs less.
Andrea McLean has been on your TV for over 20 years and she’s met, worked with and interviewed some of the biggest names in the world. For the first time ever, she’s breaking loose of the TV studio to bring you her confessions of life on and off the small screen.
From how mistaken identity got her a job on breakfast TV to how falling out of a helicopter taught her how to be brave again… Andrea shares all, including incredible stories of menopausal meltdowns.
This night promises to be full of hot gossip, insider stories and secret confessions – and she’ll be asking you to share yours with her too!
Join us this November and December as we bring Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale The Snow Queen to The Old Rep stage.
This adaptation of the magical adventure follows inseparable friends Kai and Gerda. When the heartless Snow Queen steals Kai to help rebuild her broken treasure, can Gerda rescue him in time before she plunges the world into an eternal winter? With the help of an unlikely band of companions, Gerda travels to the Kingdom of Ice to confront the Snow Queen and rescue her friend.
From the creative team behind last year’s Pinocchio, comes a seasonal adventure for the entire family. With an epic original score, spellbinding storytelling, and more than a pinch of Christmas magic, this thrilling re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fable promises to be a fairy-tale you won’t want to miss this Christmas.
At The Old Rep we are always looking for driven and creative individuals to join our team. A passionate and collaborative team is essential to the theatre’s success.
As a theatre dedicated to training and nurturing young talent, The Old Rep offers a range of creative projects and opportunities for young people.