Birmingham Repertory Theatre – Bringing Theatre To Life
The REP today is a powerhouse of producing theatre, just as it was when it was founded over 100 years ago. Founded in 1913 by Sir Barry Jackson, Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company rapidly became one of the most famous and exciting theatre companies in the country launching the careers of an array of many great British actors including Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Edith Evans, Paul Scofield, Derek Jacobi, Elizabeth Spriggs, Albert Finney and many more.
The REP’s aim is to inspire a lifelong love of theatre. As well as presenting over 30 productions on its three stages every year, the company tours its productions nationally and internationally, showcasing theatre made in Birmingham to the rest of the world.
The theatre’s programme includes many premieres from new versions of the classics to contemporary writing. The commissioning and production of new work lies at the core of The REP’s programme and over the last 15 years the company has produced more than 130 new plays.
The REP is committed to nurturing new, diverse talent in Birmingham through its youth theatre groups and training for up and coming Writers, Directors and Artists. Its charitable outreach programme is the best of any cultural organisation in the city and engages over 25,000 young people every year.