The REP has been creating world class theatre from scratch for 102 years. You now have the unique chance to hear more about its fascinating history. As part of our centenary celebration of the theatre, a dedicated and knowledgeable team of volunteers digitised over 3000 items of The REP’s extensive archive and continue to bring it to life through talks.

Thursday 15 September, 12pm
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe: From Page To Stage
Discover the story behind our record-breaking 2015 Christmas show.

Wednesday 9 November, 12pm
The REP At War
Learn how Birmingham Repertory Theatre survived two world wars.

Saturday 10 December, 2pm
Christmas At The REP
Our Christmas productions have become a must-see Christmas tradition. Uncover their colourful history.

We also deliver our Archive Talks to a variety of groups in Birmingham such as Women’s Institute groups, U3A groups and Rotary Clubs. We charge a fee of £40 to cover expenses and as a registered charity welcome donations to be made at the event to go towards sustaining The REP for future generations. So if your club is looking to book in speakers of special interest and you would like learn more about the fascinating history of The REP then email or call 0121 245 2163 for more information or to book.

Date Time Venue Notes Prices Booking
Thu 19 Apr 12:00pm The REP - Winteringham Room £5.10 - £6.00 Book Tickets
Thu 17 May 12:00pm The REP - Winteringham Room £5.10 - £6.00 Book Tickets
Thu 14 Jun 12:00pm The REP - Winteringham Room £5.10 - £6.00 Book Tickets

Winteringham Room

General Admission

The REP - Winteringham Room

Part of REP Open Day Spring 2016

Past events in this season

In Conversation With Jonathan Coe & Richard Cameron

A discussion with the author and the adapter of The Rotters' Club

NT Screening: Dara

Come along for an exclusive National Theatre screening of Dara as part of The REP's Open Day...

Shahid's Sharing

Join award-winning director, Shahid Nadeem, as he hosts a sharing of local work...

Spoken Word Workshops

Join Beatfreeks as they host a 2-hour spoken word workshop...

Twelfth Night Workshop

Join innovative theatre company, Filter, for a unique workshop experience...

WriteAway Workshop

Learn how to develop your playwriting skills at The REP's Open Day...

REP Open Day Spring 2016

Take a sneak peek behind the scenes at Birmingham's premier producing theatre.

The Rotters' Club

Jonathan Coe's award-winning tale of youth in revolt against a backdrop of a rapidly changing 1970’s Birmingham

Live Lunch

Lunchtime readings of new plays, in partnership with the Royal Court Theatre

The REP - Backstage Tours

Delve behind the scenes on our guided backstage tours

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