These two free talks cover the architectural history of The REP.

John Bowen and Sons: builders of the Old Rep, an illustrated talk by Anthony Collins
16 February 2013
The Old Rep was built in just four months between October 1912 and February 1913. Come and hear the story of John Bowen, who walked from Worcestershire to Birmingham with a sack of tools on his back in 1868 and set up his own business building many of Birmingham’s public buildings including The Old Rep and the Victoria Law Courts.

Designing the new REP on Broad Street, a talk by Grahame Winteringham
30 March 2013
Architect of the new building and trustee of the company, Grahame Winteringham tells a fascinating story of being commissioned to design a new and democratic repertory theatre – to reflect the physicality of The Old Rep but to house 900 seats! learn more about his award-winning design.

Date Time Venue Notes Prices Booking

The Old Rep

  • Address: Station Street, (Nearest car park is on Dudley Street), Birmingham, B5 4DY
  • Box Office: 0121 236 4455
  • Phone: 0121 236 4455

Part of REP 100

Past events in this season


Ten schools. Ten minutes. Ten scenes. Ten decades

Open Day 2013

Free activities for all the family

Creating Theatre Seminar

Seminar on the process of creating theatre

100 Years Of Theatre Design

A talk on 100 years of theatre design

The Quiet Pioneer: Film Showing

A film about Sir Barry Jackson in association with Flatpack Festival

REP100 Weekender

Talks and discussions on the REP's achievements over the last century

Hidden Histories - REP100

The secret stories and untold tales that never made it to the stage

Behind the Scenes - REP100

Backstage tours providing insight into the early days of the company

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