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.
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
Past events in this season
Ten schools. Ten minutes. Ten scenes. Ten decades
Free activities for all the family
Seminar on the process of creating theatre
A talk on 100 years of theatre design
A film about Sir Barry Jackson in association with Flatpack Festival
Talks and discussions on the REP's achievements over the last century
The secret stories and untold tales that never made it to the stage
Backstage tours providing insight into the early days of the company