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Write To Play

Birmingham Repertory Theatre are proud to be Year 4 partners on Graeae's writing programme, Write to Play.

Write to Play is a year-long writing programme for emerging Deaf/disabled writers based in different parts of the UK, and year 4 (2016-17) took place in The Midlands. Each year, 5 writers, through a series of workshops and placements, work towards their first full-length play, which is performed in a public sharing at the end of the year. The other partners for Year 4 were Leciester Curve and the Belgrade Theatre Coventry.

"We are delighted to partner with Graeae, Belgrade Theatre and Curve on this most exciting and ambitious of projects. To be a part of this programme on a region wide scale, to discover, nurture and support a new generation of D/deaf and disabled writers and to diversify the pool of fantastic storytellers in the Midlands is a great honour. I really look forward to seeing how these writers, ideas and plays develop and grow with the support and focus that the mentoring, workshops and sharings of work that this scheme offers."
Tessa Walker, Associate Director, Birmingham Repertory Theatre

For more information about the programme, including future plans, email or call 020 7613 6900.

Unsolicited Scripts

Have you written a script and would like some professional feedback? We welcome script submissions from regional, national and international writers.


Thank you so much for reading my play and your feedback; it is so rare to actually receive the thoughts of such an experienced individual from such an established theatre, especially one who engages with a piece so fully, so thank you immensely.

Scripts must be full length and written specifically for the stage. We will respond to all scripts that are submitted. Send your script to

It may take up to four months for a reply so do bear with us.

As well as a programme of commissioning new work The REP runs various writer development programmes designed to enable new writers of promise to develop ideas and gain experience of the professional theatre.

Details of current writer development programmes will be posted on our website as they occur or email to be added to our database.

Rep Foundry

 “The Foundry has been completely life changing for me. In one year I've gone from feeling like I had no right to be trying to make theatre, to feeling like I have no right not to be.”
REP Foundry Theatre Maker, 2015

REP Foundry is an award-winning annual programme for emerging directors, writers, theatre makers and companies from across the West Midlands. This year-long development programme supports artists through workshops, making and sharing work and professional mentoring.

Click here to go to The REP Foundry page.

JMK Directors

JMK Directors 

The JMK Directors group is for young and emerging theatre makers and directors in the West Midlands and offers access to free workshops, networking and assistant director bursaries. Directors from the JMK group have assisted on REP productions  of The Mother, The Lion,The Witch and the WardrobeFolk and Amédée.  

To go to the JMK Directors page, click here.


Art Class

On Thursday mornings local residents meet at The REP for drawing and painting classes. The group work with local art tutor Tracey Dolby to develop their skills and have exhibited in The REP gallery spaces on several occasions. The class covers topics like abstract art and landscape and regularly use The REP's shows as their inspiration.

The Art Class are an important part of The REP's Learning & Participation programme, and have recently contributed work to the REP 100 exhibition. Many of the art class participants have been attending classes at The REP for nine years!

To view some of their work just take a look at the gallery on the left hand side of this page. To find out more email


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