Communities - Birmingham Rep
Adult Drama Company

Have you always wanted to try acting? Would you like to develop your acting skills? Or are you just looking for a new hobby?

If so, The REP would love for you to join our Adult Drama Company.

The REP has two adult drama groups for people aged 25 and over that meet every week on Monday evenings and Wedensday mornings.

Each week, participants take part in workshops and rehearsals and perform in one of our theatre spaces. These sessions work towards a performance in summer on The REP stage, 

Whether you've performed many times, had a little acting experience or never tried it before, this is the perfect opportunity to develop your skills, express yourself and even make some new friends.

Price per term (minimum of 10 sessions): £60
Please email for more information.

Lightpost Company

Lightpost is made up of young black and dual heritage men aged 16 to 26. Participants meet every Tuesday from 6.30pm - 9pm at The REP working to build resilience, increase communication skills, develop confidence, learn theatre techniques and regularly perform at the theatre.There is no cost involved in taking part.

For more information please email

Lightpost is part of a wider project, Shifting The Dial

Shifting the Dial, uses cultural activities to encourage young black men to discuss and explore mental health issues and build resilience through promoting wellbeing, improving self-esteem and encouraging personal development.  Birmingham Repertory Theatre runs the project in partnership with First Class Legacy, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust and Centre for Mental Health. It is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.


Play-Reading Group

Discover a range of playwrights, styles and periods with our fun, informal Play-Reading Group. It's competely FREE to join, refreshments will be provided and there's no need to book so come along and join us.

Following government advice regarding the outbreak of COVID-19, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend all Play-Reading Group sessions at Thimblemill Library until further notice.

Write Away

Write Away is The REP's new writing project, working with adults from across the region to develop their playwriting skills.

The group work with REP staff studying a range of different skills and techniques to develop their writing skills and look at how to get started in playwriting. There is also the chance to meet other people who are interested in writing for theatre and share work with the group.

Participants for Write Away will be selected from people who have taken part in Play In A Day sessions taking place across the city. The course is free to participants who are selected.

For more information please email

Community Casting

A community cast is composed of talented volunteer performers from the local area who are given the chance to perform alongside professional actors in a REP show, sometimes for fun, sometimes as a step on the road to a professional acting career. Former REP community cast members have gone on to work with Bristol Old Vic, the National Theatre and the RSC.


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