Rep To REP Tour
A tour celebrating Birmingham's two home-grown theatres.
Join us for a rare opportunity to explore the unique shared history of The Old Rep and Birmingham Repertory Theatre in one grand tour.
Led by experienced guides, this tour will take you behind the scenes at both venues, providing insight into the fascinating history of Birmingham Repertory Company over the last 105 years.
Birmingham Repertory Company was founded by local entrepreneur, Sir Barry Jackson in 1913 when he established the world's first purpose-built repertory theatre in Station Street.
Over the next century, the company would become synonymous with ground-breaking theatre, move to an innovative new home in Centenary Square, and collaborate with some of the finest acting and creative talent in the country.
Today, the company continues to play a pivotal role in the city's cultural excellence and civic heritage.
These grand tours will take place on Thursday 6 September and Saturday 8 September, as part of Birmingham Civic Society's Centenary celebrations and during Birmingham Heritage Week.
10am Backstage tour at The Old Rep (Station Street, Birmingham, B5 4DY)
10.45am Guided walk from The Old Rep
11.30am Refreshments at The REP (Centenary Square, Birmingham B1 2EP)
11.45am-1pm Backstage tour at The REP (Centenary Square)
1pm *Optional lunch in Marmalade Bistro at The REP (Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2EP)
Please note: This tour will last approximately 3 hours (with a single break) and will involve lengthy periods of standing, walking and climbing a considerable number of stairs.
With this in mind, we would suggest that the tour is not suitable for those with impaired mobility.