Birmingham Repertory Theatre ("The Rep")
Established in 1913, The REP was the first ever purpose built repertory theatre in the UK. It has an unparalleled history as a producing theatre, being the blueprint for both the RSC and the National Theatre. It has been the home and launching place for some of the most exciting talent in UK theatre both past and present, including Laurence Olivier, Dame Edith Evans, Peter Brook, Julie Christie, Kenneth Branagh, David Harewood, and Adrian Lester, with a history of innovation that includes the world’s first modern dress Shakespeare in 1923 and Dame Judi Dench’s directing debut.
The REP currently produces much of its work in partnership with other producers across the commercial and funded theatre sectors and many of its productions go on to enjoy future life through commercial transfers and national/international tours - its production of Raymond Briggs The Snowman has been a touring international classic for 25 years.
The REP is a world class theatre for everyone, and strives to ensure that its programme is truly representative of the city it serves. In every endeavour, it promotes inclusivity, diversity, and equality.