Established in 1913, The Rep has an unparalleled history as a pioneering repertory theatre and the launch-pad for some of the most exciting talent in UK theatre, both past and present. Today it is a producing powerhouse with three auditoria – The House, 820 seats; The Studio, 300 seats; The Door, 150 seats – as well as extensive on-site production facilities.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre is in the midst of significant renewal, with the vision of being a national and international centre for artistically ambitious popular theatre in all its forms: comedies, dramas, musicals, dance-theatre and family shows.
Revivals, new work and commissions play in all three of its theatres, with many of their productions going on to enjoy future life through commercial transfers and national/international tours.
The Rep aspires to be a leader in environmental sustainability in the cultural sector. They have convened the leadership of the city’s major cultural organisations to develop a partnership approach to sustainability, with the aim of acting collectively for greater impact.
They hope to use their influence within the sector to encourage other cultural organisations to develop their own net zero routemaps, to educate and inform people about the climate crisis.
The Rep currently collects data and reports on environmental impacts including energy, waste, water, materials and transport and have been doing so for several years. In 2023, they appointed a Director of Facilities and Operations to lead the process of benchmarking and target setting, beginning to work towards low and lower carbon experiences.
On their membership with SWM, they say:
Our primary contact is Rachael Thomas, Executive Director.