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About The REP

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he Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s mission is to produce excellent theatrical experiences, to entertain, enlighten and engage audiences. This supports our vision, which is to ‘Inspire the city of Birmingham to a lifelong love of theatre’. Making theatre from scratch remains at the heart of the theatre’s work. Birmingham has historically been known as the workshop of the world – today it is also celebrated as a great cultural workshop. Birmingham’s vision is to place cultural ingenuity at the centre of its regeneration – The REP is the force at the heart of that vision.

“It is my belief that the theatre should

lead and inspire”

Sir Barry Vincent Jackson Founder, Brimingham Repertory Theatre

For details on shows and booking information contact The REP Box Office on 0121 236 4455 or visit www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

The REP has played a pivotal part in shaping the theatrical life of the region. A century of creative talent has been inspired by The REP’s spirit of innovation, an atmosphere which radiates throughout its home at the centre of the city today.


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earcys, our new Conference and Events partner and one of the UK’s most prestigious catering companies, provides exceptional food and memorable dining experiences in all of The REP’s conferencing and event spaces. Specialising in highquality locally sourced British cuisine, it provides everything from breakfasts and buffets to cocktails and afternoon tea. You can be sure that your guests will leave with a positive impression of you, and a lasting memory of the food they ate in The SPACES.

Centenary Bar & Brasserie at The REP is all about authentic seasonal British food served over looking the redeveloped Centenary Square in Birmingham. The brasserie serves a range of bistro-style dishes, and contemporary takes on old classics, making them perfect for a special celebration, networking event or business lunch. Centenary Café Bar is open daily serving everything from breakfast through to late-night snacks. Choose from the gourmet coffees, fresh Danish pastries and range of sharing platters. Just drop in, tuck in and enjoy the relaxed style and warm welcome.

“I hate people who are not

serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.” The Importance Of Being Ernest


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About The SPACES

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he REP’s conferencing and events facility, The SPACES, offers a range of superb and distinctive places to meet throughout our newly refurbished building. From custom-built conferencing suites and meeting rooms to open mezzanine and foyer spaces, we offer a wide range of options to suit everyone. On occasion, it’s even possible to use the three theatre auditoria themselves. But you don’t have to hire the actual theatre to give your guests a feel for the theatrical. The unique experience of holding your conference or event within a working theatre’s environment presents many possibilities to connect to our work and our people.

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e aim to ensure that you and your guests have the best possible experience we can offer, and one you will remember for years to come.

Here are just a few possibilities: Back stage tours We offer Back Stage tours of the areas usually unavailable to the general public – this includes, the main stage, our beautiful rehearsal rooms, the workshop, wigs and wardrobe departments and actors’ dressing rooms.

“All the world’s

a stage

and all the men and women

merely players” William Shakespeare

Event ‘props’ We can also present you with ideas to bring a flavour of the theatrical to your booking such as; costume displays, drama workshops, or talks from our team of theatre industry specialists. Add post conference drinks and canapés Enhance your day in the surroundings of the new Centenary Bar and Brasserie by including pre-theatre dinner or other wine and dine options to your event package. Add theatre tickets You might simply consider adding tickets to see a show from classics to new original plays, epic drama to intimate tales and everything in between. Let us take care of you Every guest of The SPACES is supported by our Event Management team who delight in ensuring you achieve the most from your time with us.


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About The SUITES

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ewly built in 2013, our three exible, highspeciďŹ cation suites overlook Centenary Square and provide a bright and conducive environment for your guests. The SUITES can be hired individually or combined to make a single spacious room for those who require particularly large spaces. A ceiling mounted projector is available for use when The SUITES are used in their entirety.

The SUITES are serviced by food specialists, Searcys, who also run the Centenary Bar and Brasserie at The REP, so catering can be delivered swiftly and easily to suit your requirements. The SUITES also give access to an internal break-out balcony offering views over the impressive new Library of Birmingham foyer and across to the open air amphitheatre in Centenary Square, nestled within landscaped gardens.

Each of The SUITES is fully equipped with WiFi access, 47 inch plasma screens for your presentation content, and technical support services provided by our team of audio visual specialists. Additional equipment can be sourced via our team at The REP or brought in by the client directly.


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ithin the footprint of The REP’s original building, we offer four self-contained meeting rooms for hire. These unique rooms are ideal for use as break out spaces in support of a larger event in The SUITES; for those who require a more intimate meeting space, or for individuals seeking a creative working environment or temporary city centre offices within which to focus on a particular project or meet clients.

These self-contained rooms are fully equipped with Wifi, office furniture, comfortable lounge seating, refreshment areas and views over Centenary Square through The REP’s famed arched windows.

“Sometimes I've believed as

many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Alice In Wonderland


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About other REP SPACES and possibilities

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he REP is a producing theatre creating sets, costumes, wigs and props from within its Centenary Square building. This dynamic environment offers many interesting and creative possibilities for space hire and event enhancement to those who prefer a more explicitly theatrical experience for their guests.

Opportunities to ponder include: exclusive use of our stunning mezzanine area, its sweep of arched windows offer clear views of Birmingham city centre. Custom built mobile bars on the mezzanine give the ultimate flexibility throughout the space. Or our distinctive foyer with its grand piano, bar and direct connection to the new Centenary Bar and Brasserie.

“It may have been quixotic, but it was magnificent.” The Wind In The Willows


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or a special event which requires something truly dramatic, how about using one of The REP’s auditoria? On occasion you could have access to:

The HOUSE (820 seat) our most epic space;

The STUDIO (300 seat) our brand new, adaptable 300 seat theatre with state of the art facilities;

The DOOR (140 seat) our totally flexible intimate theatre space.

Further event and conferencing opportunities also exist within the new Library of Birmingham, by discussion. Just let us know your requirements and our Event Management Team will investigate options and availability and pull together a package to suit you.


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About BIRMINGHAM With world-class art, unique drama, musical flair, diverse dance and performing arts – come and soak up the culture in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.

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amed the UK’s most popular conference and events destination outside London by the British Meetings and Events Industry Survey 2012/13, Birmingham is a city that welcomes major events and visitors like no other.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre occupies the perfect location in the city centre for a multitude of conference, banquet and event requirements. The SPACES, situated at the heart of the theatre itself, are within easy walking distance of the ICC & Symphony Hall, close to New Street Station and within easy reach of Snow Hill and Moor Street stations, the canal network, all major hotels, entertainment, dining and retail activity.

There's an openness about the wide public spaces, the architecture,

and the people too!

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ooking for a distinctive, high quality conference and events venue at the heart of the country? There’s no place like The SPACES.

“Nothing is impossible

that one desires with indomitable will.”

Now it's over to you Contact us today if you would like to place a booking, need further information or want to come in and view The SPACES. We're here to help.

Henrik Ibsen

CONTACT The SPACES Birmingham Repertory Theatre Centenary Square Broad Street Birmingham B1 2EP t 0121 245 2076 e thespaces@birmingham-rep.co.uk w thespaces-rep.co.uk


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