The Old Rep Theatre

The Old Rep Theatre
Station Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DY
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Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but this is Parsons' latest stand-up show. Can he really promise peak bullshit? Come along and find out.

Sat 13 May

Boa Dance, Music, Musical Theatre & Acting Pathways Community Performances

The Performing Arts pathways at BOA are coming together fora unique community event showcasing their range of talents. This event will feature music, dance and acting in a collaborative event that will truly demonstrate what the Performing Arts at BOA do best – perform!

Brass In Concert

'**BRASS’ in Concert 20 February 2017 – 7pm Book, music & lyrics by Benjamin Till** Additional lyrics by Nathan Taylor and Sir Arnold Wesker ‘BRASS’ in Concert is a recently adapted semi-staged version of new British musical ‘BRASS’ which tells the story of a group of men from a Leeds-based brass band who…

Mon 20 Feb

£8–£10 / 0121 245 4455

The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari

Based on the silent film by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer Directed by Stephen Simms A brand new piece of ensemble theatre. “When will I die?” asked the young man. “Tomorrow” came the sleepwalker’s reply. “You must become Caligari!” A horror story of possession, thought-control, lust and murder, which unfolds…

Wed 22 Mar

Thu 23 Mar

Sat 25 Mar

The Colour Of Me

Wriggle Dance Theatre specialise in producing high quality, interactive performances for young children and their families. They invite you to join them on The Old Rep stage in a magical world of colour. Can you feel the excitement of the deep blue sea, the green peacefulness of nature, or bravely go where no child has…

Sat 21 Jan

£6–£8 / 0121 245 4455

Sold out / 0121 245 4455

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A showcase to celebrate Year 12 Dance students’ achievements over the year at BOA. A variety performance including jazz and contemporary styles and the opportunity to see a taster of students’ own inspired choreography.

Tue 18 Jul

£9–£10 / 0121 245 4455

Wed 19 Jul

£9–£10 / 0121 245 4455

From Rags To Riches

Join us for an evening of show-stopping entertainment brought to you by Year 12 students on Birmingham Ormiston Academy’s highly acclaimed Musical Theatre Pathway. This evening will be jam-packed with singing,dancing and acting excerpts from musical stage and screen.

Wed 28 Jun

£10–£12 / 0121 245 4455

Thu 29 Jun

£10–£12 / 0121 245 4455

Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

The something about Gary is that he has a lot of opinions on jokes and is going to let you hear them (and hopefully some jokes) on his latest tour.

The Gondoliers

Birmingham Savoyards present.. The Gondoliers One of Gilbert & Sullivan’s best known works, The Gondoliers is a bright and happy operetta set amidst the streets and canals of Venice and later on the island of Barataria. The show is full of fun, brimming with witty dialogue and enchanting music, including the…

Tue 14 Mar

Wed 15 Mar

£14–£15 / 0121 245 4455

Thu 16 Mar

£14–£15 / 0121 245 4455

…and 2 more dates until 18 Mar

Heaven Eyes

Théâtre Sans Frontières presents ***Heaven Eyes*** By David Almond Three youngsters run away from their children’s home and sail down the River Tyne on a makeshift raft. Stuck on the mudflats, they meet a strange girl who lives with an old man, Grampa. The girl has a secret only Grampa knows …. and he’s not…

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How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying’ to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such…

International Women's Day

Following last year’s celebration of original work from fabulous female artists, New Work Nights *returns with a fantastic double bill of drama from Midlands writers for * International Women’s Day 2017. Save Our School Dinners… Jamie! After the success of last years 'The Funeral Singer' showcase at The Old…

Josie Long: Something Better

The politically astute Sidcup-born comedian, who took part in the Channel 4 show Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls as part of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign, waxes lyrical about optimism, hopefulness and the giddy joys of surrounding yourself with people you can look up to.

Fri 17 Feb

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

Upbeat comedy from the former Phoenix Nights actor.

Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted

Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…

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Legally Blonde

*Birmingham Youth On Stage * is back with a brand new production. Elle Woods appears to have it all. However, when her boyfriend, Warner, unexpectedly dumps her, her life is turned upside down. Determined to get him back, Elle follows him to Harvard Law. Whilst there, she struggles with her peers, the professor and…

Thu 25 May

£11–£13 / 0121 245 4455

Fri 26 May

£11–£13 / 0121 245 4455

Literally Dramatic

A season of four plays connected to great works of literature form the basis of year 13 Acting pathways Final Major Productions. From a dystopian future to a Dickensian past, from a 1001 stories told to save a life to a life given to the obsessive pursuit of a white whale, this season will push the boundaries of what…

Tue 2 May

£10–£12 / 0121 245 4455

Wed 3 May

£10–£12 / 0121 245 4455

Thu 4 May

£10–£12 / 0121 245 4455

Fri 5 May

£10–£12 / 0121 245 4455

Little Mermaid Jr

The Old Rep *is delighted to welcome back the talented, award-winning * Birmingham Youth *Theatre * to celebrate their *30th Anniversary * with a musical double bill. Act One takes the theme of Memories – A Musical Montage, including a look back at * milestones from the group’s past productions, while Act Two…

Thu 15 Jun

£14.50 / 0121 245 4455

Fri 16 Jun

£14.50 / 0121 245 4455

Lucy Porter: Consequences

An new show of heart-felt personal revelations and incisive cultural observations from Lucy Porter.

Fri 27 Jan

Matt Forde: It's My Political Party (and I'll Cry if I Want to)

  • 4 stars

Politics jokes (which, to be fair, seem pretty easy these days) from Forde, former adviser to New Labour.

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Motionhouse: Scattered

Scattered combines Motionhouse's highly physical trademark style with entrancing digital imagery in a breathtaking interaction between film and live performance. Seven dancers delve into the majesty and savagery of water, plunging into an ocean, tumbling down a waterfall and sliding on an avalanche to a frozen…

Tue 31 Jan

£12–£18 / 0121 245 4455

Wed 1 Feb

£12–£18 / 0121 245 4455

Thu 2 Feb

£12–£18 / 0121 245 4455

Fri 3 Feb

£12–£18 / 0121 245 4455

New Work Nights: Happy Hour

Tmesis Theatre, one of the UK's leading physical theatre companies, headline 2017's first New Work Night *with * Happy Hour. The workers on Level 3 are racing against the clock to reach their quote of Smiley Faces, but are they really happy enough? This poignant and fast paced comedy explores the 21st century…

Wed 1 Mar


A presentabsence theatre, Little Arden Theatre Company and Mr. Millerman Presents production. ***NOISE*** is a bold piece of new writing by Thomas Moran and a frenetic and physical production that promises to reverberate the stage. You've heard about the first year of university? Four young freshers are about…

Thu 13 Apr

£8 / 0121 245 4455

Fri 14 Apr

Richard Herring: The Best

A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.

Thu 23 Feb

Sara Pascoe: Animal

Intelligent observations and quirky storytelling from the actress and stand-up.

Sat 29 Apr

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Sonia Sabri Company: Akaar

Birmingham-based artists are set to wow with their flair for performing outstanding music and dance. Akaar presents the amazing talents that Artistic Director Sonia Sabri and Music Director Sarvar Sabri have nurtured through their years of dedicated teaching and guidance. In addition, Akaar showcases guest artists from…

Sat 28 Jan


Adapted from the original by Christopher Marlowe Ambition. Subjugation. Immortality. Yellow Earth *presents * Christopher Marlowe ’s thrilling, controversial and compelling masterpiece, Tamburlaine. The story of a lowly shepherd who rises to power and conquers half the world through sheer brutality and…

Fri 21 Apr

£12 / 0121 245 4455

The Ugly Duckling & Other Stories

Children and parents alike - come and join us and discover the joys of imaginative play! Together with our skilled troupe of storytellers, explore four of Mr. Andersen's famous fables, on a humorous, heart-filled and musical journey. Take heed of the grand and foolish Emperor in his quest to look the best; listen to…

Uncle Ben

Following multiple sell-out runs at The Drum, Uncle Ben *comes to * The Old Rep. *Uncle Ben * is a comedy play about a single father with a dysfunctional family, doing all he can to keep them together. With his daughter soon to be married to ‘the wrong man’, we head to Uncle Ben’s for dinner, but all sorts of…

Fri 23 Jun

£10 / 0121 245 4455

Sat 24 Jun

£10 / 0121 245 4455


A showcase to celebrate Year 12 Dance students’ achievements over the year at BOA. A variety performance including jazz and contemporary styles and the opportunity to see a taster of students’ own inspired choreography.

Tue 18 Jul

£9–£10 / 0121 245 4455

Wed 19 Jul

£9–£10 / 0121 245 4455

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