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!

Flatpack Film Festival: Around China With A Movie Camera

From Hanzhou’s picturesque canals to the Shanghai races, explore 50 years of Chinese history through an extraordinary collection of rare and beautiful travelogues, newsreels and home movies from the archives of the British Film Institute. This eclectic mixture of films include what could well be the oldest surviving film…

Flatpack Film Festival: Eyes Without A Face

The brilliant but obsessive scientist Dr. Génessier (Pierre Brasseur) will stop at nothing to restore his daughter’s horribly disfigured face back to its true beauty - even if this means surgically removing the faces of other young women he lures to his secluded mansion. One of the greats of French cinema, George Franju’s…

Flatpack Film Festival: History History History

On October 23rd, 1956, a revolution broke out in Budapest. Hungarians rose up against Soviet hegemony and fought troops on the streets, from their homes, and from their revolutionary headquarters at the Corvin Cinema. In a poignant and funny act of remembering, artist and theatre-maker Deborah Pearson loosely "translates…

Flatpack Film Festival: Lucky Star & Ela Orleans

New England, 1914. Tim installs power lines. Mary is a poor farm girl with a sideline in thieving. When Tim returns from war in a wheelchair, an unexpected romance slowly sparks into life. This was the third pairing of Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor for director Frank Borzage, and his soft-focus lighting shows off both…

Flatpack Film Festival: Minute Bodies - The Intimate World Of F. Percy Smith

To warm you up for the magical underwater world of Jean Painleve (p.X), here’s a chance to explore the work of another visionary scientist-cum-artist. Percy Smith’s obsession was with capturing the minutiae of nature and he went to amazing lengths to achieve this, creating home-built contraptions from Meccano and…

Flatpack Film Festival: Nature's Dance - Painlevé Live

A generous and inventive spirit, Jean Painlevé made over 200 films spanning six decades. The vast majority of these were concerned with the natural world, combining technical innovation with an eye for the surreal to shed light on species that many viewers would not have encountered before. A trailblazer for the likes of…

Flatpack Film Festival: Wild At Heart

Shortly after completing the pilot for Twin Peaks, David Lynch read a proof of Barry Gifford’s novel about a couple on the run in the deep, dark South and was immediately sold on the idea of a movie version. Describing Wild at Heart as “a picture about finding love in hell”, Lynch dials everything up to 11 here and is…

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.

Home Chat

HOME CHAT By Noel Coward. Directed by Jacob Murray. Friends, Janet Ebony and Peter Chelsworth, are forced to share a sleeping compartment following a disastrous train crash on their way back to London from Paris. Scandalous outrage ensues on arrival home as Janet's husband, Paul, and her mother-in-law accuse them…

Thu 18 May

£5–£7.50 / 0121 245 4455

Fri 19 May

Sat 20 May

£5–£7.50 / 0121 245 4455

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…

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

Upbeat comedy from the former Phoenix Nights actor.

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

£9–£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


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 to…

Thu 13 Apr

£8 / 0121 245 4455

Fri 14 Apr

Sara Pascoe: Animal

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

Sat 29 Apr


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


Tamburlaine is the electrifying theatrical study of tyranny and ambition written in 1587 by the English Renaissance playwright Christopher Marlowe when he was only 23. Some 430 years later Yellow Earth Theatre brings this rarely performed, complex drama to the Old Rep Theatre with a female lead and cast of six who take on…

Fri 21 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0121 245 4455

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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