The Birmingham REP


Under the new leadership of Artistic Director Sean Foley (Double Olivier award winner) and Rachael Thomas, Executive Director, The REP is about to embark on a journey to realise its 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 will play in all three theatres.

Established in 1913, The REP has an unparalleled history as a pioneering repertory theatre. The forerunner and model for the RSC and the early National Theatre, it has been the home and launching 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. The future is all about protecting legacy but with a new focus and business strategy under new leadership.

Many of its productions already go on to enjoy future life through commercial transfers and national/international tours and this aspect of the theatre’s work will increase. The artistic programme also encompasses a flagship artist development programme, one of the largest schools’ engagement programmes of any theatre in the UK and a range of other creative learning projects.

These are exciting times for The REP and the city of Birmingham. The UK’s 'second city’ is the youngest city in Europe, and the most multicultural city in the UK. It is a city full of dynamism and energy, and currently undergoing its own renaissance as one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

In 2021 the theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary in its iconic building on Centenary Square, and in 2022 the city will host the Commonwealth Games, both landmark events for the theatre and city and offering unparalleled opportunities for The REP to develop its profile through celebratory programmes of work

Part of The REP’s mission is to ensure that its programme is truly representative of the city it serves, and we aim to imaginatively engage with the people of Birmingham and the wider world to create productions that fill our theatres with its people. In every endeavour we promote inclusivity, diversity, and equality.

The REP’s welcomes ambitious and creative individuals who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, bring fresh ideas, can contribute to continuous improvement and our exciting journey.

Equal Opportunities

The REP is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves and succeed on merit.

The REP is an equal opportunity employer. The aim of our policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Flexible working

The REP is committed to creating a flexible working environment where everyone can be their best whatever their circumstances. We actively encourage applications for job shares and flexible working and will make every effort to accommodate these requests.