REP100 Centenary Stroll

Slip on some headphones and listen to the story of Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

2013 is the centenary of Birmingham Repertory Theatre and we were commissioned by them to produce an audio walk that charts its history. The walk is in four stages with the first chapter in Birmingham City Centre, the second at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, the third in Malvern, and the fourth in the newly refurbished Rep in Birmingham.

The recordings, which all last between four and five minutes, are designed to be listened to at specific locations. At each location you will find a QR code (and web address). Scan and download that track onto your device and listen with headphones. You can also borrow mp3 players in the various venues... or you can just listen to them at home by clicking the tracks opposite. 

Chapter One – Birmingham Beginnings
Go back to 1913 and hear the voice of Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s founder Sir Barry Jackson. A few other characters from the theatre’s past will also make an appearance along the way, as you go past The Electric Cinema and the Town Hall, and up to The REP on Broad Street, which re-opens in September 2013, along with the brand new Library of Birmingham.

Chapter Two - The Stratford Connection
Travel back to 1945 when Sir Barry Jackson became the Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (now the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres).

Chapter Three - The Malvern Festival
To be completed later in the year.

Chapter Four - The REP
To be completed later in the year.


Chapter One - Birmingham Beginnings

Chapter Two - The Stratford Connection