In February 2014, BOA successfully tendered for and acquired the Old Rep Theatre. The Old Rep was the first purpose built repertory theatre in the UK. We are delighted to be the custodians of such an important piece of theatrical heritage.
The Old Rep is a young people driven venue in the heart of Birmingham, next door to New Street Station. It offers extraordinary creative opportunities for the young people, families, artists and communities of our city and our region, alongside a vibrant professional programme of contemporary drama, dance, comedy, musicals and top quality family productions. BOA and its students are at the heart of this programme and vision.
Having refurbished backstage to provide more studios, the Old Rep is ideal for workshops, rehearsals and performances. It will offer many opportunities for our students in performing arts, technical theatre and theatre administration. Students on performing and production arts courses may have some timetabled lessons at the Old Rep.
We hope to enrich, entertain and educate our community within this exceptional historical and cultural setting.