Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Overview

"We're a leading producing theatre making theatrical moments to cherish, but there are many other reasons for you to visit us - even if you're not coming to see a play! We would love to help you to make your own special 'moments' memorable."
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Access Card Notes

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Contact details

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EP
Phone: 0121 236 4455, Typetalk 18001 0121 235 4455

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair seating is available in all our auditoria. All our auditoria are accessible from the ground floor as are our box office, cloakroom and shop. The introduction of new lifts during our recent refurbishment means that step-free access is now available for more of our building than ever before! Lift access is available for our restaurant and conference spaces, all levels of our main auditorium, our meeting rooms and rehearsal rooms. Step-free backstage tours are available, but please mention your access requirements when booking so that we can plan our route accordingly.

Short Distances

Short distance
Parking for Blue Badge holders is available outside Brindley Drive car park (multi-storey at the back of The REP). Parking for Blue Badge holders is also available on Cambridge Street at the rear of the building, but spaces are extremely limited. There are four disabled parking bays located on Cambridge Street (behind The REP) for the use of theatre-goers with access requirements.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor and mezzanine levels of the foyer.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Guide dogs are welcome throughout the theatre and can be taken into the auditorium or left with a member of staff during the performance. Please let us know if you need this service when making your booking.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Members of our Access Register will also be able to make use of the priority booking period and discounts on accessible performances. If you are Deaf or disabled (or book on behalf of someone who is), you can join the register by calling the Box Office on 0121 236 4455. The Register also offers accessible publicity and complimentary companion seats for those who require it.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
Our Audio Described Performances offer a live description of what's happening on stage in addition to what the actors are saying. This can be done using headphones that you can borrow from The REP, or through the mobile connect app.

Headsets can be pre-booked through Box Office using a small returnable deposit. Alternatively, you can access the audio description via a smart phone and headphones by downloading the MobileConnect app and logging on to the MobileConnect wi-fi network.

Customers wishing to enjoy an Audio Described Performance should be in their seats 15 minutes before the performance begins in order to hear the full description of the set and costumes.

At every performance where Audio Description is provided, there is a pre-show Touch Tour 90 minutes before the performance. Touch Tours give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the set and costumes before the show and sometimes even to meet the performers. Touch tours are free, but places are limited so advanced booking is essential.

Information is also available in alternative formats including large print and audio versions. To ensure you receive content in the most appropriate format, we recommend that you join our Access Register.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
After a fundraising appeal, we are upgrading our old hearing induction loop. An up-to-date Hearing Assistance system will now be available in all three of our auditoria. We would like to thank all the generous donors who made this upgrade possible. All of our counters are fitted with hearing loops and several members of our Front Of House team speak British Sign Language. Many of our shows will have BSL Interpreted performances. The interpreter is typically situated on the right hand side as you face the stage. The seats with the best view of the signer are reserved for members of our Access Register, so please specify that you are booking for the BSL performance when you contact the Box Office. During a Captioned Performance, the actors' words appear as visible text on screens at the same time as they are spoken. The seats with the best view of the screens are reserved for members of our Access Register, so please specify that you are booking for the captioned performance when you contact the Box Office.