Relaunch of Old Rep

Curtain up as academy breathes new life into iconic Station Street theatre

Birmingham Ormiston Academy re-launched the Old Rep Theatre with a VIP evening of student performances. The BOA’s ownership of the Station Street theatre will provide a platform for young people to both run the establishment and perform there alongside other amateur groups. Launch guests included Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham City Council, which is sub-letting the theatre to the academy. BOA is sponsored by Ormiston Trust and Birmingham City University, with founding partners Maverick TV and the BRIT School.


  1. Sir Albert Bore, Gaynor Cheshire
  2. Dayna Bateman, Grace Pennington, Jacob Seickell, Sophie Reader
  3. Steve Eagles, Nicholas Bailey
  4. Professor Philip Tickett, Martin Wakeman
  5. Gisela Stuart MP, Sir Albert Bore, Gaynor Cheshire
  6. Anette Lloyd-Jones, Sophie Randal, Charlotte Williams
  7. Claire, Annette, Jef Duffell
  8. Derek Pitt, Alistair Chattaway, Allen McConaghie
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