For every actor you see on stage at a REP production there can be ten people working behind the scenes. More than 40 people work in our marketing, learning, literary, finance, administration, production and sales departments and every member of staff has had a different route into their job. Some have come straight from university, others have gained vital work experience as part of a school or college placement whilst others have come to work at The REP having gained and developed skills in a different industry altogether.

One thing we do know is that the employment landscape will continue to change. The government estimate that 61% of the jobs which young people will do when they leave school haven’t been invented yet!

I hope that you find this section of the website useful – it will provide you with information about the different departments at The REP and the jobs that people do here, as well as current vacancies and casting opportunities when they are available.

Steve Ball
Associate Director
Birmingham Repertory Theatre


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Work Experience

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Department Profiles

There are more than 24 departments who contribute to the work of a producing theatre like The REP, here is a list of who they are and what they do.