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Birmingham library and REP Theatre's opening date announced

20th March 2012

Birmingham’s new £189m library will open on 3 September, 2013. The new building, in Centenary Square, replaces the Birmingham Central Library in Chamberlain Square. The project has also included a refurbishment and extension to the REP theatre which will be linked to the library and will reopen in September 2013.

The 2013 season will include shows in The REP’s main 800 seat auditorium, now with the benefit of air-cooling, and in the new 300 seat studio theatre created through the partnership with the new library. There will also be a full programme of education and artistic research and development activity in The REP’s smallest 140 seat theatre, The Door that has also been improved as part of the development.

The theatre’s executive director Stuart Rogers said they were producing work at other venues in the city whilst the theatre was closed. He said: “That’s all going fine and we like that but we’re all hugely looking forward to getting back in the building, because there’s nothing like having your own building and producing all the work in there.”

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