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adders
January 21st, 2011, 03:07
A continuation from my earlier thread here: http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=43467

Now, bear in mind this building opened in 1971, so it's not exactly the best looking of theatres, but it's now closed for the next 3 years whilst someone builds a library on to the side of it.

It hosts an 824 seat main auditorium, and a 190 seat studio auditorium. And whereas there's not much history to the building itself, the company itself has been about since 1913. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_Repertory_Theatre

There's more history on Centenary Square, and information on the Library construction in the thread link above.

How it looked over a year ago before reconstruction work started.

http://www.adampowell.org.uk/urbex/centenary/22.jpg

Front foyer.

http://www.adampowell.org.uk/urbex/rep/1.jpg

http://www.adampowell.org.uk/urbex/rep/2.jpg

Main auditorium.

http://www.adampowell.org.uk/urbex/rep/3.jpg

http://www.adampowell.org.uk/urbex/rep/4.jpg

http://www.adampowell.org.uk/urbex/rep/5.jpg

Stage left, towards the workshop. The roller shutter can be opened fully to allow sets and props to be wheeled in and out.

http://www.adampowell.org.uk/urbex/rep/6.jpg

http://www.adampowell.org.uk/urbex/rep/7.jpg

http://www.adampowell.org.uk/urbex/rep/8.jpg

Ventilation plant room.

http://www.adampowell.org.uk/urbex/rep/9.jpg

Battery room.

http://www.adampowell.org.uk/urbex/rep/10.jpg

"The Door" studio auditorium, fully stripped back. There's no stage in this one.

http://www.adampowell.org.uk/urbex/rep/11.jpg

Rear service tunnel.

http://www.adampowell.org.uk/urbex/rep/12.jpg

Service tunnel courtyard between kitchens and workshop.

http://www.adampowell.org.uk/urbex/rep/13.jpg

So again, not the most historic or exciting of locations, but seeing as it'll be drastically changing over the next few years I figured why not.