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If your idea of the perfect evening is a visit to the theatre for a world-class performance in an enchanting historic venue, visit the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. The theatre celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013, it is one of the leading performances venues in the Midlands, featuring three auditoria that host dozens of plays every year. The theatre overlooks the attractive Centenary Square.
The theatre was originally based at the Old Rep on Station Street, which was the home of an amateur theatre group but is now the location of the Birmingham Ormiston Academy. Over the years, The Rep has achieved widespread international recognition for its plays; the venue has also trained numerous actors who have continued their careers in the likes of London's West End and New York's Broadway. In the 1990s, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre was renovated and expanded, and was rebuilt in the early 2010s before re-opening once again in 2013.
Whether you're looking for vibrant Chinese cuisine, heart-warming Indian dishes or refined French cuisine, Birmingham has restaurants catering to every culinary taste. You can also find a fantastic selection of hotels all across the city, from budget-friendly contemporary venues to deluxe business-oriented hotels with ample business facilities and conference venues. Many hotels also provide free WiFi access and rooms with fully equipped bathrooms and tea and coffee-making facilities.
Learn about what it was like to live in Birmingham during 1840s to the 1970s by visiting the Birmingham Back to Backs attraction, which include the last surviving 'back to backs' houses that were built for the city's booming population. The city is also acclaimed for its Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, which offers a fascinating exhibition on the history of science, technology and industry. You could also take a short train or car journey a little further afield to Sutton Park, which is one of Europe's biggest urban parks and is also home to numerous budget-friendly bed and breakfasts and deluxe hotels.