Old Joint Stock Theatre
The theatre seats 95 in a flexible arrangement and is located on the first floor of the Old Joint Stock pub - a grade II listed building built as the Birmingham Joint Stock Bank by architect J. A. Chatwin in 1864 and converted into a pub in 1997. The theatre opened in 2006 with the £350,000 cost being provided by the owners Fuller, Smith and Turner.
The venue hosts mostly theatre and has two resident groups, The Old Joint Stock Musical Theatre Group and Foghorn Improv. It also programmes music, comedy and dance.
The theatre includes full dressing and green room facilities, a box office, cloakroom and lounge area for interval drinks, as well as a demountable stage and seating that allows each production or hire to inhabit the space to its best potential.
The theatre attracts companies and artists from across the region and nationally including Mrs Barbara Nice, Stewart Lee, Reginald D Hunter, Jim Jeffries and Tom Allen. The theatre is also ideal for corporate evenings, not just with what's on offer in the theatre programme (block booking an evening's performance), but exclusive casino, comedy, wedding receptions, and sports orientated evenings with buffet and personal bar staff service.
- Pevsner Architectural Guides: Birmingham, Andy Foster, 2005, p. 119, ISBN 0-300-10731-5
- BBC News - The Old Joint Stock Theatre accessed 21 April 2007
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