SAD NEWS ALERT: The REP announces the postponement of Nativity! The Musical

And another Christmas show bites the dust. Birmingham Repertory Theatre has announced that Nativity! The Musical, due to play at the venue from 17 Nov 2020 – 3 Jan 2021 has been postponed to Christmas 2021.

Current ticket holders will be contacted in due course via email with details of an alternative date in the rescheduled run or alternatively the option of credit or refund for the total ticket value. Tickets for the rescheduled dates are also on sale to the general public from today.

The REP’s Artistic Director, Sean Foley and Executive Director, Rachael Thomas said; “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the postponement of this year’s Christmas run of Nativity! The Musical. The current restrictions and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic make it impossible to stage a production of this scale successfully, especially considering the large involvement of school age children. However, we are overjoyed that audiences will have their chance to see Nativity in its original home when it returns to The REP for the festive season in 2021. 

“We understand just how much a visit to the theatre means to families at Christmas and as this is also a vital time of year for theatres it’s not a decision we have taken lightly. However, with no further Government guidance on when indoor performances can resume without social distancing in place, it is simply not possible for Nativity! The Musical to take place at The REP this season. 

Nativity The Musical! started its life at The REP back in 2017 and since then it has gone on to bring joy to over a million people across the UK. We look forward to its homecoming in 2021 instead.”

Nativity! The Musical will run at The REP from 16 November 2021 – 2 January 2022 with tickets on public sale from today – for more information and to book visit

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