About The Old Joint Stock Theatre
Built in 1862 by Julius Alfred Chatwin, the establishment was originally designed as a library before becoming the Birmingham Joint Stock Bank. Lloyds Banks then took ownership of the premises in 1889 - the very same year as Birmingham recieved official City status.
More than a century later, and The Old Joint Stock is a stunning pub - making a wonderful feature of the original fixtures and fittings. One of the best pubs in Birmingham and beyond, it is the UK's highest seller of London Pride.
As well as our beautiful bar, we are also home to the Old Joint Stock Theatre, a professional 100 seat studio theatre. Our programme of shows is always busy and features everything from new writing to musical theatre to improv comedy and more! Visit our What's On page to see our upcoming shows, or pick up a programme next time you're visiting.
'Wonderfully intimate' - Behind The Arras
'Like a trip to Wonderland' - UoB Blogfest
'The Old Joint Stock theatre’s a hidden gem' - Lichfield Live
'An absolute jewel box of a theatre ... one of the Midlands' most perfect venues' - The Lichfield Blog
'If you like intimate venues, and you haven’t yet been to the Old Joint Stock – then be sure to put it on your list' - The Public Reviews
Founded in 2006, The Old Joint Stock Theatre is part of a Grade II listed building situated opposite Birmingham's beautiful St Philip's Cathedral, and right in the heart of Birmingham’s city centre. This grand building is home to a 105 seat black box studio theatre and is perfect for intimate performances.
The Old Joint Stock Theatre has a variety of productions all year round, with a mix of in-house productions, co-productions and visiting companies. If you love fringe theatre you will love the experience at the Old Joint Stock Theatre.
Call the theatre directly on 0121 200 0946