Originally founded in the 1960s the Worcester Repertory Company has played host to some of the finest names in theatre. Award winning directors such as John Doyle, David Wood OBE and John Hole have all had residencies with the Rep. and many prestigious actors have carved out their careers on the Swan Theatre’s stage. Now staging productions all over UK and internationally the Worcester Repertory Company has been given a new lease of life with a refurbished main house and studio theatre whilst producing everything from pantomime and Shakespeare to new work and theatre-in-education tours.
Our company is committed to utilising the very best professional talent from the West Midlands area as well as bringing artists from all over the country to work with us.
Previous Artistic Directors
2018 - 2021 Ben Humphrey
2002 - 2018 Chris Jaeger MBE
1994 - 2002 Jenny Stephens
1988 - 1994 Pat Trueman
1985 - 1988 John Ginman
1982 - 1985 John Doyle
1977 - 1982 Paddy Masefield OBE
1974 - 1977 Michael Winter
1967 - 1974 John Hole (Founder of the Worcester Rep.)
1965 - 1967 Sarah Knight MBE (Director of the Swan Theatre only.)
Since the founding of the Worcester Repertory Company in 1967-1968 the Artistic Director has also fulfilled the role of director of the Swan Theatre, Worcester.