Situated on the top level of the Library, this space is full of Victorian style and charm while also being home to the second largest Shakespeare collection in the world. The room is in an Elizabethan style with carvings, marquetry and metalwork representing birds, flowers, and foliage. It is a stunning library pleasantly juxtaposed with the modern design of the rest of The Library of Birmingham.
The Shakespeare Memorial Room was originally crafted for the city’s Victorian Library by John Henry Chamberlain in 1882. Following restoration works by local craftsmen it was rehomed on level 9 of the new Library of Birmingham in 2013. The library is now home to thousands of items of Shakespearean history, including photos, music scores, programmes and playbills.
The Rep and The Library of Birmingham are two independent venues under the same roof, giving your event more spaces to choose from without stepping outside.