Transforming the theatre café and bar for The Rep in Birmingham
"Marmalade is designed for the challenges of a theatre café whilst also appealing to a wider customer base."
As part of our ongoing work for Bitters n Twisted Venues, we designed Marmalade, a cafe, bistro and bar located within The Rep Theatre in Birmingham. The brief asked for a transformation that could be implemented within a one week window, during the theatre’s once a year shutdown. Our design takes an eclectic style and transplants it into what was previosuly a plain and uninspiring space. Despite the tight timescale, we were all blown away by the transformation … completed on time and within budget.
“As we entered, the first thing that struck me about the new bistro was the decor which created an incredibly cosy ambience – it was warm and inviting and I could have stayed there for a very long time indeed. It was just my kind of lighting – sort of around the 30 watt mark – and there was a fine selection of lampshades and those lovely favala type bulbs on ropes – I like those.”