Searcys pulls out of Birmingham Repertory Theatre contract

Upmarket catering firm, Searcys is pulling out of its contract with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre from the end of August.

In a statement The REP said: “By mutual agreement, Searcys, who currently operate the Centenary Bar and Brasserie and associated hospitality catering service, will withdraw from their contract with the theatre from 31 August 2014 due to a change in their business priorities.”

The theatre - re-opened after a major refurbishment when the adjacent Library of Birmingham opened last year – said it will continue to provide its customers with a substantial snack and bar service during the autumn and winter whilst a total review of its retail catering service will be undertaken.

Searcys operates The Balcony restaurant at Selfridges in the Bullring and eateries in London’s St Pancras railway station and The Gherkin building.