West Midlands Police reported that emergency services are responding to an explosion at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre at approximately 20:45 (local time). According to initial police reports, the explosion was apparently caused by a technical fault in the basement of the venue. No casualties have been reported and all individuals were safely evacuated from the building. Roads around the Repertory Theatre have been blocked as a precaution. Avoid the area.
Individuals in Birmingham are advised to avoid the area until the situation normalizes and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.