BIRMINGHAM'S Repertory Theatre was evacuated as police swooped on the city centre after a "huge explosion" was heard in the area, witnesses on the scene said.
BIRMINGHAM City centre has been evacuated by police after an explosion described as a "loud bang" ripped through a theatre in a popular nightlife hotspot.
Large parts of Birmingham have been cordoned off following the explosion.
Police say the cause of the loud bang was a "technical fault" in a theatre basement.
No casualties reported following incident, believed to be caused by a technical fault in staff area
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'Explosion' in Birmingham city centre as people evacuated from theatre and emergency services rush to the scene
There is a large presence of emergency services in the area and police are advising people to stay away
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