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The Old Vic

The Performance
Powerhouse

Experience the past, present and future at one of theatre's most prestigous venues, The Old Vic.

 

Under the artistic direction of Matthew Warchus, The Old Vic presents an exciting and eclectic programme of new writing, classic plays, musicals, dance and variety.

With a unique sense of event at every performance, this 200 year old building is one of London’s best-loved and oldest theatres. Located just a stone's throw away from Waterloo Station, the theatre has had a fascinating history with several incarnations - including being the original home of the National Theatre of Great Britain before it found it's permanent spot on the South Bank. The venue made headlines when it announced in 2003 that Kevin Spacey would become Artistic Director, being succeeded by Matthew Warchus in 2015.

Today The Old Vic acknowledges it's deep theatrical roots whilst focusing on invigorating new writing with works that engage in diverse conversation.

 

did you know?

  • In 1880, Emma Cons, a leading Victorian social reformer, re-named the theatre as The Royal Victoria Coffee and Music Hall, banning alcohol from the premises
  • Kevin Spacey was artistic director of The Old Vic theatre for 12 successful years
  • The National Theatre operated from The Old Vic theatre on its formation in 1963 under Laurence Olivier, until its new premises were constructed in South Bank in 1976

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The Old Vic, The Cut, London SE1 8NB 

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