The Old Vic is London’s independent not-for-profit theatre, a world leader in creativity and entertainment.
The Old Vic is mercurial: it can transform into a theatre in the round, a space for live music and comedy, has played host to opera, dance, cinema, music hall, classical dramas, variety, big spectacles and novelty acts. It was the original home of the English National Opera, the Sadler’s Wells dance company and the National Theatre. It’s also been a tavern, a college, a coffee house, a lecture hall and a meeting place.
All of this is now in the bones of the building and is as important a part of its open-armed, inclusive, welcoming personality as its grand historic décor and the iconic performances and famous productions it has housed.
We hold the belief that theatre needs to be supported, shared and upheld for as many people as possible. Our 1000 seats are yours from £10 a ticket. Our productions are diverse, adventurous, new, epic, exciting. Our education and talent programmes allow students to explore and artists of tomorrow to create. Our building is open and alive day and night. Our theatre is yours.