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Old Vic Theatre, London

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Getting into the Venue
The Old Vic Theatre main entrance is situated on The Cut. There are 3 steps into the foyer from street level with handrails in place. An alternative, step-free entrance is at the side of the theatre, with ramped access through a fire exit, which leads directly to the Stalls. Drop-off points can be found on Waterloo Road and Webber Street.

All sections of the theatre must be accessed via stairs, as there is no customer lift.

Customer Assistance
Those who wish to use the alternative entrance must arrive 30 minutes before the performance is due to begin and notify a member of staff, who will assist them. Staff are on hand to help with navigation throughout the theatre. An Access Host will look after access patrons for the duration of their visit.

Transfers are available and the Access Host will assist with transferring patrons. Wheelchair users do not need to bring a companion.

How to Book
For those who request special assistance or wish to book wheelchair spaces, it is important to book in advance and notify the theatre of any special requirements. Wheelchair users and their companions are eligible for concessions and booking priorities.

For further information and accessibility booking, please call: 0844 871 7628 or email: access@oldvictheatre.com

Good Value Seats

Under 26's can benefit from the theatre's fantastic £12.50 ticket policy for every show, where only proof of age is required at purchase. Failing that, tickets in the Lilian Baylis Upper Circle are extremely reasonable, and provide a fascinating angle to see any production. For sold out productions, standing and bench tickets are also available for under £10.

Premium Seats

The auditorium's shape means that the Dress Circle is quite far away from the stage, although is almost on a level with the action. The mid front Stalls section provides the best views, with the centre of M, N and P being a good distance away to take everything in and hot have to always be looking upwards.
  • Groundhog Day

    Matilda the Musical’s Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus team up once more to bring a new musical adaptation of Groundhog Day to the Old Vic Theatre London. Following the story of miserable weatherman Phil Connors who becomes trapped in a cycle of repeatedly reliving the same 24 hours, Groundhog Day reminds us just what lessons we should be learning each day.

    Booking from 11 Jul 2016 to 17 Sep 2016
  • The Caretaker

    Matthew Warchus directs Timothy Spall in this production of Harold Pinter’s absurdist masterpiece, The Caretaker. When three very different men find themselves unexpectedly linked together, relationships are strained and struggles for power rise to the surface.

    Booking from 09 May 2016 to 12 May 2016


The Old Vic Theatre dates back to 1818, when it was first used as a playhouse. It became heavily associated with Lillian Baylis in the 1900's, who turned the venue around by presenting Shakespeare plays and seasons of opera and ballet, before moving to what is now known as Sadler's Wells. In WWII, the building suffered terrible bomb damage but was later restored. Kevin Spacey was the Old Vic's Artistic Director before stepping down and being replaced by Matthew Warchus.

A versatile building, the Old Vic sees musicals, plays and dance pieces performed and have previously put the auditorium in the round. The shape of the stage can be extended, as the auditorium is build in a semi-circle that gives side-views. Prices differ depending on where you choose to sit.

Location and Map

103 The Cut Street, , SE1 8NB

Past Shows

  • The Master Builder

    - Closed 27/02/16

  • The Hairy Ape

    - Closed 21/11/15

  • Dr Seuss's The Lorax

    - Closed 16/01/16

  • Future Conditional

    - Closed 03/10/15

  • Electra

    - Closed 20/12/14

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    - Closed 30/11/13

  • Sweet Bird of Youth

    - Closed 31/08/13

  • The Winslow Boy

    - Closed 25/05/13

  • Kiss Me Kate

    - Closed 02/03/13

  • Hedda Gabler

    - Closed 10/11/12

  • The Duchess Of Malfi

    - Closed 09/06/12