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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:

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.
  • 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.

  • The Master Builder

    Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece about an ambitious architect plays as part of Matthew Warchus’ first season as Artistic Director at the Old Vic. Ralph Fiennes stars in The Master Builder as Halvard Solness, whose relationship with a younger country girl pushes his life and reputation to the limits.


The Old Vic Theatre has a rich history dating back to 1818 when it was first used as a playhouse. It became heavily associated with Lilian Baylis in the 1900s who turned the venue around by presenting Shakespeare plays and seasons of opera and ballet. After moving to Sadler's Wells Theatre in Angel, the venue went back to more traditional roots and suffered from bad bomb damage in the Second World War. Olivier's National Theatre Company used the building in the 1960s before the National Theatre was built on the same side of the river. Kevin Spacey is the current artistic director, and the venue thrives with its own company at the helm. The building is versatile and changes for various productions, which have also included putting the auditorium in the round. The shape of the stage can be extended, as much of the auditorium is built in a horse shoe shape, giving side on views of the stage and interesting perspectives. Prices are usually very fair and differ depending on where you choose to sit.

Location and Map

103 The Cut Street, London, SE1 8NB

Past Shows

  • 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