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Old Vic Theatre, London

  • 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.

Overview

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.
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Location and Map

103 The Cut Street, London, SE1 8NB
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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

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