The Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic Theatre London

Venue Information

The Old Vic
Address: Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 501

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Theatre Quick Facts

Date opened: 11 May 1818
Designer: Rudolph Cabanel
First production: Midnight Revalry, Alzora and Nerine and Trial by Battle or Heaven Defend the Right
Number of seats: 1067
Other facts: Originally opened as the Royal Coburg Theatre; 1 July 1833 renamed the Royal Victoria Theatre; renamed  the New Victoria Palace in 1871; on 27 December 1880 renamed as The Royal Victoria Hall And Coffee Tavern; Lilian Baylis officially adopts the name of the theatre's local nickname, the Old Vic, in 1925/1926; the theatre was bombed in 1941 and closed until 14 November 1950;  in 1962 Laurence Olivier appointed first director of the National Theatre and the Old Vic governors agree to offer the theatre as its temporary home.

The Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB

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Theatre Previous Shows

Past shows playing at the The Old Vic:

4000 Miles
A Very Expensive Poison
The American Clock
All My Sons
Wise Children
Present Laughter
A Monster Calls
Mood Music
Fanny & Alexander
A Christmas Carol
Girl From The North Country
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
No's Knife
King Lear - Old Vic
The Master Builder
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax
Future Conditional
The Hairy Ape
Jekyll & Hyde
The Caretaker
High Society
The Crucible
Other Desert Cities
Fortune’s Fool
Much Ado About Nothing
Sweet Bird of Youth
The Winslow Boy
Kiss Me, Kate
Hedda Gabler
The Duchess Of Malfi
Noises Off
The Playboy of the Western World
Richard III
A Flea in her Ear
Cause Celebre
Design for Living

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