The Old Vic Theatre London

Now Playing:  A Christmas Carol   
Address: Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest Underground: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 501

QUICK FACTS

Theatre opened: 11 May 1818
Designed by: Rudolph Cabanel
First production: Midnight Revalry, Alzora and Nerine and Trial by Battle or Heaven Defend the Right
Number of seats: 1067
Other info: 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.

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SHOWS ARCHIVE

Girl From The North Country At The Old Vic Theatre
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead At The Old Vic Theatre
Woyzeck at the Old Vic Theatre
Art at the Old Vic Theatre
No’s Knife at the Old Vic Theatre

SEATING PLAN

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The Old Vic Seating Plan

JOURNEY PLANNER

Transport for London - Theatre Journey Planner for the The Old Vic
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