Founded in 1818, the Old Vic Theatre is a not-for-profit producing West End theatre located in Waterloo, London. Over the years, the theatre has showcased a diverse range of productions, including classic plays, contemporary works, and musicals. Renowned actors and actresses have graced its stage, making it a significant cultural landmark. The venue has served as the home for many well-known performing arts companies, such as the National Theatre Company and the Prospect Theatre Company. The Old Vic has undergone several renovations over its lifetime, ensuring its continued relevance and appeal to audiences. It remains an iconic and respected institution in the London theatre scene, captivating theatregoers with its exceptional performances.

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About Old Vic Theatre

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  • The Old Vic Theatre can accommodate 1375 people.
  • The auditorium is divided into four sections — Stalls, Stage Stalls, Dress Circle, and Lilian Baylis Circle.
  • Choose seats in the mid-front of the Stalls for excellent views of the Stage.
  • You can also book seats in the first four rows of the Dress Circle for panoramic views of the stage.
  • If you’re on a budget, book seats in the last two rows of the Stalls. The view is clear, there’s enough legroom, but the stage might feel a little far away.
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  • Bus: Routes 1, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 68, N1, N171 and N68 ply to the area.
  • Rail: Take a train to Waterloo Station. The theatre is just a 5-minute walk from there.
  • Tube: Take a tube to Waterloo Station (served by the Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) or Southwark Station (served by the Jubilee line). The theatre is a 5-minute walk from both stations.
  • Recommended Mode of Transport: Take either a train or tube to Waterloo Station to reach the Old Vic Theatre.
  • Parking: Parking facilities are available in Hayward Gallery, Hungerford Bridge, National Theatre Car Park and Union Car Park. If you’re travelling by bike, parking stations are available at the Santander Cycle docking stations. Bike racks are also available next to the theatre on Webber Street, Lower Marsh and Waterloo Road.

Frequently Asked Questions About Old Vic Theatre

Where is Old Vic Theatre located?

Old Vic Theatre is located in Waterloo in London.

How can I reach Old Vic Theatre?

You can reach Old Vic Theatre via train, bus, tube, or car.

What are the different types of shows and productions that are staged at the Old Vic Theatre?

The theatre hosts different kinds of shows and productions like plays, dramas, musicals, ballet, Shakespearean repertoire, and more.

What are the seating options available at Old Vic Theatre?

There are four seating options available at the Old Vic - Stalls, Stage Stalls, Dress Circle, and Lilian Baylis Circle.

Is Old Vic Theatre accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes. The Old Vic Theatre is accessible to people with disabilities.

How much do the Old Vic Theatre tickets cost?

The price of the tickets depends on the show that you choose to watch and the timing of the same at the Old Vic Theatre.

Where can I book my Old Vic Theatre tickets?

You can book your tickets to shows playing at the Old Vic Theatre online at London Theatre Tickets. You will get the best deals and discounts and all the information you need at your fingertips.

Are there any dining options available near Old Vic Theatre?

Yes. There are dining options available near the theatre like Ristorante Olivelli, Maries Cafe, Culture Grub, and more. The Old Vic, itself, has a cafe and bar on the basement level.

What are some of the things to do or attractions to explore near the Old Vic Theatre?

A few attractions you can explore near the theatre include the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, The London Dungeon, Garden Museum, and the London Eye River Cruise, to name a few.

Past Shows

A Christmas Carol
Eureka Day
Groundhog Day
Just For One Day

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