Down the road from the Old Vic Theatre, this off-shoot space was conceived to democratize the dramatic arts for a younger audience, aged nine to fifteen. The idea lost traction when director George Devine and other members of the Old Vic Theatre School resigned in 1948. But in 1969, Frank Dunlop brought the idea back to life and constructed the building as a breeding ground for young ideas and new talent. During its initial years, it was a subsidiary of the National Theatre, until it became an independent body in 1974. The space is widely appreciated for the flexibility it offers to producers and the increasingly comfortable atmosphere provided to theatergoers. Despite its young age, the theater's commitment to presenting uncommon stories and unheard voices has fuelled unprecedented success.

550 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible

Air Conditioning

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Adapted Toilets

Guide Dogs

Assistive Listening System

Hearing Assistance

Accessible Toilets


About Young Vic Theatre

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  • The theater has a flexible seating capacity that varies depending on the configuration of the stage for each production, and can go upto 550 seats in the main auditorium.
  • It often works as a thrust stage, with three sides that allow a more intimate and immersive experience for the audience. The octagonal shape of the main auditorium also facilitates the mobility of the stage.
  • The venue also hosts two smaller rooms, the Maria, which seats 150, and the Clare, with a capacity of 70 seats.
  • Each of the rooms are designed to encourage greater interaction between the audience and the performer.
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  • Address: 66 The Cut, London SE1 8LZ, United Kingdom
  • Tube: Take the Jubilee, Bakerloo, or Northern lines to Waterloo station, or the Jubilee line to Southwark station. Both stations are a short 3-minute walk from the theater.
  • Bus: Several bus routes, including 11, 12, 77, 76, 148, 188, 211, and 381, service the area around The Cut. The closest station is Waterloo, a 10-minute walk from the venue.
  • Cycle: You can use the Transport for London Cycle, with several docking stations close to the theatre, including ones at Waterloo station and around Southwark​. If you're using a personal bike, use the cycle racks in front of the building to safely park.
  • Rail: The nearest stations are Waterloo and Waterloo East, accessible via the Southwestern and Southeaster lines respectively. You can also drop off at Charing Cross or London Bridge stations, which are one stop away by the Tube.
  • Recommended route: The Tube is the most convenient mode of transport to reach directly near the venue.

Frequently asked questions about Young Vic Theatre

Where is Young Vic Theatre located?

The Young Vic is in London's South Bank area, at 66 The Cut, London SE1 8LZ, United Kingdom.

How can I reach the theater?

You can reach the venue by the Tube, Rail, Bus, or Car, depending on your original location. We recommend choosing public transport for a convenient and green trip.

How many seats does the theater have?

The theater has a flexible seating plan that can seat upto 550 people, depending on configuration.

What is the difference between Young Vic and Old Vic?

The Young Vic was an off-shoot of the Old Vic theater, constructed as a separate building in 1970. They are both only a few blocks away in the South Bank area of London, but the Old Vic is a much larger space.

Is the theater accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, all areas in the theater are completely accessible for persons with disabilities. The theater also provides staff and assistive devices to make the visit smooth.

Are there any dining options available near the theater?

Yes, there are several restaurants near the theater, including the Cut Bar which is located inside the premises.

Does the theater offer any concessions?

Yes, the theater has special concessions for patrons under 25 and over 60 years of age.

Is photography allowed inside the theater?

No, photography and videography are not permitted inside the auditorium. Please use the time before a show to take images of the space.

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