The Young Vic is the country's leading home for younger theatre artists, especially directors. They present seasons of work by new directors in tandem with productions by some of the great directors of the world.
Conceived in the 1960s spirit of iconoclasm and improvisation, it opened in 1970 as a place in which younger directors, designers, actors, writers and technicians could work alongside the world's great theatre artists to present exciting productions at the lowest possible seat prices.
Its intimate auditorium, built cheaply with a rough, light-industrial feel, reinforced by low prices, created in concrete a dream of the inclusive, class-free society to which its originators aspired.
Over the last 40 years, the company has established a powerful reputation at home and abroad. In particular, the Young Vic has begun to be recognised as the major theatre in this country in which young directors can develop and practise their art.
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Young Vic Theatre
66 The CutBoroughLondonSE1 8LZ
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Got taken on a guided tour backstage as part of a Young Creative Council. Learned some facts like it used to be a butchers, has no association to Old Vic Theatre down the road, has a roof garden to grow veg, relies on government funding amongst many others.
Seems to be a lot of great shows too. £5 is a cheap ticket to get and its a nice intimate arena to see stage. Also has a bar downstairs....more
Have been here twice and I love how close it is to Waterloo East Train station! I also love the theatre....
Last night I went to see a production of Macbeth and it blew me away. I don't know if I liked it or not, its quite hard to explain what happened in those two hours. I was scared and wowed and have already told 3 people to see it but I don't want to go back. It got me thinking about...more
Just one of the best theatres in London with an amazing bar/restaurant to match.
You can always guarantee that the productions will be some of the best and they attract some great names.
The refurb has also grown the dining space so it's a fab place just to hang regardless. One of my favourite gems in London and a bonus - it's South of the river ;)more
I went to see Gillian Anderson in Streetcar Named Desire here in October and it is such a lovely theatre space. The stage was in the centre and the seating is around the stage which I found really interesting. The stage itself moved around (I don't know if this was exclusive to the play) I am a big theatregoer but haven't been to a theatre experience like that before and I really appreciate...more
I went to see Happy Days last night and thought the theatre was fantastic (and the play was wonderfully acted and produced). You never feel far away from the stage in the least and the acoustics are brilliant. Not a massive amount of leg room in the upstairs seating - I'm a 5'7 lady - and was a bit uncomfortable towards the end, if I were any taller I'd say book the stalls). But you feel...more