The Old Vic

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The Old Vic is one of the best-known and best-loved theatres in the world.

It's name is synonymous with the greatest acting talent that Britain has ever produced from Laurence Olivier, Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson to Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Albert Finney, and Peter O’Toole. This iconic 192-year-old building has a rich history of great performances and The Old Vic Theatre Company under the artistic leadership of Kevin Spacey continues to attract the best creative talent from the UK and all over the world to tread its famous boards.

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The Old Vic

Address
103 The Cut
Waterloo
London
SE1 8NB
Telephone:
+44 (0)844 871 7628
Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 42 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Old Vic

4.0 out of 5 30 April 2016
by Robert W.

The Old Vic is one of my favourite theatres in London. Like the Royal Court theatre, it puts on some stirling productions.

I've seen many productions at this theatre over the years. Despite not being in the West End it is an easy theatre to get to. I'ts situated on The Cut, a road Just a few hundred metres from Waterloo Station. It was akso the home to The National Theatre company under the...more

4.0 out of 5 14 January 2016
by Mei S.

The Old Vic is a very pretty theatre inside and out, and is spread over three floors. It is quite long so if you are sitting upstairs in the Dress Circle or Lilian Baylis Circle, you are quite far from the stage, as you do not overhang the stall as much, the whole section wraps around the side and right at the back of the stalls, so can feel quite far away, but a good view from the centre...more

5.0 out of 5 23 August 2014
by Dee D.

As someone who is very fortunate to be under 26* during the time that I'm spending in London, I find that theatre is especially accessible because the Old Vic, among many other theatres, have special discounts to reach out to the younger theatregoing crowd. Not only are the ticket prices set at £12, you sometimes get REALLY great seats.

For example, during Clarence Darrow, we were literally...more

4.0 out of 5 13 April 2014
by Jules M.

Love The Old Vic! It oozes history and class. The interior decor is stunning and the exterior looks pretty swell too especially when lit up at night. I was so excited to be there for one of the previews of 'Other Desert Cities' and curious as to how that would work with the theatre having just been reconfigured to 'in the round'.

It actually worked very well, and while we in the upper level,...more

4.0 out of 5 16 November 2013
by Alex S.

The Old Vic is one of those classic London theatres that, if you enjoy classic London theatre, you get to eventually. It took me about a year and a half but here I am.

I saw "Much Ado About Nothing" with James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave. The show was... eh. It trudged along, which was sad because it's easily one of Shakespeare's best comedies.

What they really needed though, were...more

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