Old Vic Theatre
Old Vic Theatre has featured superb performances for nearly 200 years
The Old Vic Theatre was first established in 1818 at which time it was called the Royal Coburg Theatre. In 1880 it changed ownership and became the Royal Victoria Hall. Beginning in 1914 the theatre began running a series of Shakespeare plays. Heavily damaged by the air raids of 1940, the theatre was re-opened in 1950.
The Old Vic Theatre Company was established in 1929. In 1963 the company was dissolved and replaced by the National Theatre Company which played at the Old Vic until opening their own theatre across the river in 1976. The Old Vic continued to host both classic and new dramas. In 1985 it benefited from a substantial restoration. In the year 2000 the building was purchased by a charitable trust.
Well known American actor Kevin Spacey has been the artistic director of the new Old Vic Theatre Company since 2003, bringing new life and a mixture of British and American talent to the stage. He personally appears in one or two shows each year.
For more information about the Old Vic Theatre as well as shows and schedules visit their official website: Old Vic Theatre
|Getting There on Transit|
|Tube Line||Tube Station||Walking Time|
|Northern and Jubilee and Bakerloo Lines||Waterloo||5 minutes|
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Walking Distance from Tube Station. No bus needed.