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The Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic Theatre – London


The Old Vic is a theatre located just south-east of Waterloo Station in London on the corner of The Cut and Waterloo Road. Established in 1818 as the Royal Coburg Theatre, it was taken over by Emma Cons in 1880 when it was known formally as the Royal Victoria Hall. In 1898, a niece of Cons, Lilian Baylis assumed management and began a series of Shakespeare productions in 1914.

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Address – The Cut, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB UK.


Box Office – Mon – Fri 9am – &.30pm, Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun 9.30am 4pm


Phone – +44 844 871 7628  Access Bookings – 0844 871 7628


Transport  Tube :  Waterloo (Bakerloo, Northern, Waterloo, City, Jubilee Lines).


Bus 1, 4, 26, 68, 76, 77, 149, 168, 171, 176, 188, 341, 501, 505, P11 and D1






Wheelchair Access

There is a space for wheelchair users in the Stalls. Please contact the venue for information and bookings on 0844 871 7628.


The auditorium is fitted with a Sennheiser infra-red system. Two types of hearing device are available: headsets for people who don’t use hearing aids, but would like amplified sound; or neck loops for use with a hearing aid by switching it to the ‘T’ position or setting. If you have a digital hearing aid, please ensure that it’s ‘T’ setting is available, as not all digital hearing aids have a ‘T’ setting installed. Please contact the venue to arrange this prior to your visit.

For deaf or hard of hearing patrons, please use Text Relay which is a free service (you only pay for the cost of the call to the venue). 18001 0844 871 7628 (text phone users) 18002 0844 871 7628 (hearing person)

Guide Dogs

Please let the box office know if you’d like to bring your guide dog into the auditorium and they will try and offer an aisle seat if available. They will also advise you of any special effects in the production that might affect your dog’s comfort. The Front of House staff will be happy to take care of your dog during the performance if you would prefer.


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