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The Old Vic Theatre

Waterloo Road, London SE1 8NB

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Nearest Tube Station Tube Station: Waterloo
Parking Parking: 1 bay for blue badge holders in Webber Street, plus meters. NCP in Coin Street. Nearest taxi pick-up point is at Waterloo station.
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Guide Dogs Guide Dogs:

Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium. Alternatively, staff can dog-sit. Contact the manager for group bookings.

Sound Amplification Infra-Red:

None at present – currently under review

Disabled Wheelchair Access Disabled Access:

No steps through the second EXIT door on Webber Street. Portable ramp over 2 steps to the Stalls, which are on a fairly steep slope. 1 space for wheelchair in row D. Transfer seating is available to aisle seats for up to 3 wheelchair users. The theatre can store a maximum of 3 wheelchairs. You do not need to bring a companion. The venue is not suitable for scooters, however the theatre makes provisions for 1 scooter transferee.

Toilets Toilets:

Adapted WC on the left inside the side entrance.

Steps Steps:

1 step then 4 more through swing doors into the foyer. Box Office to right. From the foyer: 3 steps up to the Stalls (no handrails); 29 steps up (with handrails) then 3 down to the Dress Circle (2 steps between rows); 58 steps to Lilian Baylis Circle (3 steep steps between rows). The theatre is open 1 hour before the performance.

Air Conditioning Air Conditioning: Yes
Venue Owner Owner: Old Vic Theatre Trust

The Old Vic is one of the oldest theatres in London and famous throughout the English speaking world. Long known as "the actors' theatre", many of the greatest performers of the last century have played on its stage, including Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Sybil Thorndyke, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft, Alec Guiness, Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Michael Redgrave, Peter O'Toole, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Kevin Spacey. "The Old Vic Theatre has probably played a more influential role in the history of drama than any other playhouse" The Daily Telegraph, July 1998 Call 0870 060 6635 to join the Friends Scheme. For Group and School Bookings Call 0870 060 6644. The Ambassador Theatre Group provides the ticketing service for the Old Vic Theatre. Disclaimer: Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information on these pages is correct, we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Ticket prices and Show details correct at time of publication, however if you are in any doubt about any of the information on this site, please do not hesitate to contact the Box Office for further assistance.