The Old Vic Tunnels

 
 
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Station Approach Road, South Bank, London SE1 7XB
 
 
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The Old Vic Tunnels are an underground labyrinth of tunnels that offer a unique venue space for club nights, gigs, exhibitions and film screenings in their underground cinema. Built especially to screen the UK premiere of Banksy's film Exit through the Gift Shop, the cinema now hosts a number of film festivals.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Library Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Performance Project Course
    Sporting Events | Until 1st July 2015 

    Morley College 1 minute walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

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    Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2016 

    IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 4 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

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    Exhibitions | Until 30th May 2016 

    IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 4 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

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    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 4 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

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    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 4 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

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    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 4 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

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    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 4 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

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    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 4 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

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    Theatre | Until 22nd August 2015 

    Old Vic Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

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    Theatre | Until 8th August 2015 

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