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Old Vic TheatreWith the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier, to Kevin Spacey and Judi Dench, the Vic has played host to generation after generation of stars since it opened its doors in 1818. Charles Dickens and Bernard Shaw reviewed plays here, Laurence Olivier said it had "The most powerful actor/audience relationship in the world", and it was the first theatre to perform the complete works of William Shakespeare as a series. To watch a play at the Old Vic is to become apart of theatrical history, and it is no wonder that the theatre has little trouble attracting the biggest stars of stage and film.

 

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A Christmas CarolA Christmas CarolMatthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic, which has been adapted from the stage by Jack Thorne, returns to the Old Vic for the festive season. Four ghosts visit Scrooge on Christmas Eve and shepherd the curmudgeon between past, present and future. Music and cheer abound as Scrooge races against time to thaw his heart in time fo2018-11-24T19:30:00+00002019-01-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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DATES  27th November 2018 to 19th January 2019
Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic, which has been adapted from the stage by Jack Thorne, returns to the Old Vic for the festive season. Four ghosts visit Scrooge on Christmas Eve and shepherd the curmudgeon between past, present and future. Music and cheer abound as Scrooge races against time to thaw his heart in time fo... More about this event
Ian McKellenIan McKellenThe legendary actor celebrates his 80th birthday with conversation, anecdotes and a reflection on his life.2019-02-17T00:00:00+00002019-02-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103  The Cut      SE1 8NB
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Waterloo Railway Station
 
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Waterloo East Railway Station
 
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Library Street NCP
 
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Union Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £73  32% off
157 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
Situated just a five minute walk from London Waterloo Station, the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo is nearby to many central London locations, with the London ... More
 
 
 
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  36% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
The H10 London Waterloo is a recently-built hotel providing comfortable and well-lit rooms and an ideally-located base from which to get around central London. The hotel ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £87  28% off
6 Hercules Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
With attractions such as the London Eye and London Aquarium on its doorstep as well as Covent Garden and the West End just a short walk ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Old Vic Theatre

Nearest to Old Vic Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Old Vic Theatre
Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide an ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Old Vic Theatre
The National Theatre Studio is home to the National Theatre's Archive, open to anyone with an interest in the theatre's history. The archive includes every stage ... More
 
 
 
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The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
The Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth Business ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Old Vic Theatre

Near Old Vic Theatre
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The Vaults, Launcelot Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Launcelot Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
The Vaults is a multi-disciplinary arts space located in underneath Waterloo station. The space features 30,000 sq ft of accessible, flexible and delectable Victorian brickwork ... More
 
 
 
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House Of VANS London
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arches 228-232 Station Approach Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
In the midst of Leeke Street tunnel, one of the biggest graffiti canvases in London, and opposite The Vaults you'll find House of Vans, ... More
 
 
 
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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
With a huge 26m x 20m screen, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the IMAX format (short for Image Maximum), ... More
 
 
 
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Twelfth Night
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th and 16th November 2018 at 7.30pm & 17th November 2018 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Old Vic Theatre, 66 The Cut, SE1 | 1 minute from Old Vic Theatre
The UK premiere of a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's enduring comedy. Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and The Public Theater's Oskar Eustis co-direct this celebration ...More
 
 
 
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Brass
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st October to 24th November 2018 - Various Times
Old Vic Theatre, 229 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
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Space Shifters
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th September 2018 to 6th January 2019
Old Vic Theatre, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 8 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
Thousands of litres of recycled oil form a waist-high horizon that surrounds you as you walk down a gangway through inky liquid. Richard Wilson's monumental installation, ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Old Vic Theatre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Old Vic Theatre
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St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive building ... More
 
 
 
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
 
 
 
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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun comes ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Old Vic Theatre

The best shops and markets near Old Vic Theatre
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Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Old Vic Theatre
With over 80 years experience in selling bikes, Evans brings something special to the cycle scene. This shop is the original Evans bike shop. ... More
 
 
 
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
 
 
 
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Greensmiths Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
27 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
Greensmiths combines an excellent butcher's (The Ginger Pig), artisan baker's (The Old Post Office Bakery) and Covent Garden Market greengrocer's (Solstice) under one roof - all ... More
 
 
 
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Waterloo Bar and Kitchen
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
131 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Old Vic Theatre
International cuisine. Tables on patio. ... More
 
 
 
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Bangalore Express Waterloo
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
103-105 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Old Vic Theatre
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Fire Station
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
150 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
Modern British cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Old Vic Theatre

Near Old Vic Theatre
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 13 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 18 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Old Vic Theatre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Leake Street Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lower Marsh, SE1 | 2 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
Located at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London, Leake Street Pocket Park is an urban oasis of shrubs, ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Old Vic Theatre

The best pubs near London Old Vic Theatre.
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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Old Vic Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Bar Elba
London > Nightlife > Bars
Rooftop, Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 1 minute from Old Vic Theatre
The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop cocktail bar in Waterloo. ... More
 
 
 
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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Old Vic Theatre.
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Old Vic Theatre
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
 
 
 
 

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Divine Proportions
Divine Proportions
Theatre | Until 12th January 2019 

The Vaults 6 minutes walk from Old Vic Theatre

Renowned for hosting quirky and immersive events, the Vaults keep up the tradition with Divine Proportions, a unique dining experience ...More

 
Space Shifters
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Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

The Hayward Gallery 8 minutes walk from Old Vic Theatre

Thousands of litres of recycled oil form a waist-high horizon that surrounds you as you walk down a gangway through ...More

 
Poppies: Weeping Window
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Exhibitions | Until 18th November 2018 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 8 minutes walk from Old Vic Theatre

After capturing the nation's imagination back in 2014 with their poignant display Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at ...More

 
I'm Not Running
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Theatre | Until 31st January 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 8 minutes walk from Old Vic Theatre

The world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast which includes Doctor Foster actress ...More

 
War Horse
War Horse
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 8 minutes walk from Old Vic Theatre

This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, ...More

 
Kandace Springs
Concerts | On 17th November 2018 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from Old Vic Theatre

Jazz and soul singer-songwriter performs material from her upcoming album, as well as her first....More

EFG London Jazz Festival
EFG London Jazz Festival
Concerts | Until 25th November 2018 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from Old Vic Theatre

See Bobby McFerrin at the Barbican, Lea DeLaria live in concert at The Bridge Theatre and Orphy Robinson at Queen ...More

 
Evelyn & The Yellow Birds
Concerts | On 17th November 2018 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from Old Vic Theatre

An interactive musical adventure exploring jazz music and its Caribbean influences....More

Mariza
Concerts | On 17th November 2018 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from Old Vic Theatre

African-born, Lisbon-bred singer who draws on blues and tango influences, as well as the fado tradition....More

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Concerts | On 17th November 2018 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from Old Vic Theatre

A celebration of jazz from the past, present and the future with an eclectic mix of artists to be announced....More

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