The Old VicCurrently Closed
- Address: The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8NB, UK, United Kingdom
- Timings: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Performance, Theatre, Family And Kids
The Old Vic - Review
An independent not-for-profit theatre – The Old Vic is an entertainment creativity with 1, 000-seat located just south-east of Waterloo station. Established in 1818 as the Royal Coburg Theatre, today, the Old Vic is being hailed as ‘London’s most eclectic theatre’. For those who enjoy arts & culture, at this theatre, you will witness music and comedy, opera, dance, cinema, classical dramas, variety, clowns, big spectacles and novelty acts. With the touch of a historic décor, it has housed some iconic performances and famous productions over the years. So, whether you’re looking for a comedy or new musical, or dance performance or a show you can watch together as a family - there is always something new to entertain at The Old Vic.
The Old Vic, London Reviews
A beautiful, nineteenth century theatre, where there are always high quality productions. It has been renovated and the seating is much more spacious and comfortable than in the West End theatres. It's near Waterloo Station but can be a bit difficult to find if you don't know the area. I've been here many times over the years.
Great theater! I love that the bar here is serving quality wine and craft beers which is a nice refresher compared to some other London theaters. Seating is comfortable and stage well equipped to support shows with complex setups. We went to see A Monster Calls and it was absolutely brilliant!
The venue is great and the drinks and snacks are incredibly reasonable. The show that I saw 'Sylvia' was unfortunately average. I willed it to be spectacular but there was to many sound / lighting / mic issues to detract me from being transfixed, it also went on for about 30 mins to long. Live theatre has it's challenges including the understudy holding the script for the whole of the second act. Even with Beverly knight in it 'who I adore' it was not enough to carry it through.
Fabulous show starring Beverley Knight in Sylvia, a soul, funk, rap rendition of the suffragette story. Lovely old theatre. Would have been 5 stars but for the MASSIVE ladies' toilets queue, probably the longest I have ever seen.
A great evening out and reasonably priced. Like many theatres in London, the seats are very close together which can make it awkward getting in and out if people are already seated. The stalls are sloped enough if you're average height, but if you're short you may find viewing tricky from the stalls. It's not the grandest theatre, but it has it's own character and the ushers are friendly and helpful. Theatre bathrooms are tiny - but again I've found this a common trait among London theatres. They clearly don't have the budgets of some of the bigger Theatres out there, but you don't need to take out a mortgage to catch a show, and the shows are generally of good quality. Thoroughly recommend.