By Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Matthew Warchus
Starring Tim Key, Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell

‘Apocalypse because of a white square…’

A global phenomenon celebrating its twentieth anniversary, ‘Art’ returns to London for a limited run.

Tim Key (Tree – The Old Vic, Peep Show), Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – National Theatre) and Rufus Sewell (ITV’s Victoria, Closer – Donmar Warehouse) star.

Director Matthew Warchus reunites the original creative team to revive this award-winning play about friendship, prejudice and tolerance.

Watch our video: behind the scenes at a photoshoot with the ‘Art’ cast and a lot of colourful paint…


Sat 10 Dec 2016 – Sat 18 Feb 2017
(Previews Sat 10 Dec 2016 – Mon 19 Dec 2016)

Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 3pm (Tue 27, Thu 29 Dec & Thu 5 Jan 3pm)
[Please note there are no matinee performances on 10 Dec, 14 Dec, 17 Dec, 28 Dec, 4 Jan and no evening performances on 24 & 31 Dec]

Recommended for ages 12+. Contains some strong language.

Running time: 90 minutes with no interval

Captioned Performance: Fri 10 Feb 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Mon 6 Feb 7.30pm, touch tour 6pm

TICKETS: £12, £16, £21, £30, £55, £65
For information regarding Premium Seats please call the box office
VIP tickets available which include a programme and a drink.

A limited number of Charitable Tickets are available for the final performance on Sat 18 Feb, 7.30pm. All profits raised from the sale of these Charitable Tickets will go directly towards the commissioning and development of new work at The Old Vic, a registered charity.


There will be a number of seats available to purchase on the day of the performance in person at the box office.

VOICES OFF talks & debates:

How to be a Better Friend – workshop – Sat 14 Jan, 12.30pm

From Art to Artefact – pre-show talk – Tue 24 Jan, 5.45pm

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Immaculate in its conception

The Guardian, , The Guardian

Very funny and exquisitely calibrated

The Independent, , The Independent

A stroke of genius

Metro, , Metro

Delightful 20th anniversary revival. The piece still works like a charm

The Telegraph, , The Telegraph

Absolutely spanking

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Cast Members

Creative Team

  • Matthew Warchus


  • Mark Thompson


  • Hugh Vanstone


  • Mic Pool


  • Gary Yershon


  • Sarah Bird CDG


  • Charlie Hughes D'aeth

    Voice Coach

  • Terry King

    Fight Director