Charity Partner

As a registered charity itself, The Old Vic believes that it is vital to encourage all who visit to support others.

Every year, through the run of A Christmas Carol, we partner with another charity and raise money for them at the end of each performance. Our incredible audiences have donated in excess of £560,000 over the past four years to support charities with missions aligning with the themes of the production.

This year we are delighted to partner with FareShare, the UK’s biggest charity fighting hunger and food waste.

Every year two million tonnes of good-to-eat food goes to waste, whilst at the same time eight million people in the UK struggle to get enough to eat. For every £1 donated, FareShare can redistribute the equivalent of four meals to people in need. Please give what you can this Christmas and help FareShare make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people.

If you would like to make a donation, you can:
text SHARE 5 to 70580 to donate £5*
text SHARE 10 to 70580 to donate £10 *
text SHARE 20 to 70580 to donate £20*

Thank you from all of us.

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The theatre continues to demonstrate its commitment to building a fairer society and supporting the cultural, educational and social development of the communities in which it serves. For further information on The Old Vic’s social mission visit:

On the Charity Partner scheme, Executive Director, Kate Varah said: ‘One of the most beloved moments for any reader of A Christmas Carol is where Scrooge shares Christmas with the Cratchit family. Each year, audiences watching The Old Vic’s annual production of A Christmas Carol are asked at the end of the show to donate what they can to a charity that supports those similarly in need. We are continually amazed at the generosity of spirit shown; this simple ask has raised £560,000 over the last four productions. As a charity ourselves, we understand how important it is to show solidarity for the work of other charities.’

*Donations will be processed by Donr, who will receive 5% plus VAT of your donation as a processing fee.