Celebrating equality, diversity & inclusion

Discover more about our productions, initiatives and reflections on diversity, inclusion and global awareness.

 

Refugee Week 2021

‘no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark’
Warsan Shire, Home

HOME? curated by actor and refugee-child Noma Dumezweni, brings together global voices, stories and experiences to mark Refugee Week 2021 (14–20 Jun) across three new commissions, created in collaboration with refugee artists.

The series of world premiere monologues will celebrate and recognise those who have sought safety from their homes, their place within our collective community and the journey that it took to get there.

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Pride 2021

Originally commissioned in 2017, Queers commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act from the perspective of those whose lives it affected with a poignant, funny, tragic and riotous celebration. To mark this year’s Pride Month, two new commissions with stories from the wider LGBTQ+ community will be premiered as part of Your Old Vic, available exclusively on The Old Vic’s YouTube channel from 30 Jun.

Queers is curated by Mark Gatiss. The original monologues were produced in partnership with the BBC and will be re-released on BBC iPlayer from 02 Jun.

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Stonewall Day

Windrush Day

The Old Vic would like to celebrate everyone who is part of the Windrush generation and everything they have sacrificed and contributed to British society. Please see below some resources and links to help us celebrate and reflect on Windrush Day 2021. 

Windrush Day

Activity Pack

Small Axe

Windrush Reading List

I am here

You can join in with Lambeth at 10:27 to sing ‘You Can Get It If You Really Want’ by Jimmy Cliff too. Why 10:27? To pay tribute to the 1027 passenger aboard HMT Empire Windrush.

Windrush Song