Community Club


Community Club offers community groups across London and the surrounding area, the opportunity to build a relationship with The Old Vic through a programme of free workshops and performances.

Community Club supports equality of access to the arts by working with ten groups who have limited access to the arts. Through Community Club we are committed to removing barriers which may ordinarily exclude people from accessing theatre. This programme is open to everyone aged 18+.

At The Old Vic, we are motivated by the belief that engaging with the arts can enrich lives and expand horizons, and that encounters with theatre can act as a gateway into the arts for people from all backgrounds.

‘Absolutely brilliant – uplifting, entertaining and learned loads. An epic mood booster’ Community Club Participant

Participating groups will receive the following:

  • Two free workshops for up to 30 people
  • Up to 30 free tickets per group to see three Old Vic performances
  • A backstage tour of The Old Vic
  • A CPD opportunity for Group Leaders led by theatre industry professionals

Applications are now closed. Sign up to our mailing list for information about future programmes and other ways to get involved with The Old Vic.


Workshop One and show visit: 06 Dec–16 Dec 2021 and 04 Jan–07 Jan 2022

Workshop Two and show visit: 14 Feb–24 Feb 2022

Backstage Tour and show visit: 25 Apr–12 May 2022


Applications are open to community groups across London working with people aged 18+. We are particularly interested in hearing from groups who have limited access to the arts.

The project will run from December 2021 – May 2022 with roughly one engagement every six to ten weeks. Your group must be available during this time period to take part.

This project is not open to school groups.

This project is fully accessible. We will discuss any access requirements your group may have before the project begins and will ensure appropriate support is in place.


If you have any questions about this project, please email

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