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Matinee Idols is our free scheme for people over the age of 50 to discover more about The Old Vic, engage with our shows, learn new skills and interests, and tackle the effects of loneliness in the local community.

The programme is free to join and six times a year members can attend exclusive pre-show events followed by a matinee performance of the current Old Vic production for a special discounted price. There will also be refreshments and space to socialise and meet new people. 

‘Staff are very welcoming. A fun, friendly place to come and enjoy some fun activities with no pressure. To get together with others, to socialise, always leave feeling happy and lightened. Very enjoyable and good for me mentally’ Matinee Idols Member


Please note these are preliminary dates that may change. Once you have registered as a Matinee Idol you will be emailed prior to each session confirming the date, time and information about the pre-show event and matinee performance and will be able to book your place online or via box office.

  • A Number matinee on Wed 16 Feb


All pre-show events will take place in an accessible space. Accessible seats can be booked for each matinee performance.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your access requirements in more detail, please email


If you have any questions, please get in touch on 020 7981 0965 or email

Download Matinee Idols 2019-20 Evaluation