Baylis Director

The Baylis Director is an annual post that provides one director the opportunity to direct a full-scale production at The Old Vic, a fund with which to commission a new piece of work, and a chance to shadow the Artistic Director, using The Old Vic’s space and resources to research and develop projects. This year’s Baylis Director is Tinuke Craig.

Tinuke directed Regina Taylor‘s Aisha (the black album) in March 2021.


Supported by The Old Vic Impact Fund and a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

Support the Baylis Director scheme by making a donation to the Impact Fund.



The Old Vic’s Principal Partner Royal Bank of Canada have enhanced their support to become Principal Partner of The Old Vic’s Emerging Talent Programme, enabling The Old Vic 12, the Baylis Director and Baylis Assistant Director programmes, and the Connect Network. As Principal Partner, RBC is helping to sustain the lifeblood of the creative industries when it is needed most, and we are indebted to their generosity and vision.