The Old Vic 12 applications


After a hugely successful first year, we now begin the search for exciting developing artists to become the next Old Vic 12.

The Old Vic 12 is an extraordinary opportunity for 12 developing artists looking to make the next step in their careers. The scheme will offer them opportunities to expand networks, receive first class mentoring and benefit from a prestigious association with The Old Vic through an attachment to this iconic building. The selected 12 will also receive a grant to create and develop three brand new plays.

The Old Vic 12 will consist of:
3 Directors
3 Producers
3 Playwrights
1 Designer
1 Movement Director
1 Composer

As with each role at The Old Vic, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. To find out more details and to apply head over to Hiive.

Full Frequently Asked Questions are available to download from the tool bar on the left.

Opening date for applications: Monday 1 August
Closing date for applications: by 12pm Tuesday 30 August

Meet The People

We will be hosting a series of free workshops for potential applicants in a range of venues around the UK. These networking sessions will provide an opportunity to hear more about the programme, meet members of The Old Vic team, the team at Hiive and members of the current Old Vic 12.

To sign up for your free space, please register with eventbrite via the click through links.

London, The Old Vic Workrooms
Wednesday 10 August, 6.30-8.30pm

Salford, The Lowry
Thursday 11 August, 2-4pm

London, The Old Vic Temporary Theatre, Waterloo Millennium Green
Wednesday 17 August, 1-3pm

Cardiff, Sherman Theatre
Thursday 18 August, 2-4pm


Supported by

Tina Alexandrou, Cate Blanchett & Andrew Upton, Robert Bourne, Nick & Caroline Clarry, Hani Farsi, Nathalie & Nicolas Giauque, David & Rose Heyman, Fawn James, Laura & Nigel Mead, Sir Alan & Lady Parker, Steven & Ann Pleschette Murphy and Ian Powell.

This project was made possible with seed funding from the Peter De Haan Charitable Trust.