Sir Peter Hall


‘There are three theatres in London that completely capture you when you walk in. One is the Haymarket, the second is Covent Garden and the third is The Old Vic. Not because they’re period buildings but because they have such a welcoming quality. If people feel happy here, I think that’s to do with the decades of happiness enshrined in this auditorium.’ Sir Peter Hall

Peter Hall’s impact on the arts in the UK over the past 50 years will continue to shape and inspire us all. His illustrious career touched The Old Vic, and his time spent here were halcyon days in our theatre’s history.

Peter Hall at The Old Vic

Pygmalion, 2008
Amadeus, 1998
King Lear, 1997
The Seagull, 1997
Waste, 1997
An Ideal Husband, 1996
Lysistrata, 1993
No Man’s Land, 1975
Happy Days, 1974
Hamlet, 1975
The Tempest, 1974

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Image: Sir Peter Hall during the period of his run as Artistic Director of the new repertory company at The Old Vic 1996 – 1997. Credit: John Timbers / ArenaPAL

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