Theatre Resolutions to keep

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Our bicentenary year is officially here and we can’t wait to share it with you. Here are six (slightly biased) New Year’s resolutions to add to your list to make your 2018 spectacularly theatrical.

1. See more theatre with PwC £10 Previews

Seeing more theatre might be high on any theatre lover’s resolution lists but even seeing one show a month can often break the bank. Here at The Old Vic, we try to make our theatre accessible for all budgets. Our tickets start from £12 and thanks to PwC, we’re able to offer £10 tickets for at least half of all seats in the first five preview performances on our mainstage shows. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about upcoming releases.

2. Be more green

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax may have headed across the pond but we’re still speaking for the trees. In October we have been encouraging our audiences to join us by going green and opting to NOT print their ticket confirmation and you can help make a difference in 2018 by choosing e-tickets. Remember, ‘unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.’

3. Theatre in schools

We have worked with over 60,000 students across London to foster a love of theatre through workshops and theatre tickets. We are able to provide all of our resources for free and we want you to help us spread the word. If you know a teacher, a parent or have children of your own, let them know about our resources for teachers and help us bring more theatre to the community.

4. Get creative

Do you make theatre? We are passionate about supporting the next generation of theatre-makers so why don’t you make 2018 a year for getting your work to the next level through one of our schemes for creatives.

5. Join the party

This is a hugely exciting year for us as our 200th birthday approaches and you can be part of the celebrations. Send us your Old Vic story or enter the ballot for the chance to win tickets to the bicentenary performance of Joe Penhall’s Mood Music starring Rhys Ifans.

6. Show your support

A lot of people don’t know that The Old Vic is a charity. We receive no public subsidy, which means that we don’t get regular financial help from the local authority or the Arts Council. Every penny we need to produce the great work on stage, support our projects with young people and the community and even keep our lights on, we have to raise ourselves. We do this largely through ticket sales but on top of that we still have to raise more than £3.6 million a year to ensure our famous building remains one of the most vibrant and vital theatres in the world and an indispensable part of London’s cultural landscape. Whatever you can afford to give, we are truly grateful for your support

7. Do as Lilian did

Lilian Baylis’ motto hangs proudly in our foyer and if it’s good enough for Ms Baylis, it’s certainly good enough for us. Whatever you do this year, dare, always dare.

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