We Are 200


On this day in 1818 our theatre opened its doors to the public for the very first time.

Today we’re embarking on a major collaboration with Twitter that will see the first ever global ‘marathon broadcast’ from a theatre across the social media platform.

For 200 years we’ve been committed to bringing theatre to as many people as possible, and our 200th birthday will be no exception as we hope to reach our biggest audience to date.

Join us from 2pm when you can watch the full performance of Future Conditional, and exclusive interviews with those who have played a part in our 200-year history in the first Twitter broadcast of its kind.


2pm – An Interview with Matthew Warchus (Artistic Director) and Kate Varah (Executive Director)
2.10pm – Act One: Future Conditional
3.22pm – An interview with Judi Dench
3.24pm – An interview with Lesley Manville
3.26pm – An interview with Glenda Jackson
3.29pm – An insight into Front Line
3.31pm – An insight into Primary Schools Club
3.32pm – Meet a member of The Old Vic 12
3.35pm – One Hand Tied Behind Us One Voice monologues
3.48pm – Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire give us a tour of The Old Vic
3.53pm – Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love) from Girl from the North Country
3.58pm – An interview with Lolita Chakrabarti on Ira Aldridge
4pm – An interview with Simon Callow on the women of The Old Vic
4.02pm – Act Two:Future Conditional
4.59pm – A surprise performance of All The World’s A Stage
5.02pm – Surprise Happy Birthday messages
5.06pm – Ends

How to get involved

Follow all the action with #OV200 – the stream will be broadcast directly from @oldvictheatre so head there from 2pm. If you can’t make it, the stream will be available to watch over the course of our birthday weekend until Monday 14 May.

Our theatre is yours.

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