The Old Vic Advent Calendar Countdown


Christmas present ideas, offers, behind the scenes glimpses…

How can we thank you for being part of our bicentenary celebrations this year?

Come and be imbued with festivity and joy by watching A Christmas Carol, returning to The Old Vic after a critically acclaimed run in 2017, and bringing a seminal year for our 200-year-old theatre to a close.

And without even leaving your house, we’ll be giving you a helping hand in the countdown to Christmas with a virtual advent calendar brimming with treats.

Join us each day for a new gift from us to you, spanning our 2018 highlights through to never-before-seen glimpses into the inner workings of The Old Vic, our shows and the people within it.

Day 1 –  His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales   

‘Every man among them hummed a Christmas tune, or had a Christmas thought, or spoke below his breath to his companion of some bygone Christmas Day, with homeward hopes belonging to it’

To begin the first day of our Christmas Advent Calendar Countdown, our OV200 Royal Patron His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales reads an excerpt for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

We were incredibly proud to welcome His Royal Highness to our theatre in September this year where he was introduced to the fantastic work of our Education & Community team, who have been collaborating with The Prince’s Trust since his appointment as Royal Patron to mark our bicentenary.