An update on our loos

The Old Vic phase one completion launch 2019, London. Picture date Monday 30th September 2019.

Thanks to everyone for your feedback. This has been one of the most commented on innovations that we have tried in recent years, with opinion evenly split on this deeply personal topic. The More Loos fundraising campaign was to raise funds towards doubling the loo provision available to women and therefore reduce queue times. Through the building project the number of cubicles available to women situated in blocks that do not contain urinals has increased from 12 to 24 and, subsequently, queue times have been reduced. This includes one new individual gender neutral loo with an enclosed sink for single use. We are so grateful to everyone who donated for helping us to achieve this ambitious goal. If anyone would like to discuss their donation they can reach us at

At The Old Vic the most important thing to us is running a theatre that is welcoming and comfortable for those who visit us, and that is fundamentally opposed to prejudice or intimidation. We are therefore incredibly appreciative of the wider comments on our new loos and have carefully listened to all viewpoints (before and since) to ensure that the right provision is offered. If you want to see how the loos work in practice, come and visit us – and keep your feedback coming. We read it all and it does inform our thinking as we navigate the best way, within the constraints of a Grade II* listed building and the legal requirements placed upon us, to ensure that everyone feels welcome.