What's Inside – Access at The Old Vic

Take a tour of The Old Vic and explore our new Access pages to plan your visit – here’s your guide to accessibility at The Old Vic from Shona Louise.

Whenever I leave home and I know that I’m going to The Old Vic specifically, there’s just excitement, and I also feel really safe in the knowledge that I know that I’m totally welcome there.

There are so many different elements to accessibility. It can be a bit daunting at times but it can be so easy to make mistakes. It’s inclusive to everyone – the theatre is for everyone, so we really need to make sure that we’re reflecting that.

To turn round the corner and see this incredible new entrance and to see that they’ve not tried to hide it away, it had been made as grand as the main entrance, was incredible and it really made me feel like I was as equal as everyone else.

Welcome to the new entrance to The Old Vic on Waterloo Road. From here, you can take the stairs or the wheelchair accessible lift down to the Penny bar and café, where you will also find lots of new loos.

If you take the stairs or the lift up, you’ll arrive at the new inner foyer where, if you don’t have an e-ticket, you can collect your paper tickets from the box office and gain step-free access to both sides of the auditorium stalls.

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