What's Inside – Penny Café and Bar

Take a tour of The Old Vic and explore our new Access pages to plan your visit – here’s your guide to Penny bar and café at The Old Vic from Drina.

When Richard was younger, accessibility was unheard of, so it was a really difficult time because it curtailed our whole enjoyment of life. How could we go to the theatre as a family if Richard was denied access?

When we go to The Old Vic, it’s like a home-from-home. I think that they have pulled out all the stops. When you have a life beset by challenges, you do need somewhere to go and escape and to have a feeling of lightness, and the theatre takes Richard out of himself. It takes me out of myself, and for that short period of time, it doesn’t matter what the world has to throw at you because you’re in the theatre and you’re in your safe place.

Welcome to the new Penny bar and café. Just in front of Richard is the new accessible bar, and beyond that, seating options to cater for everyone.

There are lots of loos on this level, including a wheelchair accessible loo, two accessible roomier loos, baby-changing facilities and a gender-neutral cubicle.

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