OV Back Together
Welcome to THE OLD VIC: BACK TOGETHER Season, which unites all that we loved before our closure with the innovations we discovered during it.
- THE SHOWS – SUMMER
- THE SHOWS – FROM AUTUMN
- NEW COMMISSIONS
- BAYLIS DIRECTOR
- MEMBERSHIPS & TICKET SCHEMES
- EDUCATION HUB
- YOUR VISIT
- PRIORITY BOOKING AND ONSALE DATES
Curated by Mark Gatiss
Original commissions 02 Jun, new commissions 30 Jun 2021
Curated by Noma Dumezweni
14–20 Jun 2021
THE DUMB WAITER
By Harold Pinter, directed by Jeremy Herrin
07–10 Jul 2021
By Percy and Eleonore Adlon, adapted by Emma Rice
19 Jul–28 Aug 2021
By Bess Wohl, directed by Katy Rudd
07 Sep–30 Oct 2021
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Charles Dickens, adapted by Jack Thorne, directed by Matthew Warchus
13 Nov 2021–08 Jan 2022
By Caryl Churchill, directed by Lyndsey Turner
24 Jan–19 Mar 2022
INTO THE WOODS
Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, co-directed Terry Gilliam and Leah Hausman
16 Apr–09 Jul 2022
As well as the productions appearing online and on our stage this Season, we’re very pleased to announce four new commissions for writers Diana Nneka Atuona, Natasha Gordon, Regina Taylor and Roy Williams.
Future work in development includes an adaptation of When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr with Book and Lyrics by Caroline Bird and Music by Miranda Cooper & Nick Coler and The NHS Play, which is in development with Atri Banerjee, Sarah Frankcom and Paul Unwin.
Our current Old Vic 12 cohort continue their development of three new play commissions, culminating in a week of digital celebration in June 2021.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of our next Baylis Director, Tinuke Craig, who joins us for 12 months to direct a full-scale production, receive a fund with which to commission a new piece of work, and shadow the Artistic Director, using The Old Vic’s space and resources to research and develop projects.
Tinuke directed Regina Taylor‘s Aisha (the black album) in March 2021.WATCH NOW
OV LOCAL MEMBERSHIP
New for this Season, we’re pleased to introduce OV Local, our FREE membership for Lambeth and Southwark residents, providing a 20% discount across all tickets. Remember to sign up before tickets go on sale to make the most of your 20% discount.FIND OUT MORE
Book for two shows or more at one time and enjoy a £5 discount on each ticket – available on tickets from £20–£65 across selected shows. The discount will automatically be applied at checkout.FIND OUT MORE
PWC £10 PREVIEWS
The Old Vic and PwC will once again be offering 17,500 seats across our preview performances for just £10, available to anyone and everyone with no criteria for access other than to book five weeks before the first preview.FIND OUT MORE
Inspired by recent studies reporting growing numbers of older people feeling lonely or isolated, and The Old Vic’s belief in the restorative power of the arts, we are excited to continue Matinee Idols, our scheme for people over 60. Open to individuals and groups, the scheme is free and offers the opportunity to attend a matinee at low cost and take part in a social event either pre or post show. This could involve a workshop led by one of the production’s creative team, a Q&A with someone from the show, a talk with Old Vic staff or a look backstage – all with plenty of opportunities to chat and make new friends.FIND OUT MORE
We recognise the life changing impact the arts can have on all people within our community whether they engage with us as a school student, audience member, family, someone seeking help to gain employment or an older person at risk of isolation. Last year we launched the free Education Hub, taking all our projects and outreach online to enable us to still deliver on our commitment to all recipients plus reach even more people through this work than ever before. In 12 months, the Hub has reached over 30,000 participants from 90 countries and we are delighted to announce that even more content will now be available including The Inside Guide to Monologues. The Old Vic has commissioned eight new monologues written specifically for young performers aged between 14–18. This resource can be used by teachers looking for content for their GCSE and A-Level students or by young people looking for audition material. The writers are: Josh Azouz, Natasha Brown, Poppy Corbett, Tim Foley, Tabby Lamb, Sonia Jalaly, Nessah Muthy and Alistair Wilkinson. This new content will be available for free alongside projects, resource packs, how-to guides, behind the scenes insights, interviews and wellbeing tips.EXPLORE THE EDUCATION HUB
From in-app bar orders to our most flexible cancellation and return policy to date, we’ve made some small changes to take the stress out of booking ahead and to make sure you get the most out of your long-awaited return to the theatre.FIND OUT MORE
The Old Vic gratefully acknowledges support through the Culture Recovery Fund from Arts Council England.