The Old Vic is a world-class creative producing theatre with groundbreaking seasons of work playing to audiences of up to 300,000 a year; touring to the UK, West End and Broadway; and broadcasting into cinemas across the globe. But this does not tell the full story of The Old Vic. As a theatre operating since 1818 and now a registered charity, The Old Vic’s identity is built around its wider societal contribution. Today, under Matthew Warchus’ Artistic Directorship, The Old Vic delivers an engaging, affordable artistic season together with free-to-access programmes that further our charitable objectives to promote art, culture and heritage for the general public and to advance education through the encouragement of the arts.
Set out below are details of our commitment to the work we do that makes us a responsible theatre. There are seven key messages that capture the essence of our social mission – click on each of the sections for case studies and insights into how we fulfil these and for details of our future plans.