Bicentenary Variety Night Fundraiser

For one night only, see the auditorium transformed into a never-seen-before cabaret space for our Bicentenary Variety Night. Harking back to The Old Vic’s days as a Music Hall in the 1880s, the evening will see the return of unadulterated entertainment as we present a mix of new and established talent including:

  • Just announced: Tim Minchin will perform a couple of numbers
  • A selection of original songs from 2018 Olivier Award winner Sheila Atim (Girl from the North Country) and actor and musician Arthur Darvill (Once, The West End; Doctor WhoBroadchurch) 
  • Writer, comedian and actor Tim Key (‘Art’, The Old Vic; Peep Show; Detectorists)
  • A musical performance from the upcoming hip-hop musical Sylvia
  • Comedy from BBC Radio 4 sketch comedy duo The Pin
  • Dance from The McOnie Company (Jekyll and Hyde)
  • An exclusive performance written by Dennis Kelly (Matilda the Musical)
  • A cutting edge show combining hula hoop and video mapping, Hoops in Motion, performed the mesmerising Silvia Pavone (Cirque Bijou)
  • Undefeated 2x UK Team champion beatboxers Burd
  • BBC Radio 4 and Edinburgh Festival hits, The Horne Section will host the evening with their unique combination of comedy, improvisation, storytelling and music

Make the experience even more memorable with a Cabaret ticket which includes wines provided by Indigo Wine, beer by Greene King and pies generously provided by Pieminister. 



Tickets: £15–£90

Tickets starting from £15 are available for Dress and Baylis Circle seating.

Cabaret tickets are available from £70 and include wines provided by Indigo Wine, beer by Greene King and pies generously provided by Pieminister.

The event will start at 8pm.

Those with Cabaret tickets should arrive at 6.30pm for priority entry to the auditorium and to enjoy their complimentary drinks and pie. Food will be served promptly so please arrive on time to ensure you don’t miss out.

The Dress and Baylis Circles will open for entry at 7.30pm.

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