The Dumb Waiter – Studio Audience

By Harold Pinter
Directed by Jeremy Herrin
The Dumb Waiter in person - lead artwork

The Dumb Waiter will be performed at The Old Vic for a live studio audience – you will be coming to the theatre if you book a ticket for this production. It will also be available to view live streamed from The Old Vic as part of our OLD VIC: IN CAMERA series. Find out how to book for the live streamed performances.

About the show

‘We send him up all we’ve got and he’s not satisfied. No, honest, it’s enough to make the cat laugh.’

Ben and Gus are seasoned hitmen awaiting details of their next target in the basement of a supposedly abandoned cafe. When the dumbwaiter begins sending them mysterious food orders, the killers’ waiting game starts to unravel.

Daniel Mays and David Thewlis star in Harold Pinter’s darkly funny, insidiously menacing The Dumb Waiter.

Watching in person

While you are watching in person as part of a studio audience, this production will also be streamed for OLD VIC: IN CAMERA. There will be several cameras in the auditorium and views of the stage may be blocked during the performance. By attending you are agreeing to being filmed and potentially appearing in the broadcast. If you have any concerns please email

Seating information

Due to social distancing our seating is arranged in bubbles, which are groups of tickets containing a specific number of seats (1, 2, 3 or 4) next to each other in one row. You will need to pick up all the tickets in a bubble to book tickets.


Royal Bank of Canada – Principal Partner

PwC – PwC £10 Previews Partner

The Public Fund – Productions Partner

Garfield Weston Foundation – Reopening Partner

The Huo Family Foundation – Reopening Partner

Tickets: PwC £10 Tickets, £15

Running time: approx. 50 minutes

Due to social distancing our seating is arranged in bubbles.

Suitable for ages 12+

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