Trigger Warnings & Age Guidance

At The Old Vic, we aim to be a surprising, unpredictable, ground-breaking, rule-breaking, independent beacon of accessible, uplifting and unintimidating art. We don’t want to give away any ‘spoilers’ when promoting a production but understand that some plays may cause distress or trigger challenging emotions for some of our audience members. If there are certain themes that you would find particularly upsetting and you’d like to speak to one of The Old Vic team to find out more about a show before you book, please email us:


Aisha (the black album)

Recommended for ages 14+

Includes some strong language and sensitive subject matter, including racism and racial violence.

Putting a face on

Recommended for ages 14+

Includes frequent use of strong language and themes of domestic abuse.


Suitable for ages 16+

Includes occasional strong language, adult content and sensitive subject matter including sex, child exploitation, abortion, homophobia, themes of racism and racial violence 


Suitable for ages 14+

Includes sensitive subject matter including reference to suicide