Eating & Drinking


Our café-bar Penny is open with a new food and drink menu with a key focus on ethical production and sustainability, underpinned by a commitment to being 100% single-use plastic-free by early 2020.

The revamped drinks offer includes a specialty gin menu with no and low alcohol options and craft beers from local brewers with a focus on gender equality amongst suppliers.  Our new food menu is designed by London-based café Brown & Green.

Penny is a public bar (you don’t need a ticket).

Opening times:
Mon–Wed: 8am–1am
Thu–Fri: 8am–2am
Sat: From 1pm (when there is a matinee show) or 6pm–2am


The Foyer bar is open every day as a public bar (you don’t need a ticket)

Opening times:
Mon–Fri: 9am–11.30pm
Sat: From 1pm (when there is a matinee show) or 6pm–2am

Please note that post-show, Penny and the Foyer Bar operate as late-night public bars and anyone under the age of 18 won’t be admitted.


From 6pm pre-show service begins in the Dress and Baylis Circle level bars and anyone with an e-ticket can order a pre-show or interval drink (only those over 18 can purchase alcohol). These bars will stay open until the end of a show.



Skip the queue

You can pre-order your interval and post-show drinks using The Old Vic Bar app. Receive 10% off your first order when using The Old Vic Bar app. Download the app for free from the App Store and Google Play to pre-order and pay for your drinks.

Drinks can be booked right up to the start of the performance. Once you’ve placed your order, you’ll receive confirmation and your drinks will be ready for you to collect when and where you choose.

Please note that for your comfort and security there are bag checks in operation – we appreciate your patience and understanding.