Eating & Drinking

Penny has moved. But don’t despair… we’re just upstairs where you can find your usual delicious hot and cold drinks, food and sweet treats inside our theatre on the 1st floor

PENNY – Our relaxed all-day artisan café and late night bar located on the 1st floor of The Old Vic, serving up Workshop Coffee, unique drinks and a selection of cold sandwiches and snacks.

Pre-show service is from 6pm and anyone with a ticket can order a pre-show or interval drink (only those over 18 can purchase alcohol). From Monday–Wednesday Penny is open post-show until 1am and until 2am from Thursday–Saturday. At this point the bar operates as a public bar (you don’t need a ticket) and anyone under the age of 18 won’t be admitted.

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.

Opening hours during the build

Monday – Wednesday:
Penny daytime café: 8am–6pm
During show times (ticket holders only): 6pm*–10.30pm
Penny late night bar: approx 10.30pm–1am

Thursday – Friday:
Penny daytime café: 8am–6pm
During show times (ticket holders only): 6pm*–10.30pm
Penny late night bar: approx 10.30pm–2am

*From 1pm on matinee days

Saturday:
During show times (ticket holders only): 1pm–10.30pm
Penny late night bar: approx 10.30pm–2am