Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

In light of the latest government advice, we will be temporarily closing our theatre.

If you’re visiting The Old Vic, and have any concerns in relation to Coronavirus, please refer to the government advice here. If you have any further queries please contact our Box Office team on email box.office@oldvictheatre.com — please allow up to 14 working days for a response. 

What do we know about Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

As of 16 Mar 2020 members of the public were advised by the government to avoid theatres and as a result, all UK theatres have been closed with immediate effect. Anyone who has developed a new cough and/ or fever is being encouraged to self-isolate for a period of seven days, or for 14 days if you live with other people (in which case the entire household should self isolate for the 14-day period).

Keep up to date with the government’s response and advice.

Which performances have been affected?

In March 2020 we took the decision to suspend our production of Endgame in a double bill with Rough for Theatre II.

4000 Miles, Local Hero and Phil Wang have been postponed and all those affected have been contacted. If you have a question about your booking you can contact the Box Office team at box.office@oldvictheatre.com 

CAN I STILL ACCESS YOUR CAFÉ AND BAR SPACES?

As we have had to take the decision to close our building in line with the latest government advice, our front of house bars and cafes are temporarily closed.

Please do keep an eye on our social media or sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date.  

HOW WILL I KNOW IF THE SITUATION CHANGES?

We will be updating these FAQs, our website and social media channels as necessary. Please continue to check them.

HOW CAN I HELP?

As you may know, we’re unlike many other theatres in that we receive no regular Arts Council funding or subsidy. We have to make sure our 1,000 seats are filled each performance and on top of that raise an additional £4 million to keep making theatre and serving our community.

If you could consider making a donation or purchasing a membership we would be so grateful.