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.

What performances have been affected?

All those customers affected by the suspension of Endgame in a double bill with Rough for Theatre II, the postponing of 4000 Miles, or with concerns about tickets purchased for Local Hero will be contacted in the coming weeks by our Box Office team or can email at box.office@oldvictheatre.com.  

All future performances are currently scheduled to go ahead as planned.

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.