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Young Vic

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Sennheiser Infrared (all)

Toilets:

Mens and Womens on all levels. Disabled toilets on Ground Floor and 1st Floor

Wheelchairs:

Main House x 2 spaces. Maria x 1 space. Clare x 1 space.

Access from Street to Foyer:

Level access

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

Downstairs step free, 10 steps to Balcony (Main House, Maria & Clare)

Level Access:

Yes

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available:

Lift (all)

Contact

Contact the venue:

020 7922 2922

Your Visit

Security Information:

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Bar:

The Cut Bar at the Young Vic serves an inspired mix of classic and original dishes from fresh, free-range and organic ingredients. Specials evolve with the season at the Young Vic. Mostly authentic, always playful - specials reflect geographical, ethnic or textual themes.

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

The Young Vic theatre began its life as an offshoot of the Old Vic – the first residence of the Royal National Theatre under Laurence Olivier. ‘Here’, Olivier said, ‘we think to develop plays for young audiences, an experimental workshop for authors, actors and producers.’

The company was led by Frank Dunlop, a Royal National Theatre Associate Director and founder of the Pop Theatre in Edinburgh. Dunlop wanted to create a new kind of theatre for a new generation – one that was unconventional, classless, open, circus-like and cheap. He was inspired by influential French actor and director Jean Vilar, who claimed that theatre should be as indispensable to life as bread and wine. The Young Vic was conceived as a ‘paperback’ theatre, where high-quality work would be made available to all at low cost.

The theatre was built on The Cut just down the road from the Old Vic, on a bomb-site where 54 people sheltering in a bakery had died during the Second World War. The theatre building was designed by Bill Howell. It was erected at a cost of £60,000 and was intended to last for just five years. Frank Dunlop was followed as artistic director by Michael Bogdanov, then Dunlop for two more years, then by David Thacker who was succeeded initially by Julia Bardsley and Tim Supple as joint artistic directors, then by Supple on his own. Under these various leaders, the Young Vic’s vital and ambitious work continued for thirty years.

By 2000, when current artistic director David Lan joined the company, the fabric of the theatre was crumbling. From 2004-2006, the Young Vic went on ‘Walkabout’ while the theatre was rebuilt, co-producing 22 shows over 22 months with 20 companies across the UK and internationally, before returning to a redesigned theatre which continues to celebrate the Young Vic’s provisional aesthetic and the perfect proportions of its auditorium.

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.