The Old Vic Theatre Trust 2000

The Old Vic Theatre Trust 2000

Charity information

The Old Vic Theatre Trust 2000

The Old Vic is one of the most famous and best loved theatres in the world. It has an undisputed place in theatrical history – the National Theatre, Royal Ballet and English National Opera began here.

Founded 1998

  • Mission statement

    This iconic 195-year-old building has a rich history of great performances and The Old Vic Theatre Company under the artistic leadership of Kevin Spacey, continues to attract the best creative talent from the UK and all over the world to tread its famous boards.

    Many of the greatest English-speaking actors have appeared on our stage, including Peggy Ashcroft, Judi Dench, John Gielgud, Alec Guinness, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Maggie Smith. The Old Vic was the home of the National Theatre under the directorship of Laurence Olivier for 13 years from 1962 until the company moved to its new home on the South Bank. The Royal Ballet and English National Opera also had their roots at The Old Vic dating from the 1930s when Lilian Baylis, the then Director, ran The Old Vic and Sadler's Wells Theatre in tandem, staging seasons of theatre, opera and ballet in both theatres.

    Kevin Spacey was appointed Artistic Director of the Old Vic Company in 2003 and the current season is the tenth under his leadership. The Old Vic continues to attract the best creative talent and produce world class theatre and, just as importantly, through Old Vic New Voices, it produces an award-winning education and community programme, as well as nurturing emerging talent. The Old Vic mentors young actors, directors, writers and producers in London and New York, and offers 100 seats a night at £12 to the under 25s.

  • Aims

    The Old Vic Theatre Trust 2000 aims to:

    • Continue to attract the best creative talent, produce world class theatre as well nurture emerging talent and mentor young actors, directors, writers and producers.
    • Develop arts opportunities for people and places with the least engagement through Old Vic New Voices Education and Community programme as well as offer 100 seats a night at £12 to under 25s
    • Operate and safeguard the upkeep of our Grade II listed building without any regular subsidy, with the majority of The Old Vic's income derived from ticket sales, supplemented by vigorous fundraising.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1998

    Registered Charity Number: 1072590

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 74

    Part time staff: 85

    Phone number: 02079027570

    Address: The Cut London SE1 8NB

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