London: Old Vic

Country: England, United Kingdom
City: London
Borough: London Borough of Lambeth
Location: Waterloo, 103 The Cut / Waterloo Bridge Road

Built 1818 by Rudolph Cabanel. Opened 18 May 1818 as "Royal Coburg Theatre". 1833 renamed "Royal Victoria Theatre". 1871 rebuilding by J. T. Robinson. Re-opened as "New Victoria Theatre." 1874 renamed "Royal Victoria Palace Theatre". By 1880, known as the "Old Vic". 1927 renovation by F. G. M. Chancellor (1454 seats). Damaged by bombs in 1941. Repaired until 1950 by Douglas W. Rowntree, re-opened Dec 1950. 1963-1976 home to the "National Theatre" company. 1982 rebuilding by Renton Howard Wood Levine architects. Currently 1067 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Peter Shaffer: Equus (26 June 1973)
  • Harold Pinter: No-Man's Land (23 Apr 1975)

Links: www.oldvictheatre.com, www.arthurlloyd.co.uk, EUTA, Theatres Trust, CinemaTreasures, Wikipedia

London: Old Vic Front Text: "Royal Cobourg Theatre. From an old print dated 1806."
Publisher: The London Etching Co.; Old Print Series
Type: early 20th-century postcard reproduction of an 1806 print; Divided Back
Size: Classic
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London: Old Vic Front Text: "Saturday Night at the Victoria Theatre"
Reverse Text: "The Victoria Theatre (Old Vic) opened 11 May 1818 as the Royal COburg, renamed the Victoria Theatre in 1833. The interior was partially reconstruted in 1871. Illustration from 'The Graphic' 26 October 1872. Wood engraving. Signed G. Durand. 33.5 cm x 23.7 cm. H R Beard Colletion F 133.17"
Publisher: Theatre Museum, London; TM 32
Type: 20th-century postcard reproduction of an 1872 print
Size: Modern
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London: Old Vic Front Text: sign: "The National Theatre Company"
Reverse Text: "The Old Vic. Opened as The Royal Cobourg Theatre, 1818. Architect: Rudolph Cabanel. Beacme the Royal Victoria Theatre, 1833. Home of the National Theatre Company, 1963-75."
Publisher: Arts Council of Great Britain; 1974
Size: Modern
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London: Old Vic Reverse Text: "The Old Vic Theatre, London. The temporary home of the National Theatre COmpany since 1963."
Publisher: J. Arthur Dixon, Newport; SP.872
Size: Modern
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London: Old Vic Front Text: "The Old Vic, London"
Publisher: Ice Cream at the Interval / Etsy; 2021
Size: Modern
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London: Old Vic Reverse Text: "Snokey London by Dawn O'Connor"
Publisher: dawnrosie.redbubble.com
Size: Modern
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For another picture of this theatre, see London: "The Theatres of London".
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