Banksy opens ‘Lambeth Palace’ cinema in Leake Street’s Old Vic Tunnels
Enigmatic street artist Banksy has opened a temporary cinema in Waterloo's Leake Street railway arches.
Last week the Waterloo theatre, which is run by Kevin Spacey, announced that the space will now be known as the Old Vic Tunnels and will be used for a range of work during the course of the year.
The Old Vic Tunnels season will culminate in a major production called PLATFORM which will see 100 Londoners creating a new piece of theatre for the space. The Old Vic will host open auditions and anticipates a total audience of 4,000 people throughout the 10 performance run. Tickets to the event will be free of charge.
Banksy's pop-up 150-seat cinema, called The Lambeth Palace, is showing Exit Through the Gift Shop twice daily till 4 March. Tickets cost £8.50 including a donation to the Railway Children charity.
Tickets were available at www.banksy.co.uk/cinema.html but the run has now sold out.