Can we set up an SE1 group so that we can take advantage of this fantastic sounding tour? - maybe the Book Club could take advantage ... or the Cider group ... or the Poker Group ...
I'd love to go!!!
"Where did Laurence Olivier put on his stage make-up? Where does Kevin Spacey do his warm-up? Whose ghost still terrifies The Old Vic's staff?
The Old Vic in Waterloo is one of the most famous theatres in the English-speaking world and loved by audiences and actors alike.
Now the theatre is offering local community groups the opportunity to book in for a Backstage Tour and find out more about its rich history.
Tickets are just £1 per person for groups based in Lambeth or Southwark.
Tours are on offer every Monday at 11.30am. Group sizes can range from 10 to 30 (individual bookers can be accepted if a group booking already exists on the date desired).
The Old Vic is an old building and to access the stage area participants will need to negotiate 6 or 7 steps. Wheelchair access is available to the auditorium only and tours can be tailored accordingly.
To book, or for more information, call Rachael Stevens on 020 7902 7596 or email [email protected] "
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I could try to fit in a Monday tour. Would love to go to see backstage at the Old Vic, because I've been going to see plays there since I was a kid! [Which is probably why my back is such a state, their seats must be the most uncomfortable in London].
The Kennington Association has booked a tour for this Monday (20th) at 11.30am meeting in the foyer where we pay our £1 each. There are a dozen people booked and a maximum 30 places so if you'd like to join us, could you send an email please to [email protected] so we can keep tabs on numbers.
We were shown round by a very enthusiastic young lady. This was her first tour for just adults - usually she does school kids. However, it was really interesting to hear about the history and life of the theatre and great to see the theatre empty - it has a totally different 'feel'. We had a good chance to compare the views from all the different seats as we went around. One thing that was lacking was being able to see more back stage - the only views of the dressing rooms we had were from the pictures on the bar wall.
I would recommend the tour, especially as it it just £1, and over time I am sure it will evolve as more and more personal antidotes are included.