One of the world's most outward-looking and influential theatre
Founded back in the mists of time (well, 1970) as a sort of youth-orientated adjunct to the National Theatre (then located at the Old Vic), the Young Vic has grown in stature to the point of now being one of the most influential theatre in London, if not the world.
Long-term artistic director David Lan's programming is eclectic, with the two smaller studio spaces (the Clare and the Maria) often hosting new writing and experimental performances. But the heart of the Young Vic programming lies in leftfield productions of great classics, bringing auteur directors from across the globe in and pairing them with the cream of British acting talent. The Young Vic is arguably the closest Britain has to a 'directors' theatre' in a European mould, with the added bonus of big name actors eager to perform on its stage.
Tickets are very reasonably priced and there is a terrific outreach programme that offers free and subsidised tickets to schools and the local community: it's perhaps the only major theatre in London to boast a genuinely young and diverse audience.
It's also got extensive bar facilities on two levels, plus a menu centred on that ubiquitous London staple the burger. It's a lunchtime hub for workers in the Waterloo area, many of whom are only vaguely aware that they're dining in one of the greatest theatres in the world.
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The Young Vic maintains its occasional but impressive record of bringing over high class American musicals with the UK premiere of 'Fun Home'. An adaptation of Alison Bechdel's graphic novel by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, in 'Fun Home' we meet the protagonist...Musicals Monday June 18 2018 - Saturday September 1 2018
Things of Dry Hours
Genesis Award-winning director Debbie Hannan is staging 'Things of Dry Hours', an interrogation of radical politics in the Depression Era South. Naomi Wallace's poetic, structurally complex play follows a black father and his daughter whose Christian...Drama Wednesday August 15 2018 - Saturday August 25 2018
Kwame Kwei-Armah is kicking off his first season at the helm of the Young Vic with something he prepared earlier: a musical version of 'Twelfth Night' that premiered in New York, made with composer Shaina Taub. He'll rope in a sizable (the US version...Musicals Tuesday October 2 2018 - Saturday November 17 2018
Danai Gurira might have hit the movie bigtime with her recent role in 'Black Panther', but she's also got an impressive track record as a playwright. She's landed strong reviews both sides of the Atlantic for knotty, hard-hitting plays like 'Eclipsed',...Drama Friday December 7 2018 - Saturday January 19 2019
Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
Stephen Adly Guirgis made a splash on Broadway with 2011's 'The Motherfucker with the Hat', a swear-heavy story of a self-destructive Puerto Rican couple. Now one of his earlier plays is getting a new production at the Young Vic. 'Jesus Hopped the 'A'...Comedy Thursday February 14 2019 - Saturday March 30 2019
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