UK – London – The Old Vic

Dates: 1818 – present
Address: Waterloo Road, SE1. 

Originally named The Royal Coburg, then The Royal Victoria in 1833, which got shortened to The Old Vic. 
Status: Grade II Listed.

Official website: http://www.oldvictheatre.com/

 

> History of the Old Vic

Selected Past Productions

  • A Christmas Carol (25 November 2017 – 20 January 2018) directed by Matthew Warchus
  • Woyzeck (15 May – 24 June 2017) directed by Joe Murphy
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (25 February – 6 May 2017)
  • The Missing Light (March 23 – April 4 2017)
  • King Lear (October 25 – December 3 2016)
  • Groundhog Day (Fri 15 Jul – Sat 17 Sep 2016) transferred to Broadway
  • Noises Off (3 December 2011 – 10 March 2012) transferred to the Novello Theatre

Artistic Directors

  • Matthew Warchus (2015 – )
  • Kevin Spacey (2004 – 2015)
  • Sir Peter Hall (1997 – 1998)
  • Jonathan Miller (1987 – 1990)

Equipment

TABS, 1950
Electronic Control for Thyratron, in control room at rear of Dress Circle. 

The Stage Guide, 1971
Electrics: Strand special board at rear of Dress Circle, dimmer racks under stage. Dimmers – 140 (10 x 5kW and 130 x 2.5kW); 3 presets; 9 groups. Circuits – FOH 58; Flies 40; Stage dips 12; Perches 10. Sockets – 15A BESA. Total capacity to stage – 400A on 3 phases. Special effects supply – 100A on 1 phase. Patching system – 10 way remote control, all backstage. 
Sound: Console FOH rear stalls. 4 x 45W amplifiers. 3 Wearite tape decks. No turntables. 5 mic sockets on stage (Reslo). 5 loudspeakers on stage, 25 in FOH, all wired to control room patch. 

Archive equipment related to The Old Vic, London over the years

  • Electronic Control for Thyratron (Strand)
  • Thyratron (Strand)
  • Light Palette (Strand)
  • Documents


    The Old Vic - Arthur Lloyd 
    [External Website]
    From Arthur Lloyd website

    Mentions of The Old Vic, London in indexed journals

    Location


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