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 / History

  • Into the Woods (16 April to 9 July 2022) directed by Terry Gilliam
  • Lungs
  • 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
  • 1976 March – The National Theatre Company moved from their temporary home at the Old Vic to the new National Theatre site. The current repertoire was transferred into the Lyttleton Theatre. Later in the year, the Olivier and Cottesloe Theatres were opened. 

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. 

Links to information about equipment at 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

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