Old Vic Theatre accessibility

Getting into the Venue

The Old Vic Theatre main entrance is situated on The Cut. There are 3 steps into the foyer from street level with handrails in place. An alternative, step-free entrance is at the side of the theatre, with ramped access through a fire exit, leading directly to the Stalls. Drop-off points can be found on Waterloo Road and Webber Street.

All sections of the theatre must be accessed via stairs, as there is no customer lift.

Customer Assistance

Those who wish to use the alternative entrance must arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance and notify a member of staff, who will assist them. Staff are on hand to help with navigation throughout the theatre. An Access Host will look after access patrons for the duration of their visit.

Transfers are available and the Access Host will assist with transferring patrons. Wheelchair users do not need to bring a companion.

How to Book

For those who request special assistance or wish to book wheelchair spaces, it is important to book in advance and notify the theatre of any special requirements. Wheelchair users and their companions are eligible for concessions and booking priorities.

For further information and accessibility booking, please call: 0844 871 7628 or email: access@oldvictheatre.com

Section accessibility

Stalls

The Stalls is the most accessible section and can be accessed step-free via a temporary ramp at the alternative entrance.

Wheelchair spaces are in the aisles next to Row N and Row V and are not specific allocated seats. They are located on the left hand side of the auditorium when facing the stage, positioned on the end of the row. There is room for a companion to be seated in N4 or V6, depending on the row.

Both spaces offer good side views of the stage, with Row N being closer to the stage. Staff are on hand to assist with navigation and can bring drinks into the auditorium on behalf of patrons who cannot access the bars.

Wheelchair users and their companions are eligible for concessions and booking priorities. For further information and accessibility booking, please call: 0844 871 7628 or email: access@oldvictheatre.com

Dress Circle

The Dress Circle can be accessed via 29 steps up from the foyer. This section is not recommended for those with limited mobility as there is no customer lift.

Lilian Baylis Circle

The Lilian Baylis Circle can be accessed via 49 steps up from the theatre foyer. This section is not suitable for those with limited mobility.