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The Young VicKnocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide an inspiration for the new generation of performers. But this was an experiment that worked and, years later, the Young Vic remains south London's premier venue for the contemporary, the shocking, the controversial, and the bizarre. With audiences, actors and production teams visibly younger than the National Theatre down the road, and with a policy of inviting 5000 local schoolchildren from the local boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark to each season, it has done as much as anywhere to ensure the continued popularity of theatre in this country, and on a slender budget. The versatile auditorium is redesigned for every show, while the excellent bar and restaurant make intervals a pleasure.

 

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TreeTreeTreeTaking you on a musical journey in search of the soul and the spirit of contemporary South Africa, Tree is a collaboration between Idris Elba, whose album Mi Mandela provides the soundtrack, and The Young Vic's artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah. This major world premiere, performed in the round, combines music, dance and film to explore the past,2019-08-19T00:00:00+01002019-08-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  Previews 29-31 Jul £10, £25, £35 (seated) £30 (standing) | 2-24 Aug £10, £30, £40 (seated), £35 (standing) Concessions available
DATES  29th July to 24th August 2019
Taking you on a musical journey in search of the soul and the spirit of contemporary South Africa, Tree is a collaboration between Idris Elba, whose album Mi Mandela provides the soundtrack, and The Young Vic's artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah. This major world premiere, performed in the round, combines music, dance and film to explore the past,... More about this event
 
 

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Waterloo Railway Station
 
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Library Street NCP
 
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Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £74  30% off
157 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Young Vic
Situated just a five minute walk from London Waterloo Station, the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo is nearby to many central London locations, with the London ... More
 
 
 
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £92  39% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Young Vic
The H10 London Waterloo is a recently-built hotel providing comfortable and well-lit rooms and an ideally-located base from which to get around central London. The hotel ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  38% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Young Vic
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest The Young Vic

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National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Young Vic
The National Theatre Studio is home to the National Theatre's Archive, open to anyone with an interest in the theatre's history. The archive includes every stage ... More
 
 
 
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Young Vic
With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From John ... More
 
 
 
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The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Young Vic
The Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth Business ... More
 
 
 
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House Of VANS London
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arches 228-232 Station Approach Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Young Vic
In the midst of Leeke Street tunnel, one of the biggest graffiti canvases in London, and opposite The Vaults you'll find House of Vans, ... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults, Launcelot Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Launcelot Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Young Vic
The Vaults is a multi-disciplinary arts space located in underneath Waterloo station. The space features 30,000 sq ft of accessible, flexible and delectable Victorian brickwork ... More
 
 
 
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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Young Vic
With a huge 26m x 20m screen, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the IMAX format (short for Image Maximum), ... More
 
 
 
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Tree
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th July to 24th August 2019
The Young Vic, 66 The Cut, SE1 | Same location as The Young Vic
Taking you on a musical journey in search of the soul and the spirit of contemporary South Africa, Tree is a collaboration between Idris Elba, whose ...More
 
 
 
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A Very Expensive Poison
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th August to 5th October 2019 - Various Times
The Young Vic, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 1 minute from The Young Vic
John Crowley directs the world premiere staging of Lucy Prebble's bold reimagining of the events behind the 2006 death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London, ...More
 
 
 
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Mr Gum And The Dancing Bear - The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th July to 31st August 2019
The Young Vic, South Bank, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Young Vic
Nine-year-old Polly and her misfit chums help a big bear called Padlock to escape from the clutches of villainous Mr Gum in a madcap musical adapted ...More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Young Vic
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St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Young Vic
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive building ... More
 
 
 
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Young Vic
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
 
 
 
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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Young Vic
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun comes ... More
 
 
 
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Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Young Vic
With over 80 years experience in selling bikes, Evans brings something special to the cycle scene. This shop is the original Evans bike shop. ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Young Vic
Konditor specialises in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, the first ... More
 
 
 
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Young Vic
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
 
 
 
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Meson Don Felipe
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
53 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Young Vic
Spanish cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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Tas
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
33 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Young Vic
Tas is a delightful place, serving chic Turkish food at affordable prices in a thoroughly pleasant environment. The cheerful, helpful staff definitely add to the experience, ... More
 
 
 
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Yamagoya
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
49 The Cut, SE1 | 1 minute from The Young Vic
Yamagoya , specialising in traditional Japanese ramen, open their first real home in London, a permanent site on The Cut after a successful residency ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Young Vic

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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 12 minutes from The Young Vic
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 13 minutes from The Young Vic
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 18 minutes from The Young Vic
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Leake Street Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lower Marsh, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Young Vic
Located at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London, Leake Street Pocket Park is an urban oasis of shrubs, ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Young Vic
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Young Vic
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Young Vic
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Young Vic
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke of Sussex
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Baylis Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Young Vic
Part of Hippo Inns, The Duke of Sussex overlooking Waterloo Millennium Green gives locals a warm and welcoming place to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
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The Young Vic clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Bar Elba
London > Nightlife > Bars
Rooftop, Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Young Vic
The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop cocktail bar in Waterloo. ... More
 
 
 
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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Young Vic
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Young Vic
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Young Vic.
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Young Vic
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Young Vic
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Young Vic
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 
 
 

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Kiss My Genders
Kiss My Genders
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

The Hayward Gallery 8 minutes walk from The Young Vic

In this "invigorating" (Telegraph) group exhibition, Kiss My Genders, the Hayward Gallery celebrates fluid gender identities through the works of ...More

 
Tales of the Turntable
Tales of the Turntable
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th August 2019 

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall 8 minutes walk from The Young Vic

Inspired by extracts from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Back to the Future, ZooNation Youth Company brings the world ...More

 
Gals Aloud
Gals Aloud
Concerts | Until 17th September 2019 

Underbelly Festival 8 minutes walk from The Young Vic

A drag tribute to Girls Aloud, packed with all the solo singles, hilarious TV appearances, costumes, boys and a few ...More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

Underbelly Festival 8 minutes walk from The Young Vic

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival returns to South Bank, between the Southbank Centre and London Eye, from April 2019, presenting over ...More

 
Bowjangles: Excalibow
Theatre | On 19th August 2019 

Underbelly Festival 8 minutes walk from The Young Vic

The string quartet presents a theatrical show in which they take a musical journey through myths, folklore and legends in ...More

Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
Kids Events | Until 1st September 2019 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from The Young Vic

To the art world Jeppe Hein's 'Appearing Rooms' is a delightful mix of sculpture and architecture, playing with the viewers ...More

 
Dora Maurer
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from The Young Vic

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 
Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from The Young Vic

This summer, Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, whose 2003 weather project flooded the Turbine Hall with fake sunlight, returns to Tate ...More

 
Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 29th March 2020 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 9 minutes walk from The Young Vic

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
Peter Gynt
Peter Gynt
Theatre | Until 8th October 2019 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Young Vic

James McArdle, star of Platonov and Angels in America, takes the title role in David Hare's epic new production of ...More

 

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Colours
Colours
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Mothership Group, the team behind the Queen of Hoxton and The Book Club, gives us ...More

 
Foragers Of The Foreshore
Exhibitions | From 24th September 

Bargehouse

An expansive exhibition at the Bargehouse on mudlarking on the River Thames, Foragers of the Foreshore is curated by Florence Evans and features photographic portraits of mudlarkers taken by Hannah Smiles. Meet Mudlarker in Residence ...More

Royal Docks
Attractions 

The biggest enclosed docks in the world, with around 250 acres of water, the Royal Docks encompass three docks....More

Ophelia Rewound
Theatre | From 22nd August 

Camden People's Theatre

Antigoni Spanou's solo performance weaves projection mapping, the story of Shakespeare's Ophelia and her own lived experience to examine the stereotypes around women and mental health. Highlighted as one of the best Camden Fringe shows ...More

Oddball
Oddball
Theatre | From 20th August 

Upstairs At The Gatehouse

Musical Comedy Awards 2019 finalist Francesca Forristal has been tipped by the Evening Standard as ...More

 
One Day At The Disco
One Day At The Disco
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th August 

Three Mills Island

A massive ten hours of disco and house are certainly one way to put the ...More

 
Thabiso Sekgala: Here Is Elsewhere
Thabiso Sekgala: Here Is Elsewhere
Exhibitions | From 28th August 

Southbank Centre

Fifty works by the late South African photographer, ...More

 
Astana Ballet
Astana Ballet
Dance | From 12th September 

Linbury Theatre

The Republic of Kazakhstan's leading ballet company performs four one-act ballets at the Royal Opera ...More

 
Electric Soul Festival
Electric Soul Festival
Concerts | On 7th September 

The O2 Arena

A brand new one day only festival that's music to the ears of soul fans,the ...More

 
What Girls Are Made Of
What Girls Are Made Of
Theatre | From 9th September 

Soho Theatre

Actor, musician and playwright Cora Bissett used her own diaries to document her life from ...More

 
The Fishermen
Theatre | From 3rd September 

Trafalgar Studios

New Perspectives' award-winning staging of Chigozie Obioma's powerful allegory of brotherhood based on the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel. Adapted for the stage by Gbolahan Obisesan, The Fishermen tells the powerful story of four brothers ...More

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Theatre | From 21st September 

Trafalgar Studios

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner (best known for ...More

 
The Espresso Room, Holborn
The Espresso Room, Holborn
Dining 

Renowned as one of London's best, and first, ...More

 
The Espresso Room, Southampton Row
The Espresso Room, Southampton Row
Dining 

Renowned as one of London's best, and first, ...More

 
The Espresso Room, Covent Garden
The Espresso Room, Covent Garden
Dining 

Renowned as one of London's best, and first, ...More

 
Haya
Haya
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Offering Tel Aviv-inspired cuisine across two floors, Haya is an all-day Mediterranean restaurant in west ...More

 
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Liv
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Offering a neighbourhood hub for residents of Belgravia, Chelsea and Battersea, Liv is an all-day ...More

 
Fafa's
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Starting life as a small kiosk in Helsinki, Fafa's brings street food from Finland to ...More

 
Westwood Sports Pub and Kitchen
Westwood Sports Pub and Kitchen
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With big screens and a massive video wall, ...More

 
Bar Douro City
Bar Douro City
Dining 

Popular Portuguese restaurant and wine bar Bar Douro adds to its Flat Iron Square original ...More

 
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With Market Halls, Arcade and Seven Dials Market opening in one year, food halls ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

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London is marking the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
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