The Old Vic is a gateway to a world of creative, social and employment opportunities in the theatre – leading the way for the next generation of theatre-goers and theatre-makers, as it has done for 202 years.
Each of the Theatre’s creative learning, artistic development and community projects can be donated to independently or can be supported collectively via the Impact Fund. Support of the Fund is an investment with a social dividend, making great theatre available to all.
Support The Old Vic’s creative learning, artistic development and community projects by making a donation to The Old Vic Impact Fund.
The Old Vic 12 aims to nurture and develop the next generation of theatre practitioners through offering access and insights into theatre making, mentoring from industry experts, delivering masterclasses to other emerging artists and the creation of new work.
Schools Club is a flagship programme of The Old Vic that has run since 2009. 40 state secondary schools and up to 1,200 students per year are invited free of charge to enjoy tickets and bespoke pre-show workshops around the mainstage shows, creating a sustained engagement with theatre for those who may otherwise not have the opportunity to participate.
A scheme for young people aged 19–30 to get a head start on applying for jobs and starting their career in any industry (not just theatre) across a series of free digital workshops.
Front Line also offers a Creative Practitioner Training Programme for young people aged 18-25. The 10-week programme offers advanced hands-on experience in creative facilitation, allowing participants to develop key transferable skills as they prepare to lead their own workshops at the end of the programme.
An exciting year-long, paid attachment to The Old Vic for a young director in the early stages of their professional career. The role includes directing a main stage production and receiving a fund to commission a new piece of work, using The Old Vic’s resources to research and develop their own projects alongside their Old Vic work.
A paid post for three assistant directors to each assist on one/two main-stage production(s) in The Old Vic season.
A free six-month online programme for 18–25 year olds to develop creative connections and create a toolkit to discuss and make theatre in the midst of our changing society.
As part of The Old Vic’s commitment to boosting employability and supporting social mobility, Take the Lead will offer young people aged 16-18, high quality workshops that use theatre techniques to build on five core employability skills: communication, self-management, self-belief, teamwork and problem solving. Young people will explore these skills through creative workshops, special events and a digital learning platform, and will develop a toolkit of transferable skills that will empower them to take ownership over their next steps after school, whatever those steps may be.