Getting there

103 The Cut

The Old Vic is situated south of the Thames in Waterloo which is just out of the main theatreland area of London. None the less, Waterloo is popular with tourists due to its location on the southbank of London's Thames. There are a lot of bars and eateries in the area which is perfect for pre and post theatre socialising. As the area is so popular, there are plenty of transportation links, including a good bus service and nearby Tubes. The Old Vic is directly across the road from London Waterloo National Rail Station, which is one of the bigger train stations in London.


The nearest National Rail Stations are both Waterloo East and Waterloo, which connects London to a vast number of areas in Southern England. Please see the directions below

London Waterloo (and Waterloo East) (3 minutes): Exit the station and turn Left onto Mepham Street and continue down to Waterloo Road. The theatre will be straight ahead of you on the left hand side of the road.


The nearest Tube stations to the Old Vic Theatre are Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee and Northern Line) Southwark (Jubilee Line) and Lambeth North (Bakerloo Line.) Please see the directions below.

From Waterloo (3 minutes): Please see the directions above in the ‘Rail’ section
From Southwark (5 minutes): exit the station and head straight down towards Southwark College and towards the Cut.
From Lambeth North (6 minutes): Exit right out of the station and head down Baylis Road. As the road meets Waterloo Road the theatre will be straight ahead of you.


For buses to Waterloo Road : 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 341, X68


The Old Vic Theatre is within the London Congestion Charge Zone which applies from 7am until 6pm and costs £11.50 per day. If you are driving to the theatre after 6pm then you will not be charged.
Parking is quite tricky near the Old Vic, so unless you are being dropped off, I would not recommending driving as the preferred mode of transport. There is some on street parking near the theatre, but these tend to be controlled by a meter, which can get expensive. There are also a limited number of parking spaces available at Waterloo Station that cost £10 for 24 hours.


There is a designated taxi rank at London Waterloo station, which is just opposite the Old Vic Theatre