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Location address: United Kingdom, Lambeth
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The Old Vic is a theatre located just south-east of Waterloo Station in London on the corner of The Cut and Waterloo Road. Established in 1818 as the Royal Coburg Theatre, it was taken over by Emma Cons in 1880 when it was known formally as the Royal Victoria Hall. In 1898, a niece of Cons, Lilian Baylis assumed management and began a series of Shakespeare productions in 1914. The building was damaged in 1940 during air raids and it became a Grade II* listed building in 1951 after it reopened.
Linked themes: Art
A lot of celebrities are linked to the Old Vic theater. Peter O’Toole and Kristin Scott Thomas played here. Kevin Spacey was appointed in 2004 as the new artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre Company. Later on this task was for Hamish Jenkinson.