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The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976

National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976 exhibition poster

The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976

Featuring a new work by artist Jesc Bunyard

Lyttelton Lounge, From 14 April , Open Mon-Sat

Celebrating The Old Vic’s bicentenary, this exhibition highlights an extraordinary and innovative period in British theatre history. Located on The Cut, just south of the river in Lambeth, The Old Vic had been open as a theatre since 1818. In 1963 the National Theatre was established and spent its first 13 years there. Led by Sir Laurence Olivier, the NT established a company of young and emerging actors, playwrights, designers and movement directors, who would go on to have a significant impact not only on British theatre but on the development of 20th century theatre as a whole. The 13-year period witnessed productions of new writing, the creation of innovative stage designs and a dynamic approach to theatre making.