Great shows for great audiences - now and in the future.

The Young Vic is two things: an idea and a building. Conceived in the 1960s' spirit of iconoclasm and improvisation, it opened on 11 September 1970.

We present the widest variety of classics, new plays, forgotten works and music theatre. We tour and co-produce extensively within the UK and internationally.

Our shows are created by some of the world's great theatre people alongside the most adventurous of the younger generation. This fusion makes the Young Vic one of the most exciting theatres in the world.

Our audience is famously the youngest and most diverse in London. We encourage those who don't think theatre is for them to make it part of their lives.

By co-producing with leading theatre, opera, and dance companies from around the world we challenge ourselves and create shows neither partner could achieve.