For fifty years, we have produced game-changing forms of theatre which attract people from many different backgrounds. Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, and Lambeth and Southwark Borough Councils, we are able to produce an ambitious programme, alongside our extensive neighbourhood-wide creative engagement work and our directors program, which is recognised as the most extensive in the country. We foster emerging talent, and collaborate with the world's finest directors, performers and creatives to create award-winning productions which engage with the world we live in.
Public investment, box office sales (including from commercial transfers) and a high level of philanthropic giving enable us to keep our ticket prices low and to offer over half of our tickets for under £20, as well as 10% of our seats free to targeted audiences. Our sustained long term growth has only been possible because of sustained public investment, allowing the strategic risk taking that produces artistic and commercial success.
Dear Young Vic: a snapshot of a year in letters