The Old Vic

The Old Vic is an independent, not-for-profit theatre in London and a world leader in creativity and entertainment. It was the original home of the English National Opera, the Sadler’s Wells dance company and the National Theatre. It has also served the community, over the last 200 years, as a tavern, a coffee house, meeting place and a college.

Today, The Old Vic aims to be as inclusive and welcoming as possible, and this is reflected in their educational outreach, working culture, and their approach to recruitment.

There is a collective will to sustain an environment at The Old Vic that is safe, inclusive, welcoming and happy. Our working culture is open, proactive and collaborative. As an organisation, we prize creativity and the bravery to be led by that. We all bring passion and an entrepreneurial spirit to our roles.

The Old Vic don’t ask about criminal convictions at application stage. There are some roles that require an enhanced DBS check, because they involve working with children and young people. Where this is the case, it is clearly stated in the job description, and The Old Vic are committed to considering any applicant whose conviction did not legally bar them from the role. In fact, they work to Unlock’s principles of fair recruitment.

The Old Vic’s ‘OV Tomorrow’ programme will see the creation of The Annex, housing an education space, offices, a library, a Café-Workspace, back of house space for The Old Vic’s staff and companies and a studio theatre space. This project will create jobs and double the number of people benefitting from its work each year. It also means there are opportunities for organisations working with people in the criminal justice system to engage with The Old Vic.

For more information contact Rowena Russell Associate Director of Business.

More information: vacancies at The Old Vic

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Rachel Tynan