Project revamped bar and entrance

The Old Vic Theatre at Waterloo has reopened its front-of-house spaces after a revamp by Bennetts Associates.

The re-opening marks the end of the first phase of a project to renew and transform the 201-year-old building.

The revamp includes the addition of an accessible entrance on Waterloo Road with a lift down to the Penny cafe and bar, which have also been redesigned.

The project included the creation of a large outer foyer bar and an accessible box office.

The second phase of the theatre’s redevelopment will be a £12m cultural hub adjacent to The Old Vic, which will be called The Annex.