The Old Vic, London, UK


Plann were appointed as the Project Director to The Old Vic in 2018 and have been working closely with the client since then, strategically managing a series of ambitious refurbishment projects.

Plann has developed a programme of six interconnecting schemes which include access and hospitality improvements to their existing building in Waterloo, extensive external upgrades and a new extension to house additional public areas, community work and events.

our role

The most recent project, completed in October 2019, required an 8-month demolition and rebuild of the basement and rear stalls of the auditorium to create new public toilets, a wheelchair lift and new foyer and bar areas; all without closing the theatre or losing a single show! Plann managed the installation of temporary toilet facilities on the side street and were directly involved with client logistical planning, FF&E procurement, catering installations and client budget control.


Old Vic Theatre Trust

plann services

Jack Tilbury, Project Director

design team

Bennetts Associates
Buro Four
E3 Consulting
Momentum Engineering


Rise Contracts

project info

2018 - ongoing



behind the scenes


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