Proudly displayed in our office
We won the RIBA London Building of the Year 2007 Award after our building got a revamp!
What RIBA says about our building…
“This is clip-on architecture: a kind of theatrical Archigram, a Fun Palace that got built. You have the impression that the whole thing could be taken apart and put back together in another place and for other purposes.
First take one temporary theatre now in its 38th year and therefore long past its sell-by date, double the footprint and add height to the auditorium, thus greatly improving its technical specification, and two studio theatres; then honestly express the additions as distinct elements using different cladding materials – steel mesh, customised concrete blocks and glass; allow this whole assemblage to muscle its way into a mish-mash of a street – yes this scheme engages with the city, but very much on its own terms – and you have a building well worthy of architecture’s premier prize.
The new Young Vic is the result of the passion of one man for the theatre. It is clever architecture without being shouty. It is the opposite of skin-deep object architecture, retaining the best elements of its temporary predecessor but adding all the things theatres need today to draw audiences away from their computers and TVs.”
Step 1: Take 12 fresh pomegranate seeds & a slice of orange. Muddle gently.
Step 2: Add 35 ml El Jimador tequila, 15 ml Pomegranate Liqueur, a dash of agave (or sugar) syrup and 20 ml fresh lime.
Step 3: Shake & pour over ice or straight up in a Martini glass.
It’s a Dirty But Clean Margarita. Served at The Cut Bar at the Young Vic (to over 18s). Made especially for Vernon God Little (written by DBC Pierre), now extended until 12 March due to popular demand (yeeha!)
“And the Rain Falls Down is part of a trilogy of projects that have been inspired by the daily rituals of a child’s life. Our very first project for children, Feast your Eyes, explored stories of food and eating, and broke the mealtime rule that you shouldn’t play with your food. More recently, Brilliant explored the strange imaginings, beautiful dreams and powerful emotions that come to us at bedtime, when it’s time to turn out the light. And the Rain Falls Down grew from talking about the pleasure and physical play that come from having a bath: when water turns into a something to grab and pour and catch, something that changes form, that envelops and entrances, and something that always, always, eventually, trickles away.” Read more here >>
David Harradine, Direction & Design
And the Rain Falls Down runs from 24 February – 12 March
We don’t have a stage door or office entrances – the building is open to everyone through our one set of front doors.
Actors, the community, staff and audiences all mix together in our fantastic bar The Cut!
So come join us sometime and who knows who you will spot?
It’s a truly unmissable year….
- The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt in Government Inspector
- Return of the sell-out hits The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Evening Standard Award-winning musical Street Scene
- Hamlet starring Michael Sheen
- Patrick Stewart as William Shakespeare in Bingo
Friends: now / Priority Pass: 8 Feb / All: 15 Feb
Exciting… check it out now!
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