Projects / Young Vic Theatre

Young Vic Theatre

Redevelopment of existing facilities to provide a new 600 seat auditorium with studio spaces of 200 and 120 seats respectively

Image © Philip Vile / Haworth Tompkins
Image © Philip Vile / Haworth Tompkins
Image © Philip Vile / Haworth Tompkins
Image © Philip Vile / Haworth Tompkins

The Vision

After 35 years in what was meant to be a temporary building, The Young Vic wanted to replace their tired facility with a state-of-the-art building that was fit for performance and education in the 21st century and provide a community resource which reflected their particular values and culture of new works and young people’s involvement.

Our Role

We adopted the scheme at Stage C design and managed the completion of the brief and the construction phases. We also provided public funding advice and liaised with funders. Our experience of managing new build theatres allowed us to recognise the challenges brought by the artistic vision and incorporate a highly-serviced building within a tight footprint.

Key Information

The Young Vic Theatre
33,589 sq ft
Howarth Tompkins Architects
Project Manager:
Buro Four
Quantity Surveyor:
Davis Langdon
Structural Engineer:
Jane Wernick Associates
M&E Engineer:
Max Fordham LLP

Special Mention

"The new building gives huge new opportunities to the coming generation of directors, designers, actors, writers.  We now have unrivalled facilities.  Every director who has seen it - and we have had visitors from the US, from Russia, from all over Europe and beyond - is green with envy."

David Lan - Artistic Director, Young Vic Theatre