Local Hero, a best-selling 1983 comedy film created and directed by Bill Forsyth, is coming to life on stage in a musical production. Local Hero follows the story of a American oil representative who is trying to buy the town of Furness so that he can set up an oil refinery.
With music and lyrics from by Mark Knopfler as well as a book by Bill Forsyth and David Greig, Local Hero the Musical boasts a star-studded creative team. After enthralling audiences around the globe at its world premiere in Edinburgh, Local Hero is expected to sell out extremely fast so buy your tickets now!
Age recommendation: 11+
Set in Scotland 1983, Local Hero centre around Mac McIntyre, a driven oil executive who is sent by oil billionaire Haper to buy an entire Scottish village so that he can build an oil refinery. However, a local, Ben Knox, lives on an important beach which he owns and he is not willing to give it up to the American oil company...
Local Hero tickets range from £37 to £65 depending on where you choose to sit in the Old Vic theatre. The Old Vic theatre has a capacity of 1,031 seats and it is divided across three levels the Stalls, the Dress Circle and the Lilian Baylis Circle.
If you are looking for premium seating, then this can be found in can be found in the mid-front of the Stalls, specifically in rows E-L. You can also enjoy incredible views of the stage if you sit in the Dress Circle.
Good value seats are located in the Lillilian Baylis Circle which does have some restricted views of the stage. However, you can also find cheaper tickets at the back of the Stalls sections of the theatre which still have excellent, relatively unrestricted views of the stage.
Standard Group Rate
10-19 tickets £65 reduced to £56
20 tickets or more £65 reduced to 46
Monday to Thursday performances
Education Groups 10+
Lillian Bayliss Circle reduced to £14
Monday to Wednesday performances
Located in the heart of London, the Old Vic Theatre is easily accessible by both public transport and by car but it is easiest to access the theatre by public transport. The full address of the theatre is:
The Old Vic
The Cut, London
Tube : Waterloo station (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City) is the closest tube station to the theatre and is only a three minute walk away. Other tube stations is Southwark (Jubilee line) which is a five minute walk away from the theatre. You can also take the tube to Blackfriars station (District and Circle lines, and Southern Eastern national rail line), which is a 15 minute walk away.
Train : If you are taking national rail services, then the closest train station is Waterloo and Waterlook East station which is a three minute walk away from the Old Vic.
Bike : if you are cycling to the theatre, then you can use the bike racks located on Webber Street, Lower Marsh and Waterloo Road. Another option is the Santander Cycle hire docking stations next to The Old Vic.
Bus : ifyou are planning on taking the bus, then local bus routes include 1, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 68, N1, N171 and N68
Car : the Old Vic is inside of the Congestion Charge Zone which applies from 7am until 6pm and costs £11.50 per day.
However, if you do decide to take the car, then the closest car parks to the theatre are the Hayward Gallery and Hungerford Bridge (both open between 7am–1am daily)
National Theatre Car Park (both open between 7am–1am daily, Union Car Park, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU
Getting thereThere are 3 steps from street level to the main foyer of the Old Vic Theatre which is situation on The Cut. However, there is an alternative, step free entrance which is at the side of the theatre on Waterloo Road
Inside the Theatre
Access is limited at the Old Vic, due to its age, the Lillian Baylis and Dress Circle are not easily accessible for customers with limited mobility. However, the Stalls are wheelchair accessible from the foyer and there are 10 wheelchair spaces.
Facilities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patrons
The Old Vic Theatre has Sennheiser Infrared System. There are two different types of hearing devices available: headsets or neck loops. Headsets can be collected from the main foyer. You can loan the headsets or neck loops from the box office for a £5 returnable deposit. Please notify the theatre beforehand so that they can advise you on the best places to sit in the theatre to use this system.
You can find access toilets located at the Penny bar and at the basement level there is also a gender neutral toilet.
ShowtimesMonday - Saturday 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm
Waterloo Road & The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8BT, Reino Unido, London1
Saturday, 22 Aug