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Our Local Theatre – The New Vic Theatre

12 September 2018 Theatre


About the New Vic Theatre

Founded in 1962, the New Vic is the producing theatre for Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. With around eight major productions a year, it presents a varied and adventurous programme which includes contemporary drama, new commissions, innovative adaptations and accessible classics.

Recent productions have toured nationally and internationally and have transferred to London and Manchester. The theatre enjoys a relationship with the RSC’s Associate Schools programme; and has been an Affiliate Company of the National Theatre Studio. The theatre also regularly works with partners including Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, the Oxford Playhouse, the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Bolton Octagon, Oldham Coliseum and Northern Broadsides.

The New Vic has developed extensive and award-winning community involvement, working regionally, nationally and internationally through its Education Department and ground-breaking New Vic Borderlines, which works to change the lives of the most disadvantaged members of the community.  The New Vic leads Appetite, an initiative to increase engagement with the arts within Stoke-on-Trent.

The New Vic is funded by Arts Council England, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council.


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