A few lucky peeps have managed to get tickets for Annie Lennox’s appearance in London this evening at The Old Vic Gala Celebration for Kevin Spacey.  Kevin Spacey’s tenure in charge at The Old Vic is coming to an end, and the evening is to celebrate everything he has achieved.


Annie Lennox - Kevin Spacey Gala CelebrationThe Old Vic to host fundraising evening, A Gala Celebration in Honour of Kevin Spacey, as the Artistic Director’s tenure comes to an end

Returning to the main stage having worked with Kevin during his tenure, Old Vic actor Hugh Bonneville, will host this unmissable evening bringing together a host of stars to honour the artistic director.

There will also be a performance from Old Vic New Voices, the theatre’s mentoring programme for emerging talent. Kevin’s commitment to the programme through education and community work has made a real difference to the lives of 100,000 young people and local residents in one of London’s most deprived boroughs.

Choreographer Rob Ashford, well known for his work choreographing the Academy Awards and productions both on Broadway and in the West End, will direct the evening.

In his eleven years at The Old Vic, Spacey has directed two productions and starred in nine, including a Broadway transfer of Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for The Misbegotten and a worldwide tour of Richard III, directed by Sam Mendes. For a limited time only Spacey will return to the stage in March to reprise the role of Clarence Darrow for six weeks only, following his sell-out and critically acclaimed run of 22 performances last year. The production is directed by Thea Sharrock.

Sally Greene, Chief Executive of The Old Vic, says, “We are hugely thankful for Kevin’s dedication and passion for The Old Vic – from the first time I spoke with him about the theatre and learned that he had visited The Old Vic as a child, to his inspiring performance as Clarence Darrow. This Gala will pay tribute to these incredible eleven years and what he has achieved here.”

All proceeds from the evening will go to The Old Vic Endowment Fund, co-chaired by Kevin Spacey and Sir Michael Hintze. The fund has been established to help secure the future of The Old Vic as a major producing house, whilst sustaining and developing the historic listed building for generations of theatre audiences to come.

There will be a live screening of the event at the BFI Southbank where over half of the tickets will be offered to young people and beneficiaries of The Old Vic New Voices program at subsidised rates. These are priced at £15 for those under the age of 25 and £10 for Old Vic New Voices with a further allocation of tickets ring-fenced for the local Lambeth Community.

Tickets for the Gala Celebration in Honour of Kevin Spacey are strictly limited. The performance will take place at The Old Vic in the CQS Space in the round with a post-event party at Ham Yard Hotel for Premium and Platinum ticket holders.

Kevin Spacey Gala - Annie Lennox Ticket