The Young Vic is an edgy theatre located near the South Bank and has a formidable artistic reputation. Conceived in a spirit of iconoclasm and improvisation, the theatre opened in 1970 as a temporary space in which younger directors, designers, actors, writers and technicians could work alongside the world’s great theatre artists to present exciting productions. Due to its success, it has since become a permanent fixture in the London art scene. The venue more than lives up to its name with its sleek modern exterior, buzzing bar and a forward-looking line-up. It also houses three theatres spaces – each a modern blank canvas, ready to take on the personality of the show that will be staged there. Over the years the Young Vic has gained a stellar reputation amongst the theatrical community with many well-known theatre actors having performed here. These include Ian Charleson, Vanessa Redgrave, Helen Mirren, Judi Dench and Michael Sheen to name but a few. It really does pride itself on offering an alternative to West End theatres by being a more affordable, experimental theatre that offers something a little bit different if you are a tourist with a sense of adventure. Whilst here you’ll also find yourself ideally placed to enjoy many of the capital’s top attractions. Take just a short stroll along the Thames and you’ll be greeted by the likes of the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Dungeon. And with Waterloo Underground Station just four minutes from the theatre, the rest of the city will also be within easy reach.