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Old Vic launches public fundraising campaign to increase women’s loos

The Old Vic theatre

The Old Vic theatre has launched a £100,000 public fundraising campaign to help it carry out major works, including doubling the number of women’s toilets.

As previously reported by The Stage, the London theatre is planning a major overhaul, which will include making it more accessible.

The foyer space will also be enlarged, and the number of toilets for women will be doubled.

Stars including Joanna Lumley, Glenda Jackson and Bertie Carvel are backing the campaign, and appear in a video in which they read out tweets criticising the lack of female loos at the venue.

Members of the public can donate through the theatre’s website. So far, it has raised more than £10,000.

Matthew Hemley

Matt is news editor for The Stage, having started as the newspaper’s broadcast reporter. He covers all areas of the industry in his role, but has a particular interest in musical theatre. Matt studied acting at Bretton Hall and presents a monthly theatre news round up on BBC London Radio.




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