Welcome to the Vic-Wells Association!


About Us

The Vic-Wells Association started life as the Old Vic Association during the 1922-3 season. Lilian Baylis, who then managed the Old Vic, founded the organisation in the hope of building good social relations between audiences and performers.


When Lilian Baylis re-opened the Sadler’s Wells theatre, the Association became the Vic-Wells Association. The Association's objective at that time was to support the activities of both theatres, and this is still the case, despite the fact that the two theatres have been managed independently for many decades. The Association is to the two theatres what a supporter’s club is to a football team.



The Vic-Wells Association not only hosts its own events but may be given access to rehearsals and venues. Please check out Coming Soon on our Events page for dates for your diary. You may also keep in touch with our posts on Twitter via the links at the foot of this page.


The Vic Wells Association also manages The Lilian Baylis Trust and the Ninette de Valois Trust, which make occasional donations in support of activities appropriate to the objectives of the Association.



Our membership rates are very reasonable, so why not join us. Download our Membership Form below. 

Vic-Wells Association Membership Form