The Old Vic needs your barndoors!

7 September 2022

The design intent for the extension to The Old Vic Theatre is to re-purpose theatre barndoors, sourced from performing arts venues around the UK and The Old Vic needs your help to collect 240 of them! The types required can be found below, as well as further information on how to get them to us.

The Old Vic has embarked on a major programme of investment and renewal to sustain and modernise the Grade II* listed 203-year-old theatre as a creative hub and community resource for the next generation by building The Annex, a five-storey extension to The Old Vic, to be complete circa September 2024. Sustainability has formed an integral part of The Annex design proposals from the start of the project and architects Haworth Tompkins have incorporated salvaged materials into the design in order to make it as sustainable as possible.


Material – Aluminium
Geometry – 4 blades and connecting ring are required
Condition: Blades all in tact and free of damages such as cracks, rust and distortion.
Blade thickness: Approx. 1-2mm
Size: Matching, or reasonably close to the above barndoor products.
Amount: Approx. 100 of the smaller PAR38s and 140 of the larger PAR56