Paul McCartney performs at Old Vic theatre fundraiser

10.00pm, Thursday 1 July 2010 (3 years ago)

Sir Paul McCartney performed at a fundraising event for London’s Old Vic theatre.

Poster for Paul McCartney's appearance at the Old Vic theatre in London, 1 July 2010
It was a great pleasure to come and rock out for the old vicars! Such a great event for a good cause. I particularly like the outreach programmes they have for the youth around the area that encourage young kids. When Kevin strong armed me into doing it, as he does, we were only too pleased to show up and step up to the plate. We had a great evening, we rocked out and the crowd did too. We couldn’t have asked for more.
Paul McCartney

Tickets for the event, dubbed the Old Vic 192, started at £500 and went up to £10,000 for a premium table and VIP reception. It took place at the Boiler House (Battersea Power Station) in London, and was hosted by artistic director Kevin Spacey and chief executive Sally Greene.

Money raised at the event will go to the theatre trust and to support Meat Free Monday. McCartney performed 10 songs plus an encore, nine of which were originally recorded by The Beatles.

McCartney dedicated Hey Jude to Dame Judi Dench, who was in the audience. He performed the song with the Old Vic’s artistic director Kevin Spacey. Other members of the audience included Stephen Fry, Bryan Adams and Sir Peter Blake.

Photos from the event can be seen on paulmccartney.com.

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