“A panoply of alternative arts delights.”
The Guardian Guide
“Sweetly inventive and brazenly original.”
“A full and varied programme. And I wouldn’t mind betting that, as well as entertaining, a lot of this will teach, educate and develop people too because there’s nothing mainstream, about any of it.”
“An incredibly rich programme.”
“A pageant of the bizarre and brilliant.”
Great Little Place
“You should be there.”
GOODBYE (FOR NOW)
VAULT 2015 CLOSED ITS DOORS ON 8/3/15.
Six weeks of wonder in Waterloo have come to an end! Thanks for all the love that you brought to our underground home. Thanks for all the thunder and passion that made VAULT 2015 the biggest, best and broadest arts festival in London. Over thirty thousand of you joined us underground this year. If you were one of them, we’ll be in touch soon.
DID YOU MISS IT?
Check out the highlights gallery below, and the winners of our inaugural awards. From a line up of over 100 innovative companies and artists, a handful walked away from VAULT 2015 with trophies reflecting their awesome achievements; they’re all ones-to-watch so make a note – if you haven’t heard of them already, you will very soon.
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- Team VAULT
VAULT HIGHLIGHTS 2015
“VAULT festival goes from strength to strength with a vibrant, varied programme full of theatrical treats… a brilliant place to spot new talent…”
“One of the most diverse and eclectic lineups of any arts festival in the capital.”
This Is Cabaret
“Inside the warren of vaults you might be in Hogarth’s London, so bursting is it with unruly, gamey life, and the auditorium… suggests Thirties Berlin…”
“The epitome of underground theatre. Step inside a cavernous treasure trove of makeshift venues and pop-up bars, and you’ll discover that the spirit of the Fringe is alive, well and thriving in SE1.”
A Younger Theatre
VAULT FESTIVAL AWARDS 2015
RAT INDUCTION & VANITY BITES BACK
FAT MAN & SKINT
TRUE BRITS & IDIOTS
PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION & ODYSSEY
WE CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY & aLOne
JURASSIC PARK & SING FOR YOUR LIFE
The Pick Of The Year Award is chosen from the twelve Pick Of The Week Awards. It represents a mark not only of outstanding quality, but also cooperation, innovation and resourcefulness.
The Pick Of The Week Awards go to two shows every week of the festival which are outstanding in quality and capture the imaginations of VAULT staff and our audiences.
THE ARTFUL BADGER
PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE
SING FOR YOUR LIFE
WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO?
The Festival Spirit award goes to three shows this year, for capturing what makes VAULT special. We strive to be welcoming, cooperative, honest and equal, and our visiting companies and artists feel the same. This award is for those who’ve helped embody the ideas we want to promote through the quality of their work and attitude.
A FIRST CLASS DEATH – Baseless Fabric
ARTFUL BADGER – For Wild Worlds, Love & Lightning & Workshops
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – Chamenos Collective
BIG SEAN MIKEY AND ME -Ruaraidh Murray
GHOST CITY – Crowley & Co
JURASSIC PARK – Superbolt Theatre
LIE COLLECTOR – Yve Blake
SKINT – Rosie Kellett
THE OBSERVATORY – RunHoratio
WE CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY – House Of Blakewell
The Origins Award is for outstanding new work presented at VAULT Festival. It goes to three companies/productions who used VAULT Festival to launch work we thought was unforgettable.
aLOne – Loren O’Brien
IDIOTS – Caligula’s Alibi
JURASSIC PARK – Superbolt Theatre
LIBERATION – Alchemist
PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE – MKA Theatre / Les Foules
PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION – Thomas Martin
SING FOR YOUR LIFE – Charlie Tuesday Gates
THE DAY AFTER (WE WENT OFF ON ONE) – Whistling Boy Productions
THE DINNER – Black & White Rainbow
THERE’S A MONSTER IN THE LAKE – Spoken Mirror
WE CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY – House Of Blakewell BIG SEAN, MIKEY & ME – Ruaraidh Murray
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