VAULT Festival

VAULT Festival goes from strength to strength with a vibrant, varied programme full of theatrical treats… a brilliant place to spot new talent

The Stage, 2015

One of the most diverse and eclectic lineups of any arts festival in the capital.

This Is Cabaret, 2015

You might be in Hogarth’s London, so bursting is it with unruly, gamey life

The Independent, 2015

The epitome of underground theatre… a cavernous treasure trove… the spirit of the Fringe is alive, well and thriving in SE1.

A Younger Theatre, 2015


We’ve officially set the dates for VAULT Festival 2016. From January 27th – March 6th, VAULT Festival will return to The Vaults, Waterloo to bring you the most eclectic, engaging and unforgettable six weeks of underground arts & entertainment.


We’ve got a brand new space within The Vaults to add to our line-up.


This year’s programme will be part curated by an all-new selection panel.


We’re streamlining ticket prices, booking and the calendar.


We’ve listened to your feedback, and we’ve got upcoming announcements about delicious on-site food, our big-hitting LATES events, this year’s line-up & a whole raft of changes and improvements which we know are going to make VAULT even more electrifying, whether you’re seeing a brand new piece of theatre, fixing the future with like-minded people in the bar or dancing until the early hours. Stay tuned to our mailing listtwitter and facebook pages: announcements are on the way.

– Team VAULT

VAULT Alumni: Since the first Festival in 2012, VAULT has hosted over 250 productions.
(Photographs by Simon Annand, Will Hazell, Rebecca Pittt & Katherine Rothman)

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2015’s VAULT Festival brought an unprecedented concentration of artists and adventures to our underground home at The Vaults, Waterloo. Now we’re throwing open the doors once again as we welcome the ambitious, the hungry and the talented to join us underground for VAULT 2016 and become part of an impressive alumni, now three years strong and growing.

To be the first to hear our new lineup when we announce, sign up here.

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You can sign up to our Festival Mailing List on the left. We won’t email you often, but you’ll be first to hear about developments and announcements for next year’s festival and any treats and surprises we might have in store during the year.

Get In Touch

If you’re interested in getting involved, please check out the information on our application page. If it’s something else, you can always get in touch with us about our plans, and your plans, by dropping us an email here: