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“London’s answer to Edinburgh’s Fringe” Time Out “In these dree and dreary days of January, London needs something to cheer itself up and the answer might very well be VAULT Festival.” London Evening Standard “Extravaganza of theatre, comedy, club nights, workshops, and more” The Independent On Sunday

“For more uplift in the dark days before spring, get yourself down to VAULT Festival for its wild and whirling programme” Londonist “Labyrinthine underworld, boasting a throng of performers and shows” Evening Standard Magazine “Something for everyone” The Guardian “You should be there.” Shortlist

VAULT Festival 2017

Our Biggest Festival Yet

From January 25th to March 5th, hundreds of new shows exploded across a Festival of Festivals in our Waterloo home. With new venues, new bars, new food and plenty of surprises, VAULT 2017’s limit was beyond the skies and into the stars.

VAULT Festival took its final bow of 2017 on 5th March as we closed six weeks of theatre, comedy and live entertainment. Final audiences totalled 47,000 across nearly 250 shows. Lots of companies leave VAULT with five star reviews and embark on tours, residencies and more. A huge thank you to everyone who came down to support these courageous, talented artists.

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VAULT Festival exists to give a platform to creative voices from a huge variety of disciplines & backgrounds: anyone can apply to be a part of it.

Applications for the 2018 Festival are now open. Head over to our Application Page to find out more.

VAULT Festival Awards 2017: The Winners



A Hundred Different Words For Love

This Must Be The Place

by Charly Clive & Ellen Robertson

A Hundred Different Words For Love
by James Rowland

This Must Be The Place
by Brad Birch & Kenneth Emson

This Is Not Culturally Significant
Out of Spite Theatre

by Tristan Bernays

by Oli Forsyth

Becoming Shades
Chivaree Circus

A Colder Water Than Here
by Matt Jones

Astronauts of Hartlepool
by Tim Foley

Mars Actually
Superbolt Theatre

Living A Little
by Finlay Bain

Maisie Says She Loves Me
by Jimmy Osborne

Exactly Like You
by Lotte Rice

Greywing House
by Molly Beth Morossa

Great Train Robbery
Scratchworks Theatre Company

Jamie Saves the World
by James Alexander

The ‘Neath
Dean Rodgers & Specifiq

The Celtic Season
Over The Limit

A Year From Now
RedBellyBlack Theatre Company


The Swarm
The Quorum

The Owle Schreame

The Long Trick
by Marietta Kirkbride in association with Bucket Club

by Joe Sellman-Leava

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