Accessible Performances at VAULT

We’re delighted to be working with VAULT companies this year to present an exciting and diverse Accessible Performance line-up, woven throughout the 2017 programme.

Of course everyone is welcome to VAULT every day, but listed below you’ll find the fantastic artists and shows including one or more Extra Live!, Relaxed or Audio Described Performances in their run.

You’ll also find our VAULT Accessibility stamp, detailing the date and nature of each Accessible Performance on the relevant show pages across the website listings.

And that’s not all! This year we’ve teamed up with Stopgap Dance Company to present iF Platform. Four of the most talented, emerging disabled artists and integrated companies are bringing exciting work to the festival to raise the profile of disability arts in the UK.

Have a browse and take your pick from the accessible feast below, and watch this space for more coming soon…

Extra Live, Relaxed and Audio Described Performances

HIP

“Authentic and human exploration of inherently unstable modern tribalism.” Based around found objects, semi-autobiographical one woman show introduces a flat caught between two timelines: the home of Anne Clarke during 70s bohemian Brighton, and a squat established in 2002.

ALL PERFORMANCES EXTRA LIVE & RELAXED. 1st – 5th Feb, 18:30, £9

A Hundred Different Words For Love

A storytelling show about Love… I’m aware there isn’t much art made about love so I thought I’d wade in and nail the definitive article before anyone else tried to. There will be some music in it. Set in the same universe as my first show, Team Viking.

ALL PERFORMANCES EXTRA LIVE. 1st – 5th Feb, 19:15, £9

BORDERLAND // CALAIS

A blunt telling of the truths of forced relocation.
Through verbatim responses and the Refugee Rights Data Project we present an alarming analysis of the last days of the Calais Refugee Camp with a series of special guest performers.

BSL INTERPRETED. 9th Feb, 18:10, £9

Night at the Theatre

An accessible dance theatre show, celebrating the creativity in us all! When three friends become trapped in an abandoned theatre, little do they know that they will soon become the stars of their own show…

EXTRA LIVE & RELAXED. 12th Feb, 13:45, £12

On the Crest of A Wave

A seaside adventure about memory and grief… Talking about grief is awkward, so this show is set at the seaside of yester-year! Expect probable sea puns, bad costumes, and a sincere look at your own mortality.

EXTRA LIVE. 16th Feb, 19:30, £12

Scenes From An Urban Gothic

Scenes from an Urban Gothic is a powerful, physical performance depicting one man’s struggle against a surreal and nightmarish metropolis.

EXTRA LIVE. 18th Feb, 13:15, £12

Summer Nights in Space

Blast off with Captain John Spartan for a musical voyage in space. An odyssey about the search for love across the universe, from the creators of The Quentin Dentin Show (★★★★★ The Upcoming).

EXTRA LIVE. 18th Feb, 15:30, £12

Labels

Multi award-winning solo show about Britishness, migration & sticky labels! This is a funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration. The show uses comedy & storytelling to charting a childhood in 90s Devon & shifting political landscapes.

EXTRA LIVE. 4th Mar, 16:45, £12

All of Me

A dark comedy ‘that pushes the boundary of new writing’ (★★★★★ A Younger Theatre), exploring one man’s gambling addiction, as he attempts to unpack his loneliness, grief and struggle to cope.

EXTRA LIVE. 5th Mar, 15:15, £9

The Deluge

Four people find hope in a mysterious bag. With an oncoming tidal wave just an hour away, four people ask themselves what has been lost and what is there left to lose?

EXTRA LIVE. 24th Feb, 18:10, £10

iF Platform @ VAULT

Stopgap Dance Company and VAULT Festival present the iF Platform.

Four of the most talented, emerging disabled artists and integrated companies are bringing exciting work to the festival to raise the profile of disability arts in the UK.

Following the success of the iF Platform at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015 and the iF Platform bursary in association with The Point and Disability Arts Online at Brighton Fringe 2016, Stopgap Dance Company are bringing a taste of iF to VAULT Festival. Stopgap and VAULT Festival have programmed emerging artists and companies who have been supported by Stopgap through iF over the last two years to ensure that their work continues to tour and that the profile of talented disabled artists and integrated work continues to grow.

iF Platform showcases an exciting mix of comedy, physical theatre, spoken word and a fabulous interactive family show, featuring:

Lost Voice Guy: Disability for Dunces Volume 2

Can you really not talk? Have you considered an exorcism? Are you just in it for the parking? Award-winning comedian, Lost Voice Guy, answers these stupid questions about disabled people and more.

27th Feb, 19:45, £9

Yolanda Mercy presents The Millennial Hour

This exciting hour gives you a snap shot of the Millennial experience by showing 3 extracts from pieces that capture the voice of our generation.

11th Feb, 13:45, £6

On the Edge of Me

Follow Remi a loveable university graduate who embarks on the relatable journey of unemployment, mental health issues and trying to find herself. This solo dark comedy fuses live music, audience participation and spoken word.

12th Feb, 15:15, £11.75

Night at the Theatre

An accessible dance theatre show, celebrating the creativity in us all! When three friends become trapped in an abandoned theatre, little do they know that they will soon become the stars of their own show…

12th Feb, 13:45, £12

Rowan is a Poem

An accessible dance theatre show, celebrating the creativity in us all! When three friends become trapped in an abandoned theatre, little do they know that they will soon become the stars of their own show…

25th & 26th Feb, 18:30, £6.75

More about Extra Live! Performances

Extra Live! performances invite audiences to respond to a show in whatever way feels natural; moving around, making noises and coming and going from the auditorium if needed. Latecomers are permitted.

More about Relaxed Performances

Relaxed performances are open to everyone, but the environment has been specifically adapted for audiences and individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

More about Audio Described Performances

Audio Described performances offer blind and partially sighted people the best opportunities to enjoy theatre, through the live audio description of the visual action on-stage, as well as scene setting and intro notes before the show.

More about iF Platform

The iF (Integrated Fringe) was an original showcase set up as part of Stopgap’s Strategic Touring programme to raise the profile of disabled artists and integrated companies producing some of the best work in the UK. Featuring Stopgap Dance Company, Marc Brew Company, Touretteshero, Jo Bannon and Rowan James, all companies were critically acclaimed and went on to tour nationally and internationally.