Programming Part 2: Offers

Hello! Well. That’s been a busy three weeks. We’ve now finished reading through every single application you’ve sent our way – and this year it’s been a lot. We’ve had more than 1,000 applications across the Theatre, Comedy &...

Jigsaws, Twiglets & Blood: Programming VAULT

Hello! Well, this is it. The deadline is approaching. You’ve only got until 31st August to get your VAULT Applications in. We know that’s pretty stressful – so to cheer you up, I thought I’d write a little bit about how we actually go about the programming bit...

LATES: An Invite To The Party

Hello! In the last post I talked about how we review and implement changes/improvements to the Festival each year. By way of a more detailed example, I thought I could talk a bit about the VAULT Festival LATES, which occupy a unique space in the programming each year....

Year-Round Learning

Hello! Planning VAULT is a bit of a year-round thing. We generally start having conversations about “next year” halfway through a current Festival, as that’s the most pertinent time: we have all the best resources at our disposal (a live site, audience members,...

So You’re Applying To A Festival

Some thoughts and advice on VAULT (and other) applications. Hello! We’ve been producing VAULT Festival for five years now. In that time, it’s grown from a handful of shows in a disused storage tunnel into an annual showcase of hundreds of performances and events. We...