Welcome To

THE ADMIRAL’S BACKBAR

Your braincells can’t repel fun of this magnitude.

VAULT Festival is proud to present a week-long celebration of all things geek.

If it wasn’t clear from PROXIMA V or our SCIFI-LENT DISCO, there’s a big vein of nerdly pursuits running through VAULT 2017, and we’re decidedly unashamed. For one week only, we’re building our own wretched hive of scum and villainy right here at The Vaults, and packing it with the shows and events you’re looking for – a whole gamete of comedy, questing and more nerdy fun than you can shake a foam sword at, curated with the darkly magickal help of legendary Dungeon Master Paul Flannery (he of Knightmare: Live and The MMORPG Show). Scroll down for the listings and book early to avoid disappointment.

But one does not simply walk into The Admiral’s Backbar – by nightfall, these hills will be swarming with Orcs and you’d better be prepared to do battle. We’ve got a mountain of boardgames, a truckload of videogames and an unruly cadre of hosts ready to help you learn and enjoy them all. Or, if you like, bring your own games or roleplaying group down and grab a table – we promise it’ll be the friendliest environment you’ve ever rolled 20s in.

Play with us for free in the Punch Up and Punch Down at VAULT in the final week of February. It’s double XP all week.

FEATURING

  • Eight different shows, from comedy to questing
  • Tons of boardgames (Free to play)
  • Multi-generation consoles (Free to play)
  • Live Interactive VR Demonstration
  • Rock Club (from 6pm Saturday) – Unabashedly raucous communal Rock Band
  • Reasonably priced Mana Potions
  • More surprises TBA

Upcoming Events › Admiral Backbar

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February 2017
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The Story Beast

£12 | February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hwaet! The multi-award nominated cult show returns for TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY. Behold a rattlebag of demented tales, terrifying ritual and unrelenting Anglo-Saxon lolz... ‘White hot brilliance.’ - Time Out

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Gemma Arrowsmith: Earthling

£9 | February 23 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 26, 2017

Sketches and characters exploring the best and worst of humanity. In 1977 two spacecraft left earth carrying golden phonograph records. This show is about the lifeforms who find those records. And whether they decide to get in touch.

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Werewolf: Live

£9 | February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2017-02-24 08:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-24 7:30

Night falls over an ancient village nestled cosily in the mountains. Its residents sleep soundly in their beds... except the ones who transform. Come play a live, theatrical reimagining of gaming classic: Werewolf!

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Tom Bell: 6 Seasons And A Live Show

£9 | February 25 @ 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm
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Upbeat, surrealist comedian Tom Bell brings his brand new show, an improvised "Comic con" style panel chat show to VAULT. “Surreal comedy at its best” ★★★★★ (THE SCOTSMAN)

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Project2: Geekeasy

£9 | February 25 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2017-02-25 08:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-25 5:45

Geekeasy is a comedy night for nerds including stand-up, sketch, improvisation and competitive PowerPoint presentations. We populate the bill with emerging and award-winning acts. With live soundtrack by Lemon Jelly's Fred Deakin.

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FREAK

£9 | February 26 @ 3:15 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2017-02-26 04:45 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-26 4:15

Stranger than fiction - a true story that travels to the heart of American sideshow. A provocative and funny look at the often-ignored territory where disability and performance cross over.

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The MMORPG Show

£9 | February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2017-02-26 08:00 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-26 7:30

An epic, sprawling, open world show entirely of the audience's devising. From the makers of Knightmare Live comes The MMORPG show (Spirit of the Festival winners VAULT 2016). Combining improvised comedy with table-top gaming. Will you be victorious?

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