VAULT 2017 is the biggest festival we’ve ever presented. There’s dozens upon dozens of outstanding things to see, from immersive theatre to stand-up comedy via wild parties and the occasional trip into space.

Use the events list below to browse through the catalog. VAULT is for explorers – so get stuck in and see what’s on offer.

You can either browse the entire program in list form, or simply pick a day you want to visit and see what’s on. If you’re looking for something in particular, use the search bar.

Prefer something in print? Pick up a Programme at the venue from January 25th or download the digital version here.

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February 2017
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Who Shot Wayne Sleep?

£12 | February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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

Hilarious and basking in glorious vocal harmony, mischievous repartee and banging toons from Talking Heads to Scissor Sisters via Bonnie Tyler, accompanied by their ukuleles, the piano and a love of the ridiculous.

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The End Of Dance

£9 | February 23 @ 6:10 pm - 7:10 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

In 2017, the Government will make dance illegal. Your local MPs, are here to fight back. ‘A sort of contemporary dance version of The Thick of It’ - Lyndsey Winship

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YOU

£6 | February 23 @ 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm

A rehearsed reading of YOU, a play about adoption. Kathleen sits anxiously waiting for the arrival of a man whom she had given up for adoption thirty years before and who has now traced her.

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Testament

£12 | February 23 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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Daily until February 26, 2017,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2017-02-23 01:30 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-23 7:15

The dark underside of the Greatest Story Ever Told. Four overlooked Bible characters tell their side of the story, accompanied by a haunting live score of gospel and blues. (★★★★ Evening Standard and Time Out on Tristan Bernays’ TEDDY)

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Puppy

£12 | February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm
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Once on March 2, 2017

Comedy following two young women who meet and fall in love while engaging in some light recreational dogging. Together they explore the world of feminist porn and take on the patriarchal establishment.

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Thought To Flesh

£12 | February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 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

A theatrical investigation into Motor Neurone Disease based on a true story. Trapped in her own body, an extraordinary young woman lives with motor neurone disease. Physical theatre and spoken word, drawing on true stories and research from UCL Institute of Neurology.

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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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Caravan Shorts

£5 | February 23 @ 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2017-02-23 06:45 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 0.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-23 7:15,
and An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2017-02-23 07:15 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 0.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-23 7:15,
and An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2017-02-23 07:45 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 0.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-23 7:15,
and An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2017-02-23 08:15 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 0.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-23 7:15,
and An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2017-02-23 08:45 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 0.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-23 7:15,
and An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2017-02-23 09:15 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 0.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-23 7:15,
and An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2017-02-23 09:45 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 0.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-23 7:15

Four weeks of various evocative, humorous, intriguing 15 minute plays.
Especially written for Vault Festival, improvised, revisited and /or verbatim, we bring up to 25 short pieces to a small intimate audience of nine people max at a time.

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Carry On Jaywick

£12 | February 23 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 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

A new verbatim play about home, identity and not letting life grind you down, from the residents of Britain's most deprived town.

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The Neath

£25 | February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Daily until February 26, 2017

There is a crossroad between worlds, where reality thins and cracks begin to appear. The journey between dimensions is neither quick nor easy, and sometimes travellers need a place to rest and relax, and to drink.

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Escapemobile: Houdini’s Last Trick

£9 | February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Daily until March 5, 2017

For our first trick, players must escape from a challenge designed by the Great Harry Houdini himself. In teams of 3-4, players are locked in with 20 minutes to escape

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Living a Little

£12 | February 23 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 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

What's the point of surviving if you're not gonna live a little? Rob and Paul party on into the zombie apocalypse when battle hardened Penelope flips their world upside-down. Contains strong language and even stronger banter. #LAL. "Sharp, witty and moving... A writer to keep an eye on" ★★★★ The Stage

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The Long Trick

£12 | February 23 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 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,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2017-02-23 03:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-23 8:45

A new play with song about Cornwall, gentrification and what happens when ideas go beyond our control. ★★★★ “A play for our times” (Stage Talk Magazine, Marietta Kirkbride’s ‘The Orator’)

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Nee Naw Nee Naw

£12 | February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Plastered Cast examine dysfunctional lives on both sides of the hospital curtain. We take a sledgehammer to your funny bone and a scalpel to your heart during 24 hectic hours at a hospital on the brink of cardiac arrest.

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Casual Violence: The Grot in the Grotto

£12 | February 23 @ 8:25 pm - 9:25 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

Triple award winning sketch villains and stars of BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama return to Vault with a ghoulish new nightmare blend of sketch comedy, live music and pure evil...

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Helen Duff: When The Going Gets Duff

£12 | February 23 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 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

"Master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning" Helen Duff returns with a subversive new standup show about fully exposed idiocy. "quick witted and supremely empowered...a formidable comic" ★★★★ SCOTSMAN

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The Great Gatsby

£26.75 | February 23 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 5, 2017

Be plunged into a world of red hot jazz, bootleg liquor and more than a little scandal. Gatsby invites you to his infamous parties in this exhilarating immersive experience. (1920s dress encouraged, dancing shoes mandatory.)

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Loren O’Brien: Okie Dokie

£12 | February 23 @ 9:15 pm - 10:10 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that begins at 2017-02-23 04:30 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-23 10:15,
and An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 0.92 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 26, 2017

A comedy show about dreams by someone who doesn't have any. Loren is a waitress. Her mother was a bartender. Her grandmother was Steve Martin's housekeeper. Loren has big dreams, but can you really escape what you are born into?

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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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Princess Suffragette

£12 | 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,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2017-02-23 04:45 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-23 10:30

A contemporary (re)telling of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh’s journey, from her aristocratic upbringing as the daughter of an exiled Maharajah, to her political awakening as the first British-Asian Suffragette.

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