What is Vault Festival?
A six-week event showcasing some of London's most exciting new theatre, cabaret and comedy.
When is Vault Festival?
The festival runs from January 25 until March 5.
Where is Vault Festival?
Surprisingly enough, in a vault. Well, kind of... The action takes place in The Vaults Theatre, a sprawling, crypt-like space underneath Waterloo Station, with a couple of extra shows in nearby Network Theatre and Morley College.
How much does Vault Festival cost?
Prices for individual events vary, but most shows cost £9-£12.
Recommended theatre at Vault Festival
Playwrights Brad Birch and Kenneth Emson collaborate for the first time in 'This Must Be The Place', two ballads about the pressures of city life for Poleroid Theatre. Justin Audibert directs this look at three people trying to thrive in the thin air of the Big Smoke.
Inspired by a line scrawled under an old photograph, 'On the Crest of a Wave' is a look at the way we can feel loss for things we hardly remember. Playwright Camilla Whitehill has teamed up with musical comedian Luke Courtier and to create this comic funeral, based on her own family history.
Subika Anwar-Khan's play is based on a pretty remarkable true story: Princess Sophia Duleep Singh's journey from pampered daughter of an exiled Maharajah, to becoming the first ever British-Asian suffragette. This feminist drama is a story of colonialism and defiance, from the author of fringe hit 'Stateless'.
Experimental theatre at Vault Festival
Discover a world of alien landscapes, robots, and electronic music in 'Androdes', the debut show from Sartory. And if (judging by the photos) that world happens to look a bit like the inside of Cyberdog, we're still 100% up for exploring it. This immersive music performance follows an android called ANI who's become conscious after a manufacturing mistake, and is roaming the earth in search of meaning.
Comedy at Vault Festival
Helen Duff's 'Vanity Bites Back' was a clowning cookery show that got rave reviews from Edinburgh's food-spattered comedy critics. 'When the Going Gets Duff' is a riotously silly solo show about life's sillier side - and going by the owl-filled poster its should be a hoot.
Nightlife at Vault Festival
For the opening night of this year's Vault Festival, Time Out are making it their mission to make. you. come. out. We'll be throwing an all-night disco party to kick things off. It's a chance to banish those post-Christmas hibernation blues once and for all, and come out to the sound of beautiful, joyful disco-friendly dance music. Across multiple rooms at this ace cavernous venue, there'll be a Midnight Runway, giving you the opportunity to come out in style, glitter showers, a photo booth, a salon steered by an expert face vajazzler, and – of course – a main room dancefloor that will rock all night to sweet disco music old and new, from Time Out's Music Editor Oliver Keens. Join us for the winter of our disco intent.
Transport yourself to a glittering party from the past with help from The Nudge, The Guild of Misrule and The Immersive Ensemble tonight. The '20s is where it's at, Jay Gatsby's your host and foot-stomping jazz, hard liquor and swing dancing's on the menu until the early hours. Book in advance via the event page.