Vault Festival in London: what to see

Go underground to discover London's boldest, fiercest and weirdest new theatre and comedy at the 2019 edition of Vault Festival
London's Vault Festival is back for 2019
London's Vault Festival is back for 2019
By Alice Saville |

Vault Festival will be back in London in 2019 with another brilliantly eclectic programme of performance, lasting from January until March. Below is our guide to the fest's best theatre, comedy, and events.

For more theatre recommendations, read our critics' choice for the best of London theatre. 

What is Vault Festival 2019?
It's an eight-week fringe festival of some of London's most exciting new and grassroots theatre, cabaret and comedy. Plus a packed line-up of immersive experiences, pop-ups, parties, and bags of underground atmosphere.

When is Vault Festival 2019?
From 23th January until 17th March. 

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?
Because it's a fringe fest, prices are most definitely pocket-friendly. Most tickets are £9-£12, which leaves a bit of spare cash for a pint at one of the venue's many bars.

Keep checking back on this page nearer the time, as we'll be updating it with Vault Festival info and show details as they're announced.

Recommended theatre at Vault Festival

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Counting Sheep

icon-location-pin The Vaults, Waterloo

This immersive protest/party puts audience members right in the middle of the 2014 Kiev Uprising. It's based on Mark and Marichka Marczyk's real experiences at a pivotal time for Ukraine, and is full of folk singing, documentary footage, and chances to get involved. Belarus Free Theatre has reworked its 2016 Edinburgh fringe hit as the headliner for the 2019 edition of Vault Festival, including three tiered levels of tickets, letting you choose whether you want to have dinner in the heart of the action, or watch from the gallery. 

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