Vault Festival


VAULT is London's biggest arts festival. And it's underground. Six weeks of creativity, innovation and chaos. 25 Jan - 5 Mar 2017. Join us Underground

Applications Now Open. January 25th - March 5th 2017: VAULT Festival returns to The Vaults, Waterloo to bring you the most eclectic, engaging and unforgettable six weeks of underground arts & entertainment.

This'll be the fifth VAULT Festival. In 2016, VAULT Festival welcomed 40,000 to its underground home at The Vaults, Waterloo for six weeks of theatre, comedy, art, conversation, and late-night adventure.

Join Us Underground in 2017: Jan 25 - Mar 5.

“Goes from strength to strength with a vibrant, varied programme full of theatrical treats… a brilliant place to spot new talent…”
The Stage , 2015

“The epitome of underground theatre… a cavernous treasure trove… the spirit of the Fringe is alive, well and thriving in SE1.”
A Younger Theatre , 2015

+Bigger: We've got a brand new space within The Vaults to add to our line-up.

+Stronger: This year's programme will be part curated by an all-new selection panel.

+Simpler: We're streamlining ticket prices, booking and the calendar.

+Better: We've listened to your feedback, and we've got upcoming announcements about delicious on-site food, our big-hitting LATES events, this year's line-up & a whole raft of changes and improvements which we know are going to make VAULT even more electrifying, whether you're seeing a brand new piece of theatre, fixing the future with like-minded people in the bar or dancing until the early hours.
Stay tuned to our homepage, mailing list and twitter, too: announcements are on the way.

++Be A Part Of It: Applications Now Open. ++
2015's VAULT Festival brought an unprecedented concentration of artists and adventures to our underground home at The Vaults, Waterloo. Now we're throwing open the doors once again as we welcome the ambitious, the hungry and the talented to join us underground for VAULT 2016 and become part of an impressive alumni, now three years strong and growing.

Everything you need to apply is up on our website at

See you Underground!

"When something as entertaining as Vault comes along, you should be there." Shortlist

"Amazing" Time Out London

"Alice's rabbit hole wasn't nearly as prolific as this...a heady brew of sweetly inventive and brazenly original." Metro

"A panoply of alternative arts delights." Guardian Guide

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