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Hattie Lloyd 16/01/17

Vault Festival 2018

VAULT Festival 2018 | Artistic Bonanza

Have you ever noticed that comedy gigs always use some observational humour?

It’s something that can’t have passed the organisers of VAULT by, who are now in their sixth year of running London’s biggest fringe festival: diligently curating the finest emerging talents in the fields of comedy, theatre, music and cabaret – some of whom also have actual fringes.

For eight weeks, this rambunctious motley crew of performers will be settling into their temporary labyrinthine, 30,000 sq ft. subterranean home with the sole intention of entertaining the hell outta’ ya, through the various media of:


From satirical stand-up to sketch shows, including improvised sci-fi; the quite honestly life-changing Red Bastard; and a birth performed live on stage;


A deceptively mainstream term for the madcap variety of shows that include new writing, old writing, cabaret, visual storytelling, circus-cum-Greek tragedy; a musical about Michael Barrymore; and the self-explanatory “Clown Show About Rain”; aaand


…in the form of an interactive musical based on Peter Pan, from the creatives behind The Great Gatsby – promising absinthe bars, food fights and an immersive storyline that’ll have you, er, hooked. Plus, the Vaults will be swinging open their graffiti-plastered doors on Friday and Saturday nights for the VAULT LATES programme, which ranges from a live music-filled House of Burlesque lock-in, to a ‘mantastic dance party’ and a Brexit-themed silent disco.

Oh, and to top it off, there’s also food from the VAULT Kitchen, and quite literally “loads” of bars.

Because watching things is thirsty work.


NOTE: VAULT Festival 2018 runs from 24th January – 18th March. To purchase tickets please visit their website HERE, or simply turn up on the day to the festival box office onsite.

VAULT Festival 2018 | The Vaults, Leake St, SE1 7NN

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Vault Festival 2018

The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, South London, SE1 7NN