The Vaults

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The Vaults - seats 176


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Leake Street
London SE1 7NN

Council: Lambeth

Region: London

Location map for The Vaults


Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern)

Waterloo East



Waterloo Station/ Waterloo Road

Day no:
1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 211, 341, 507

Night no:
N1, N68, N171

About the The Vaults

The Vaults is London's home for immersive theatre and alternative arts.

Its mission is to collaborate and conspire, embracing artists from all walks of life to come together and inspire others.

Set in a maze of disused railway arches under Waterloo station in London, it encourages those that have a natural affinity to the unusual, the daring and the unknown.

It wants talented artists from every vocation to mutate their art; to make stuff that is challenging, accessible and imaginative.*


It also seeks to prove that sustainability promotes a business, not stifles it, and is always trying to green-up its act. *


Note: during Vault Festival, additinal auditoria are used.

For the 2019 festival these are: Unit 9, Granby Place, Pit, Cavern, Cage, Brick Hall, Crescent, Studio, The Forge, The Punch, All LATES.

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We have no accessibility information at the present time.

Current shows

The Chaos Theory Play

RAaW's thrilling and intriguing tale takes us on an unsettling yet riveting journey into the underbelly of London and looks at what is hidden behind closed doors.

Previews from: Saturday 6 July 2019
Closes: Saturday 20 July 2019

Bare: A Pop Opera

A pulsating, electric contemporary rock/pop musical, Bare follows a group of students at a Catholic boarding school as they grapple with issues of sexuality, identity, and the future.

Previews from: Friday 21 June 2019
Closes: Sunday 4 August 2019

The Falcon's Malteser

Tim is the world's worst private investigator, so can the help of his clever younger brother Nick be enough to crack their toughest case yet?

Previews from: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Closes: Sunday 25 August 2019

Games for Lovers

Four millennials looking for sex, love and a well-located flat find themselves caught in a complex game of rivalry, desire and seduction.

Previews from: Friday 12 July 2019
Closes: Sunday 25 August 2019

Upcoming shows

The Permanent Way

An astonishing interrogation of the chaos arising from the botched privatisation of Britain's railways. Told through the first-hand accounts of those involved at every level, from passengers to Civil Service mandarins.

Previews from: Friday 13 September 2019
Closes: Sunday 17 November 2019

Red Palace

From the creators of immersive banquet show DIVINE PROPORTIONS, Shotgun Carousel presents a new immersive cabaret experience conjured from the darkest, most beguiling and magical folk tales.

Previews from: Tuesday 24 September 2019
Closes: Sunday 12 January 2020

A La Dine

Following the sell out success of Beauty and The Feast, this year the imagination of Darling & Edge has whipped up another thrilling theatrical adult pantomime, inspired by Aladdin and the Genie.

Previews from: Tuesday 1 October 2019
Closes: Saturday 18 January 2020

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