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 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

Ages of the Moon

On a hot summer's night, deep in the American wilderness, Byron and Ames are reunited by mutual desolation. By the fading light of an eclipsing moon, the pair reflect on love and life over a bottle of whiskey.

Previews from: Thursday 17 October 2019

Closes: Sunday 24 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

Aladdin & The Feast Of Wonders

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: Wednesday 15 January 2020

Upcoming shows


The Great British pantomime, staged in a traditional English pub! This unique twist on the Cinderella story sees all the characters you know, love and hate colliding in a local boozer ...

Previews from: Friday 22 November 2019

Closes: Sunday 12 January 2020

An Act Of God

In this very alternative Christmas message, An Act of God sees a dissatisfied deity, weary of the original Ten Commandments, delivering a new version: a fresh set of rules for the modern world.

Previews from: Wednesday 27 November 2019

Closes: Sunday 12 January 2020

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