The Vaults


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The Vaults - seats 176

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Box office: 0871 230 1557

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Location


Address:
Leake Street
London SE1 7NN

Council: Lambeth

Region: London

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Transport


Tube:
Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern)

Train:
Waterloo
Waterloo East

Buses:

Stop:

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.*

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

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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


Cinderella


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



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


Little Boxes


Laugh and cry as Joann Condon (Little Britain, Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes, The Office, Edge of Heaven, Cradle to Grave) presents Little Boxes.


Previews from: Tuesday 28 January 2020

Closes: Sunday 2 February 2020



First Time


Can you remember your first time? Nathaniel can't seem to forget his. To be fair, he has had it playing on repeat for the last 15 years. Now the party is over, the balloons have all burst and he's left living his best queer life.


Previews from: Tuesday 28 January 2020

Closes: Sunday 2 February 2020



VOiD


Ali is exhausted. Unable to detach reality from her own imagination she spins a tale that tests the limits of her identity and our own understanding. But does she know more than she's letting on?


Previews from: Tuesday 28 January 2020

Closes: Sunday 2 February 2020



Santi & Naz


Santi & Naz are best friends living in a small village in pre-partition India. Their story spans between 1945 & 1949. When Naz is betrothed to an older man, the threat of separation for the young women looms large on the horizon.


Previews from: Tuesday 28 January 2020

Closes: Sunday 2 February 2020



Sold


When one woman tells of her extraordinary journey to overcome the brutality of slavery, she becomes a beacon for the British anti-slavery movement.


Previews from: Tuesday 28 January 2020

Closes: Sunday 2 February 2020



Black Terror


After a fatal stabbing, a promising young boxer is left for dead. As he lays unconscious he's transported to 18th century London where he receives lessons in not only Bare Knuckle boxing but what it really means to have courage.


Previews from: Tuesday 28 January 2020

Closes: Sunday 2 February 2020



Something Awful


A new play from Vault Award winning and Off West End Award nominated team Tatty Hennessy and Lucy Jane Atkinson, inspired by the real true crime story of the Slenderman.


Previews from: Tuesday 28 January 2020

Closes: Sunday 2 February 2020



Passion On The Night Tube


Passion on the Night Tube is a solo play with music performed in English and Cantonese. It takes place in the early morning on the 24 hour Jubilee Line.


Previews from: Wednesday 29 January 2020

Closes: Sunday 2 February 2020



Body Talk


Carl is 21, skinny, afraid to come out and hates his body. Cameron is 30, has the classic Instagram body but can't connect with the real world. Phil is fat and 40, which in gay years feels like life is already over.


Previews from: Wednesday 29 January 2020

Closes: Sunday 2 February 2020



The LOL Word Coming Out Special


This gang of best buds and rising comedy stars will have you hooting with laughter at VAULT, with a brand new show about all things queer.


Previews from: Friday 31 January 2020

Closes: Friday 13 March 2020



The Misadventures of David and Sam


Join us, farmers, David and Sam, under the watchful eye of our rumbustious Gran, as we courteously portray to you our untold and epic adventures.


Previews from: Sunday 2 February 2020

Closes: Sunday 23 February 2020



On Arriving


A new one-woman play, exploring a young refugee's fight for survival, as her country falls apart before her eyes.


Previews from: Tuesday 4 February 2020

Closes: Sunday 9 February 2020



Mighty


A TED-talk-meets-theatre show that combines comedy, live music and spoken word to ask the big (or little) question: should we be taking Heightism more seriously?


Previews from: Tuesday 4 February 2020

Closes: Sunday 9 February 2020



Fanboy (Work in Progress)


A love-hate letter to the things we adore absolutely, unconditionally and obsessively. It also asks questions about the nature of fandom.


Previews from: Tuesday 4 February 2020

Closes: Sunday 9 February 2020



Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her)


Patricia has spent a year crafting a kick ass speech while recovering from an abusive relationship. But when she bumps into her ex on the street, and accidentally agrees to dinner with him that night, she's got some big decisions to make.


Previews from: Wednesday 5 February 2020

Closes: Sunday 9 February 2020



Jacuzii


Come on in, the water's fine ... In this critically acclaimed improvised comedy show, an all-star of improvisers will be joined by a very special guest 'monologist'.


Previews from: Friday 7 February 2020

Closes: Saturday 15 February 2020



Comedy Swingers Party 2020


The names of sixty of your favourite sketch, character and stand up performers are put in a hat. From that 12 brand new sketch groups are created.


Previews from: Saturday 8 February 2020

Closes: Saturday 14 March 2020



Coming Out Of My Cage (And I've Been Doing Just Fine)


Tim and Hannah come across a viral video of an Irish bar singing 'Mr Brightside' to their recently departed friend. Reading online comments they uncover a series of stories of incredible people who are all celebrated by those around them.


Previews from: Tuesday 11 February 2020

Closes: Sunday 16 February 2020



Rent Boy


In this searingly sexy UK Premiere, a world-weary woman in her mid-sixties has an encounter with her first ever Rent Boy.


Previews from: Tuesday 11 February 2020

Closes: Sunday 16 February 2020



Tinted


A revolutionary disabled response to the #metoo hashtag.


Previews from: Tuesday 11 February 2020

Closes: Sunday 16 February 2020



The First


A spacecraft approaches Mars. They are The First. Back on Earth, two writers compose two speeches. One if the mission succeeds. And another...


Previews from: Tuesday 11 February 2020

Closes: Sunday 16 February 2020



Alex Edelman: Just For Us


Nominated for the Barry award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, earning the prestigious Herald Angel award as well as being nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show, it's about gorillas that can-do sign language and tribalism.


Previews from: Tuesday 11 February 2020

Closes: Sunday 16 February 2020



Jekyll / Hyde


An interactive mobile game that plunges you into a world where your memory can't be trusted, and neither can those around you.


Previews from: Wednesday 12 February 2020

Closes: Sunday 22 March 2020



Rhubarb Ghetto


A raw, explosive story set in a graffiti-strewn underpass in London featuring the characters of Billy and Scarlet.


Previews from: Wednesday 12 February 2020

Closes: Sunday 16 February 2020



The Psychic Project


A mind-reading show based on the true story of the Cold War's psychic spies.


Previews from: Wednesday 29 April 2020

Closes: Sunday 24 May 2020




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