“Alice’s rabbit hole wasn’t nearly as prolific as this… a heady brew of the sweetly inventive and brazenly original.”

- METRO on VAULT 2012

VAULT Festival returns for its second incarnation in the labyrinth of tunnels underneath Waterloo, offering six frenetic weeks of live entertainment between January 28th and March 8th 2014, Tuesdays through to Saturdays.

The headline shows at VAULT are incredibly exciting, but what’s really astonishing here is the sheer breadth of the programme – London’s got nothing else like this. Just step through the magic door on Leake Street anytime from 6pm Tues – Sat and start your exploration.

Tickets start at just £7.50 but you can come in anytime at all – on Tuesdays and Wednesdays there’s free live music and comedy, and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays you’ll want a ticket to our series of LATES – there’s a party for every type of rascal out there.

Look through the listings. There’s tens of thousands of tickets on sale.

We want to publicly thank Adnams and White Light, our headline sponsors, as well as Wild Turkey. We also want to thank all the young arts entrepreneurs and practitioners who have made a leap of faith again with us this year. It’s such a brave move to join us in this re-shaping of the cultural landscape, towards a lateral strength and a modern communication with audiences.

See you underground,

Tim Wilson & Mat Burt

Festival Co-Directors

“You certainly cannot accuse the VAULT organisers of failing to provide a full and varied programme. And I wouldn’t mind betting that, as well as entertaining, a lot of this will teach, educate and develop people too, because there’s nothing mainstream about any of it.”


VAULT is a six week festival of arts and entertainment at The Vaults, Waterloo, produced by the Heritage Arts Company.
Tuesday – Saturday, from 28th January until the 8th March, 2014.
Multiple venues in one location.
Separately ticketed performances – pay for what you want to see, no more.
Free entry to the bar every day, with live music from our house band Kansas Smitty’s Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Late night events from 10pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Go Underground – explore the VAULT.

The venue can be difficult to find if you are not familiar with the area. We STRONGLY ADVISE you leave plenty of time to arrive before the start time of your show, as shows must start on time and latecomers may not be admitted.

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VAULT Festival at The Vaults, Leake St , London SE1 8SW

Underground: Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee Line)
British Rail: Waterloo Station
Directions: Leave Waterloo Station via Exit 1. Turn right onto Station Road Approach and keep on the right hand side of the road. Walk all the way to the bottom of the road and go down the first set of stairs you come to and turn right at the bottom of the stairs. The Leake Street entrance to the VAULT Festival is 10 metres down the graffiti tunnel on the right hand side.


Each show at the VAULT Festival is ticketed separately; you cannot buy ‘day tickets’, as venue capacity is strictly controlled. If there is an event you wish to attend, you must make sure you book your place – head over to the booking page for the full schedule, or use the links on the right to find out how to book for the show you want to see.

All tickets sold are subject to our terms and conditions.

Online bookings close at 6pm daily, or one hour before the show start time, whichever is earlier. If you wish to buy a ticket after this time, please come to the venue box office.

If you have purchased tickets from the Heritage Arts Box Office, powered by Spektrix, you must bring ID and your e-ticket to the festival. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone without acceptable ID, such as a credit/debit card with the ticket purchaser’s name, a driving licence, NUS card or passport

Many productions are VAULT are not traditionally seated, and may involved audience movement or periods of standing. The VAULT venue floor is not always even, and care must be taken when visiting the site. For any queries, including access needs, please contact boxoffice@heritagearts.co.uk

Please be aware that show scheduling and running times mean it is not always possible to see certain combinations of shows on one day – take care when booking.

From 10pm, the venue becomes 18+ only. Under 18s will not be admitted, with or without a LATES ticket.

For Press and Media queries, please get in touch with The Corner Shop.


Produced by: The Heritage Arts Company

Festival Co-Directors: Tim “Walter” Wilson & Mat “Jesse” Burt

Production Manager: Andy “Mike” George

Assistant Production Manager: Clíona “Skinny-P” Ní Mhocháin

VAULT Coordinator: Jessica “Marie” Hall

Front of House Manager: Cassandra “Skyler” Mills

Financial Controller: Bob “Hector” Thomas

Production Accountant: Dee “Gus” Vithlani

PR: The Corner Shop

Thanks to: Kieron Vanstone, Tristan Appleby and everyone at Network Rail, the Hunter S. Thompson Estate, Ian McEwan and Nick Quinn at The Agency, Peter Wilson and everyone at PWProds, Ben Doyle, James Baggaley & everyone at Spektrix, White Light, Adnams, and Wild Turkey.

Comments? Drop us a line: info@heritagearts.co.uk

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