London’s biggest annual arts festival returns. That means eight weeks of fringe and experimental theatre, comedy, acrobatics spoken word, film, podcast recordings, cabaret, music and late night parties.
Now in its eighth year, the 2020 festival will take place in 18 spaces across Waterloo and the South Bank. These include the main hub at The Vaults on Leake Street as well as The Network Theatre. There’s also new comedy venue The Cockatiel at Hello Darling, Vaulty Towers on Lower Marsh and local pop-up venues too.
What to see at VAULT Festival 2020
Diversity and sustainability are a big part of the 2020 event. VAULT Festival has teamed up with Staging Change, an organisation committed to promoting sustainable practices in theatre.
The line-up includes Freedom, Hi a devised piece about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Then there’s Santi & Naz,a story of female friendship threatened by the violence and political turmoil of the partition of India. you can also catch Blow: A Deaf Girl’s Fight, about a young, deaf, female boxer. For comedy, there’s crowd favourite the LOL Word. There’ll also be sketch comedy from Ladylikes, late night improv from Battle Acts. If surreal is more your flavour, check out the antics of the immersive, site-specific The Lost Hours.
Tickets for VAULT Festival
Download the Stagedoor app. That’ll help you plan your festival experience and get 2-4-1 ticket offers on selected shows. Tickets start from as little as a £7.50. So there are plenty of great shows to catch on a budget!To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.