VAULT Festival Awards

During the festival, a team of judges attend performances of all shows in the Theatre & Performance category that have consented to be considered for the awards listed below.

Show of the Week. Awarded to exceptional productions from the Theatre & Performance programme.

2019 Award Winners

Week One: Juniper and Jules by Clamour • Week Two: Essex Girl by Maria Ferguson • Week Three: Sexy Lamp by Katie Arnstein • Week Four: BOYS, GIRLS and CARE by The PappyShow • Week Five: Vespertilio by Fight and Hope • Week Six: WORK BITCH by Jessica Siân • Week Seven: Bobby & Amy by Emma Blackman Productions and Emily Jenkins • Week Eight: Bon Ami by All In Theatre

Origins Award. Awarded for outstanding new work from the Theatre & Performance programme. Shows must have not been performed more than twice prior to their run at VAULT Festival to be eligible.

2019 Award Winners

Week One: Inside Voices by Lazy Native • Week Two: FATTY FAT FAT by Katie Greenall • Week Three: Mancoin by Anna Fox & Felix Legge • Week Four: Collapsible by Margaret Perry • Week Five: Orlando by Lucy Roslyn • Week Six: My Father the Tantric Masseur by Roann McCloskey • Week Seven: The Limit by Bottle Cap Theatre • Week Eight: Anna X by Joseph Charlton

People’s Choice Award presented by Stagedoor. Awarded to shows which capture the imagination & support of their audiences, voted for by the public.

2019 Award Winner

The Limit by Bottle Cap Theatre

2019 Nominees

Ovid’s Metamorphoses by Pants on Fire • Counting Sheep by Selfconscious Productions & Wild Yak, in association with Hot Feat • WOOD by Adam Foster • Notflix by NOTFLIX

Festival Spirit Award. Awarded to companies who embrace the Festival’s spirit and ethos of creativity, cooperation & kindness.

2019 Award Winner

How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WWII by Eva Von Schnippisch

2019 Nominees

We’ve Got Each Other by Paul O’Donnell • Digging Deep by Just Add Milk • Galvanise by Rascal Theatre • Access Platform by Last Word

Innovation Award. Awarded to shows that push the boundaries of performance or style.

2019 Award Winner

Blue Thunder by Padraic Walsh

2019 Nominees

Greyscale by Anonymous Is A Woman • Fight Night by Exit Productions • FLIGHT by DARKFIELD • Bring Them Home – An Immersive Game Experience by Treehouse • The Church of the Sturdy Virgin by Dank Parish

After Dark Award. Awarded to outstanding productions from our late night programme.

2019 Award Winner

Hypnagogue by Twice Shy Theatre

2019 Nominees

The Darklings by The House of Macabre • The Embers Collective Takeover by The Embers Collective • Len Blanco: Firing Blancs by Len & Freyja • Mr Thing by wearething • The LOL Word by The LOL Word • Invisible Cabaret: Let’s Get Visible by Invisible Cabaret

Most Anticipated Show Award. This award is given in advance of the festival to the show that creates the most buzz around their production and receives the highest number of votes on the Stagedoor app platform. Productions from all performance categories are eligible.

2019 Award Winner

Narcissist in the Mirror by Nothing to Declare Productions