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.

2020 Award Winners

Week One: SOLD by Kuumba Nia Arts and Unlock the Chains Collective • Week Two: Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her) by Martha Watson Allpress • Week Three: SPLINTERED by Lagahoo Productions • Week Four: Dual دوگانه by Peyvand Sadeghian • Week 5: Wigs Snatched Perceptions Destroyed by Erinn Dhesi • RIDE by Bottle Cap Theatre • Freedom Hi 自由閪 by Papergang Theatre

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.

2020 Award Winners

Week One: Santi and Naz by The Thelmas • Week Two: In My Lungs the Ocean Swells by no more superheroes. • Week Three: [the cobbled streets of geneva] by Ellandar Productions & 45 North • Week Four: Paper Straws by PearShaped • Week Five: Dumbledore is So Gay Robert Holtom & Tom Wright • Week Six: V&V by Sprezzatura Productions • Week 7: The Brief Life and Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria, Part The by First Out Of The Forest Theatre

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.

2020 Award Winner

Stages: A Video Game Musical by ALP

2020 Nominees

Coming Out Of My Cage (And I’ve Been Doing Just Fine) by Shepard Tone
Life and Death of a Journalist by Jingan Young, Alex Chang and Archie Macleod
Giving Up Marty by Motormouse Productions
She is a Place Called Home by Esohe Uwadiae

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.

2020 Award Winner

Sound Cistem by Plaster Cast Theatre

2020 Nominees

Pigeons on L’Edge by Two Birds
Coming Out Of My Cage (And I’ve Been Doing Just Fine) by Shepard Tone
Border Control by HACK Theatre
Katie Arnstein (Sticky Door, Sexy Lamp, Bicycles & Fish)
Dig by Fever Dream Theatre

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.

2020 Award Winner

The Grim by Quietly Fighting Theatre

2020 Award Nominees

Sound Cistem by Plaster Cast Theatre
The Lost Hours by 8ROJO
Republic Upstart by Theatre
Drop Dead Gorgeous by Same Same Collective
Role Play Gourmet by www.coachingforgeeks.com
Don’t Look Back by Airealism
Spree by Myriad & Co. Theatre Limited
Dig by Fever Dream Theatre
Work.Txt by Nathan Ellis

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.

2020 Award Winner

Séayoncé’s Comedy Vault by The Good Witch

2020 Nominees

Lucy Hopkins: Ceremony of Golden Truth by Lucy Hopkins
Invisible Museum by Tropical Company
BLOW MY WIG! by BLOW MY WIG! and LaMont
Moonlight Hustle by Rogue Productions
Kate Butch: Wuthering Shites by Kate Butch

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

Important:
We're sorry to announce that VAULT Festival 2020 is now closed. Please read our full statement.
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