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.

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.

Show of the Week Award

Awarded to exceptional productions from the Theatre & Performance programme.

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.

People’s Choice Award

Awarded to shows which capture the imagination & support of their audiences, voted for by the public.

Festival Spirit Award

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

Innovation Award

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

After Dark Award

Awarded to outstanding productions from our late night programme.