Tickets are now on sale for 600+ shows at VAULT Festival 2022, our 10th anniversary festival taking place in venues across Waterloo from 25th January – 20th March, featuring the very best in theatre, comedy, immersive experiences, cabaret, family shows and late night events, created by some of the best and brightest independent artists of our time.

We’re proud to bring you our biggest and boldest programme to date, and this year we’ve made it easier than ever to find the shows you’ll love. Simply visit our What’s On page and tell us what you’re in the mood for, be it gripping drama, laugh-out-loud comedy, thought-provoking work, something that feels good, a show that will melt your heart, or a big night out… we’ve got you covered!

We’ve also introduced two brand new ways for you to make the most out of VAULT Festival. To make the most of your night out at VAULT Festival, the Party Pass will include free drinks, bar discounts, priority check in and free cloakroom. Also new for 2022, the Festival Pass includes free tickets, free drinks, bar discounts, ticket discounts and a personalised festival pass. Other ways to support the festival and maximise your experience include becoming a Festival Supporter or a Festival Patron. Click here to find out more.

VAULT Festival Director & Co-Founder Andy George comments,
Each and every artist in our programme this year has shown the most amazing resilience to still be making and creating after the past two years. Grass roots, independent artists are the present and the future of our culture and society. They need the support of audiences to keep going and continue to effect long lasting, positive change. We cannot wait to share their unique stories, lives, and experiences with you.

As part of our programme in 2022, we’ll be showcasing bold, ambitious, homegrown performances that celebrate and champion Essex and Outer East London artists. Essex On Stage includes the London premiere of new work by Kenny Emson and the debut solo show by Kristin Mcilquham, in association with Essex on Stage – supported by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Matthew Schmolle Productions.

We’ve teamed up with Northern Stage, the largest producing theatre company in the North East, to present fresh and innovative new work in their NORTH takeover, with four ground-breaking shows from the brightest rising artistic talent in the North East: Ankles, Certificates, Happy Meal and Mama’s Cabaret.

The brazen and original work of the next generation of performance makers can be seen in Generation V where the UK’s leading creative drama schools, East 15 and Fourth Monkey will bring their best & boldest to VAULT Festival. Get ready for something different.

When VAULT Festival 2020 was cut short by the pandemic, 97 artists lost the opportunity to present their work. Join us to celebrate the return of these incredible Lost Shows and the resilience of the artists involved. Unmissable theatre, comedy, & cabaret finally taking to the stage.

For 2022 we’ll be partnering with Shape Arts, a disability-led arts organisation which works to improve access to culture for disabled people by providing opportunities for disabled artists, training cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and through running participatory arts and development programmes.

It’s vital to us that audiences feel safe coming to the festival. We’ve installed and improved ventilation systems and audiences will be required to show an NHS Covid Pass to access all venues and bars. The pass can show double vaccination, an LFT taken & uploaded within 48 hours, or having had Covid-19 in the last 6 months. VAULT Festival remains cashless, all tickets will be contactless, test and trace will be in place alongside timed entry, and the wearing of face coverings will be recommended throughout. If a show is cancelled due to COVID restrictions, we’ll refund, issue account credit, or exchange tickets according to your preference.

We can’t wait to welcome you to VAULT Festival again. Join us, and help us celebrate 10 years of live performance and artistic talent. Click here to see what we’ve got coming up in January.