We’re thrilled to announce that VAULT Festival will be back in 2023 from Tuesday 24th January to Sunday 19th March with an unmissable programme of live performance, featuring the best and boldest in theatre, comedy, cabaret, immersive experiences, and late night entertainment from leading artists. Tickets are on sale now for more than 500 shows across our brilliant and diverse programme.

Alongside our renowned programme of thrilling live theatre and performance, VAULT Comedy Festival is the first chance to see fresh material from more established comics and debut performances from the next generation of comedic talent. You can expect low prices, huge talent, and plenty of laughs.

Brand new for 2023 will be The Flair Ground, a purpose-built venue which will feature the finest imaginations in cabaret, drag, burlesque, circus and performance art talent. Prepare to enter a weird and wonderful world of celestial delights like you’ve never seen before, with both daytime family-friendly fun and late night entertainment. The party starts with our Big Birthday Bash to celebrate more than a decade of VAULT Festivals, with electrifying live performance from leading artists. Don’t forget to bring your party hat!

As part of many special highlights in this year’s programme, we’re delighted to present five dazzling new shows from the VAULT Five, cutting-edge artists taking part in our unique development programme. You can expect original and ambitious work from performance makers who should definitely be on your radar.

Generation V asks you to prepare yourself for the brazen, original work from the newest generation of performance makers. Featuring Joy from the VAULT Young Company, VAULT Creative Arts’ year-round ensemble of theatre artists of the future, and a season of shows from the UK’s leading creative drama schools, East 15 & Fourth Monkey, Generation V showcases the best and boldest up-and-coming talent. Get ready for something different.

Manchester’s thriving cultural hub comes to London as HOME present Good Grief from Ugly Bucket about a dying man’s wish for his friends to create a show about death.

VAULT Festival has presented three artists & companies at this year’s festival with awards to recognise their commitment to and excellence in Accessibility, Sustainability, and Inclusion; and we’ll once again showcase our Picks of Pleasance and Summerhall from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

With plenty of Special Offers available across VAULT Festival 2023, including Festival and Party Passes, and our popular Membership programme that gives you discounts on tickets and drinks, there’s plenty of ways to make the most of your festival experience. Join us for the return of VAULT Festival.

See what’s on here!