“London needs something to cheer itself up and the answer might very well be VAULT Festival”
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VAULT Festival encompasses a wide range of activities from all kinds of cutting-edge artists, utilising the skills of an astonishing events team and theatre professionals. There are a number of ways in which you can participate.

Resources For Participants

The one stop shop for everything Visiting Companies and artists performing at VAULT Festival 2020 will need, from key information and deadlines to marketing, press and technical support.

Work With Us

The VAULT Team evolves every year, and we’re often looking for dynamic, committed people to join the team. We’ll post any opportunities here.

Perform With Us

While applications for VAULT Festival 2020 are now closed, you can still look through the application guide if you’re interested to know what kind of thing we might be looking for in 2021.

Programming Awards

Each year, VAULT Festival collaborates with partner organisations to offer “Programming Awards”.

New Writers Programme

The VAULT Festival New Writers Programme offers a total introduction to writing for stage! Proudly supported by Nick Hern Books, this eight week practical course starts right at the beginning, guiding participants through the basics of playwriting in a non-patronising and inclusive way.

Emerging Critics Scheme

A unique opportunity for new or emerging arts and culture critics to work with expert mentors Rosemary Waugh (New Statesman, Time Out, Exeunt) and Ava Wong Davies (The Stage, Exeunt, gal-dem) to develop their critical voice. Plus free access to VAULT Festival shows and support in getting your reviews published!


A useful guide to the varied venues that we work with.