Ahh, househunting. We’ve all been there – scouring the internet; talking to agents; viewings (which are basically auditions these days!); negotiations; rejections… It’s a challenge, right?

Well it turns out that finding a new venue is a very similar beast. Add to the mix our non-negotiables: step-free access, scale, and ‘VAULT vibes’ plus the financial challenges of being an arts charity, and you’ve basically got the Big Boss at the end of a video game. Defeatable, sure, but requiring an abundance of effort and attempts.

Over the past couple of months we’ve been leaving no stone unturned in our search. We’ve explored tunnels, basements, tower blocks and empty buildings, fire stations, warehouses, and more. We’ve definitely got some interesting prospective possibilities on the table, but as we wait for the right thing to click, the search continues…

A note on VAULT Festival 2024

It’d normally be that time of year where we’d be making announcements of next year’s festival opening for applications. Whilst we don’t want to set hare’s racing, we have been exploring what a totally one-off, pop up VAULT Festival might look like, in the space between now and finding our forever home. Our current imaginations and conversations are manifesting as a bit of a different VAULT Festival to the norm, and naturally we won’t be able to offer our usual scale, but nonetheless we may have something fun and exciting in the works. More on that soon – but no promises at this stage!


Did you hear? We’ve unearthed a treasure trove of *vintage* VAULT Festival merch and we’re having a MASSIVE MERCH SALE™, with all proceeds going to #SaveVAULT.

We’ve got super rare tees and sweatshirts from 2017 through to 2020, plus our limited edition glitter ‘V’ sweatshirts – take a trip down memory lane and bag yourself some iconic festival merch. Our vintage VAULT range is 50% off for one week only or until stocks last! That’s £10 for a tee, £15 for a sweatshirt – a bargain, and you’re helping to #SaveVAULT 💜 You can also grab 20% off our 2023 collection of t shirts, totes, beanies and all of our ‘Plays from VAULT’ books. GO GO GO: www.theglitch.london/shop

Finally, we had a blast running “A Pinch of VAULT” recently. Thanks to everyone who came down to see shows and to our artists for bringing their brave new work to the festival. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Until next time,

Big love,

The VAULT Team

Together, we can bring in a new era for VAULT Festival. Thank you for your support.