Support VAULT

“A major London festival … showcasing new and rising talent.”
The Independent
“The epitome of underground theatre… a cavernous treasure trove… the spirit of the Fringe is alive, well and thriving in SE1.”
A Younger Theatre

VAULT Festival relies on the generous support of our audiences, artists and the community to keep going. There are a few ways you can help us continue to provide a fair platform for artists to present new work.

1. Come to the Festival!

This is the best and easiest way to support artists directly. Every time you buy a ticket, or even just come in for a drink, you’re helping keep the festival going and giving artists the audiences’ they need to develop and display their hard work. Come once – then come again with a friend, and again with more. We really appreciate it.

2. Become a Member

For just £30, you can become a member for the duration of this year’s Festival. With discounts at the bar and exclusive offers across a huge number of shows, you’ll reap the rewards and help us in the process. Read More.

3. Buy some merchandise

Every year we partner with Nick Hern Books to offer a fantastic collection of new writing called PLAYS AT VAULT. You can purchase this and previous year’s editions on site at a discounted rate, along with t-shirts, mugs and tote-bags. Every penny we receive from these sales goes back into the Festival, so it’s a great way to show your support and look good doing it! Read More.


For just £30, become a Friend of VAULT and help invest in the growth and longevity of our festival.

This year, we are bringing TWO extra weeks of exciting shows to our programme, but keeping our Membership rate the same.

You can also buy a Membership for someone else with our Gift Membership scheme – just select “Gift Membership” at the checkout.

Aside from the smug satisfaction that comes with knowing you’re playing a key role in the future of the festival, the perks of being a member include:

  • Exclusive weekly members-only discounts across the festival — including combo tickets, discounts on our LATES tickets and more!
  • A 10% discount on food and drinks*, as well as exclusive happy hour deals at select VAULT bars.
  • Your very own keepsake membership card

Membership period lasts for the 8 week duration of VAULT Festival 2018.
*Values are rounded to the nearest 50p.

Buy Your Membership Today


This year at VAULT Festival, you can buy a number of high quality merchandise items to show your support.


Wear either our cool & smooth Pink V on Black Tee or our deeply hilarious “Make Theatre Get Rich” Pink Tee for just £15. Modelled at various times by our lovely VAULT staff throughout the Festival.

Mugs & Totes

Show your support at home or in the office with our VAULT branded cups ‘n’ bags for £5 and £6.

Plays From VAULT

Available for £10 on-site (that’s £4.99 off RRP).
Buy more than one edition for big savings.

Curated and published by long-time VAULT Festival supporters Nick Hern Books, this anthology comprises five of the best plays from VAULT 2018, London’s biggest and most exciting arts festival.

Young men are dying and everyone assumes they’re just casualties of London’s chemsex scene. Everyone, that is, but Anthony, who is determined to investigate. Tumulus by Christopher Adams is a chilling, queer play-noirset amongst the shadowy hills of Hampstead Heath.

Critically acclaimed during its run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Lucy Burke’s Glitter Punch – set in Greater Manchester – charts a troubling new relationship between mysterious John and sixteen-year-old Molly, a love that will change their lives forever. ‘Powerful’ (The Stage).

Set in a Wigan taxi, Burkas and Bacon Butties by Shamia Chalabi and Sarah Henley is a heart-warming comedy about taxi-driver Ashraf and his twenty-something daughter, Shaz, as they negotiate the ups and downs of living in a mixed-culture family.

When bereaved mother Mary finds a disembodied arm, a conspiracy builds: maybe her child isn’t quite so dead after all. Shortlisted for Soho Theatre’s Tony Craze Award, Sami Ibrahim’s Wind Bit Bitter, Bit Bit Bit Her is an enthralling monologue about love and loss.

The Strongbox by Stephanie Jacob is a story of domestic servitude and abuse of power, as authoritarian Kat, her ageing mother, Ma, and their teenaged slave, Maudie, jostle for power – and affection – in their dilapidated London home.