Vault Festival

12 Shows To See at Vault Festival 2016

London’s underground megafringe VAULT Festival is back and better than ever for 2016!

We can’t wait to see a raft of new theatre, comedy & miscellaneous talents in that subterranean wonderland.

Some quick tips about VAULT Festival:

We couldn’t cover every show we liked the look of but here’s some that stood out to us…

We recommend taking a chance on the massive programme and try something you wouldn’t usually go for. If you’d like us to tweet about your show, please tweet us @todolistLDN.

The Vault Festival To Do List

Baby by MKA / Doppelgangster | 27 Jan – 7 Feb | 9pm (matinees at 4.30pm on 30/1 & 6/2) | £8

Delightfully odd sounding theatre which strikes to the heart of being human, channelled through a polar bear.

Baby - Vault Festival

Bowie Celebration Night | Sat 30th Jan | £10

The Thin White Duke’s unofficial wake celebrates the music & legacy of the late, great David Bowie.

Bowie Celbration Night - Vault Festival

Das Spiel: Are you part of the game? | 10 – 14 Feb | 7.30pm | £12

A mysterious, tense immersive theatre performance, which dares you to play on…

Das Spiel - Vault Festival

DENIM | 24 Feb – 6 Mar | 9:30pm (Matinees: 4:15pm on 27 Feb & 5 March) | £16

London’s hottest drag troupe comes of age with sketch comedy, stand-up & live music with a full jazz band. Plus don’t miss their one off special with Time Out, celebrating the Leap Year on the weirdest day of the year, 29 February.

Denim - Vault Festival

Greywing House | 4 Feb | 9:30pm | £10

Mary Beth Morossa has honed her craft in dark, beautiful & story-led theatrics. Now is your chance to enter Greywing House as part of Crowley & Co.’s pop up venue The Locker.

Greywing House - Vault Festival

Crowley & Co’s The Locker | 27 Jan – 7 Feb | Various Days & Prices

Crowley & Co’s new 2 week venue within The Vaults is a marvel – check out some fledgling talent under the remit of ‘delivering thrilling, unique new stories’.

The Locker - Vault Festival

Lucie Pohl: Cry Me a Liver | 2 – 6 Mar | 9:30pm | £12

Fresh from the Big Apple, Lucie Pohl delivers some top class character comedy. Her creations include a fame obsessed Sia wannabe, a philosophizing Brooklyn bum, Putin’s sperm, a German mind and body healer with a serious crush on Benicio del Toro, and many more.

Lucie Pohl - Vault Festival

The Misfit Analysis by Access All Areas and Cian Binchy | 2 – 6 Mar | 6pm | £10

Cian Binchy questions disability in an accessible way through performance poetry.

The Misfit Analysis - Vault Festival

M.M.O.R.P.G | 10-14 Feb | 9pm | £10

The follow up to the awesome live adventure comedy game show Knightmare Live!, as Paul Flannery submerges us into the world of tabletop fantasy gaming.

MMORPG - Vault Festival

Smasher by Helen Duff | 24 – 28 Feb | 9:15pm | £10

In her quest to cum, Helen Duff’s subversive comedy show asks whether she might even find your g spot!

Smasher - Vault Festival

Tar Baby by Desiree Burch | 10 – 14 Feb | 8:30pm | £16

Tar Baby confronts issues around race in America head on with a compelling, tour de force performance from Desiree Burch.

Tar Baby - Vault Festival

Tom Neenan: The andromeda paradox | 28 Jan | 9:30pm | £10

Comedy sci-fi nerd Tom Neenan takes us on an X-Files style case investigating concrete evidence of alien technology.

Tom Neenan - Vault Festival

3 bonus balls:

  1. Boxman: Ruaraidh Murray thinks ‘out of the box’ with this canny oddball comedy.

  2. Loren O’Brien: Who?: Funny woman Loren O’Brien seeks herself…

  3. Save The Male: Help raise funds for ace charity C.A.L.M with top comedy poet Jack Rooke & a curated showcase.

Rupert Dannreuther

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.