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16 Shows To See at VAULT Festival

VAULT Festival | The Vaults, Leake St | 28 January – 8 March

The VAULT Festival pioneers the freshest new talent across the performing arts, and serves it up on a plate for you!

Our roving reporter Laura has made her picks from the massive programme! And see if you can spot our editor Rupert insane extras!

WEEK ONE // 28 January – 1 February

Get some insight into objectum-sexuality in Dissolve Theatre’s Object Love


8.10pm (Also Weeks Two & Three) 
Last year’s sell-out company Artful Badger present Wild Worlds – Dark Side


A new kind of gig with film, technology and theatre – Song Noir by Pumajaw


9.40pm (29-31 Jan Only) 
Get trash-tastic with Baby Lame

WEEK TWO // 4-8 February

11am (7 & 8 Feb Only)
FREE 4-star contemporary circus from Pirates of the Carabina in Flown

pirates of the carabina flown

A drama that could go 1 of 100 ways – ABG productions’ Two Roads


WEEK THREE // 11-15 February

One woman reveals a thread of Chinese modern history in Ornamental Theatre’s Tea Time Story 


A multi-disciplinary performance from Needless Alley – In Embryo


in embryo needless alley

A company identifying specifically as feminist present three shows in rep, in Into the Mire


9.15pm (Also Weeks Four & Five)
A musical woven from lies, told by real people – Yve Blake’s Lie Collector


WEEK FIVE // 25 February – 1 March

Royal Court Young Writer Tom Crowley questions utopia in Ghost City

ghost city

8pm (Also Week Six)
Immersive performance exploring art and obsession – Hellscreen

hell screen

10.30pm (28 Feb Only)
22 years of Happenings in 4 1/2 hours – The Factory


8.30pm (Also Weeks Four & Six)
Find out what really happened at Jurassic Park

9.30pm (Also Week Four)
Improvised comedy mayhem with BattleActs!

battle acts

WEEK SIX // 4-8 March

Devised performance addressing lost chances by RLP with On Regret

on regret - Jonathan Rogerson & Nohar Lazarovich

These are a pick of shows that caught our eye, be sure to look at the full programme here. You may need an hour or 10.


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