VAULT Festival opens its application process for its eighth year in 2020 - eight weeks full of creativity and emerging talent:

London’s biggest, boldest and wildest arts and entertainment festival has opened applications for its 2020 programme. VAULT Festival 2020 will return to London for another eight weeks of theatre, comedy, immersive experience, cabaret and late night parties.

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Applicants can pick from a range of uniquely created venues to perform in, including large end-on spaces with raked seating, atmospheric tunnels, studio spaces, and site-specific pop-up venues. Venues range in capacity from single figures up to 172 seats, catering for most budgets and sizes of production.

Applications received will be read by at least two industry professionals and for the first time, to help make the process as accessible as possible, artists will be able to submit part of their application to VAULT Festival via video submission.

The Early Bird Deadline for applications to VAULT Festival 2020 is 18:00, Friday 26 July 2019; the Final Deadline is 18:00, Friday 16 August 2019.

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Sexier by the second – Tim Wilson, Mat Burt & Andy George

VAULT Festival Directors and Producers Mat Burt and Andy George comment,

“Over the years VAULT Festival has showcased some of the very best shows from both established and emerging artists, and at the same time has become a hotbed for brand new audience experiences that shatter the status-quo. It’s vitally important to us that VAULT Festival is providing a platform for underrepresented voices and stories to be heard. Our hope is for the open call out for applications to be shared far and wide.”

Vault Festival 2018

VAULT Festival is the world’s fastest growing curated arts festival, welcoming applications from artists and companies of all backgrounds (both UK-based and internationally) and experience. The 2019 festival featured more than 420 productions from 2,000+ artists in 18 venues throughout Waterloo, welcoming over 79,000 people through its doors.


VAULT Festival 2020 plays from 28 January – 22 March 2020. For more information on the application process, please visit the VAULT Festival website