Located beneath Waterloo station, the cavernous venue has been split up into eight different spaces which are set to play host to the extraordinary variety of entertainment. New for this year is the Vault Film Festival, which will take place each Sunday in February. The festival will showcase both short films and feature films from independent filmmakers from across the globe.
For theatre lovers, Vault Festival is home to some truly groundbreaking shows. BPolar chronicles the trials and tribulations faced by a bipolar sufferer who finds himself entangled in complex love story – made all the more riveting by the fact that this is all done without one word being spoken. As well as film and theatre, there will be an array of workshops and talks available. Look out for Dr. Vault, which will feature panels and talks with industry experts designed to help guide budding creatives along their journey and help them avoid as many pitfalls as possible. Then there’s Femme Fierce, the UK’s largest all-female street art and graffiti festival, where many of the artists will be stencilling and spray-painting live.
And of course if none of this tickles your fancy and you would prefer a good old fashioned knees-up there will plenty of night time activities to indulge in. Kicking off on January 29th will be the Vault Lates opening party 3D disco, set to be a dazzling display of audio-visual wizardry captivating you till the early hours of the morning.
- Vault Festival runs from January 27th to March 6th, meaning there’s plenty of time to go underground at Waterloo and sample these artistic delights. The event is free to enter but there will be charges from around £5 for many of the shows; tickets are on sale now – book early to avoid disappointment!